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Kid Tries HTC Vive Virtual Reality Headset For The First Time And Is Blown Away

29/02/2016 16:04 GMT | Updated 29/02/2016 16:59 GMT

If you haven't yet tried a virtual reality headset of any kind yet we have to wonder, where have you been hiding?

The technology has exploded in the past two years and now it seems as though our dreams of living virtual lives can finally come true thanks to the likes of Oculus Rift and, in particular, the HTC Vive.

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Summing up everything we feel about virtual reality though is this kid who, when shown a taste of what virtual reality can do, is quite literally blown away by what's in front of him.

William, 11, is given a quick demo called 'Showdown' which showcases the sheer graphical power that virtual reality can process for future video games.

Inside the experience William is placed on a virtual street where he's taken through a slow-motion battle between some soldiers and a fairly menacing robot at the other end.

There are explosions everywhere, action all around and of course some pretty terrifying sound effects to go with it.

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As we discovered in our own experience of HTC Vive, the virtual reality headset is by far the most immersive available allowing you to actually walk around the environment as well as look around.

HTC recently announced that the first consumer version of HTC Vive would be released to the public for an eye-watering £689 at the end of March.

To be honest though that might be a small price to pay for the early adopter who's looking to feel the same exhilaration that William felt.