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A Waterloo-based tech company is conquering the video game world

A Waterloo-based tech company is conquering the video game world

Posted by PanamericanWorld on March 02, 2017

A virtual reality arcade called ‘Ctrl V‘ based in Waterloo, Ontario, has announced it plans to open 10 new locations across Canada in the next eight months, following a successful launch seven months ago.

So far, the company has two operating locations: its flagship arcade in Waterloo and an arcade in Guelph, Ontario.

Its website shows an arcade opening soon in Red Deer, Alberta and the company’s CFO Robert Bruski says there are more Calgary locations coming, specifically naming Regina, Saskatoon, Lethbridge, Kelowna, Kamloops and Calgary. Bruski didn’t mention whether the remaining arcade locations would also be in Canada’s west.

The company is set to expand this year, opening 10 new virtual reality arcade locations across Canada over the next eight months.

Bruski says the rapid growth of virtual reality will only continue to soar.

“We’ve got another location in Guelph, and we’ve got some more opening up in Alberta, Regina, Saskatoon, Lethbridge, Kelowna, Kamloops, Calgary, Red Deer - all over the place,” Bruski said.

He feels strongly that technology will soon allow people to learn new skills.

“I hope and I believe that the concept behind virtual reality will move past gaming and move into education and training and sort of adopt a wider breadth of uses.”

Bruski sees the technology being used as an aid for such things as EMS training to help get first responders accustomed to trauma, or to help people learn to cope with conditions such as vertigo or fear of heights.

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