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Blast from the past - The Vortex

kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 4,990 Valuable Player


For many, the arcade scene is dead and forgotten - while for others it is still a vibrant and important aspect of the digital entertainment scene.

While getting ready for one of the big arcade shows in the US - I was reminded of the company Global VR - one of the few operations that survived the 90's collapse in interest in VR, still retains VR in their company name, and still supports one of the few remaining VR machines in the field (above the Vortex).

With all the investment in digital out-of-home entertainment (DOE) regarding VR investment, it will be interesting tio see what machines will be in the venues of the future, and how many of them survive the test of time like the Vortex.
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"The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities"
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Home-Immersive-Entertainment-Frontier/dp/1472426959
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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,882 Valuable Player
    I played this several times at Dave & Busters years ago. I don't recall anyone marketing this as VR though. It had zero immersion nor presence. It was just a fun 3D Helmet to wear after a few Whiskey drinks.
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  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 4,990 Valuable Player
    edited March 2017
    I don't recall anyone marketing this as VR though...

    :D
    P6ftmuw.jpg
    ** New Book **
    "The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities"
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Home-Immersive-Entertainment-Frontier/dp/1472426959
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,882 Valuable Player
    Something tells me that I am the only one in this thread who actually played this arcade. Definitely not VR. It only had tracking... the way Nintendo's Duck Hunt has tracking  :*
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  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 4,990 Valuable Player
    edited March 2017
    Something tells me that I am the only one in this thread who actually played this arcade...

    He strikes and he misses! (yet again) :D

    P6ftmuw.jpg
    ** New Book **
    "The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities"
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Home-Immersive-Entertainment-Frontier/dp/1472426959
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