Oculus Rift's Virtual Reality Made My Head Feel Like A Spaceship
Posted on Friday, August 30 @ 21:30:41 PST by Daniel Bischoff
Playing a game with an Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset on is a lot like you'd expect, so I'm going to do my best to describe the experience as abstractly as I can. If you want a more straightforward and detailed summary of the experience, be sure to check out Jonathan Leack's hands-on from E3 (covering CCP's EVR space demo) or this triple-threat "heads-on" preview from the middle of August (which gave Nick Tan and others a shot at playing Hawken in virtual reality).
I also played Hawken, hence this slightly different shot at summarizing the experience in text-based word form. Without further delay, I'll just say that playing video games with an Oculus Rift is like…
In all seriousness, I did feel a little sick while playing, but not too much. Because the screens you're looking at are truly very small, there's a lack of spectacle to it (though that might have also just been the relatively dumbed-down Hawken demo I played). 100% honesty? I don't think I'll ever want to play with it again. Even if you got completely used to the effect, the sensation, and the weight you have to strap to your face, it's still not the most comfortable way to play a video game.
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