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Want to play more VR for less $?  Become an MVP.  Stop by Portal to Join for $50 and get free stuff!  Load your MVP card with a minimum of $150 then pay with your card for up to 50% off on individual VR booth rentals when you make a same-day reservation via phone or…

Come play Sprint Vector for free at Portal any time on January 19th and win prizes!  Bring your friends and compete in two-player mode for the best time on the Ice map course. If you don’t have a companion, a Portal employee will gladly jump in to make sure you’re not playing alone.  We’ll record…

By MEGAN FARMER • JANUARY 5, 2018 “When you put on the goggles, you really are transported to whatever environment and world the developer has created for you,” Tim Harader said. “Your mind just accepts it.”   Harader is the owner of Portal Virtual Reality Arcade and Lounge in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. He’s seen firsthand…

Saturday, November 11th is Raw Data Player versus Player day and we’re celebrating by giving away official Raw Data merch like tee shirts, comics, and other branded goodies. Whether you’re new to the game or a seasoned player, you won’t want to miss experiencing all the new features, including Player versus Player mode.   For…

Kids can explore new worlds, slay fruit or battle their friends in dodgeball at Ballard’s new Portal Virtual Reality Arcade BY NAOMI TOMKY Sep 13, 2017 Charlotte Harader tries her hand at a virtual reality game in Ballard. PHOTO: JOSHUA HUSTON   With dark décor and booth-lined walls, Ballard’s new Portal Virtual Reality Arcade looks…

Originally published May 9, 2017 at 5:19 pm Updated May 9, 2017 at 7:16 pm At Portal in Ballard, co-founder Tim Harader helps virtual-reality gamer Marie Delestrade handle what looks to be a 500-foot drop off a plank suspended above a cityscape, but she’s really only 4 inches off the ground. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)…

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…