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I wondered if anyone of you guys has pondered into the world of virtual reality yet.

This week we tried Oculus Rift at our company, I rode a rollercoaster and played a few minutes of Half Life 2. Everyone got extremely sick using it though, one of my company managed to play for about 20-30 minutes, but didn't feel that good when doing that. Some of my colleagues almost threw up after a minute. Luckily I don't have such a sensitive stomach, but while being extremely cool it made me nauseous, too, after 5 minutes.

So has anyone of you had any experience with that kind of technology?
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The closest thing would be the Virtual boy or the 3DS. Neither made me sick, but made my head hurt after maybe 30 minutes.

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Pretty sure I'd lose any signs of a social life and become a creepy recluse if I tried Mass Effect with that.
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Oh wow, Tulip.
I've heard of the Rift, but I didn't think it was that intense to use!
Maybe in the future when I have money, I'll invest in one alongside the Doom 3: BFG Edition and Rage.
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Funny enough I just discovered the existence of this a couple days ago. It was pretty surprising to discover that John Carmack is involved.
This week we tried Oculus Rift at our company, I rode a rollercoaster and played a few minutes of Half Life 2. Everyone got extremely sick using it though, one of my company managed to play for about 20-30 minutes, but didn't feel that good when doing that. Some of my colleagues almost threw up after a minute. Luckily I don't have such a sensitive stomach, but while being extremely cool it made me nauseous, too, after 5 minutes.
I haven't tried it myself, although it's kind of disheartening to hear that this can cause pretty strong side effects. I've wondered what it would be like to be totally immersed in a game. How was the actual virtual reality experience?
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Some days ago I was actually thinking of opening a topic about this. :) So, yes, I've tried it, and thought it was the coolest tech I've ever tried. Seriously, I loved it, and I seldom get excited about things like this. This is the way 3D games/worlds should be seen. I also saw the rollercoaster demo but didn't feel nauseous except at one point of the track, which made the speed of it feel more real (also the first time this has happened to me when watching something on a "screen"). So I guess I'll invest in this technology at some point, possibly when it's more mainstream and cheaper and there are some interesting games for it. (I haven't checked what they have right now.) Also, the fact that they have Carmack in the team is promising. Might be interesting to see how 2D games like Keen would work in this kind of immersing environment.
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The holodeck will be the last technology man creates. We'll go extinct after that, the last human perishing at age 96 surrounded by a harem of 128 virtual women.
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hay gus robots have souls cuz glitches r "ghosts in the machin"
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KeenRush wrote:Might be interesting to see how 2D games like Keen would work in this kind of immersing environment.
I can think of nothing more terrifying than one of your mods with virtual reality capability.
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Keening_Product wrote:
KeenRush wrote:Might be interesting to see how 2D games like Keen would work in this kind of immersing environment.
I can think of nothing more terrifying than one of your mods with virtual reality capability.
The mod linked above, (colloquially "Episode Smile," or just "Smile" as it bears the name of the original game on which it was based.) is a reconstruction of that produced by an unknown retro game fan, "VirtuKeen in Episode Smile" produced by the PCKF (now, obviously, defunct) at some point in 2015.

This game, along with several others inadvertently produced - most infamously 'A New Dope' and the mods produced by a programming error in "Levellord's modding tutorial" - generates patterns the human visual system cannot easily deal with. This so-called 'Godelian shock input' can, to put it crudely, crash the human brain. The image does not usually produce any immediate effect (due to delayed neurochemical encoding of 'Godelian spoilers'), but is usually triggered several days later upon viewing any repetitive image that triggers the memory into recalling the original.
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I know this technologie has existed for a while because I saw on tv a long time ago that people would get this device to simulate hight to evercome fear of hights. I always wondered why this hadn't been developed for games for a larger audience. I gues it's finnaly close to being developed in a way that many people can afford it. I'll be very interested to try.

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3D and VR are ideas that people always want to try but can never quite make work. I'm actually surprised 3D seems to have 'taken' this time around, and it's still beset by problems.
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I hear Kairo (moderately obscure puzzle game, LP'd by Kurt J. Mac) is going to get support for the OR soon.

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