The fu­ture of gam­ing is here

Jamaica Gleaner - - YOUTH LINK - YOUTHLINK WRITER

SOL­DIERS IN World War II ex­plore the deep sea, slay zom­bies and even take roller-coaster rides above the city. Wel­come to the world of ad­ven­ture that awaits you in HTC Vive, a vir­tual re­al­ity sys­tem. With a price tag near US$3,500, for­tu­nate are we that broth­ers Gre­gory and Ryan Moore have built a PC and mo­tion stim­u­la­tors that ac­com­mo­date the sys­tem for a room-scale, ex­treme real­ism ex­pe­ri­ence. Theirs is pos­si­bly the only one avail­able in the coun­try. The duo stopped by Youthlink to give the team a first-hand en­counter and, un­re­servedly, it is all that.

For starters, the spec­ta­tor ex­pe­ri­ence is, in it­self, quite whole­some. That’s be­cause while you are in game mode fight­ing ter­ri­fy­ing zom­bies, you are also be­ing looked upon as silly by on­look­ers who see you fight­ing thin air and to­tal noth­ing­ness. That’s all part of the plan, though; the Moore broth­ers, who own and op­er­ate Str8Games Lim­ited in Sov­er­eign Cen­tre,

Mickella An­der­son

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