VIRTUAL REALITY ANYWHERE
WE’D all love to have our own virtual reality headsets, along with a PC powerful enough to run VR games. Problem is, they’re pretty darn expensive!
Despite this, developers and companies who are working on, and evolving Virtual Reality (VR) headsets, are solving problems that VR faces before the rest of us get our hands on the tech.
One of the biggest challenges that high-end VR headsets face, is that they’ve got to be connected to a powerful PC via long, heavy wires.
Often you’ll find yourself getting tangled up, even if you’re not moving around all that much.
VR developers are trying to solve this problem in two different ways. HTC, the developers of the HTC Vive VR headset, are creating wireless adaptors for their VR goggles, which let you wander around free from wires.
However, the tech isn’t quite consistent yet – and the options out there are again, very, very expensive.
Meanwhile, computer manufacturers are trying to solve the problem a different way – by turning a powerful PC into a wearable backpacklaptop!
Designed to be lightweight, durable and powerful enough to run VR games, these wearable laptops are seriously futuristic.
Plus, they open the door to VR experiences in a much larger space than just a single room. You’d never have to worry about tripping over wires or running into a wall again! SIMPLE controls make Celeste an easy game to understand. But, be warned, this devilishly difficult platformer sure isn’t simple.
In Celeste, you play as Madeline, a young girl on a quest to climb Celeste Mountain. To successfully clamber up this pretty steep mountain, you need to master Madeline’s moves – which are pretty much just jump, climb and dash. Simple enough, right?
Within a few stages, you’ll begin to realise that no, this isn’t too simple after all, as the game begins to challenge your jumping, dashing and climbing in increasingly difficult ways.
New obstacles are introduced, and you’ll really have to master the controls if you want to reach the top.
As you climb this mountain, you’ll meet others who either live on, or are climbing Celeste too. The further you progress, the more you’ll uncover about every character – including Madeline’s reasons for taking on this tough challenge.
There’s a lovely story blended into Celeste’s tough gameplay but, if you’re up to the task, it’s not one to be missed. Plus, the music is great!