Experiencing Virtual Reality for the first time

Virtual reality is a very exciting piece of technology that is improving and getting better since it’s introduction.

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Virtual Reality or for short, “VR”, is a headset that sits on your head or depending on which piece VR you own, you might hold it to your face. Trying VR for the first time can be scary because it’s a piece of technology you have never tried. But rest assured it’s perfectly safe for those who don’t suffer from motion sickness. Once you get past these hurdles it can be an amazing and exciting experience.

Once you start to get the hang of VR and start to understand it, it can become one of your favorite things to do on your free time. There are plenty of games that you can buy for the VR, From puzzle games, adventure games, and of course horror games; though I recommend to people who can handle horror games and movies because getting jump scared and throwing your controller at the TV isn’t the best thing to happen.

What is Virtual Reality?

For those who might be confused or simply don’t know what Virtual Reality is, VR is a technology that creates a simulated environment or world. It tracks your head movements and displays it within the simulated world, Creating the feeling that you are present within it. It’s really exciting stuff especially when you see for yourself and if you’re are thinking of buying a VR for yourself, there is the Oculus Rift and PSVR. The PSVR requires that you own a PS4, but other then that once you have it you are ready to set up you own VR.

My first time experiencing VR

My first time trying VR was when I purchased my own VR set which was the PlayStation VR. The game I played was “Deracine”, which was one of the best VR game experiences. The story was well written and game-play was fun. Once I got into the game I was captivated by the buildings and characters. It was so interesting to see the characters talk and move, and at times felt funny because they felt so real when they weren’t.

The second game I tried was a horror game called “The Persistence”. It involves you drifting through space on a space station that is getting swallowed by a black hole, and you have to escape but the ship is surrounded by crazy zombies. It was a very fun and scary game, especially in VR. if you think you can tackle this VR game I recommend it.

2 thoughts on “Experiencing Virtual Reality for the first time

  1. Great blog post! After reading this blog, I have learned more information about virtual reality since I haven’t experienced virtual reality in a long time. For my personal opinion, I would of had that section called; “What is virtual reality?” at the beginning, so the reader can dive right into your blog in a more educational way. I love how you have a good title or heading for your blog. The information on the blog is also very clear and easy to understand while reading through the paragraphs, the image from pexels at the start of your blog was a great decision for your topic. I thought you could have added a couple more images of the experience of someone playing a VR game. But overall, the message your trying to send in your blog is great and I love the choice of you adding your personal experience into the blog post. For my final opinion I also would have seen how the information would have look if you did a list style blog. But great work!

  2. Ash, I really liked how you gave your ideas and opinions on most aspects. Your blog post was simple and easy to understand, even with my minimal knowledge on vr. Your tips and info on what to get and what to use and explaining how you went about using it yourself were a good touch. The extra tid bits were also entertaining to read, such as your reasoning to not play horror games in vr. This will help me and others who are a little curious about vr learn a little bit more in easily understandable terms and simple language.

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