Oculus Rift: 11 Interesting Facts about Virtual Reality Gaming: Page 6 of 11

Looking forward to Oculus Rift
11 things you may not know about VR

6. The horror of “sim sickness”

And how Oculus will be different

Perhaps the greatest concern with virtual reality is “Sim Sickness”. This is when what you see and how your mind interprets it don’t line up and you become physically ill from the sensation. A good comparison of sim sickness is car sickness.

When the road goes flashing by but your body remains still, your mind knows you are traveling, but the rest of you can’t seem to keep up. This causes a disconnect between mind and body that many people have experienced when riding in the passenger seat. Virtual reality used to work much the same way.

Many factors go into sim sickness, such as frame rates and the brains ability to sense fakeness. When frame rates are too slow, your eyes are fooled, but your mind isn’t. This usually isn’t a problem when in front of your computer, but when fully immersed in a visual world such as VR and nowhere to escape, things can turn ugly fast.

Oculus Rift hopes to overcome the issues of sim sickness by upping the frame rate to a level the brain can get along with. When you mind doesn’t have to struggle to keep up with sluggish screen, it should make for a more pleasurable gaming experience.

Enjoy all the pretty foxes without vomiting your guts out.

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Drake321 11 months 3 days ago

I know about this gaming console in the 90s. Then it was a radically new concept in a gaming industry. But more popular were portable game consoles. Therefore, many have chosen them instead of this game console. Now VR games are very popular. A level of a virtual world in modern virtual reality helmets is much higher. But the cost of high-quality virtual reality helmets is high. In cheap helmets, you can only play low-quality games. A great alternative are the centers of virtual reality. For example, the center of virtual reality in Melbourne - https://virivr.com.au/. Here for a small fee, you can play quality VR games.