Afraid of the dark

The Oculus Rift is something I’ve been pretty apprehensive about – call it fear of motion sickness. Now, I’m absolutely terrified, but in a great way.

For those who can, watch this video of a guy playing Alone on the Oculus Rift:

For those who can’t/won’t, Alone is essentially a game within a game. Due to the Oculus Rift, the player seems to be sitting in a dark room playing a game on a flat screen TV. However, as events unfold in the game, it has an impact on the environment. As explained in the video, by placing the focus on the TV, the natural instinct upon hearing a noise is to look around the digital room, instead of removing the Oculus to look around the real room. It’s an extra layer of realism, and seriously adds to the horror. I must say, I got creeped out just watching the video!

It’s awesome to see how people are playing with this new technology. As I’m seeing more of how it’s being used, the Oculus Rift seems like less of a gimmick and more of some awesome new technology. This takes virtual reality to a whole new level. Speaking of new levels, I think I need some new pants after watching that video.

Last Updated: September 25, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

32 Comments

  1. Umar Jaeger

    September 25, 2013 at 10:35

    Oh my lord I wan’t an OR …… Playing Outlast or A Machine for Pigs on here would be a dream!!

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    • Hammersteyn

      September 25, 2013 at 10:47

      I still say Slender

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      • Umar Jaeger

        September 25, 2013 at 11:17

        Naa, Outlast is the scariest game I played so far

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        • Hammersteyn

          September 25, 2013 at 11:34

          Gotta play that still thanks for the reminder

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          • Umar Jaeger

            September 25, 2013 at 11:35

            Lol no prob, just be warned…there are many penises in that game, an by no means are they small lol

          • Hammersteyn

            September 25, 2013 at 11:59

            LOL Wut?

        • SlasherZA

          September 25, 2013 at 11:47

          Outlast was fun – finished it this weekend, second half lost me, wasn’t fun anymore πŸ™‚ – but I still find Condemned much scarier…

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      • Johnbacca

        September 25, 2013 at 11:23

        Slender made me and my two mates scream like girls.

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  2. Tarisma

    September 25, 2013 at 10:44

    Ya no wont be playing that

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  3. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    September 25, 2013 at 10:47

    I sense adult diaper sales booming soon

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  4. Hammersteyn

    September 25, 2013 at 10:48

    I wish someone from LG demoed this. Awesome video but the dude seems baked or stoned.

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  5. Rincethis

    September 25, 2013 at 10:49

    Damn, it’s like Paranormal activity. The aim being to spend more time kaking it out looking for things happening in your peripheral vision, and not directly in front of you!

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    • Hammersteyn

      September 25, 2013 at 10:50

      Imagine being able to get up from the couch to go look out the window.

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      • Rincethis

        September 25, 2013 at 10:55

        I WANT!

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  6. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 25, 2013 at 10:50

    Still a gimmick πŸ˜›

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    • Hammersteyn

      September 25, 2013 at 10:51

      Yeah but it’s better than the Kinect or the PS Eye.

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      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        September 25, 2013 at 10:51

        Agreed

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 25, 2013 at 10:55

        Luckily I don’t have to choose any of them πŸ˜‰

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        September 25, 2013 at 10:55

        agreed!

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      September 25, 2013 at 10:52

      like this? πŸ˜‰

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 25, 2013 at 10:55

        Because I can’t watch YT at work, I’ll say… maybe :/

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      • Hammersteyn

        September 25, 2013 at 11:00

        And now we have twerking…

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  7. Rincethis

    September 25, 2013 at 10:52

    We need to go deeper!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 25, 2013 at 10:54

      That’s what she said! wait… πŸ™

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  8. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    September 25, 2013 at 10:55

    This looks epic!

    I neeeeeed to ge me a Rift!

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  9. TiMsTeR

    September 25, 2013 at 11:04

    In the near future I think we will see some amazing stuff! Survival horror games could be changed forever!

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  10. Johann Smith

    September 25, 2013 at 11:26

    this made me laugh. this is good.

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  11. Johnbacca

    September 25, 2013 at 11:36

    I’d have that same reaction if the door just opens. With a few more swearwords

    Reply

  12. boltjes

    September 25, 2013 at 11:45

    we’re not home! lol xD

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