It turns out that puppies and virtual reality headsets do not make a perfect match.
My wife and I recently adopted a hound puppy from Alaqua named Nick. He's cute as can be, but he does like to chew things. We have been working with him on it and he's getting better. But we do still have to keep an eye on him.
Enhance Inc. released a free weekend demo of their new game "Tetris Effect" that was only going to be playable for a few days, and I wanted to try it out before I bought the game. But my wife was out of town and it was just me with the dogs.
"Tetris Effect" is a weird psychedelic take on the classic puzzle game with neon visuals and electronic music that reacts to the way you play the game. Now, I could have put Nick in his crate and tried out the game for a while, but it seemed mean to do that to him just so I could play a video game.
But then I got the perfect opportunity. On Sunday morning, the dogs were all napping on the couch while I was playing some "Red Dead Redemption 2," so I pulled out the PSVR headset, put on my headphones and launched the demo.
"Tetris" by itself is a great game, but this was a unique and captivating take on it.
About 10 minutes in I was clearing blocks, getting into the music and just having fun when my whole world went black and the VR screens shut off suddenly. I took off the headset and looked down to see Nick treating the cord like a piece of rawhide. I couldn't be mad at him. It was my fault for leaving him unsupervised.
Luckily, Nick didn't get shocked at all chewing on the cable, and it's not even going to cost me anything to get it replaced. I called PlayStation Customer Support on Monday and after I told them what had happened they said they would put one in the mail for me that should arrive next week.
And if anyone is curious, "Tetris Effect" is definitely worth a buy. Just play it on the TV and wait until the dogs are supervised better if you're going to play in VR.
Dusty Ricketts is the editor of The Destin Log and The Walton Sun newspapers and can be reached at email@example.com. He is currently playing "Red Dead Redemption 2" and "Star Wars Battlefront 2." You can find him to play online through his PlayStation Network ID, DustRAG316.