Submitted by ChaosKnight 879d ago | video

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. (Oculus Rift, PC, Tech)

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Pandamobile  +   879d 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_663  +   879d 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
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starchild  +   878d ago
Totally agree, Pandamobile. Oculus Rift has the potential to change gaming in exciting ways.
LOGICWINS  +   879d ago
LOL_WUT  +   879d ago
Looked pretty scripted to me ;)
caseh  +   879d 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.
hay  +   879d 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.
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Nivalis  +   879d ago
sorry, im not buying in to the hype train and scripted coverage
Lone_Man  +   879d ago
if scripted ..he is doing a pretty good job there
coolasj  +   879d ago
It's not hard to believe this would happen if you aren't familiar with the concept of VR. Just like how some people literally can't get past certain Portal levels.
mydyingparadiselost  +   879d ago
I just have to try it for myself, this is definately something that has to be experienced first hand for a couple of hours to know if it works or not.
steve30x  +   879d ago
I'll definately be buying this. I know some racing games will be getting support along with PCars getting Rift support.
r21  +   879d ago
Imagine the possibilities of horror games with this D:
Septic  +   879d ago
Damn....didn't think about that. Diaper sales would increase for sure.
Fishy Fingers  +   879d ago
I still find myself leaning left and right while cornering in driving games. It's not unrealistic to think that my reaction might be something similar :)
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boing1  +   879d ago
You have no idea how much I did that while playing WipeOut :D
CaptainCamper  +   879d ago
"Guy Almost Wipes Out Computer Trying Oculus Rift VR"

He moved the monitor about 5 inches and bumped into the wall....

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