Can You Burn Calories and Frag Noobs at the Same Time???

The future of Virtual Gaming is here...and it's pretty awesome

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Jacob McCartney, Game Guru

The Virtuix Omni is one of the greatest additions to virtual reality gaming so far. The Omni is an omni-directional treadmill that allows the person inside to move in any direction you please without actually going anywhere due to low-friction shoes and a lipped edge to the treadmill.

The Omni’s primary use is to send info to a computer that tracks your movements and implements them into any game you choose. The Omni is still in beta, and isn’t yet compatible with gaming consoles like PlayStation or XBox, but Omnis are still being sold around the world. As of right now, the Omni is $499.00.

Although it can be used without them, the Omni is used best with the Oculus Rift goggles (another expense of several hundred dollars), which have two screens in them and the combination allows the player to move freely in a game, more or less.  The two create a surreal experience and can actually make the player feel like s/he is actually seeing the real world in games.

Along with the goggles and the treadmill effect being a decent workout, it’s possible to beat the stereotype that all video games are bad for you. If people are still going to play Skyrim for hours, at least they’ll get some exercise with the Omni.