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Sangetsu-II
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(06-12-2016, 06:34 AM)
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PSVR is gonna have demo stations at select Best Buy & GameStop Stores every weekend starting June 24 through December 2016. So if you haven't tried VR yet or want to see how PSVR handles the competition now is your chance. You can also leave your impressions on PSVR here in thread.

Earlier this week at E3 we announced that PlayStation VR will officially launch in North America on October 13. But we know many of you have been asking – ‘When can I try PlayStation VR out and see some of the great games to come?’ Well, tomorrow and Saturday (June 17 and 18), we’re going to offer PS VR demos at more than 30 Best Buy and GameStop locations. Starting on June 24, that number will expand to about 300 locations across the US and Canada.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/...ting-tomorrow/

PSVR Store Finder

Originally Posted by djcatskratch

Also, if the PS VR Finder Website doesn't have your store and it did before, check Best Buy or Gamestop Here:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/clp/play...Redirect=ps+VR

http://www.gamestop.com/gs/pages/events/PSVR-Demo/

These still show dates for this weekend that the PS VR website does not. Plus you can call ahead to the stores and find out that way. My Gamestop which is not on the PS VR website for this weekend is indeed showing it after I called them yesterday.


Check back for additional PlayStation VR demo dates and more stores, coming soon.

Edit: New Demos Coming to Best Buy's and GameStop's near you:

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/...ting-tomorrow/

Batman: Arkham VR
PlayStation VR Worlds (two new experiences)
Rigs Mechanized Combat League
Bound
Harmonix Music VR
Carnival Games
Thumper

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brickarts295
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(06-12-2016, 06:43 AM)
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Oh!
*searches CA locations*
Dublin (San Diego)? Montebello (LA)? WTF where are these places?!
Edit: Found them, 1 of them is 6hr drive -_- BUT THE OTHER is only 1 hour from my location. Going to have to make the trip, really want to try it before keeping my Amazon pre-order.
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Defect
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(06-12-2016, 06:44 AM)
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I have a Vive but I would like to try this out.
SocksAndShoes
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(06-12-2016, 06:44 AM)
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1 in my state and it's 4 hours away. Wtf.
Electric Eye
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(06-12-2016, 06:45 AM)
Dublin CA? Might as well be Dublin Ireland.
LongDongJunon
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(06-12-2016, 06:46 AM)
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Hope they at least have wet-naps on site during the demos.
Hale-XF11
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(06-12-2016, 06:50 AM)
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Nothing near me. Ah well, I'm sure they'll have more demo stations by the time this thing comes out.
LittleToaster
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(06-12-2016, 06:51 AM)
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Edit: outdated info removed, check new links in OP
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Trace
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(06-12-2016, 06:52 AM)
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Nice to see there are literally zero in Canada.
OfTheOverflow
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(06-12-2016, 06:52 AM)
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As in literally June 17-18; two days? Wut
Dreams-Visions
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(06-12-2016, 06:52 AM)
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All the Malls in Southern Florida and they pick Vero Beach? What why? Not Boba, not Sawgrass, not Aventura.

Fuckin Vero Beach.
SparksterMeta0
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(06-12-2016, 06:56 AM)
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None in San Diego? Really?!

Whatever. I already tried it twice.
InsaneTiger
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(06-12-2016, 06:57 AM)
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Hulen and Lewisville? They can't spell Austin? At least San Antonio.

Looks they are both suburbs of Dallas/FTW.
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Hikami
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(06-12-2016, 06:59 AM)
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Two in my state and they're both 4 hours away.. nope.
Hope they add one in Houston.
Jachaos
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(06-12-2016, 06:59 AM)
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Trying it at MIGS is what sold me on this. Super comfortable. In order to sell this thing, the more demo stations the better.
Sangetsu-II
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(06-12-2016, 07:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by LittleToaster

Yeesh, so few locations, might as well list them all here:



...though it does say Check back for additional PlayStation VR demo dates and more stores, coming soon.

Thanks I'll switch it out.
xkramz
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(06-12-2016, 07:02 AM)
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Nice I work 2 blocks from the Nyc shop
Sectorseven
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(06-12-2016, 07:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by LongDongJunon

Hope they at least have wet-naps on site during the demos.

Pink eye unlocks a platinum trophy though.
Prevolition
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(06-12-2016, 07:02 AM)
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It's always Schaumburg... I'll be in Washington that weekend regardless. Why nothing near Seattle?
dottme
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(06-12-2016, 07:04 AM)
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The one around SF is far from everything. And there is a lot of Best Buy with much more population next to them.
Is it this bad that they are trying to avoid too much traffic?
Fushichou187
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(06-12-2016, 07:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by dottme

The one around SF is far from everything. And there is a lot of Best Buy with much more population next to them.
Is it this bad that they are trying to avoid too much traffic?

It is 1 mile from the Dublin BART station. You can easily walk from there, or Uber/Lyft if you're so inclined. If you don't have a car and live in the Bay Area near a BART station and want to check out PSVR, Dublin is totally serviceable. Don't really know what you mean by "is it this bad that they are trying to avoid too much traffic".
Rocketz
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(06-12-2016, 07:25 AM)
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None in Michigan. Guess that's it for that then.
Hispanic! At the Disco
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(06-12-2016, 08:00 AM)
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Finally a best buy event at a best buy close to me (montebello).

I'm definitely not onboard being the future of gaming at all but my wife and I are interested in VR experiences. Watching a live feed of the grand canyon from a 360 camera of a tour or donkey trail in VR sounds cool. We wanna see what all the hype's about!
Bunta
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(06-12-2016, 12:00 PM)
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VR demo stations hate Louisiana.
The Chef
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(06-12-2016, 12:08 PM)
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Gonna get some Tacos at Chelsea Market then hit up some VR afterwards.
Thanks OP!
Walpurgis
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(06-12-2016, 12:12 PM)
Too bad it's so limited. I just want to give VR a try but I don't think there are any demo stations for VR in Canada. Hopefully they do this again closer to launch and expand it.
RealityCheque
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(06-12-2016, 12:15 PM)
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Bring your own antibacterial wipe.

