Keeping It Real 

Bluff City Virtual Reality opened about two months ago. Guests can rent a room for $29 per half hour ($10 more for a full hour) to get a headset and play a virtual reality game. These are single-player, first-person games. They've got shooter games, which owner David Callahan describes as sort of like The Walking Dead, and a James Bond game where players solve a puzzle. There's an outer space experience and an underwater experience. You can fight fantasy creatures with a sword and shield or shoot a sci-fi bow and arrow. You can paint, or walk a plank on a skyscraper, or play a guitar using light sabers.

click to enlarge Ready player fun
  • Ready player fun

Callahan says the reaction to the games is across-the-board, "Oh, wow!" He notes that comparing virtual reality with your everyday TV game console is like comparing an '80s Nintendo to the modern-day Xbox.

Callahan recently introduced a Friday night Date Night. As one person plays the game, his date sits on a couch and can watch what the person is seeing on a TV screen. There is a gift basket involved. It contains bath bombs.

"It's like being inside a different world," says Callahan.

"It's 1,000-times better than you can believe," he says.

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment



Hungry Memphis

The Nine Now Open

Fly On The Wall Blog

What’s Kids in the Hall Co-Founder Kevin McDonald Doing in Memphis?

Hungry Memphis

Gordon Ramsay's in Memphis to Save a Restaurant!

News Blog

TVA CEO Set to Retire in April

News Blog

Leaders Work to Revamp Public Art Guidelines

Tiger Blue

Three Thoughts on Tiger Football

Tiger Blue

#22 LSU 85, Tigers 76

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

This Week At The Cinema: Indie Memphis Winners and BTS

Beyond the Arc

Grizzlies Lose First Home Game to Utah Jazz 96 - 88


More by Susan Ellis

Readers also liked…

© 1996-2018

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation