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NoogaSystems VR Gaming Center – Kid VR Parties

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Kid Birthday Party – VR Game Play of King Kaiju

Chattanooga Birthday Parties

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Kid Birthday Party – VR Game Play of Beat Saber

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Kid Birthday Party – VR Game Play of Arizona Sunshine

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Kids Playtime & Team Playing During Birthday Parties at NoogaSystems VR Center

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Doctors Are Now Utilizing VR To Help Study 3D Models Of Various Tumors

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Doctors will be using a new virtual lab that will build 3D models of tumor samples, providing a new way to look at cancer and other kinds of bad tumors.

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A New VR Exercise Bike is Coming Soon!

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NordicTrack is producing a new VR Bike equipped with controls and programs with a Vive Focus.

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REC Room for VR Has Updates for New Gaming Content & Patches

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Play REC Room VR at Chattanooga’s ONLY VR Gaming Center – NoogaSystems VR Center!

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NoogaSystems VR Center Adds New Maps to Pavlov VR

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Try out our new and exciting maps in Pavlov VR at the NoogaSystems VR Center in Chattanooga!

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Take A Look Inside a Dead Star with an Awesome VR Experience

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This VR experience lets you explore a 400 year old star with its massive supernova remnant.

“A team of researchers lead by Kimberly Kowal Arcand of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) and the Center for Computation and Visualization at Brown University have begun development of a one-of-a-kind VR experience that utilizes data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory mission, infrared data provided by the Spitzer Space Telescope, and optical data from various other telescopes to render a VR simulation of the youngest known supernova remnant in the Milky Way Galaxy, referred to as Cassiopeia A.”

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Seven Things To Do To Avoid VR Motion Sickness

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Verizon is Using VR to Help Train Employees How to Handle Scary Situations

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Suppose you are a Verizon employee getting ready to open the store when a group of strangers come barging in with guns pointed directly at you with the intent of robbing the store.

How would you react or handle this scary situation?

Traditional on-the-job training would cover this scenario with other employees sitting in a classroom that would include handout with pictures and text to visualize and describe the situation. However, with VR, it can bring this scary situation to life (as a real life scenario), which greatly enhances the training above and beyond traditional classroom training. Using VR better prepares you on how to handle scary situations.

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Therapists Are Using VR to Help Treat Mental Health Issues

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There are over 300 peer-reviewed studies that show VR is an effective tool for treating mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction. One such company that has paved the way for this new and exciting use for VR is Limbix.

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NoogaSystems Holiday Hours

NoogaSystems VR Center will closed on the following days during the Holiday Season. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

  • Thu December 27 – CLOSED
  • Fri December 28 – CLOSED
  • Sat December 29 – CLOSED
  • Sun December 30 – CLOSED

  • Resuming normal hours on Thursday, January 3, 2019.

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    NoogaSystems VR Center – December Promotions

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    NoogaSystems is offering Various December Promotions for VR Family Fun, good for both kids & adults.

    Visit NoogaSystems.com for more details.

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    Book Your Next Birthday Party @ NoogaSystems VR Center

    Book Your Next Birthday Party @ NoogaSystems VR Center

    Try something new by bringing your kid’s next Birthday Party to the NoogaSystems VR Center for amazing fun!!!

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    Free 15 Minutes of VR

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    Get 15 minutes of VR Play Time for FREE with the purchase of a 30 minute package (45 minutes for only $30.00).

    Offer began on December 1, 2018 and expires on December 30, 2018.

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    NoogaSystems VR Center is having a special December Promotion!

    Get 15 minutes of VR Play Time for FREE with the purchase of a 30 minute package (45 minutes for only $30.00).

    Offer began on December 1, 2018 and expires on December 30, 2018.

          

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    Play StandOut VR at the NoogaSystems VR Center for the Best Chattanooga Fun!

    Play StandOut VR at the NoogaSystems VR Center for the Best Chattanooga Fun! Stand Out is Similar to Fortnite except its in VR. Instead of playing and watching the game in front of a TV screen, YOU ARE ACTUALLY INSIDE THE GAME!

        

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    Get Your VR VIP Passes at the NoogaSystems VR Center for the Best Chattanooga Fun!

    Get Your VR VIP Passes at the NoogaSystems VR Center for the Best Chattanooga Fun this HOLIDAY SEASON!

