MindTrek VR Brings You Right Into The Battle (5 stars PLUS)
Let me go back a few years to my college days in the 90s when I first tried virtual reality. I put a giant helmet on, one which required cables to be connected to an overhead support to keep it from causing your neck to drop due to the weight. I then awkwardly aimed at my opponent from across a near barren digital landscape to try and hit him with a crude bullet type weapon. I left with a headache and a stiff neck and never once wondered why virtual reality never caught on. That was then, this is now. Virtual reality has truly come into its own. You strap on your backpack, put on your helmet and ear phones and you are now immersed completely into a 3D environment that I thought I would only see on Star Trek’s holodeck.
Virtual Reality Has Finally Arrived For Real at the Stunning MindTrek VR (5 stars PLUS)
Want to see the latest technology without the cost of buying a headset? MindTrek VR is a videogame arcade where you wear virtual reality headsets and can play with friends. They’re based in Woburn and Marlborough, Massachusetts, with new sites coming in New Jersey and Philadelphia.
COMING TO GREATER BOSTON: IT'S LIKE VIRTUAL REALITY MEETS LASER TAG
David O'Connor remembers when he first stepped into a virtual reality arena in Melbourne, Australia. With a VR headset connected to a portable computer in his backpack, O'Connor and his business partners were able to roam free in virtual worlds — unlike most home VR systems that are grounded with a bevy of cables that amount to a short leash.
MASS. TOWN HOME TO LARGEST VIRTUAL REALITY ARENA IN COUNTRY
MindTrek in Woburn is ready to take you on a journey. Maybe you've worn virtual reality goggles before, but not like this. What you see and hear is all about to change. Here players are immersed in whatever world has taken over this warehouse. This is a free roam, virtual reality arena – you're not tied to a computer, your body is the controller and your brain is going to feel like it's real.
AMERICA’S LARGEST VR ARENA GETS SECOND LOCATION, NJ AND PHILADELPHIA TO COME
If you’re one of the unlucky few that are still waiting for an immersive warehouse-scale virtual reality (VR) experience to open at a location near you, well, you might be in luck – if you live near New England, that is. MindTrek VR is the largest free-roaming VR gaming company in the USA, and now they’ve opened their second Massachusetts location, in the new Apex Center, Marlborough.
GAME ON AT MINDTREK
The Hub Today's Romeo heads MindTrek VR, the first virtual reality arena in the United Sates.
MINDTREK, A WOBURN ARENA, AIMS TO STEP UP THE VR GAME
At Mind Trek VR in Woburn, players demon-strated the games while Anthony Giglio at the Game Master Station provided support to the participants, who carry high-tech gear in backpacks.
ZOMBIE-SHOOTER VIRTUAL REALITY ARENA COMING TO PHILLY
MindTrek VR says it will build a free-roaming, virtual reality gaming arena in Philadelphia in 2018. The arena will be powered on technology developed by Zero Latency, an Australian tech company.
MINDTREK VIRTUAL REALITY GAME TAKES PLAYERS INSIDE THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE IN MARLBOROUGH
Things looked bleak. We were pinned at the top of a ramshackle tower, the zombie horde encroaching from all directions. Thankfully, we had a rapper and teacher with us, and both were packing heat.
YOU MAY NOW SLAUGHTER VR ZOMBIES IN WOBURN
Depending on who you talk to, virtual reality is either a one-off fad for the curious, or the future of everything from social gaming to training elite military squads for real-life life-and-death scenarios.But now with Mindtrek VR, the new 4,000 square foot warehouse of multiplayer shoot-em-up zombie-killing fun-time zone in Woburn (slated to open to the public as early as Sept 1), it is something else entirely.
VIRTUAL REALITY GAMING ARENA MINDTREK OPENS SECOND LOCATION IN MARLBOROUGH
A Massachusetts company called MindTrek VR is opening its second virtual reality gaming arena in Massachusetts, where players can run around shooting digital zombies or exploring alien worlds with the help of a VR headset and a room full of sensors.
VIRTUAL REALITY ON A SOCIAL SCALE
Despite the hype, virtual reality systems such as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive have seen sluggish sales. But one east coast company is convinced that VR will grow if it brings people together. Bloomberg's Anne Mostue goes inside MindTrek VR's new virtual reality arena, located outside Boston, to test it out.