Technology has helped mankind develop from the beginning of time. From discovering how to make fire and creating simple tools and weapons to the present day where we are exploring the universe, curing diseases, transplanting organs and have access to artificial intelligence.
Technology has impacted on every bodies life’s. Imagine trying to lead a life without electricity, cars, telephones T.V. or computers. The simplest of tasks would take such a long time, washing clothes, cooking, travelling to work and the job you do when you eventually get there.
These days, one of the fastest developing areas has been computing and gaming. Indeed, your mobile phone has better computing power than the early computers. In gaming, we have gone from the first ping pong type games to movie quality graphics and sound packed full of features.
The computers and gaming consoles we use offer ever increasing power, the hand controllers, joysticks, mouse’s and other equipment offer wireless connection and features we would not have dreamt of thirty years ago, now we are on the verge of another massive leap forward in the world of gaming, the recent introduction of virtual reality headsets.
These really enable you to interact in the game you are playing by sensing your movements so you can move around your virtual environment and interact with the objects in it. Virtual reality is still in its infancy and there are a limited number of headsets on the market and likewise games that you can use them in.
As with any new development it has been greeted with mixed reviews and the prices are high but it will only be a matter of time before any glitches are sorted out and as popularity increases more games will become available and headset prices will begin to fall. It is quite likely that in the not too distant future virtual reality will become the standard gaming format.
My recommendation would be to wait for the time being until prices begin to fall unless you are quite wealthy. Hold on until there is a game released that you really want to play in virtual reality then shop around to find a headset that is compatible with your device.
Make sure you read plenty of independent reviews as it may be worth spending a few more Dollars to get what you really need. In the meantime, if you get the opportunity to check out a headset in a store or at a friend’s then give it ago and see if it suits you, the only danger is that normal gameplay might seem dull after this experience.