      

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    Try the NoogaSystems VR Center for Escape & Breakout Games

    NoogaSystems VR Center offers customers great experiences in virtual reality for Escape & Breakout Gaming Experiences with multiple escape rooms for breaking out for survival.

    Come try our VR Escape Room Games:

    1. The Price of Freedom
    2. Bellows Encounters
    3. Escape or Die
    4. Belko
    5. Bellows
    6. Cubical
    7. Insanity VR
    8. Caliban Below

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    Book Your Next Birthday Party @ NoogaSystems VR Center

    Try something new by bringing your kid’s next Birthday Party to the NoogaSystems VR Center for amazing fun!!!

       

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    NoogaSystems VR Center Adds New VR Games!

    Kid Birthday Party

    NoogaSystems has added some new games to its VR Gaming Center collection.

    We recently added the following games:

    • Stand Out Battle Royale for VR (Similar to Fortnite)
    • Rush
    • Cave Digger
    • HoloLab Champions
    • Insanity VR
    • Taphouse

    Play VR HERE!!!

     

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    Beat Saber in VR is Getting New Updates!

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    Beat Saber will be getting new updates soon! Play Beat Saber at NoogaSystems VR Center in Chattanooga.

    New features will be:

    • Expert+ levels
    • New modifiers
    • Lights optimisation
    • New swords
    • Practice mode
    • Optimised game performance
    • Improved graphics
    • Player statistics
    • And more!

    Click here for more details.

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    Use VR to Help You Learn How to Play the Drums!

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    Learn how to play the drums with VR!

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    NoogaSystems Offering Limited Promotion!

    Get 15 minutes of VR Play Time for FREE with the purchase of a 30 minute package (45 minutes for only $30.00).

    Offer begins on December 1, 2018 and expires on December 30, 2018.

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    Medical Training Center coming to VR

    Queen’s University Announces Dedicated VR Medical Training Center

     

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    Check Out Our New Lower Prices for VR Birthdays & VIP Passes!

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    NoogaSystems VR Center has lowered its prices for VR Birthday Parties & VIP Passes!

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    VR Birthday Parties @ NoogaSystems VR Center

    Try something new by bringing your kid’s next Birthday Party to the NoogaSystems VR Center for amazing fun!!!

       

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    Face Your Fears in VR @ NoogaSystems VR Center

    Try out some of our horror games like: Face Your Fears, Paranormal Activity, Emily Wants to Play, and more…

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    Business Hours Update

    Hope everyone is having a good Tuesday!
    We are announcing a change of store hours taking place tomorrow – September 25th.
    We will no longer be open on Tuesdays and Wednesday. We apologize for our short notice and any inconvenience this may cause.
    Our Store hours are now the following:
    Monday – CLOSED
    Tuesday – CLOSED
    Wednesday – CLOSED
    Thursday – 12:00pm – 9:00pm
    Friday – 12:00pm – 9:00pm
    Saturday – 12:00pm – 9:00pm
    Sunday – 12:00pm – 9:00pm

    We look forward seeing you all enjoying the First and Best Virtual Reality Center here in Chattanooga!

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    Halloween at NoogaSystems VR Center

    Get your frills and thrills this Halloween Season at NoogaSystems VR Center. Below is our current line up of horror programs and games.

    Horror & Scary

    • Face Your Fears
    • Paranormal
    • A Chair in a Room
    • Emily Wants to Play
    • Isolation
    • Bellows Encounters
    • Dark Days
    • Dreadhalls
    • Brookhaven Experiment
    • Syren

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    NoogaSystems VR Center has Fortnite Style Game in VR – PLAY VR HERE!

    NoogaSystems has Rec Royale in VR which is very similar to Fortnite!

    Come Play Rec Royale in VR at NoogaSystems VR Center, Amazing Fun!!!

    Hands-on: ‘Rec Royale’ is a Promising VR Battle Royale Shooter From ‘Rec Room’

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    NoogaSystems Chattanooga VR Center – YouTube Channel

    Check out NoogaSystems YouTube Channel for the latest VR Gameplay Clips. 

    Get the best VR Arcade experience and fun for the entire family. NoogaSystems offers a new and fun thing to do in Chattanooga.

    Visit NoogaSystems.com for more details.

    PLAY VR HERE!

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    NoogaSystems Gaming Tournaments

    NoogaSystems Chattanooga VR Center is now offering gaming tournaments for traditional gaming competitions and VR competitions. Get the best VR Arcade experience and fun for the entire family. NoogaSystems offers a new and fun thing to do in Chattanooga.

