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Is Virtual Reality Finally Becoming Mainstream?

Virtual Reality (VR) was once a pipe dream. Something that seemed impossible outside of science fiction. The closest thing to VR that we could find was typically found in big budget arcades in the form of on-rail shooters or racing games. There have been advancements in VR, such as vehicles moving while you turn, rumble, and surround sound to help with the immersion. However, VR for home use has seemed out of reach until recently - with the rise of mobile headsets and more mainstream and powerful setups like the HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, and the Oculus Rift.

VR: The future of Gaming?

As March has concluded, so to did the 2016 Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. With the new virtual reality technology (VR) at the forefront of the show, this year was undoubtedly dubbed the year of VR. This idea of utilizing VR in gaming really kicked off with a humble Kickstarter project back in 2012, the Oculus Rift. The Oculus Rift did not start off too well, as experiences with VR was often accompanied with nausea and headaches.