What constitute a game? Playing eye-spy in the car, hop-scotch in the street, Tamagotchi on a key chain, Clue, or Tetris these are all games on all kind of platforms. So who’s to say that games on one platform is better than the other. Like I said in a pervious blog post titled “I’m a gamer too” I’m going to talk about why people game and how it’s evolving.
Well games on consoles have always been a thing, but virtual reality it becoming a hot topic this year. With the release of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Sony Playstation VR, Samsung Geer VR, and Razor OSVR not only is gaming going to change but so is how people see the world.
Here’s a video about the 10 things you need to know about Oculus Rift.
The main thing you need to know is that you an be there. Meaning that things that you might not be able to do in real life you can in VR. You can jump over hurdles and run from monsters, which for some is a big deal.
Imagine now teaching children and adults how their surgery is going to be preformed. This video shows how much going through the motions could help relieve fear. Now imagine this was VR, because even though these surgeries are fairly routine things can still happen further the kids fear. However, if this was in VR everything would go smoothly and the kids would feel safe and less nervous going into their surgeries.