Reviewers around the web are talking up the room-scale immersion that HTC's Vive adds to the VR experience, but words alone don't really communicate just how cool it is. People who have used it say it really is something that has to be experienced to truly appreciate. Valve is trying to help prospective Vive users gain a better understanding of the experience with this mixed-reality demo video.
Most people won't have the green-screen studio setup and beefy camera rig that Valve used in the video, so it's unlikely videos like this will become a common way of sharing VR adventures. The video does serve as a great way to illustrate how the Vive puts you in the game, though. Valve's store page for the headset also includes diagrams of how the Vive works, and several videos demonstrating gameplay in some of the first Vive games. Make sure you check out our Vive review roundup for a more in-depth look at the headset's pros and cons, too.