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Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Blog, Entertainment |

Tips for Playing Virtual Reality Games for the First Time

A new craze has been hitting the market for the past year. This craze is video games and experiences that use virtual reality, or a headset that allows you to feel as though you are truly in the game or the video itself. Some virtual reality video games come with special gloves that allow you to interact with the world. Others use a simple game controller. You might want to play virtual reality games, but you might be afraid that you are going to become disoriented or have other problems. Here are some tips for playing virtual reality games for the first time.  

1. Try It With a Friend in the Room

You might not want people to watch you play a virtual reality game because you are worried about looking dumb. However, you also might be a lot more comfortable if you have someone in the room with you while you are playing the game so that if you do get freaked out by it, you have someone to talk to. This is especially useful if you have a virtual reality game that requires you too get up and move. Your friend can let you know if you are getting close to walls or windows and help move obstacles out of your way as you walk around. 

2. Start Small

Play the game for five to ten minutes and then take a break. It is very normal for people to feel like they are getting motion sickness when they first start playing the game. You will have more success with the game if you build up your tolerance to the controls and the visuals. Taking frequent breaks will allow you to ensure that you don’t get discouraged or burned out on the game and will help ensure that you enjoy the game as much as possible.

3. Take Anti-Nausea Medication

If you are truly having a terrible time with motion sickness, consider taking anti-nausea medication a few hours before you play the game, such as when you first get up and are eating breakfast. This will allow you to make sure that you aren’t hindered by your body’s natural reactions to the game.

4. Don’t Use a Wired Controller

Finally, get a wireless controller. This will allow you to fully enjoy the game without worrying about accidentally pulling the controller off the connecting cord. 

For more information, talk to a company like Reboot Reality that specializes in virtual reality games.

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