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Virtual Reality Gaming With Bluff City VR

A Beginner’s Guide to Facing Your Fears Without Actually Facing Them

Photo: Morgan Smith

I spoke with David, Mike, and Eli Callahan to talk about their business, Bluff City VR, a Cordova stop for those looking for something new, something fun, and something virtual.

“It’s like being inside the game!” -David Callahan

Virtual Reality (VR) is a 3D simulation of an environment  that is interactive throughout the use of special headsets, controllers, and more. Bluff City VR opened in mid-February of 2018. The cost is $29 for 30 minutes, and $39 for an hour.

FOR THE FIRST TIMERS

They suggest “Job Simulator”. David says “it’s a hilarious look at what it’s like to do a job”. Choose that game, and see what it’s like to be a chef, mechanic, or more! They also recommend “Richie’s Plank Experience” (the one I reluctantly played). Try your hand at walking on a plank hanging off a skyscraper or fly around an island on a jetpack putting out fires.

FOR THE VETERAN GAMERS

“AZ Sunshine” is a good game for VR veterans. This game involves a first-person shooting experience combating zombies. Although it is not required to make a reservation, they do recommend calling ahead to ensure there will be a room available.

HOURS OF OPERATION

  • Monday-Thursday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday-Saturday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

NEED MORE REASONS TO GO?

For starters, they know most people haven’t heard about or let alone experience virtual reality; so, they offer newcomers a free demo just to get the feel for how mind-blowing it is! The game eases you in starting off with an interactive home-screen. As soon as you put on the headset, you are transported into a room with tall, clean windows in front of you and shelves to your right with objects staff encourages you to move with the use of your handheld controllers. Another awesome fact is that the room is how you select what game you would be playing using your controllers to select which one you would choose.

NOW THAT YOU’RE SCHEDULING A DAY TO VISIT

  • Call 901-585-5964
  • Follow them on Facebook @BluffCityVR and Instagram @BluffCityVR
  • Or go play at 1026 N Germantown Pkwy Cordova, TN
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