The Virtual Video Store could bring back the old-school journey of a trip to the video shop using a treadmill and an Oculus Rift

Trips to your corner video rental shop were killed by Hulu and Netflix. In a fit of nostalgia, Jamie Umpherson is developing a concept to bring this experience back via the same means that it was extinguished: electronic media. He proposes an Oculus Rift-based video store, called Popcorn Time Virtual Video Store, that displays a service’s or private library as rows of movies on shelves.

The project draws on the nostalgia of walking between the lines of a video store, searching for just the right show. Users would wear their VR gear and walk through the video store. The walking would work either through a VR treadmill or a controller.

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