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My Experience At XcapeReality – Nigeria's First V.R Gaming Arcade Center

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I was actually supposed to put up this post last week but the gods of tech swore that my laptop’s screen would break that made me suspend blogging for a few days.

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A couple of weeks ago I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and I spotted a post that caught my attention, a post about XcapeReality’s VR Gaming Center. Since they’re based in Port Harcourt, I contacted them to know if they’d let me have an experience of the V.R gaming and when my request was accepted you can guess how I felt.

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Of course you know I’d never go on such adventures without any of you guys, so I decided to run a contest here and go to the VR center along with the winners.

XcapeReality’s VR Center is located at Pleasure Park, Port Harcourt. (Between Airforce Base and Boricamp).

The gate fee to access the park is N500.

I’d say my VR experience was both horrifying and exciting at the same time but it was definitely worth it and something that I’d love to play any day when I’m not blogging or in school.

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The V.R games with the HTC Vive VR Headset has over 40 games with 3 different levels – Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. If you aren’t bold enough and you end up playing one horror game called “The Destroyer”, you’d end up screaming.

(LOL not that you’d actually get that horrified though)

P.S – ” The Destroyer” is not the most horrifying game there. You’ll have to find the most horrifying game yourself as well. 😉.

Don’t get mad at me for not telling you everything, I know you’d definitely not like when someone tells you about a movie before you actually watched it. It’ll ruin the fun. I had fun so I’m gonna make sure I don’t ruin yours.

During game play I could actually hear one of the guys I went to XcapeReality with screaming during the VR Game.

The controls are pretty easy to learn and not to complex, each controller has a trigger below it for selecting the menu and performing different actions during game play. There’s also an exit button on the controller and two other buttons.

Apart from gaming with the VR Headset, you can also explore over 40 Cities in the world using Google Earth on the VR and have a taste of how it feels to actually be in those cities.

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There’s also the VR Roller Coaster Simulator that puts you in a roller coaster ride in a horror filled VR world. There’s something about this Roller Coaster Ride that puts the horror on a totally different level. I’ll be honest, the VR game I played didn’t scare me as much as the roller coaster game scared me. For your safety there’s also a seat belt to keep you in check in case you go berserk. 😂 😂

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I had to keep reminding myself it was just a game though it seemed very real. Of course you know I won’t drop spoilers here, so if you want to find out what really got me scared you can always go there. It’s open every day.

Now for the console gaming fans, there’s also a spot that’s dedicated for gaming on Play Station™ 4. Currently there’s FIFA 18 and PES 18 but I think they’re planning on adding more games there.

I ended up winning the two matches I played there with one of the winners.

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2-1 and 4-1 (ended the second match at 51 minutes 😒.. Could have scored more)

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The last game I checked there was the VR racing game that puts you in the driver’s seat. It actually simulates racing and it’s almost like you’re handling a real car, there’s a steering with buttons , a brake and a throttle. The only part I wish it actually had was a gear. To round it off, the game thought me 2 valuable lessons –

1. I’m a Bad Driver
2. I should definitely go to driving school soon, (besides I’m still 20 😎 )

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There’s also the bike racing simulator but I couldn’t test that out because the parts were yet to be brought in but you can check the videos on XcapeReality’s page on IG @xcaperealityng.

For the price of playing each game kindly contact XcapeReality On WhatsApp – 0817 211 5000

Don’t forget to tell them you got the number from NaijaTechGuy.com. You might get a discount though.. 😉.

XcapeReality will also be hosting contests and events that come with different prizes for the winners very soon. Just keep an eye on this blog for updates concerning XcapeReality.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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iTunes is going to be shut down officially

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After almost two decades of service, Apple is reportedly dumping iTunes.

It first started off as rumors, but now it is going to be made official at WWDC in just a few hours.

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Before this, you might have noticed that the Instagram and Facebook page of iTunes has had a slight change.

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Posts on both pages has been entirely deleted – Apple’s move at shifting away from iTunes links, I guess.

Before this, there has been separate apps for music on its mobile devices, however, not available for Mac OS.

Relating to that, there is supposedly going to be an announcement for three separate apps for its music, TV and podcasts, and hopefully they’ll also be available for Mac Books.

We’ll just keep our fingers crossed for this and other big announcements at WWDC.

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Google Stadia – The Future Of Gaming Or Not ? – Reader Opinion

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A few weeks ago, Google announced the release of Google Stadia a new state of the art gaming platform that would change gaming as we know it apparently.

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This has been met with a lot of skepticism in the gaming community if this is going to actually work but I believe Stadia has what it takes to change the whole console gaming model that we have been used to for years, However, it would take some time to actually give Microsoft and Sony a run for their money.

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Google Stadia actually got me thinking Sony’s Playstation and Microsoft’s Xbox would have a strong problem to contend with when it fully launches this year. Google Stadia’s cross-platform play is something I’m looking forward to, so you can play hardware intensive games on a system or phone with low specs.

Imagine playing PUBG or FIFA on a 1GB RAM Phone or Laptop and it runs without any lagging or glitches. So it’s practically goodbye to having to get a new system to play some games if they are available on Stadia.

I decided to put out this question to you guys on facebook and I was pretty impressed with the replies I got.

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Apeh Ikechukwu said – Even if it will be the beginning of the end for PlayStation 4 and Xbox, it will take time A very long time for it to gain popularity and to be accepted by all.
What if it becomes more expensive? That you have to pay huge to access it?

George Oz said – I don’t think to gain popularity is a problem, the announcement alone gathered enough publicity online. And yes it is definitely the end for others Like x-Box and co…Sometimes let’s learn to think Outside the Box.
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Osazeme Usen said – Stadia will take quite a long while to catch on. Internet speed is still an issue in most nations of the world. In the long run, stadia will eventually be cheaper than owning a console and purchasing games but that’s not going to happen anytime soon.

Olusola Glory Olamide said – Before we throw those Xboxes, PlayStations, Nintendo Switches and stuffs to the bin of history we have questions to answer.
Will most gamers’ broadband connections be fast enough to make a streaming service of that proposition? Will developers all come on board? And is Google the right company to trust with the future of the games industry? Though we’ve got Apple on board and Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon are also in the launch plus Sony Nintendo and others won’t stay put.

ューセッ州 小岩 マサチ said – I feel we will have to pay for most of the games…and Nigeria’s 4g speed is about 2mb/s.

Samuel Jarvis Adeyemi said -Stadia is a good innovation from Google and I think it’s great since gaming could be done on a device, they said it would be super fast even cheating the speed of light in 4k Res without a glitch.
Anyways Google is the software boss, I think they can do it.

I hope Xbox and PS4 meet up but cloud gaming is not really their stuff. And Google has the resources.

Swiss Alex said – well mainly I would say Google Stadia is a welcome development but Xbox and the ps4 has to upgrade too

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Google Stadia looks like something that would work very well in countries with very fast broadband connections for now. Hopefully, Google would find a way to bridge the gap and fix things before it gets rolled out to Africa and Asia. Nevertheless, it’s a win for gamers with this. So what’s your take on this?

The comment box is yours, let me know what you think

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