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Hilarious reactions to using the Oculus Rift

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I think I’m the only one on the team here who isn’t a huge fan of the Oculus Rift and its virtual world abilities but I’ve just found the exact reason why the device has to be successful and in every home on the planet.

This 15 minute video showcases some of the most hilarious reactions to people using the Oculus Rift with some people totally freaking out and just wanting to get out of the experience.

What surprises me the most is that it’s the guys playing the rollercoaster game who seem to be the most terrified when I would have thought the horror game would bring out the most shrieks.

But really this is exactly the reason I don’t think I could ever play a game with this device. I can’t even sit with my back to a door in case I don’t realise someone has snuck up behind me. I don’t know why I have that irrational fear but it exists and the idea of slapping a device over my head that completely cuts out the outside world is a horrifying thought.

What are your feelings about this idea or what weird phobias do you have? My other weird one is that I hate the look of lots of holes together like a truck carrying pipes or that disgusting frog that holds its babies in its back.. seriously doesn’t this freak other people out?


Excuse me while I go lie down for a while… ergh

Last Updated: January 23, 2014


  1. Gustav Minnie

    January 23, 2014 at 19:08

    • Kensei Seraph Moe Ninja

      January 24, 2014 at 07:32

      Wtf is that?


      • TiMsTeR1033

        January 24, 2014 at 07:50



        • Kensei Seraph Moe Ninja

          January 24, 2014 at 08:04

          Thank god.

          I thought it was some kind of parasitic mushroom that had devoured that persons flesh.
          Stones are way less freaky.


          • TiMsTeR1033

            January 24, 2014 at 08:07

            actually they frozen peas used as form of discipline in some country in the schools.

          • Kensei Seraph Moe Ninja

            January 24, 2014 at 08:22

            Yeah, the url of the pic does mention that.
            I could have answered my own question if I’d simply bothered to mouse-over it.

          • loftie

            January 24, 2014 at 08:42

            “parasitic mushroom that had devoured that persons flesh”
            lol epic

          • Kensei Seraph Moe Ninja

            January 24, 2014 at 08:48

            I have a strange mind. 😐

    • Gavin Mannion

      January 24, 2014 at 10:56

      I hate that pic,.. and it’s everywhere 🙁


    • Umar Break Dancing Cyborg

      January 27, 2014 at 07:11

      Trypophobia ….blegh


  2. Brian Murphy

    January 23, 2014 at 19:10

    That’s fantastic lol


  3. Gustav Minnie

    January 23, 2014 at 19:16

    I don’t know if it’s a phobia but I hate watching arms and legs break. Chop his head/leg/arm off I can take it, but just don’t break it.

    Anderson Silva provided a classic at the end of last year.




    • HvR

      January 24, 2014 at 01:49

      I’ve also got it.

      That Silva break makes me want to puke, for some reason it feels worse than break where the fragmented bone pierces the skin.

      Also when a person’s eye pop out of the socket, even scenes out of medical dramas like Grey’s Anatomy.


  4. Ottokie

    January 23, 2014 at 19:35

    Looks like EPIC fun… the development for the Oculus Rift is worth every penny!


  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    January 23, 2014 at 19:41

    I feel exactly the same way as you do about wearing one of those gimmicks.


  6. Kradenko

    January 23, 2014 at 20:55

    I had several chances to play with it at E3 and it’s awesome. The were saying that their biggest amount of research went into making sure people don’t get sick while using it.

    Of course to see peoples reactions while they use it is classic, looking around at apparently nothing lol


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  8. Kensei Seraph Moe Ninja

    January 24, 2014 at 07:33

    The only phobia I have (that I know of) is a fear of pain.


  9. Kromas

    January 24, 2014 at 07:33

    We have a pudding called Sago.The Afrikaans name for it translated is frogs eggs and it is YUMMY!


    • fred

      January 24, 2014 at 09:23

      Eeeeew , I hate that shit.


  10. Kensei Seraph Moe Ninja

    January 24, 2014 at 07:41

    After watching that video I have come to the following conclusions.

    1. I want to try that rollercoaster game.
    2. I’ll probably freak-out just as much as the people in the video (maybe a bit less screaming though)
    3. The Oculus Rift really needs to be wireless.


  11. TiMsTeR1033

    January 24, 2014 at 08:09

    I honestly Don’t know how it is scary… Clearly a little freaky but I mean you can see its not real and a game! Well you know like CG


    • Maria Korolov

      January 25, 2014 at 04:44

      Just because it’s not real doesn’t mean it can’t scare you. A book or a movie can certainly scare you — the Rift is the same way. Think of watching a 3D movie except that the 3D screens are not only in front of you, but to the sides, above, and below. You know it’s not real, but it’s still fun! You’ll instinctively want to duck when things come flying at you, and get scared when you’re standing at the edge of a precipice. I got a chance to try out a helicopter flying game with the Rift at a conference recently and I obviously knew that it wasn’t real — but it was still a shock to feel your helicopter wobbling out of control and crashing into the side of a building. (I am a bad, bad helicopter pilot.)


  12. Skoobaz

    January 24, 2014 at 08:29

    Why are they standing? I’d rather be seated…


  13. iPrimal

    January 24, 2014 at 08:35

    I want one. srsly.


  14. fred

    January 24, 2014 at 09:37

    Wow , this thing wireless in a full body tracking room or arena and we have ourselves a holodeck


  15. DadGamer

    January 24, 2014 at 09:58

    A guy at the office brought one in one day and we all had a go on the roller coaster.

    There were a couple of shrieks and screams, but those were typically from non-gamers (who are not used to rapid graphic movement… yeah I just made up that term 🙂

    For me it was fun and the technology has come very far from the VR heydays of the 90s, but it still felt like a Beta version experience. Even after a minute or two with the OR, I felt disoriented and slightly nauseous for a good while afterwards. The owner told me that, on the first day he got it, he used it for a couple of hours and felt ill for a couple of days afterwards.

    I think they’ll eventually get it to be a lot more comfortable to use, but until then I’m happy to wait it out.


  16. Rags

    January 24, 2014 at 11:04

    The other night I just started playing Far Cry 3. It was night time during the game, and I needed to cross a river. Thinking there should be no sharks in it… but then just before I reach the other side Alligator in my face! Holy shit. If I had this on I would’ve died. Also I would not go anywhere near the ocean with this on. Those great whites are creepy enough as it is!


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