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Let’s talk about VR

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Virtual Reality (VR) has grown in popularity over the past few years, and it is not the least bit surprising. اضافة اعلان

As technology constantly advances, so does the intuitiveness of VR gaming headsets. And the quality, realism, and immersion these headsets can currently offer are mind-blowing.

Some headset games focus on displaying the graphical fidelity of the device, while others focus on showing the mechanical intricacies their VR games offer.

While more and more people are gaining an interest in trying out VR games, some will, unfortunately, feel a bit overwhelmed by the amounts of VR headset options that are out there.

So let’s try pointing your curiosity in the right direction.

Which headset should you buy?
There are a lot of VR headsets these days, and each one is attempting to compete with the other with new innovative technology. But let’s try to dwindle down your options.

If you are still hesitant to spend what seems like a hefty chunk of cash on a VR headset, then a safe choice would be the Oculus Quest 2. Being priced at around $300, which is reasonable compared to other headsets, the OQ2 is a great all-rounder to get your VR gaming started.



If, on the other hand, you exclusively play on PlayStation, then look no further than the Sony PlayStation VR. Sitting at around $270 to $360, it is the go-to headset for all you PlayStation gamers out there.

If you want to jump straight down the rabbit hole of VR and have some money to spend, you should definitely get your hands-on Valves Index VR Kit, which gives you an even greater depth of immersion with its revolutionary controllers.

Game options
So, you got your VR headset; now what?

There are plenty of great games out there that you will want to jump straight into. If you are a fan of Guitar Hero games and have no problems moving around too much, then Beat Saber will be right up your alley. Throwing you straight into the game, it becomes your job to hit all the notes coming at you with the two light saber gadgets that you will be wielding. But make sure to keep an eye out on both their direction indicators and the obstacles that you will need to avoid as well.

If quick-time action is more your style, then SUPERHOT is the game for you. It is a bodacious bullet hell where everything slows down immensely when you stop moving. SUPERHOT makes you feel like the next John Wick as you shoot, stab, and blow up your foes.

However, if all that sounds a bit too much, or not enough, then check out Doom VFR and start slaying sleuths of demons with a killer soundtrack blasting your eardrums.

Finally, if a story-oriented game is what matters to you (and you also happen to be a fan of the Half-Life series), then Half-Life: Alyx is a must-try. Offering a story of an impossible battle against an alien race, the events of Half-Life: Alyx are set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2.



These are only some games out of many, so make sure to check out other titles like No Man’s Sky, Tetris Effect, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, and plenty more if you want more diversity. Just make sure you do your research.

Whether you are buying a VR headset for the first time or planning on upgrading your current one, there are plenty of reasons for this to be a good investment. Regardless of whether it is used to focus on the gaming side of things or as an excuse to get a bit of a workout in while doing something different and fun, it’s clear that the next step in gaming could very well be a virtual one.


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