Equipment? Checked. Weapons? Checked. Zombies and alien robots? Bring it on! Recently, I joined a group of six at Zero Latency Singapore for a session of multi-player virtual-reality (VR) game. We teleported into a VR world where we cooperated and fought our way to safety. One of my team mates leaped backwards when the zombie horde crashed through the barrier and bumped into me. It reminded me that there is actually a real person behind the avatar that I am seeing.
Just 10 minutes earlier, the game master repeatedly emphasized on the visual safety alerts that will appear in our head mounted display should we get too close to other players or physical walls. I guess we were too engrossed familiarising ourselves to Raven instead of her. Raven? It is actually the prop rifle that we will be using. Although it is a prop rifle, it still feels pretty real in terms of weight and balance.