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Guy Almost Wipes Out Computer Trying Oculus Rift VR

User Brandon swings all around the room exclaiming with shock as he took the trip on a virtual roller coaster, almost knocking down his computer and smashing into a wall in the process.

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Pandamobile1240d ago

It's pretty crazy how much the Rift screws with your senses when all of your auditory and visual information is coming from a computer.

I really hope the Rift gets tons of developer support when it launches. It really is the coolest thing we've seen pop up in the game industry in a good decade or so.

Blackdeath_6631240d ago (Edited 1240d ago )

yeah once people realise that the only thing they need to move is their head not the rest of their body then they will be able to use it regularly. virtual reality has been attempted many times in the past both in gaming and experimentally but this is the first time there has been a strong backing behind it. if only sony would add motion sensors to this ( http://opticalvisionresourc... ) 3d oled head mounted display with surround sound. that would be epic. i would buy it if it wasnt so goddamn expensive. there is a version in japan with head tracking but they should make one that works with the ps4

starchild1239d ago

Totally agree, Pandamobile. Oculus Rift has the potential to change gaming in exciting ways.

LOL_WUT1240d ago

Looked pretty scripted to me ;)

caseh1240d ago

Could be but i'm thinking its real. Like using 3D glasses for the first time you may instinctively reach out or sway to avoid something.

I'm guessing this has the same effect when you first use it as its immersive to the extent of allowing you to look around but not see anything other than the game you're a part of.

hay1240d ago (Edited 1240d ago )

Oculus obscures pretty much 100% of your vision, therefore the body relies on visual/audio input along with conflicting information from vestibular system to interpret position and motion. Which might put some stress on ones brain.

Ever been in spinning tunnel? Very same thing. Even though you are standing firmly on the ground, visual input suggest surrounding is spinning, giving illusion of the same, hence difficulty to stand straight on your own.

I'd say it has some potential possibilities of disattaching eye perceptive priority and could force body to make some good use of vestibular instead. More trained senses to rely on.

Nivalis1240d ago

sorry, im not buying in to the hype train and scripted coverage

Lone_Man1240d ago

if scripted ..he is doing a pretty good job there

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