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Michael King, King 5, Seattle   Sure Ballard is known for its Scandinavians. But now you’ll find Ninjas, Mummies and Aliens there too! And they’re all in one room at brand-new Portal Virtual Reality Arcade and Lounge. One of just a handful in the world, the V-R arcade offers 10 padded booths where gamers can…

by CHARLES SINGLETARY • APRIL 14TH, 2017 The best way to get someone to understand VR’s potential is to get them under a headset. Virtual reality can elicit powerful responses but is definitely a difficult experience to describe. Expos, conventions, in-store displays, and the like are bridges to the curious but still not quite a full-proof means to…

Just opened in Ballard, Portal aims to make VR a social, and family-friendly, event BY NANCY SCHATZ ALTON, PUBLISHED ON: APRIL 01, 2017     Outside the March rain fell, but inside this room I stood atop Vesper Peak, Washington. I looked up at the sun while marveling that I couldn’t fall off my cliff perch into the glacier-fed lake…