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Issues with VR Tech

TheAnimeManTheAnimeMan MemberRPGamer Staff
So yesterday my wife and I both very briefly attempted the Occulus VR at gamestop as they had a demo. We have found that at this current juncture we're not buying VR tech.

I was only able to wear it for like 3 minutes before I had to take it off. I actually ended up with physical pain in my right eye. I think it had to do with my issues with depth perception and even after for a little bit after taking it off my my right eye was in actual pain and it was focusing slightly differently then my left eye.

In my wife's case the images, which are supposed to merge ... never did.

I figured I'd share this experience and am curious if any other people have had issues with the VR tech around here.

28 years of gaming and still going strong
and now a mostly annoyed Father with first son. And now a father again to a second son :D

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  • TGBarighmTGBarighm Member Full Members
    Heck, I'm still trying to find a place that offers a demo. I have issues with motion sickness, so I'm not going to buy anything until I know whether or not I can handle it without losing my lunch.
  • 7thCircle7thCircle Proofer of the Realm RPGamer Staff
    My brother preordered it because he has impulse control issues when it comes to new gaming tech. He gets motion sickness, pretty much only on roller coasters now as an adult in his 30s, but as a child he got it on car rides and other less roller coastery things. He didn't go into detail to me, but he ended up unable to use the Occulus because it quickly gave him motion sickness.

    Not quite your issue, but it agrees with your suggestion to try before you buy any VR gear. Happy ending for my brother was he turned around and immediately sold his Occulus on ebay for what he paid for it.
    The lesson here is that dreams inevitably lead to hideous implosions.
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