Just the other evening something on TV or something made me think, “I would like to learn more about VR (Virtually Reality), Google Cardboard, etc.”
The NEXT morning one of my students randomly said, “Mr. Jones, do you want to try my new Virtual Reality headset?”. Immediately, I said, “YES!”
(UPDATE: Ironically, a week later I got my second opportunity to experience VR at the Azalea Festival Street Festival compliments of Wells Fargo.)
Here is a video showing excerpts of the game, ‘Smash Hits’ that he let me play. Unfortunately, it nor pictures can do it justice – they are flat and not 3D, not to mention NOT Virtual Reality.
The headgear fit much like a ‘c-pap’ machine and doesn’t do much for your hairstyle either, similar to the c-pap. LOL
The headgear was a Gear VR powered by Oculus.
A Galaxy S7 smartphone was attached to the front.
The experience was AMAZING! I could not believe how real it felt – I felt immersed in the game, felt like I would hit walls, fall off cliffs, etc. When I pulled the headgear off it was the weirdest feeling to see the real floor and things around me – It was like I exited another world!
I found out that the game is a mobile game that had been adapted for VR. I am not a ‘gamer’, but I could get addicted to it! Here is an article about it – ‘Mobile success ‘Smash Hit’ is even better in VR‘.
Here is a screenshot from the article –