    Visit NoogaSystems.com for more details.

    PLAY VR HERE!

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    NoogaSystems Gaming Tournaments

    NoogaSystems Chattanooga VR Center is now offering gaming tournaments for traditional gaming competitions and VR competitions. Get the best VR Arcade experience and fun for the entire family. NoogaSystems offers a new and fun thing to do in Chattanooga.

    Visit NoogaSystems.com for more details.

    PLAY VR HERE!

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    NoogaSystems has Beat Saber in VR – Get a Workout!

    NoogaSystems has the Beat Saber program for both the Oculus and Vive VR Systems at its Chattanooga VR Center.

    Come try out Beat Saber and get a workout!

    One man loses 138 pounds playing Beat Saber.  See more at VRScout below:

    Man Loses 138 Pounds Following Beat Saber Workout Routine

     

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    NoogaSystems Opens Up the 1st and ONLY VR Center in Chattanooga!

    NoogaSystems opens the first and only Chattanooga Virtual Reality Center, offering customers virtual reality demos, products and accessories. Customers can demo a wide range of virtual reality programs and games on multiple platforms.

    Whether customers are a beginner or advanced, the Chattanooga VR Center offers many options, including accessories and virtual reality ready gaming personal computers to begin.

    The Chattanooga Virtual Reality Center has virtual reality games and programs for both kids and adults and virtual reality stations from beginners to experts.  Customers may schedule private sessions or pay as they go as well as private parties for businesses and birthdays.

    The Chattanooga Virtual Reality Center can also bring virtual reality centers to a business, workplace and home.

    The Chattanooga Virtual Reality Center is at 8115 East Brainerd Road, Suite #20.  Call 702-6644 or email admin@noogasystems.com for more information.

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    NoogaSystems Sponsors new Chattanooga VR/AR Technology Group

    NoogaSystems sponsors the new Chattanooga VR/AR Technology Group meetings!

    This is a new group for anyone interested in VR/AR technologies.

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    This is a group for anyone located in the Chattanooga area that is interested in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. All skill levels are welcome from beginners to experts….

    Check out this Meetup Group →

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    First 15 Minutes of VR for FREE @ Chattanooga VR Center

    For a limited time, get your first 15 minutes of VR for free at NoogaSystems VR Center!

     

     

     

     

     

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    NoogaSystems – Chattanooga VR Center is Now Open

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    Whether you’re a beginner or advanced; our Chattanooga VR Center has everything you need in virtual reality, including accessories and VR ready gaming PC’s to get you going.  Stop by for a demo and more:

      • Latest VR Games and Programs for both kids & adults
      • VR Gaming Stations from beginners to expert
      • Schedule private sessions or pay as you go (click here to make reservations)
      • Ask about our monthly, quarterly or annual VIP passes (BEST DEAL)
      • Enjoy a variety of snacks and drinks
      • Schedule a private party for businesses or birthdays
      • We can bring VR Centers to your business, workplace or home
      • Need help training your workforce?  Let Us Help with VR!

    VR PROGRAM/GAME LISTING

    BEGINNERS

     

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    VR Tutorial for Beginners

    PUTTING ON THE VR GOGGLES FOR THE FIRST TIME

    If you are new to VR, you will first need to familiarize yourself with the 3D space after putting on the VR goggles for the first time. Within your allotted room space, you can move around and move your hands or controllers to get familiarized with the movements in VR space. Take notice of the dashed walls that pop-up when you get too close or are about to exceed your room space limitations. As you move about for a few minutes, make sure you do not experience any dizziness or vertigo symptoms. You may also want to temporarily remove the goggles to see where you are within your allotted room space and to allow a short break from VR since its your first time.

    USING YOUR VR CONTROLLERS

    Before you are able to use your controllers, you must familiarize yourself with each button and their functions in VR space, like:  moving/teleporting or jumping; grabbing, throwing or dropping objects; modifying viewing options, accessing menu settings, exiting programs when your done and much more. The more you practice with your VR controllers by using the button features, the easier it will be to maneuver and control your VR avatar. This will also help you improve your hand and eye coordination within VR space.

    For more details on VR tutorial for beginners, please visit NoogaSystems VR Center in Chattanooga, TN.

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    New Address Location for NoogaSystems VR Center

    New Location for VR Store Front is:

    8115 East Brainerd Road, Suite #20, Chattanooga, TN, 37421

    Opening on Wednesday August 8, 2018!

