China is a country of early adopters and the VR/AR industry is no different. From arcades to humanity’s greatest obsessions, from this year’s biggest disappointment to Korean startups, we present you with the top VR and AR stories from our site this year.

1. Virtual Reality Arcades Are Taking Off In Shanghai

Shanghai is the home for most VR arcades in China. A quick search of VR Arcade (虚拟现实体验馆) or VR (虚拟现实) on Dazhong Dianping show that Shanghai has 101 VR experience sites, while Beijing has 55, Guangzhou has 22, and Shenzhen has 16. China’s VR arcades are attracting the middle class of young, tech-savvy Chinese people and are becoming a test bed for overseas VR games.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com