Try Out The HTC Vive VR Headset At 10 GameStop Locations

by Mike Futter on Apr 12, 2016 at 09:16 AM

You’ve heard us talking about virtual reality for months, but you might not have had the chance to try the technology for yourself. If you live near one of 10 demo locations, you might be able to remedy that.

GameStop (Disclosure: GameStop is Game Informer’s parent company) is holding HTC Vive demonstrations beginning on April 16. Here are the participating locations:

Preston Road Plano
2201 Preston Road
Suite E
Plano, TX 75093

Broadway at 85th
2322 Broadway
New York, NY 10024

Latham Farms
579 Troy Schenectady Rd
Suite 226
Latham, NY 12110

Bellevue Square
242 Bellevue SQ
Bellevue, WA 98004

Tanasbourne Town Center
18033 NW Evergreen Pkwy
Suite K
Hillsboro, OR 97006

The Brickyard Shopping Center
6451 W Diversey Ave
Suite G9
Chicago, IL 60707

Hunters Creek
2101 Town Center Blvd
Orlando, FL 32837

Lake Brandon Shoppes
11025 Causeway Blvd
Brandon, FL 33511

West Hollywood Gateweay
7100 Santa Monica Blvd
Suite 117
West Hollywood, CA 90046

Gulfport Plaza
9350 HWY 49
Suite G
Gulfport, MS 39503

The Vive differs from its current competition, Oculus Rift, by offering “room scale” virtual reality. Using two sensors and motion control wands, players are free to move around a larger space.

When the Oculus Touch controllers and PlayStation VR (which makes use of PlayStation Move) come out later this year, we’ll see other standing VR options. For now though, Rift is tuned for seated experiences.

For more on the HTC Vive, check out our Year of VR issue from January 2016.