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What if the Virtual Boy had been a success?

Dualshockers: The Virtual Boy was a handheld that clearly wasn’t a handheld, not only that but it was neither capable of VR graphics nor was it a boy, which beggars the question – what the hell was it ?

But what if people had overlooked the limitations of the design and embraced the device?

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Quagmire2187d ago

Then major electronic companies would be forcing 3D upon consumers/gamers globally.
Oh Wait...

FrankDrebin2187d ago

If the Virtual Boy had been successful their would be countless folk having Seizures and killer headaches! Not to mention those hit by cars walking around with the shoulder-strap-on attachment.

There was a reason the Virtual Boy bombed and that was because it sucked!

Two colors. Red and Black.
Caused headaches!
Seizures!
Heavy!
Bad games!
SHOULDER MOUNT!

Nicaragua2187d ago (Edited 2187d ago )

I see the 3DS skating dangerously close to Virtual Boy territory. I also had a go on one of the new Sony 3D TV's the other day and i gotta say im not impressed at all.

Good article though, very funny.

MRJENKINS2187d ago

the chance of it being a success was slim to non not only was there major health issues but also it was advertised as a portable device how the f&%k was it portable and the graphics was just terrible it makes me sick just thinking about it..

taz80802187d ago

The virtual boy was a gisntd flop but look how everyone is flocking back to the 3d arena, maybe it was just ahead of it's time. Lol

Nicaragua2187d ago (Edited 2187d ago )

Dunno about being ahead of its time because that thing was more like a step backwards. Bulky console with basic graphics and wank 3D effect.

But i get what you mean, i really dont buy into this return of 3D.

iiprotocolii2187d ago

Red and black didn't work well for me on a constant basis. I needed color.

Games4M - Rob2187d ago

I actually had a chance to have a go on one of these things back in the day. I had a friend who imported one and was really excited about having "the latest thing" - It was rubbish.

There was some weird decisions being made by hardware manufacturers in the 90's -crap like virtual boy, 32X, CDO - they seemed to have their shit back together agin until the recent torrent of 3D mania.

Alcohog2187d ago

Then I would have a permanent migraine and my kids would be cross-eyed.

Games4M - Rob2187d ago

Ah, so thats why my kids are like that !

I always thought it was all those drugs i did back in the 90's. Looks like my Virtual Boy experience effected me more than i realised.

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