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Motion sickness is a 'fundamental issue' with 3D gaming, says SEGA exec

SEGA West President Mike Hayes has raised concerns over the possibility of players being struck by motion sickness while playing games in 3D, saying that though he thinks it's a "marvellous technology", motion sickness "is a fundamental issue about how much 3D you can consume".

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The Meerkat2674d ago (Edited 2674d ago )

I've been a gamer for almost 30 years.

I've noticed that some game give me terrible motion sickness while others in the same genre don't. I can't work out what causes the feeling. It may be something to do with perspective or maybe even the frame rate.

FPS
The new AVP makes me very ill after just 5 mins.
Far Cry 2 about the same.
Half Life 2 on PC and 360 make me ill after 15-20 mins
Quake was a similar 15-20 mins.
Halo 1,2,3,OSDT, Reach are hit and miss. Sometimes I do feel ill and sometimes I don't.
Call of Duty 2,3,4,5,6 are all fine.
Oblivion and Fallout I have no problems at all.

With 3rd person games.
Red Faction I can't even play its too bad.
RDR and GTA are ok most of the time.
AC was ok.
Dead Space is OK, even the upside down bits.
Prototype gives me no problems
Gears of War 1,2 are fine.

Driving games.
Never had a problem with any. Forza, GT, PGR, NFS are all ok.

I'm worried about trying true 3D games because of this.

Beer does help though.

DaTruth2674d ago (Edited 2674d ago )

I find when I'm hung over I can't play games at all, especially GTA games; the motion sickness is just crazy. I also get motion sickness from playing PSP in moving cars!

I would hate to buy the television and everything only to find out I can't play it because it makes me want to vomit!

Strange_Evil2674d ago

Yup same for me... I get motion sickness only when I play handhelds in cars (or something thats moving especially when I am sitting opposite to the road in buses.)

I never get sickness while playing console games.. As long as I ain't moving everything works well.

Hideo_Kojima2674d ago (Edited 2674d ago )

The only games that make me feel sick are...

Assassins Creed games
Dark levels in Halo 1 and many levels in Halo 3
Resistance 2 made me feel a bit sick
The new super mario game.
Kingdom of Hearts on PS2

I am fine with the rest:
KZ2
BF2
BFBC
MW2
GTA
Red Faction Guerilla
Motorstorm
Half Life 2
Left 4 Dead 1-2
Fallout 3
San Andreas
MGS4
Sims
or any other game I can remember

It is very very weird I don't get why it happens maybe it is just the way I feel about the game/story and nothing to do with the Frames or blur or resolution.

blackbeld2674d ago

How Strange they bashing 3D.

Again an article says something negative about 3D tech.

Lets be honest do you watching Avatar in the theatre already in 3D?

That is like 3 hours watching in 3D. Now it doesn't make sense to say after playing 15 min in 3D you will get sick. And then Motion sickness? WTF!

Wii I could play all day!

Wh15ky2674d ago (Edited 2674d ago )

A few games have caused me to have mild motion sickness symptoms. The worst that I can remember was the first mission in Resistance 2 when the explosions are going off and the whole screen is shaking.

ArchangelMike2674d ago

Dont' think I've ever had motion sickness off a game. My son can't play the PSP in a moving vehicle or else he is physically sick. My wife can't even turn her head in a moving vehicle without getting motion sickness. She always complains when watching me play FPS games that it gives her motion sickness.

The Meerkat2674d ago

I forgot about L4D.

Its the worst

callahan092674d ago

The only game I can remember giving me motion sickness is Marathon: Durandal. I have no idea why. No other game has ever made me feel sick, but whenever I tried to play that game I just started to feel nauseous and queasy.

Boody-Bandit2674d ago (Edited 2674d ago )

Most people adapt to it. I get vertigo from some FPS games and I use to get headaches from DLP projectors. I literally would get so ill playing certain titles but if I really liked the game I would keep playing it and eventually it wouldn't affect me anymore. Of course it would take several sittings and small doses but it usually worked itself out.

When I purchased my first DLP projector the eye strain was so bad it felt like they were being sucked out of my sockets with a vacuum. I would get pretty bad headaches that usually hit me the following day. After a few weeks the headaches went away. I'm not saying everyone adapts but I think most people usually don't try to break past the initial problems by giving up as soon as they experience the first side effects.

Funny thing is a lot of people get hungover when they drink but it doesn't stop most from drinking again. <- Maybe that's a bad analogy but I get sick almost every time I drank. Ironically enough I don't drink anymore. ;)

I can live without the drink but not my games and big screen.

kneon2674d ago

The only game that ever gave me problems was playing KZ2 sitting far too close to a large screen. I got used to it though after a while.

It was really weird for me as I don't get motion sickness, I fly a lot, I've spent a lot of time out in small boats in very large waves and never had any problems.

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Wizziokid2674d ago (Edited 2674d ago )

Well that could be a huge problem, you can't get motion sickness when owning in Killzone 3 multiplayer...

Edit:
A disagree? motion sickness isn't a huge problem?? :S

DaTruth2674d ago

you can get motion sickness when owning in Killzone 3 multiplayer... When you have a weak stomach and so much 3D blood is plastering your screen and appears to be splashing you.

Personally, I think that would be some cool ass shit! Glad I don't have a weak stomach!

Pistolero2674d ago

my main problem with it at this point is simply the cost....I know for a fact i won't be able to afford to buy a new tv for at least a couple years.

Wizziokid2674d ago

It's not just the TV it's the glasses also, if you want to have 4 friends over your going to have to splash out over £300 on some glasses for them as well as yourself.

ExposingLames2674d ago

who is sega? :P

i loved that altered beast game back when i was a lil dude

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