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Game Pods has been a staple in the Helena community for decades. Its changed hands and locations, but most notably its products. Long gone are the days of Nintendo and Wii, now players can be step into a new world.

"It makes it kind of cool because you can dodge bullets or cut bullets with your knife. It really feels like The Matrix, ya know?" said Bentley Pippin a game lover and worker at Game Pods.

But since this technology is so new, it costs a pretty penny. One of these sets will put you back more than three grand. So, game Pods allows the Average Joe to test drive the equipment at a reasonable price. For about $40.00 a month you can have unlimited access to all of the equipment or pay $9.00 for one visit.

"The average day consumer wouldn't want to or can't fork out that much money for it," said Game Pods Owner, Robert Pippin.

The game uses infrared technology to pick up on motion, which is played out in real time on screen. From killing zombies to protecting the galaxy alongside members of the rebel alliance, there are plenty of options for other world immersions.

"You're in a totally different world, and to me that's priceless," said Bentley.

V sets itself apart in an active way. Instead of sitting to play, VR users often work up a sweat. It can also be a way to socialize. 

"With video gaming its easy to be antisocial in your stuck in your room playing online. With this you can come and connect with gamers face to face," said Robert.

Game Pods only has two VR sets, but plans to expand to have an entire store filled only with virtual reality products.


 

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