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UNCW CIE hosts virtual reality day

UNCW students and staff took virtual reality systems for a test run on Wednesday. (Source: WECT) UNCW students and staff took virtual reality systems for a test run on Wednesday. (Source: WECT)
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UNCW students and staff took virtual reality systems for a test run on Wednesday. Virtual reality gives users a chance to step into their favorite video game, or simulate a tour of a local spot.

The event was put on by a local Expect VR, a virtual reality production company. Users were able to demo the new PlayStation VR, which was released this month, along with the Samsung Gear. 

"I predict that there will be a lot of Samsung Gears going out for Christmas and PlayStation VRs. I think VR will become mainstream very soon and I think it will get a big boost on the holiday season," said Christina Capra, a producer with Expect VR. 

Capra said that it's unlike other media and lets users feel like they're part of the action.

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