WHAT IS VIRTUAL REALITY?
It refers to the artificial environment, a computer-generated environment created with the help of a combination of hardware and software so as to help the user to experience 'near reality' surroundings.
The person interacting with it becomes a part of the artificial world and then he is able to operate objects and perform operations.
It is one of the enticing real technologies that allow an individual to believe that he is somewhere where he is actually not.
WHAT IS A VR ARCADE?
A VR Arcade is a place where the people can go, pay some cash and rent a VR Handset for a set amount of time and play a bundle of games. The type of games to be put in your arcade depends upon the owner of the arcade ie the one who has paid rent to own a VR Arcade.
They are allowing people to experience the artificial world ie computer-generated world without a handset as the virtual reality handsets are expensive and not everyone can afford the same.
They have been introduced to resolve this problem. They are now considered to be the future of gaming.
Sitting and playing video games at home does not give a real-life experience, but virtual reality games feel real. Your body is controlling your character which means that your body is more active.
Spending upon video games and VR Handsets are not worth, but if the same is done in a VR arcade then it is worth spending. They allow one to have good experiences with various types of games available.
- A CHEAPER SUBSTITUTE
They are a cheaper substitute for buying an expensive VR Handset to be used in homes. Whenever you are in a mood to experience virtual reality gaming, then you can get to the nearest VR Arcade and after paying some bucks; rent the VR Handset for a particular time limit.
- MENTAL AND PHYSICAL INVESTMENT
They allow us to be physically and mentally involved in the virtual environment. It is really a fun and exciting experience. Even though it has some after effects in the form of a headache, fatigue, unconsciousness, vomiting etc. but it helps one to react to the stimuli. It enhances the creativity of the users.
WARNINGS ON THE USE OF A VR ARCADE
It is advised that it should not be used by children under 13 as the same may affect the development of kids.
The children aged 13 or more must use a VR Arcade in the supervision of Parents and breaks must exist while using them. Parents must keep in mind that the kids use it for a limited time period as its prolonged use may negatively impact the eye-brain connection and the after effects include drowsiness, vomiting etc.
Adults must monitor children during and after-use of the handset.