You Have Questions & We Have Answers

You Have Questions & We Have Answers

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What is Virtual Reality/VR?

For a text book definition, here’s an answer: “The computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment, such as a helmet with a screen inside or gloves fitted with sensors.”

What that basically means for you is that you can come in to Base Station VR Lounge and put on a headset and enter into a completely different “reality” that you can interact with using the controllers.

Does VR cause motion sickness?

This is different for each person, but typically no. If you’re not sure if this is you, please ask to try out our free demo and see how you feel afterwards. If you are susceptible to motion sickness outside of VR, please let us know and we’ll be happy to recommend experiences and games that will not trigger it. Our owner is highly susceptible to motion sickness and knows what works and what doesn’t.

How long does a typical VR session last?

This will depend on the number or people in your party, but about an hour is best. When sharing a station, BSVR does not recommend that each person get less than 15 minutes each to get at least a good amount of experience with VR. We recommend 30 minutes per person, although an hour per person is best to get the most out of your time.

How many people can play during a session/within a station?

Each station can have up to 4 people sharing a single headset, where 1 person is in the headset and 3 on a couch. We generally don’t recommend more per station as 4 people would end up limiting play time to 15 minutes per person within an hour session. With the rental of multiple stations, more people could play at the same time. The whole venue could have up to 30-35 people as we do have additional seating.

Can I play with others in VR/Can I see other players in VR?

Most games that BSVR offers are single player and you would not be interacting with other players (although you will be able to communicate verbally with friends who are sharing a session with you). We do have several multiplayer games where you are able to interact with and play with members of your party during your session. Those range from 2-5 player games.

Can I wear glasses?

Yes, the headsets we use will allow glasses.

I'm not a 'gamer', will I enjoy Virtual Reality?

Yes. We have a variety of experiences that aren’t games, ranging from no interaction to limited interaction “movies” to things like Google Earth VR and Tilt Brush (a 3D painting program). We truly believe this is the future of entertainment and there is something for everyone.

What is the youngest age/what is the age range for using VR?

Although we have experiences that a 5 year old can do, we generally recommend 9 and older for Virtual Reality. This is also child dependent and we suggest that a parent or guardian make that decision. We have larger foam padding for our headset for smaller humans for a better fit and experience.

I'm ready to book a reservation, how do I do that?

We’re glad to hear that! You can head over to this page for booking details and instructions:

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