With the gaming phenomena growing every day, Virtual Reality (VR) is the obvious next step to the ultimate gaming experience. At Sweethaven, we have been testing out the immensely popular Oculus Rift VR headset and so far we’ve found nothing that we haven’t been able to rave about. Whether we’re swimming with sharks or exploring Norway, the Oculus Rift turns the ordinary to the extraordinary!
Virtual Reality equipment immerses you directly into 360° videos that bring you straight into the illusion of the footage. And now gaming programmers are adopting this technique to create the same experience with gameplay. From taking on sword yielding warriors head on to perfecting synchronised choreography, experiencing everything first hand truly makes you part of the game!
Virtual Reality headsets are a powerful bit of kit and therefore you need a power source that’s able to keep up with it and allow for continuous play. The amount of power you need means that you need to ensure that the computer you are connecting the headgear to is able to cater accordingly.
Further key requirements include:
• Intel i5-6500 Core Processor
• MSI Intel Skylake B150 LGA 1151 Motherboard
• EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Graphics Card
• Kingston HyperX FURY Black 8GB Memory
• Samsung 850 EVO – 250GB Storage
• Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
• Corsair Carbide Series 200R Casing
• Rosewill 650W ATX12V Power Supply
• Windows 10 Pro USB OS
Yes, the above list is somewhat extensive. So, is it worth it? Well if you ask Team Sweethaven you would get a resounding YES! Never has coming to work been more fun when we know we have the whole of the new world to explore via Virtual Reality… Fancy going to space on your lunch break? Your spaceship awaits. Wish you were on a safari instead of stressing with work admin? VR will have you there in seconds! Anything is available at the flick of the switch and if you don’t believe us, give us a visit and try it for yourself! We have the Oculus Rift available on demo for all to try so don’t miss out on your chance to experience the world at your fingertips.
P.S Make sure to attend our FIFA Gaming Event on the 27th August, not only will the Oculus Rift be available to demo throughout the day, we will also have the immense HTC Vive available too. Register for your space by the 15th August and we’ll be seeing you there!