So the VCR was on its way out, and my parents got a brand new VCR for Christmas. I had no idea what to get them, other than a few movies that I hadn’t seen yet that week. The day arrived and I opened up the box to find that they had gone out of all the classic video games I had been saving. My mom asked me what happened and I told her that I hadn’t turned it on yet. She got very frustrated and asked me why, and I told her that it was just a demo, that it didn’t do anything at all.
She frowned and then asked if I minded if she could watch one of the vr games for free. Of course I said yes and off we went to the video game store to look for a decent vr headset. I went with my mom and she picked out one really good color for her to wear. We ended up going back to her friend’s house and her boyfriend showed us around. They had a really great setup, it had a very modern looking flat screen TV, a really cool a headset that was comfortable, and a really nice surround sound system.
Their vr machine was connected to their computer with a USB cord, which had a USB data port as well. I was quite impressed when my husband told me that they were going to be able to record over 200 hours of lucid dreams and my mind was blown. We were able to record over two hours of recordings and my husband was so excited, he ran out of the store that evening to purchase the official motion tracking headset. The VCR in his opinion was like the old ones that you would hook up to your TV and VCR.
He had been asking me all year about the VR switch and the fact that I didn’t believe him when he told me that they had it in the store. I couldn’t believe when I saw it. I could not believe how life-like and real it looked. We got into the demo room and it literally felt like we were in our own home right there at the computer. We could use the motions tracking to go up and down the stairs, we could move around to look at all the different furniture, and we could also use the voice recognition assistant to conduct a little interview with the virtual boy, which made it a really interesting experience.
I cannot tell you how many times I have wanted a device like this, but my husband spends hundreds of dollars on all the gadgets that are advertised. He also spends hundreds of dollars on the latest video games and now he wants the vr gear. So, I went with him to see what he was talking about. After spending hundreds of dollars on all these other gizmos, he said that he wanted to try the one with the motion tracking, and I thought that it was a pretty neat idea. All I did was show him how I was able to adjust the camera, adjust the depth of field, adjust the color gamma, and make all sorts of other changes so that I could get the best experience out of my home entertainment system.
I was blown away by all the cool features that this thing had. The price was great, because I am saving money over buying a new computer, I’m getting an entertainment system for less than half the price, and it had all kinds of cool add-ons that I never even knew existed. It was like having a computer inside the television. So, I wanted to try it out, but I hadn’t actually bought it yet. One of my friends gave it to me to test, so I took it for a test drive.
I logged into my account and I was blown away. I was instantly impressed with all the features, the motion detection, the 3D graphics, and the user friendliness. The console was so easy to use and understand that I got into the groove of actually enjoying playing the game right away. It only took about three hours for me to master the controls and get past the learning curve. I was amazed that it didn’t crash at all, and even got me used to using the remote control to play the games.
VR games are really starting to take off in a big way. They have truly revolutionized the way we spend our leisure time. This is the closest I have ever seen to a true living room in a computer, the type of experience you cannot get anyplace else. I am looking forward to trying out more of the great apps that are coming out, and I hope you will too.