This May’s launch of Oculus Quest is the virtual-reality moment we’ve all been dreading—there are no more available excuses for avoiding V.R. Quest is wireless, and therefore easier to use than Oculus Rift S—both are available through the V.R.-gaming company bought by Mark Zuckerberg in 2014 for around $3 billion. With this more accessible model now available on Amazon for about the same price as an Apple Watch, it’s going to be everywhere: resistance is sadly no longer an option.
Entering the world of “the Quest” starts with a mandatory practice session to master the idiosyncratic controls. Despite an allergy to instruction manuals, as an obedient columnist I took this one on the chin, and so—albeit reluctantly—on your behalf I entered the bedroom of my teenage son.