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    NoogaSystems is Hiring

    NoogaSystems of Chattanooga, TN is hiring flexible part-time positions (up to 30 hrs/wk) for Assistant Manager and Retail Clerk.

    Required skills:  good with people, good with computers – hardware and software, basic sales skills, basic knowledge of website creation/hosting, basic knowledge of virtual reality (VR) devices, energetic, positive attitude, motivated, dependable and close to two years of previous work experience.

    -Email a cover letter with resume to: admin@noogasystems.com

    Pay range is based on experience: $10/hr to $16/hr

    Also may includes up to 10 hours of paid time off with quarterly bonuses.

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    Chattanooga VR Center by NoogaSystems

    Coming SOON!

    New VR Center Opening in Chattanooga on August 8, 2018; Offered by NoogaSystems.

    Whether you are new, intermediate or advanced; our Chattanooga VR Center has everything you need in virtual reality, including accessories and gaming PC’s to get you going.  Stop by for a demo and more:

    • Latest VR Games and Programs
    • VR Gaming Centers for beginners to expert
    • Schedule private sessions or pay as you go
    • Ask about our monthly, quarterly or annual VIP passes (BEST DEAL)
    • Enjoy snacks/drinks for a small fee while having fun
    • Schedule a private party for businesses or birthdays
    • We will bring VR Centers to your business, workplace or home
    • Need help training your workforce.  Let Us Help!

    VR Gaming and Accessories

    Located @ 8115 East Brainerd Road, Suite #20, Chattanooga, TN, 37421

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    25% Off Sale with FREE Shipping

    NoogaSystems is offering a
    25% Off Sale with Free Shipping
    (excluding software, used items and some web services)
    Sale ONLY requires a minimum purchase of $50.00
    Use Coupon Code:

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    HTC Vive VR Controller (Wireless)

    NoogaSystems.com offers all the products for VR Gaming Accessories.  Get all your VR Accessories at NoogaSystems.com.

    Like the HTC Vive VR Controller:

    Features 24 sensors:

    • 3D gaming controller
    • 2-way trigger
    • multi-function trackpad
    • dual-stage trigger
    • HD haptic feedback and a rechargeable battery.
    • Includes one controller, lanyard, micro-USB cable and power adaptor
    • Battery capacity: 960 mAh

    Miscellaneous
    Package Contents:
    Controller
    Lanyard
    Micro-USB Cable
    Compatibility:

    HTC – Vive

    Warranty:  45 Days

    ONLY:  $129.99 with applied 20% OFF Discount (FREE Ground Shipping Included)

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    NoogaSystems Offering PC Accessory Combo Packages

    NoogaSystems.com offers its customers computer accessory combo packages.  NS offers 4 different PC accessory packages to choose from (FREE Shipping Included).  Also checkout our VR Computer Packages at NoogaSystems.com.

    Computer Accessory Combo Package 1 ($27.99)
    Includes: Full size wired keyboard, wired optical 3 button mouse with scrolling function, mouse pad and ink pens.

    Computer Accessory Combo Package 2 ($36.99)
    Includes: Full size wired keyboard, wired optical 3 button mouse with scrolling function, 32GB flash drive, mouse pad and ink pens.

    Computer Accessory Combo Package 3 ($149.99)
    Includes: 22″ LED 1080P Monitor, Full size wired keyboard, wired optical 3 button mouse with scrolling function, 32GB flash drive, mouse pad and ink pens.

    Computer Accessory Combo Package 4 ($174.99)
    Includes: 22″ LED 1080P Monitor, External DVD RW Drive, Full size wired keyboard, wired optical 3 button mouse with scrolling function, 32GB flash drive, mouse pad and ink pens.

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    25% Off Sale with Free Shipping

    NoogaSystems is offering a
    25% Off Sale with Free Shipping
    (excluding some software, used items and web services)
    Sale ONLY requires a minimum purchase of $50.00
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    ‘Twilight’ VR Ride Coming to Lionsgate Theme Park (by VRScout)

    The 237,000-square foot indoor theme park will be located in China.

    Santa Monica-based film and TV studio, Lionsgate, is opening theme parks in South Korea and China. And of course it wouldn’t be a proper theme park now days unless there’s VR.

    Dubbed Lionsgate Entertainment World, the themed parks are set to debut in the next couple years. As part of a push into location based entertainment internationally, the studio is hoping to grow the Lionsgate brand into a household name and boost film franchises with international audiences.

