‘Game of Thrones’ and the Oculus Rift took me from Austin to Westeros

The elevator at Castle Black rumbled beneath my feet. Cold air blasted against my face, reminding me yet again how hostile the environment was here at the Wall, the home of the Night’s Watch. At the top, I looked down across the realm from the dizzying, almost impossible heights. I reached out to steady myself, the wind howling in my ears. That’s when the scary part began.

Last month in New York HBO launched the latest version of Game of Thrones: The Exhibition. It’s a museum-style tour that offers a glimpse at the props, costumes, and models used in the making of the show, and it featured the soft launch of an Oculus Rift-powered experience that takes viewers inside George R.R. Martin’s mythical land of Westeros. An expanded…

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