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Want to try the HTC Vive this week? The Paranormal Activity game is your best shot

Want to try the HTC Vive this week? The Paranormal Activity game is your best shot

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Here at The Verge, we love the Vive VR headset, or at least the prototype version that HTC and Valve have been showing off since early this year. It offers a wide range of movement and a pair of comfortable, intuitive controllers, and it can power experiences that things like Google Cardboard and the Gear VR simply can't handle.

But one of the only chances to try it so far has been the world tour that kicked off this summer at San Diego Comic Con. If you live in Nashville, Austin, Dallas, or Paris, you might be able to catch the Vive before the tour ends on November 6th. If not, though, you might have a chance later this week — when AMC and Paramount Pictures show off a demo of the upcoming Paranormal Activity horror game.

From October 22nd to October 24th, 15 AMC theaters across the US will let patrons try out the demo on a Vive headset for free. Here's the full list of cities and theaters:

  • Baltimore, MD (Loew's White Marsh 16)
  • Bensalem, PA (Neshaminy 24)
  • Boston, MA (Loews Boston Common 19)
  • Las Vegas, NV (Town Square 18)
  • Lynnwood, WA (Loews Alderwood Mall 16)
  • McLean, VA (Tysons Corner 16)
  • Mesquite, TX (Mesquite 30)
  • New York, NY (Empire 25)
  • Century City, CA (Century City 15)
  • Emeryville, CA (Bay Street 16)
  • Orange, CA (Orange 30)
  • San Diego, CA (Mission Valley 20)
  • San Francisco, CA (Metreon 16)
  • Santa Clara, CA (Mercado 20)
  • Universal City, CA (Universal CityWalk 19)

We don't know how long the demo will be, or what it will hold — except that it's related to the image above and is hopefully pretty scary. We're also not sure how many headsets will be in each theater. Unlike a lot of VR tie-ins, the demo is for an actual Paranormal Activity game that was announced this summer. It's supposed to arrive next May for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, and potentially more headsets. The Vive itself was supposed to come out by the end of this year, but a full release before 2016 is looking less and less likely.