How to introduce virtual reality to your family or friends?

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  • A little exercise for teens with Beat Saber
  • Playing Pictionary with Tilt Brush: fun for adults
  • Astro Bot on PlayStation VR to keep the kids busy
  • Google Earth to make the elderly travel virtually
  • A little VR horror experience to laugh with friends
  • Offer to watch a movie in virtual reality
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explode : un jeu VR familial

Santa has brought you a virtual reality headset and you want to introduce VR to your family or friends. The 7 best things to share with your loved ones.



If you have a brand new virtual reality headset just received for Christmas, it makes perfect sense that you want to share the potential of VR with your family. We have just compiled a list of 7 applications, games and experiences to share with your loved ones. Whether it's children, adults or the elderly, you will find something to amuse and amaze them.

A little exercise for teens with Beat Saber

Beat Saber is the big surprise of the year 2018. In this rhythmic game in virtual reality, you have to cut cubes in the right direction with lightsabers worthy of Star Wars. The cubes arrive in rhythm with the music. Intense and addictive, Beat Saber will channel all the energy of teenagers while entertaining them. An unmissable virtual reality game to discover urgently. This game was a hit when it was released. It is both sporty and fun. This is THE big revelation of the last few months and the big surprise that nobody expected. The game is available on several virtual reality headset platforms. Very soon also on PlayStation VR. New songs are regularly added and it is also possible, via a tutorial, to load your own songs. Note, however, that for adults, the game can quickly become tiring. It is also not recommended for the youngest but is ideal for adolescents and young adults.



Playing Pictionary with Tilt Brush: fun for adults

Everyone knows the great classic of Pictionary board games. The application of drawing and painting in 3D in virtual reality, Tilt Brush, will take this moment to another level. Entertainment guaranteed for adults and even teenagers. This is the return of this great classic of board games but in 3D version and in virtual reality. A very superior dimension that will delight everyone. This is hardly suitable for the little ones, however.

Astro Bot on PlayStation VR to keep the kids busy

Astro Bot: Rescue Mission is another huge surprise. This VR game released on Sony's virtual reality headset, the PS VR, is also a must-see. This is an original and extremely well-designed third-person platformer. Only problem, it is only available on PlayStation VR. However, this is probably the best thing at the moment. It will delight young adults, adolescents and children alike. However, the game requires a little dexterity. Getting started and learning is quick and intuitive.

Google Earth to make the elderly travel virtually

It's hard to ask your grandfather to play Beat Saber, especially if he has heart problems and osteoarthritis. Google Earth, however, offers a good alternative to help seniors discover the potential of virtual reality.. You can actually make him travel virtually to a place he would have always dreamed of visiting or make him discover dream places ...

A little VR horror experience to laugh with friends

Another very fun experience to do with family or friends with adults or the elderly are horror virtual reality games. It's always extremely funny to see an adult scream in fright during a VR experience. Horror games are legion in virtual reality and are still popular. The best known are undoubtedly Resident Evil 7 which will make the bravest jump in fear or even Paranormal Activity with its terrifying atmosphere, Wilson's Heart particularly distressing, Dark Days reminiscent of the X-Files, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, etc. . Be careful, however, these games are often prohibited for children under 16 or under 18. Read the recommendations carefully before showing such content to adolescents or children.



Offer to watch a movie in virtual reality

Much quieter but just as entertaining, you can offer your loved ones to watch a movie in virtual reality. There are plenty of films that are ideal for this. It is a calm way to discover the immersive potential of virtual reality. It is ideal for the elderly or adults who do not know anything about virtual reality. Once the film starts, you just have to turn your head to watch it wherever you want. You can choose from animated films, virtual trips, virtual tours of museums, etc.


Keep Talking and Nobody Explode : un jeu VR familial

Keep Talking and Nobody Explode is the ultimate family game in virtual reality. The principle is simple. A player wears the VR headset on his head and is facing a bomb. He must describe her and the other family members must instruct him on how to defuse the bomb. This very fun game can be played by everyone except the youngest. This game is played in turn. One is the deminer while the others consult the documents and advise him. Note that this game has no end because the number of possible combinations is incredible. One never gives up on it. It can be played by anyone old enough to read a textbook properly.




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