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Escaping the real world

Students find ways to experience world without leaving their seats

Allie Dorsey, Reporter

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Being able to travel to another place that is anywhere but here without actually moving has become more of a reality.

“I preordered the Galaxy S7 Edge and just randomly they sent me the virtual reality goggles,” senior Timothy Fry said. “I think they are a must have.”

The goggles offer a variety of activities such as kids’ games, horror games and the ability to watch movies.

“There was this horror reality game that I played,” senior Cooper Strait said. “With dolls everywhere and the lights would turn off and come back on just like that.”

One horror game that is similar to the movie The Conjuring changes every time it is played through; it allows the user to get the feeling of being scared every time.

“At one point there was this really creepy girl behind me and she was simply swaying back and forth,” Strait said. “I looked away for one second and she was gone, then when I turned back around she was running straight at me.”

With many types of virtual reality goggles, there is always one brand that is less expensive than another. The goggles can range from $16.99 to $3000.

“My parents got me Google Cardboard for Christmas,” sophomore John Salcido said. “I’ve done a lot of scary games but there’s also a discovery app that allows you to look at wild animals.”

A variety of things can be experienced without even leaving your seat.

“The downside is that you don’t really get to see it in real life,” Salcido said. “Technology is really taking away from real life experiences.”

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