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Shanghai’s tech-savvy youth flock to virtual reality arcades

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
he city has at least 25 virtual reality arcades with more opening by the month. "Men like a haunted house, and zombie games, while women prefer magic house types," says one owner. "Children like watching the simulation of sceneries.”
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.