Are you familiar with VR games? VR, short for virtual reality, is the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment, and it’s all the rage these days. Personal VR headsets like Google Cardboard and Oculus Rift are bringing this new frontier of gaming into the mainstream, but there are still plenty of folks who have never experienced VR.
If you’re curious about VR but have never tried it, these do’s and don’ts are a good place to start. Read on to learn how to play VR games, and visit us to get in on the fun with our virtual reality attractions. Our VR arena, Hologate, is a great place to start your VR adventures!
Virtual Reality Do’s
- Do expect to have a good time. Our virtual reality adventure, Hologate, is a cooperative first-person shooter challenge that pits you and 3 other players against an alien invasion. You and your fellow soldiers must protect your compound as aliens attempt to overtake you, but how long can you last?
- Do wear comfortable clothing. Unlike many traditional video games, VR gaming allows you to move your body and become part of the action of the scene.
- Do ask questions. Our friendly team members are happy to help and are used to players who have never used VR before. We want you to have an exhilarating experience!
- Do adjust your headset to fit as well as possible. The less light leaking through on the sides, the better.
Virtual Reality Don’ts
- Don’t worry about VR sickness. You may have heard that some people feel nauseous when using a virtual reality headset, but that is usually due to choppy and uneven frame rates in lower quality VR games and headsets. Hologate uses advanced German graphics technology to provide a seamlessly smooth VR experience. If you are worried about VR sickness, there are several things you can do.
- Chew on ginger candy or have a ginger ale—in some studies, ginger has been shown to be as effective as some anti-nausea medications, without the side effects.
- Take a break from the game. If you do start to feel ill during a VR gaming session, stop immediately and take a break. VR sickness is not something you can power through.
- Do some deep breathing.
- Don’t wear super tight or uncomfortable clothing. Leave the heels at home, too.
- Don’t try VR gaming if you have an ear infection. Since our ears control balance, an ear infection plus the adjustment of virtual reality is a recipe for a tumble.
Are you ready to experience the excitement of VR for yourself? Visit us at Charleston Fun Park to get in on the fun, and invite your friends for even more fun!