Technology Fails That Make Us Frightened for the Future

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Virtual reality brings with it a host of games, movies, experiences and peripherals, all designed to make the experience as life-like as possible. Even though VR is still young, current technology has still managed to deliver some fantastic renderings. The extreme degree of realism has evoked reactions ranging from frightful to clumsy among the many fails. Regardless of whether it is the gamer or the onlooker involved in the fail, each of these moments will leave you wondering where we’re headed toward and where’s the edge of the abyss.

Captivated by the Experience

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The tester was clearly completely immersed in his virtual reality world. So much so that losing balance on-screen equated to nearly totaling the VR display itself!

Don’t Touch the Gamer!

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Outside influence can put you off your game completely! When you are within one world and a sudden bump comes from another, it can be hard to gauge your balance, as can be seen above. This gamer just couldn’t get his footing once he had lost it.

Next Level Virtual Reality Skiing

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If you have VR and the means are available, there is nothing wrong with improvising any other immersive elements of the experience which you may need. Virtual reality skiing does not get better than this! 

Obscure VR Gaming

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What exactly that man is playing is not known, however I don’t think that we want to see what he is immersed in!

Utterly Horrified

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Some people react particularly badly to the true-to-life nightmares which come alive within the VR experience. Never subject someone with a weak heart to the experience or there could be dire consequences!

Who Needs the Rest of the Class?

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VR helps this dancer get his groove on. He easily passes for the lead dancer as he blissfully jives to his own beat within his own rendered reality.

Panic Stricken

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When swarmed on-screen this gamer feels the fear truly grip her and panics to the point of ripping off the headset. Fear like that is to be experienced! The right VR immersion may be just around the corner.

Virtual Reality Can Be Too Real

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Even those that feel that they can withstand the worst horror are given the fright of the life through certain VR experiences. The essence of nightmares is brought to life bringing out some surprising reactions.

Shark Coming Too Close? Punch It!

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This first-time VR gamer bit off more than he could chew when trying this realistic shark simulator! As the shark encroaches a bit too close, he decides to give it a punch in a bought of panic. Didn’t help for getting rid of the shark, sure did bring the room to laughter, though!

VR Football Quickly Gets Confusing

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Other than the goalie and the player performing the throw-in, it doesn’t look like anyone else knows what is going on! The unfamiliarity of the experience appears to cause quite a bit of disorientation, making this one rather slow paced game of football.

Now That’s a Good Dad

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Here is a dad who goes the extra mile to make his little one’s VR experience one to remember. She had better enjoy it while she can as her dad won’t have the muscle to keep that up for many more years!

Extension Cables Recommended with All VR Hardware

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When instinct takes over, and fear sets in you will be happy that you bought a set of extension cables. As the girl above clearly shows, when you decide to run in fear the fact that you are attached to a set of VR goggles doesn’t matter at all.

The Stranger the Game…

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The stranger the game the stranger the reaction, it sure does look like fun though! If VR is good for anything, it’s definitely entertaining your onlookers!

Alien: Isolation

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Alien: Isolation is said to be one of the scariest experienced available on any platform. Here we see an Oculus Rift gamer getting scared silly by one of the horrifically realistic interactions seen in this outstanding game.

VR Pool

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Safety equipment may be handy, especially if you are prone to being clumsy. This virtual pool player misjudges the power behind his shot and throws himself completely off balance.

Talking Back Doesn’t Help

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Talking back to the character which you are confronting in-game helps for nothing more than hyping yourself up, which can be a bad thing. This Samsung Gear gamer decides to put on a tough-guy attitude for a split second before having the daylights scared out of him. The more you play yourself into the game, the more realistic the experience. However, this also means a bigger fright!

BSoD

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VR bluescreen? Most definitely the funniest fail out the bunch! It’s great to see VR supporting in-game devices such as the tablet seen in this fishing game.

He’s a pro

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Professional pool and snooker player, Ronnie O’Sullivan, gave VR pool a try but came short. It appears that gaining your balance in two places at once is too much for even the most seasoned professional!

Watching Virtual Reality Can Be Fun

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Watching the reactions of others while playing VR games can be almost as fun as gaming itself! The real horror is inspired in some, while the general reaction of fright is amusing no matter whom you are watching.

Flying the Oculus Rift

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The Oculus Rift has displayed some rather captivating VR accessories. Here we see a lucky gamer demoing a flying simulator. While the motions may seem strange, one can only imagine the experience to be completely immersive.

Accessories for Everything

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With enough time, there will be VR accessories for everything that you can imagine. This adult’s only peripheral is sure to be a hit within a very specific audience type.

Don’t Overdo It!

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Keep in mind at that you are playing a game at all times. Lose track of where your body is, in real life, and you too could end up painfully punching a wall!

It’s electric!

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This is not a VR simulation for the faint hearted! Complete with electrified seating, lights, and sound, this virtual reality electric chair is interesting but likely of limited appeal. 

Walk the Line

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Walking a tightrope strung from skyscraper to skyscraper is already a frightening experience. Here we get a slight idea of the pure terror experienced when faced with a tightrope in VR.

Perfect for All Ages

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Virtual reality is gaming which has broad appeal. Even older members of society are utterly astounded by the rewarding, gripping gameplay and realism.

First Time Gamer

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Most first-timers get far more than they expected! Here we see yet another player new to VR gaming getting the fright of her life! The immersion and realism may be in their infancy however the results are still nothing short of breathtaking.

Full Immersion Mode with Manual Assistance

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This demonstration aims to be as realistic as possible. The extra immersion is provided manually which brings down costs considerably. The other advantage is that the ride is unique each and every time!

Of Course, Porn

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This is the technological advancement that men have been waiting for, for all of history. Virtual porn is at our doorstep.

Give Yourself Space

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When you decide to get yourself setup for virtual reality, make sure that you do so in a large, wide open room

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