Virtual Reality and augmented reality are the future of gaming - this is what we keep being told. While some of my most memorable recent gaming experiences have been in VR, I'm inclined to disagree. In part because the software is mostly limited to throwaway - albeit impressive - experiences, and partly because of the faff. The amount of wires involved makes it feel like you're bound to some hell portal by Cthulhu's dreadlocks.
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Tension VR - a Lincoln, UK-based VR centre - essentially solves this problem. You go there, you pay some money and you have an hour or two on the HTC Vive in a perfectly-sized space for room tracking. A member of staff stays with you, switching games and handling the wires - which, by the way, definitely want to kill you - trailing behind you. It's the perfect solution, giving people a chance to try out VR before dropping the best part of a grand on some untested tech.