    Next year, Lionsgate will be opening their first indoor theme park in Hengqin, China. According to the LA Times, the 237,000-square foot entertainment complex will feature a VR motorcycle simulation ride based on the Twilightvampire movies. While we know Jacob is a big fan of dirt bikes with Bella in tow, little is known about what visitors will actually be riding or experiencing.

    ‘Twilight’ VR Ride Coming to Lionsgate Theme Park

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    New VR Movie Coming to Theaters March 29!

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    Inside the ‘Ready Player One’ OASIS at SXSW

    Ready Player One is one of the most anticipated films due to hit theaters on March 29th. Taking place in the year 2045, the world based on Ernest Cline’s best selling novel is bleak. But there’s one place where you can escape to a virtual universe, an immersive world where you can go anywhere, do anything, and be anyone. Welcome to the OASIS.

    Located in a massive building in Austin, Texas, Warner Bros. brought an in-person version of the Ready Player One virtual world to life at SXSW. The OASIS at SXSW is everything you’d imagine, packed entirely with 1980’s references from the story.

    The experience starts off by walking directly into main character Wade Watt’s room where you are taken into a neon filled hallway that leads into the OASIS. The laser light filled space surrounds you with beautiful sounds, a smattering of 80’s classics from Michael Jackson, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, Erasure, Grandmaster Flash, Annie Lennox, AH-Ha! All remixed into the ultimate 80’s mixtape.

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    https://vrscout.com/news/inside-ready-player-one-oasis-sxsw/

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    Check Out Our Games (20% Off Sale)

    Games for PC, PS4 and Xbox One!

    Click here to see our assortment of games.  Receive 20% Off your total order when you spend over $250.00; Free Shipping included!  Sale Ends April 30! 

    Sale also applies towards all PCs and Accessories! 

     

    Follow us on social media for more news and updates!

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    NoogaSystems.com of Chattanooga, TN is providing online chat & voice chatting technical support

    NoogaSystems (NS) of Chattanooga, TN is offering customers solutions for all hardware and software related issues by providing online chat and voice chatting technical support.  NS is offering these services @ NoogaNerds.com

     NS is also offering customers solutions for their software needs.  NS can offer “off the shelf” software or provide you with software customization

    ©  NoogaSystems 2018

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    NoogaSystems.com of Chattanooga, TN is offering customers Virtual Reality (VR) products

    NoogaSystems of Chattanooga, TN delivers VR Ready PC Packages for VR Ready Gaming PCs and VR Ready Business PCs.  NoogaSystems offers 3 models of VR Ready Gaming Computers:

    • Ruptor-X Gaming PC Bundle (VR Ready)
    • Ruptor Gaming PC (VR Ready)
    • Tectonic Gaming PC (VR Ready)
    • Sorus Gaming PC (VR Ready)

     

    NoogaSystems offers 2 models of VR Ready Computers for business, consumers and gamers:

    • Falcon-1 Mid Tower PC Bundle (VR Ready)
    • Greyhound Mid Tower PC (VR Ready)

     

    NoogaSystems also offers a wide range of VR Accessories:

    • VR Gaming Set & Gaming PC Bundle
    • VR Gaming Sets & Controllers
    • VR Vive Headsets
    • VR Vive Headset Skins
    • VR Vive Controllers
    • VR Vive Controller Skins
    • VR Vive 3-in-1 Cable

    NoogaSystems offers a wide range of Gaming PC Accessories:

    • Gaming Stereo Headsets
    • Gaming Controllers
    • Gaming Keyboards
    • Gaming Mouse
    • Gaming Mouse Pads

    Don’t forget to check out all our warranty options for all our VR and Gaming products @

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    NoogaSystems ( a New Company)

    About Us

    NoogaSystems (NS), LLC is a woman-owned, small business (WOSB) that opened its doors in 2017 as a new and thriving technology company focusing on high quality products and customer satisfaction. 

    NS is located in Chattanooga, TN serving the local community and the world of online retail.  NS is here to offer its customers the very best products in gamingcomputingvirtual reality (VR)accessories and other technologies, including online web services such as:  web domain names, web hosting, web site development, web security & privacy, E-commerce solutions, email creation, technical support and much more…

    NS can build you the very best in  custom gaming computer packages and PCs   for all your needs, whether for  business, gamingVR or  home  use.  We offer high quality pre-built PC systems that support a wide range of options from basic email and web browsing to using MS Office, CAD Systems or performing extreme VR gaming functions.   At NS, we offer a variety of warranty options for all our products including our gaming computer systems and VR units.

