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    News - Sony announces Project Morpheus virtual reality headset

    The headset prototype, designed to work with the PS4, was introduced at the GDC 2014.
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    Re: News - Sony announces Project Morpheus virtual reality headset

    Now if only they could make them so they did not cause dementia after wearing them for extended periods of time. Thats a huge problem I have with all of these VR goggles. They do not compensate for the eyes focusing, and nor do they look real enough, so your brain freaks out and you get dementia after extended periods. Sure it looks neat but people are really damaging their eyes and brain

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    Re: News - Sony announces Project Morpheus virtual reality headset

    That's the first I've heard that VR causes declining mental functioning...can I see your sources?

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    Re: News - Sony announces Project Morpheus virtual reality headset

    Quote Originally Posted by soljakwinever View Post
    Now if only they could make them so they did not cause dementia after wearing them for extended periods of time. Thats a huge problem I have with all of these VR goggles. They do not compensate for the eyes focusing, and nor do they look real enough, so your brain freaks out and you get dementia after extended periods. Sure it looks neat but people are really damaging their eyes and brain
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    Re: News - Sony announces Project Morpheus virtual reality headset

    Great that it's 1080p - but the who idea is that it's meant to look as good as possible! No point having a crappy VR, where it feels like you're looking at blurry images that don't look good. Not only that, many of the games are going to be 30fps...not so good afterall!

    For PC I understand. But consoles can't support a virtual reality - not yet!

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    Re: News - Sony announces Project Morpheus virtual reality headset

    Quote Originally Posted by soljakwinever View Post
    Now if only they could make them so they did not cause dementia after wearing them for extended periods of time. Thats a huge problem I have with all of these VR goggles. They do not compensate for the eyes focusing, and nor do they look real enough, so your brain freaks out and you get dementia after extended periods. Sure it looks neat but people are really damaging their eyes and brain
    I've been using my VR headset for hours, and I don't have dementia! Have I told you about my VR headseat, I've been using them for ages and I don't have dementia! What were we talking about ..?


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    Re: News - Sony announces Project Morpheus virtual reality headset

    Great to see this sort of tech becoming more mainstream, and if priced well I expect they will sell a lot of these.

    I doubt that many will be regularly used - there may be a troll in here but just like 3D, VR doesn't agree with some people and it can be just as hard for your eyes/brain to cope as with 3D.

    Doesn't mean it isn't a cool idea that will be used/appreciated by many - longer term it's issues will probably be the hassle/exclusion that wearing special "gaming glasses" (again, as with 3D)..but then they are probably not intended for use in every gaming session.

    Plus this will sell a lot of PS4s - heck if Microsoft didn't announce their version in the meantime i'd buy a PS4 in a few months time just for this.(or maybe an OR )

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    Re: News - Sony announces Project Morpheus virtual reality headset

    Quote Originally Posted by soljakwinever View Post
    Now if only they could make them so they did not cause dementia after wearing them for extended periods of time. Thats a huge problem I have with all of these VR goggles. They do not compensate for the eyes focusing, and nor do they look real enough, so your brain freaks out and you get dementia after extended periods. Sure it looks neat but people are really damaging their eyes and brain
    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    That's the first I've heard that VR causes declining mental functioning...can I see your sources?
    I think calling it "dementia" is incorrect. There's been a bit of discussion about "CGI nausea" ... a condition that can affect people gaming for long periods without a break, (and some keen film goers). Besides the inevitable eye tiredness, you experience balance issues akin to seasickness. I guess it's related to that effect you get if you go through one of those fun house type setups with a bridge inside a spinning tube.

    I looked it up because I was having real problems at one point with AC2 - and in my case I got an effect like when you remove 3D glasses after watching a long film - reality just looks "wrong". Plus I got dizzy spells. The (obvious) answer is to pause the game at intervals and get up for a minutes or two to experience the "real world". Which, as my osteopath was at great pains to explain, is a darned good idea for the rest of your anatomy!

    A VR headset - like this one - might magnify that visual effect because your field of view is totally CG?

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    Re: News - Sony announces Project Morpheus virtual reality headset

    Guitar Hero (et al) gives you a similar effect - I remember after a few hours of non stop guitar hero when it first came would would do weird things to my brain/eyes..something to do with the constant motion with fixed backgrounds I guess.

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