System: Valve Index & HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Virtual Tour
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing or Sitting
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 60
Description: The Cable Center is proud to announce our Virtual Reality Archives Exhibit. The Center started experimenting with virtual reality in late 2013 with the goal of capturing objects to share in exhibits and videos. Four years later, we have elevated our work to a whole new level. Website visitors can now download the project, “step into” The Cable Center’s building and manipulate cable-related artefacts in our virtual archives. You can experience watching our Oral History videos in the virtual John Malone Theater on the big screen. Or, be enveloped in a video in our 360 video theatre. A downloadable version is available now for those with an HTC Vive headset, as well as a basic version in 2D for Windows desktop.
Review: If you have any interest at all in cable television and its history you might enjoy ‘The Cable Center – Virtual Archive’ as that is all that this app is about. You get to see the history of set-top boxes and other things as well as a 360 video. Let’s face it, to most people, this is going to be as boring as watching paint dry, but for some, it will be a history-filled trip that they will enjoy immensely. I am in the “boring” group and it wasn’t for me, but I do get that there is enough educational content here for it to be worth a download and at least it is free anyway.