McDonalds is getting into VR with Happy Goggles

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Happy Goggles

Just about everybody wants to get into the business of being virtually real these days, in a market that is quickly becoming crowded with all manner of new hardware. In addition to the Oculus Rift which kickstarted the VR momentum, there’s the HTC Vive and Sony’s Playstation VR which are all launching this year. Well now it’s time to throw another hat into the ring.

A greasy, super-sized hat that may contain traces of the horse that didn’t too well at the Durban July race. Yes folks, McDonalds is making their own virtual reality headset dubbed Happy Goggles. Which is essentially a Happy Meal box that takes several design “influences” from Google Cardboard. No really, this is happening and it is real. Here’s a promo video as proof:

According to AdWeek, Happy Goggles will be hella exclusive for the initial launch. Fourteen branches in Sweden will sell around 3500 Happy Goggles, at a price of $4.10 each. Sweden is being used as the test market for the greasy VR, and if popular enough, it’ll expand to other markets. Much like Google Cardboard, Happy Goggles will work by allowing you to fold your box up into a face-friendly shape (and probably developed by IKEA), slide a smartphone in and download an app that happens to be a basic skiing game.

Look, I like McDonalds as much as I like being diagnosed with diarrhea, something that usually goes hand in hand with a Not-So-Happy Meal. Still, projects like this would most likely pull in children by the truckloads, and it’s a far cheaper alternative than dropping over R15 000 on the little buggers right now who are obsessed with the VR fad.

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Plus all that leftover chip grease and the smell of horse meat should make the experience that much more immersive. Top that, Vive. Now to see if I can market Happy Beer Goggles.

Last Updated: March 1, 2016

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  • Hammersteyn

    Anonymous should hack the app, show the kids what they’ll look like if the keep eating Mcdoodoo

    • Pariah

      O-O-O-O-OROS

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Pro-tip: Fishbowl goggles work better than Beer goggles. Don’t ask.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    “Look, I like McDonalds as much as I like being diagnosed with KFC Zinger Wings” fixed it for you.

    • You shut your mouth. KFC Zinger Wings RAWK.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Is that the sound they make when exiting?

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Well, McDonald’s is virtual food.

    • Pariah

      XD

    • Hammersteyn

      Makes sense, seeing how it only tastes good when I’m so drunk that I leave a coat of paint from my car on the side of the building as I drive through to order some

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        lol! If there was ever a sign that alcohol could be bad for you, it’s that it makes some fast foods taste good.

  • Pariah

    D, jokes aside, I do love your writing. Much lolz 😀

    • AaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwHURK

  • AfricanTime

    but the boerie double is good though , amirite??

    • Pariah

      She takes 2?

    • Umar

      That Mexican one was great, I believe. From what I’ve heard. Not like I eat this filth..once a week. Sies.

      • AfricanTime

        well at the moment i get my lunch out of a 20ft container, i cant complain

        • Hammersteyn

          Wait? How big?

          • AfricanTime

            big enough for a couple of packets of spookies and a six pack of iron brew jive

          • Umar

            LOL Man, the budget lunch of Spookies and Jive. Throw a Chocolina in there for dessert too.

          • AfricanTime

            wonder bar for dessert, chomp if i want to treat myself

          • Umar

            HAHAHAHAHAHA……..You know you’re having a good day when you got yourself a chomp.

          • Hammersteyn

            Heh I remember Spookies

          • AfricanTime

            i have it everyday.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Are you the Chomp hippo? O_o

      • Hammersteyn

        Anything spice from their menu is almost passable because it burns the taste away

        • Umar

          LOL So hot you can’t taste anything. perfect!

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        A friend told me the chocolate McFlurries are really nice.

        • Umar

          Have you had that cup a cake before? Freaking delicious, is how my friend once described it.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            No, my friend hasn’t tried that.

          • Hammersteyn

            Did he come from a country where starvation is rife?

          • AfricanTime

            my friend is lovin it … apparently…

          • Hammersteyn

            So do cardiologists

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    What do you see if you eat a McDonalds burger while wearing McDonalds VR goggles? A King Steer burger?

  • Hammersteyn

    VR app to be filled with subliminal messages! Does the happy meal come with a tin foil hat?

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      What could go wrong…

      • Hammersteyn

        XD

      • Pariah

        But first, let me take a selfie…

  • Mark Treloar

    Am I the only one who feels sorry for the parents who will have to give up their phones to please their kids?

    • Pariah

      If they’re buying McD’s for their kids, they’re probably trying to kill them already. I’m sure the phone won’t change that.

      • Darren Peach

        I stopped eating McDonalds after the pink goo revelation.

  • Darren Peach

    Me thinks a pair of VR goggles from McDonalds will be seriously high tech. Jeez, These guys are so evolved they don’t even use meat in their meat.

  • Darren Peach
  • miaau

    Will it make the food taste better OR even seem to taste better?

  • And here I am sitting at Rocomamas thinking that I would never switch from them.

    Oh wait … I still won’t. 🙂

  • Dane

    Eating one of these might just be healthier than eating their actual food.

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