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The push to make VR headsets mainstreamVideo games are literally going to people's heads. At the Game Developers Conference, virtual reality headsets were all the rage as startups and major tech companies showed off their latest VR offerings.
Video games are looking more realistic, and now they're starting to feel more realistic. Nice. [LAUGH] With 3D content playing on a screen inches from your eyes, virtual reality headsets are designed to make players feel like their in the game. The virtual guy in the world, kind of gestured towards me, and I have to say, I, I flinched a little bit. It was that immersive. At the game developer's conference in San Francisco, virtual reality is turning heads as startups and tech giants gear up to release new VR headsets. Adding VR as an option for game developers to create totally massive experience. We'll create more variety of game experiences. Sony showed off the latest version of its Morpheus headset. To add to the immersiveness, additional controllers get your hands in the game. It does, kind of let you, reach out into the world, and directly interact with it. Other big tech players are also helping to bring VR to the main screen. Facebook acquired Oculus VR for two billion dollars last year, boosting confidence confidence in the technology. Google is also getting into VR with cardboard. This do it yourself kit folds into, this headset. Insert your Android or iPhone, download some VR apps, and then you can view a virtual reality world. The HTC Vive has sensors that allow you to walk around an entire room without hitting a wall. Even though I was blinded from it. A ghost wall appeared in my virtual experience. Microsoft has its own headset, the HoloLens, which projects 3D images over the real world. The new VR headsets are expected to hit the market by the end of this year and into early 2016. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi CNET.com for CBS News.