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Somebody was crazy enough to play the Virtual Boy on an Oculus Rift [Video]

Posted By Enrique Manalang On April 29, 2013 @ 11:00 AM In General Tech | 2 Comments

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What do you do when you get your hands on what is possibly the most advanced virtual reality technology available today? Why, you play Nintendo’s failed attempt at virtual reality on it of course.

If you don’t remember or have never heard of Nintendo’s ill-fated video game console, don’t worry, this creepy old TV ad is here to remind you:

The Oculus Rift on the other hand, looks to be headed in the complete opposite direction. With an extremely successful Kickstarter behind it and developer versions of the device already in people’s hands, the future is looking bright — heck, even grandma’s love the thing. [2]

YouTube user¬†Cymatic Bruce, however, has other ideas. In the video below, you’ll see that he has a Virtual Boy emulator running on the Oculus Rift headset. Meaning, he’s playing an emulated version of really bad virtual reality on a headset that’s capable of really amazing virtual reality. Does it make any better? Find out for yourself:

The one question I have left on my mind now is this. Why Bruce, why?

[via Destructoid [3]]


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[2] even grandma’s love the thing.: http://dottech.org/105237/oculus-rift-virtual-reality-headset-makes-grandma-freak-out-in-amazement-video

[3] Destructoid: http://www.destructoid.com/oculus-rift-and-virtual-boy-a-match-made-in-vr-hell-252565.phtml?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Destructoid+%28Destructoid%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

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