Also, a free copy of Knack for anyone who gets an incurable forehead rash.
jacobeid
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(06-12-2016, 12:28 PM)
Out of all the stores near Columbus....they choose Reynoldsburg? Oy.
Possumowner
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(06-12-2016, 12:29 PM)
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Looking forward to trying it out.Hopefully plenty of places to try it in UK.

And take the obligatory anti bacterial wipes
xenorevlis
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(06-12-2016, 12:35 PM)
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At least those of you trying it will less of a chance to get grime on your face since it technically isn't strapped to your face and you can leave it "floating" off of your face a tad.

Still, bring the wipes.

Also, I do think the lower traffic locations is intentional, and allows them to better handle the amount of people they'll encounter (or avoid).
gtj1092
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(06-12-2016, 12:36 PM)
Worcester isn't too far from me. I'll check it out.

Guessing they are staggering the cities and waiting to do the big ones closer to launch.
Vlaphor
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(06-12-2016, 12:39 PM)
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I'm trying to see what the listed Gamestop locations are on Forbes, but they never show up. Does anyone have a list of those?
Sangetsu-II
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(06-12-2016, 12:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vlaphor

I'm trying to see what the listed Gamestop locations are on Forbes, but they never show up. Does anyone have a list of those?

Haven't announce them yet. Expect E3 announcement.
Based Calla
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(06-12-2016, 12:55 PM)
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Nintendo's influence can be felt in everything their competitors do, but this is totally the way to demo VR for everyone who hasn't had the chance.
Gold_Loot
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(06-12-2016, 12:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dreams-Visions

All the Malls in Southern Florida and they pick Vero Beach? What why? Not Boba, not Sawgrass, not Aventura.

Fuckin Vero Beach.

Works for me considering I live here;)
pete_clarf
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(06-12-2016, 01:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by LongDongJunon

Hope they at least have wet-naps on site during the demos.

Each store will have 10 units and they throw them away after each use. So only 10 people will get to try at each store.
Daft Punk
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(06-12-2016, 01:00 PM)

Originally Posted by Based Calla

Nintendo's influence can be felt in everything their competitors do, but this is totally the way to demo VR for everyone who hasn't had the chance.

The fact that you think that Nintendo's influence has any influence over a modern day in store demo is hilarious.
Kagoshima_Luke
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(06-12-2016, 01:05 PM)
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Hey Sony, the Pacific NW exists too
DrZeus
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(06-12-2016, 01:34 PM)
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Chicago😔
SMG
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(06-12-2016, 01:37 PM)
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The only cost is pink eye.
bryanee
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(06-12-2016, 01:39 PM)
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I'm not sure I would try it even given the opportunity. I kinda want to wait until I have it in my hands in October.
Ricker
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(06-12-2016, 01:39 PM)
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I have to finally try this...I know in the Montreal area,on top of Best Buy,some EBGames(Gamestop) will have them also,talked to a rep there who tried it,obviously,and asked about wearing glasses with the set and he said it's fine...that is one of my fears.
Huge Succeeded
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(06-12-2016, 01:40 PM)
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I don't even check these location lists anymore.
Dre_G_Writer
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(06-12-2016, 02:34 PM)
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These locations are lame as shit. Where's the major cities in those states!? You'd think they'd select locations with high populations in those states.
They must be running trials or something. Maybe testing the waters before going to major cities.

But really, I'm just salty that the two in my state, florida, is hella hours away.
xboxster
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(06-12-2016, 02:37 PM)
Dear West Virginia,

Fuck you. No Nintendo or Sony events for Morgantown.

Thanks,

Best Buy
DeepEnigma
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(06-12-2016, 02:39 PM)

Originally Posted by Dre_G_Writer

These locations are lame as shit. Where's the major cities in those states!? You'd think they'd select locations with high populations in those states.
They must be running trials or something. Maybe testing the waters before going to major cities.

But really, I'm just salty that the two in my state, florida, is hella hours away.

Yeah, I laughed hard at the Florida one's, lol.

At least they have the tour buses this summer adding locations slowly.

How you are not at the Mellenia Mall in Orlando at least, or the Kissimmee store in the heart of one of, if not the busiest tourist mechas in the world, is well, shitty event planning.

It could also be either BBY not being too cooperative with not wanting so many people in their busiest stores for safety, or maybe trying to offer it to less metro areas, since the majors ones will eventually have kiosks?

Originally Posted by Absoludacrous

Seriously. Brandon? Who goes to Brandon?

I went there once, once for a business deal. Never been back, lol. Ate at the Mellow Mushroom, which seemed like the only hopping area of town.
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Absoludacrous
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Originally Posted by Dre_G_Writer

These locations are lame as shit. Where's the major cities in those states!? You'd think they'd select locations with high populations in those states.
They must be running trials or something. Maybe testing the waters before going to major cities.

But really, I'm just salty that the two in my state, florida, is hella hours away.

Seriously. Brandon? Who goes to Brandon?
Shauni
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(06-12-2016, 02:40 PM)
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None in my state. Oh well, fuck you too, Best Buy. Don't need your shit
Collateral22
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(06-12-2016, 02:41 PM)
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There is a Dublin in Cali? Bring it to Dublin Ireland please Sony. Would love to try before I buy.
camaropilot
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(06-12-2016, 03:15 PM)
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2 locations in DFW, I'll be checking it out for sure!

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