The newest VR amusement in Japan shoots you out of a cannon


Sunshine 60 observatory features two Vive rides

Have you ever heard of The Swing at the Edge of the World in Ecuador? It's what you would imagine: a swing that puts you over the mouth of a chasm that would certainly end your life. I'd want to try that, but it's too stupid to risk my life over. Luckily, that's exactly what many video games let us do.

Tourism in Tokyo seems to be fond of this trend. They want to scare the crap out of tourists for about $1 a minute, and I'm totally onboard with this. This week I saved a cat from a skyscraper, and next week I'm going to crawl into a motorized cannon. The skyscraper, Sunshine 60 in the city of Ikebukuro is hosting a reopening ceremony called SKY CIRCUS (English web site) that features two unique video game installations powered by HTC Vive.  The two games available are Tokyo Bullet Flight and Swing Coaster, and unfortunately not much more information is given but there's a video. Whatever, I'll try anything. Twice.

I feel like the best horror and fear-factor type games we've ever seen will arrive with this generation of VR. With the Vive's front-facing camera and all that computing power, it's only a matter of time before we're hitting up DLC to be covered in fake spiders and real urine.

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