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(Ars Technica)   Lost Sega Genesis VR game discovered and can now be played on modern headsets, and it probably won't make you throw up   (arstechnica.com) divider line
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2020-11-21 10:57:58 PM  
Can't be any worse than Virtual Boy.

Spraying acid into ones eyeballs wouldn't be worse than Virtual Boy.
 
2020-11-22 5:05:14 AM  

Boo_Guy: Can't be any worse than Virtual Boy.

Spraying acid into ones eyeballs wouldn't be worse than Virtual Boy.


I know that's the hip thing to say but speaking as someone who's actually touched and used a Virtual Boy, it was was pretty fun and not at all uncomfortable.
 
2020-11-22 5:16:37 AM  

I Like Bread: Boo_Guy: Can't be any worse than Virtual Boy.

Spraying acid into ones eyeballs wouldn't be worse than Virtual Boy.

I know that's the hip thing to say but speaking as someone who's actually touched and used a Virtual Boy, it was was pretty fun and not at all uncomfortable.


I did as well, an acquaintance had one I was able to try. My eyeballs did not thank me for the experience.
 
2020-11-22 2:34:38 PM  
I'm guessing it made people feel sick due to latency. I used one once in Epcot back then, and it looked like this:

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It wasn't terrible, but it was jerky as all hell and I was glad to take it off.
 
2020-11-22 7:46:26 PM  

I Like Bread: Boo_Guy: Can't be any worse than Virtual Boy.

Spraying acid into ones eyeballs wouldn't be worse than Virtual Boy.

I know that's the hip thing to say but speaking as someone who's actually touched and used a Virtual Boy, it was was pretty fun and not at all uncomfortable.


I loved the VB. Had two of 'em at one time as well as most of the games for it. Sadly, they weren't built to last for years and years, and eventually they both died of overuse. Would love another, but too expensive nowadays.
 
2020-11-22 7:53:11 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: I'm guessing it made people feel sick due to latency. I used one once in Epcot back then, and it looked like this:
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It wasn't terrible, but it was jerky as all hell and I was glad to take it off.


Oddly enough there is an accurate reproduction of Dactyl Nightmare on the Oculus store - https://www.oculus.com/experiences/​rif​t/1333056616777885/?locale=en_US

It even has a switch that allows you to toggle-on-the-fly between the original FOV and framerate of the Virtuality headsets, vs the modern framerate and FOV capable in a current headset.

I Like Bread: Boo_Guy: Can't be any worse than Virtual Boy.
Spraying acid into ones eyeballs wouldn't be worse than Virtual Boy.
I know that's the hip thing to say but speaking as someone who's actually touched and used a Virtual Boy, it was was pretty fun and not at all uncomfortable.


Same here, I could lay on the couch for hours playing the VB and never suffered from headaches or eyestrain.  I still have my fully functional Virtual Boy that I bought new in 1996 sitting on the retired headsets shelf in my little VR development studio.

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