Beginner's guide to virtual reality

How to start with VR without spending a ton of money

Keith Shaw VR primary image artwork
Stephen Sauer

When you see a virtual reality game being advertised on a box of Froot Loops, you know the VR trend has hit the mainstream. 

Let me back up – while shopping for groceries, my son spotted a Captain America: Civil War advertisement on the cereal box. Thinking it was a toy, I looked at the back and saw that Kellogg’s was promoting the new movie by offering a virtual reality game app, as well as a Google Cardboard-like viewer (as long as you bought about six or so more boxes of cereal).

Fortunately, the app was free and there were other options for experiencing the game without having to purchase more Froot Loops.

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