Exactly Why I'm Scared Of VR

Exactly Why I'm Scared Of VR

While playing through the Vive VR demo for Budget Cuts, the guys over at Tested came face to floor with one of the many ways virtual reality makes my head hurt. An excellent Gfycat of the impromptu headbanging session has been making the Reddit rounds, but for the best effect check it out in Tested's video below, around the 43:15 mark.

Now the Vive has sensors to sort of map out your surrounding area in an attempt to keep you from smashing into things, but as the video clearly demonstrates there's nothing to stop a game from luring you into a false sense of 'I can put my head through here.'

I've already got a natural inclination to put parts of my body through structures not meant to allow such access. I am a 198cm, 136kg bull and the world is my China shop. I do not need any help.

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Comments

    I could hardly stop watching this... it looks weird and I really want to try it

    I'm absolutely astonished with how intuitively he seems to be using the controls, there doesn't look like the wierd janky tracking of the Wii ect. Actually impressed, he's completely immersed.

    I'm absolutely astonished with how intuitively he seems to be using the controls, there doesn't look like the wierd janky tracking of the Wii ect. Actually impressed, he's completely immersed.

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      Who's this guy?

        Ha ha, Hi Gooky. I've not been able to post on Kotaku for months so every other article I read I try and comment and it worked this time.

        I still can't upvote though.

          Yeah, I'm unable to upvote on Giz and LH at all either. Stupid new (ish?) rep system is broken. Though thankfully I don't seem to go into immediate moderation on them any more, so that's a nice change.

          Last edited 17/03/16 9:18 am

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