Ready to book a VR gaming session with us? Already booked in? Fantastic news. We’re looking forward to seeing you.

Preparing before you arrive for your session is key to making the most of it and really enjoying yourself. By doing some simple things before you arrive, you can make sure that you have a safe, memorable session at X-GenVR.

Wear comfortable clothing and sensible shoes:

You’re going to be moving around a lot when playing VR games, and since you’ll be wearing one of our HTC Vive headsets, you won’t be able to see anything except for the virtual world you’re in. Although you’ll have one of our experienced staff members with eyes on you at all times to make sure that you stay safe, you can help yourself by wearing comfortable clothes and sensible shoes. Trainers or another kind of flat shoe are perfect. For extra safety, wear closed-foot shoes if you wish.

Pick out clothes that you can comfortably move around in. Some of our games, like Beat Saber, can get really energetic and you’ll be moving around a lot. So it’s a good idea to wear layers; that way you can always take a sweater or cardigan off if your temperature starts to rise.

Have something to eat:

VR games take a lot of focus and energy so it’s best not to play them on an empty stomach. Plus, you don’t want to distract yourself from the experience with hunger! If you’ve not got time to grab a bite to eat at home or decide to pay us an impromptu visit when you’re in Merseyway Shopping Centre, there are plenty of places to get a quick meal for energy nearby. There are a McDonalds, Subway, Greggs, Costa and various other sandwich shops a few minutes’ walk away.

That being said, it’s probably best to not start playing right after you’ve eaten as you’ll be moving – and maybe even jumping – around quite a bit. Stay hydrated, too – we’re now selling water and soft drinks.

Arrive with plenty of time:

It can take some time for our staff members to get you acquainted with the machines in our arcade, or set you up for your luxury room experience. So arrive with plenty of time to spare so that you have a fun and relaxed time, and make the most of the slot that you’ve booked. If your booking is for a large party, arrive at least fifteen minutes in advance so we can get everybody set up and ready to go.

Enjoy yourself and have fun!

We want all our visitors to have as much fun as possible when visiting X-GenVR, whether you’re playing in the arcade or making use of one of our luxury rooms. Remember that you can always ask one of our staff members if you’re unsure of anything; we’re always happy to help and no question is too silly!

It’s always best to be prepared, so if you have any further questions about your booking, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0161 737 7273 or shoot us a message on Facebook.