    NS continues to offer services over the phone and online for technical support for all your software and hardware issues, whether it’s for businesses or consumers.  We are “your technology services company” and are here to help!

    NS can also create custom software to cater to your internal business needs.  Whether you need software off the shelf, software customization, automation or modifications to your existing business applications, our experts are here to help.

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    NoogaSystems is offering VR Gaming PCs and Accessories on SALE!

    Check out our line of products @ NoogaSystems.com

    Non-Gaming PCs and Bundles

    • Essential III PC (Mini Tower)
    • Marlin 1 – PC Bundle (Mid Tower)
    • Greyhound X PC (Mid Tower)
    • Falcon 1 – PC Bundle (Mid Tower)

    Gaming PCs and Bundles

    • Sorus Gaming PC (Mid Tower)
    • Tectonic Gaming PC (Mid Tower)
    • Ruptor Gaming PC (Mid Tower)
    • Ruptor X – Gaming PC Bundle (Mid Tower)

    Including Promotional Products at Discount Prices

    • Mouse Pads
    • USB Thumb Drives
    • T-Shirts
    • Backpacks
    • Hats
    • Inkpens

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    Best VR headsets 2018: HTC Vive, Oculus, PlayStation VR compared

    We’ve seen a virtual reality explosion over the last few months, and now in there’s an amazing variety of VR headsets to choose from, starting at PC and moving all the way down to mobile VR.

    But which is the best VR headset out there? Well, for our money it’s the Oculus Rift right now, as better games, Touch controllers and room-scale tracking have come together to make this the most polished high-end VR experience out there.

    Big test: Vive, Oculus, PS VR and Windows Mixed Reality compared

    But the competition is closer and ever. Vive is also excellent (and still offers the best room scale), while the Sony PlayStation VR sold over a million headsets by summer 2017 thanks to its significantly lower price and the ubiquity of PlayStations ready to run it.

    So what are the best VR headsets – and which one should you head out and buy? We’ve put together the definitive selection of the most gob-smackingly awesome devices just waiting to be strapped to your face.

    READ MORE @

    https://www.wareable.com/vr/best-vr-headsets-2017

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    VR: HTC Vive partners with World Economic Forum

    HTC Vive has announced that it will be partnering with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to promote the VR/AR for Impact initiative. The pair will be showcasing content at the UN Sustainable Impact Hub at WEF 2018 in Davos.

    The initiative was originally launched by HTC at WEF 2017 and looks to use over $10 million to help fund VR and AR content and technologies that will create a positive impact and change in line with the aims of the UN’s sustainable development goals.

    HTC Vive will design and create experiences as part of the collaboration, while the UN and WEF will use their considerable influence to champion the use of the technology to educate and empower around the world.

    “The challenges our world faces today have never been greater, and humanity needs a clearer understanding and guidance to help solve global issues,” said Cher Wang, Chairwoman and CEO, HTC.

    “Unlike any other medium, Virtual Reality is able to immerse the global audience in literally any experience, and can help us learn, empathize and transform the world. VR/AR for Impact is a unique way of driving critical awareness toward problems and solutions facing mankind.”

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    https://www.virtualreality-news.net/news/2018/jan/23/htc-vive-partners-world-economic-forum/

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    5 Ways Virtual Reality is Improving Health Care

    1. Pain management

    There is good scientific evidence that virtual reality (VR) can help relieve pain. The parts of the brain that are linked to pain – the somatosensory cortex and the insula – are less active when a patient is immersed in virtual reality. In some instances, it can even help people tolerate medical procedures that are usually very painful.

    Other studies have shown that amputees can benefit from VR therapy. Amputees often feel severe pain in their missing limb, which can be hard to treat with conventional methods, and often doesn’t respond well to strong painkillers like codeine and morphine. However, a technique called “virtual mirror therapy”, which involves putting on a VR headset and controlling a virtual version of the absent limb, seems to help some patients cope better with this “phantom pain”.

    2. Physical therapy

    VR can be used to track body movements, allowing patients to use the movements of their therapy exercises as interactions in a VR game. For example, they may need to lift an arm above their head in order to catch a virtual ball.

    READ MORE @

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/five-ways-virtual-reality-is-improving-healthcare-a7801006.html