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With crazy camera movement and the way it shakes. Excessive rotation movement or flashing colors.
Has a video game ever made you feel motion sickness?


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Most of the early FPS games in 3D have that effect on me, like Marathon, ROTT, Chasm, Duke Nukem. Especially Wolfenstein 3D... something about how all floors and ceilings look the same + the bobbing motion? DOOM seems like the one exception, unless I play it for way too many hours straight.

Don't think I've ever had issues with newer games.

At 12/11/17 02:12 AM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: Has a video game ever made you feel motion sickness?

How about you though?

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Response to Video games and motion sickness 2017-12-11 08:00:16 Reply

Any first person game with an FOV lower than 90 makes me feel ill, and I'd still prefer 100 given the choice.


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Response to Video games and motion sickness 2017-12-11 15:23:15 Reply

Not that I know of.

I guess playing shooters since I was 10 kinda helps.

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Response to Video games and motion sickness 2017-12-11 16:50:04 Reply

I only experience it from analogue stick movement in VR games, and I'm getting a little better at tolerating it over time.

Actually looking up or down in the original versions of Duke Nukem 3D fucks with me too.


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Response to Video games and motion sickness 2017-12-11 17:14:59 Reply

At 12/11/17 07:19 AM, Cyberdevil wrote: Most of the early FPS games in 3D have that effect on me, like Marathon, ROTT, Chasm, Duke Nukem. Especially Wolfenstein 3D... something about how all floors and ceilings look the same + the bobbing motion? DOOM seems like the one exception, unless I play it for way too many hours straight.

Doom did a great job of not being too eye straining or causing motion sickness.


Don't think I've ever had issues with newer games.

At 12/11/17 02:12 AM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: Has a video game ever made you feel motion sickness?
How about you though?

After playing certain games for over four hours, I can use two advil and a break.


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Response to Video games and motion sickness 2017-12-11 18:10:49 Reply

At 12/11/17 05:14 PM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: After playing certain games for over four hours, I can use two advil and a break.

That bad huh. Curious which games though? Any particular genre?

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Response to Video games and motion sickness 2017-12-11 18:12:02 Reply

At 12/11/17 03:23 PM, Painbringer wrote: Not that I know of.

I guess playing shooters since I was 10 kinda helps.

I guess you've played the early Wolfenstein? Nothing with that either? I can barely go half an hour without getting some. Absolute #1 guaranteed source of motion sickness for me right there.

Guess I should have started a few years earlier; gone immune while I had the chance...

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Response to Video games and motion sickness 2017-12-11 18:28:34 Reply

At 12/11/17 06:12 PM, Cyberdevil wrote: I guess you've played the early Wolfenstein? Nothing with that either? I can barely go half an hour without getting some. Absolute #1 guaranteed source of motion sickness for me right there.
Guess I should have started a few years earlier; gone immune while I had the chance...

No ill effects playing Wolfenstein 3-D or Doom.

I suppose playing on a smaller screen (started on 14" CRT and now mostly use a 17" laptop) also helps.

I can handle 3DTV (if the depth settings aren't all fucked up) and have tried a little bit of VR as well.

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Response to Video games and motion sickness 2017-12-11 18:33:13 Reply

At 12/11/17 06:28 PM, Painbringer wrote: No ill effects playing Wolfenstein 3-D or Doom.

Sounds like you were made for gaming. :) I've never had much trouble with DOOM either, just that first one...

I suppose playing on a smaller screen (started on 14" CRT and now mostly use a 17" laptop) also helps.

...and actually still play on a 17", so doesn't seem like that helps. Definitely have never had any trouble with handheld games, though. Interesting. Since distance from screen changes the relative size of it maybe I'm just to close...

I can handle 3DTV (if the depth settings aren't all fucked up) and have tried a little bit of VR as well.

Also no problems with those either, though the early VR things from back the in day... O_O

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The only reason I stopped playing RAGE was because of motion sickness. I couldn't get far in the game before it made me feel ill.

I also played project cars in VR. I had to have a long sit down after that.


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Response to Video games and motion sickness 2017-12-12 06:58:16 Reply

At 12/11/17 09:17 PM, aListers wrote: The only reason I stopped playing RAGE was because of motion sickness. I couldn't get far in the game before it made me feel ill.

Ah, interesting. I thought FPS games with open landscapes couldn't have that effect... wonder if you've played older FPS games as well? Noticed any differences between those and the new? Better/worse?

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Response to Video games and motion sickness 2017-12-12 07:04:18 Reply

At 12/12/17 06:58 AM, Cyberdevil wrote:
At 12/11/17 09:17 PM, aListers wrote: The only reason I stopped playing RAGE was because of motion sickness. I couldn't get far in the game before it made me feel ill.
Ah, interesting. I thought FPS games with open landscapes couldn't have that effect... wonder if you've played older FPS games as well? Noticed any differences between those and the new? Better/worse?

I believe it was the head bob that made me motion sick. Older fps games don't usually have head bob (nor should they as the head stabilises itself) or at the very least not too much of it while newer games have it either subtlely or have an option to turn it off completely. RAGE so far has been the only exeption.


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At 12/12/17 07:04 AM, aListers wrote: I believe it was the head bob that made me motion sick. Older fps games don't usually have head bob (nor should they as the head stabilises itself) or at the very least not too much of it while newer games have it either subtlely or have an option to turn it off completely. RAGE so far has been the only exeption.

Aha. Well maybe older games didn't have head, but definitely bob. I feel like they've really improved the movement since, as you say, so it's no longer so noticeable, or as monotone, maybe. RAGE worked fine for me though, both DLC underworld and the open one.

Interesting how different titles seem to affect different people. Would have thought motion sickness had a more universal motion source/effect.

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Response to Video games and motion sickness 2017-12-12 13:53:30 Reply

At 12/11/17 06:10 PM, Cyberdevil wrote:
At 12/11/17 05:14 PM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: After playing certain games for over four hours, I can use two advil and a break.
That bad huh. Curious which games though? Any particular genre?

Some 3D or Virtual reality games. I prefer to stick with RPG, adventure, or platformers.


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Response to Video games and motion sickness 2017-12-12 14:04:26 Reply

At 12/12/17 01:53 PM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: Some 3D or Virtual reality games. I prefer to stick with RPG, adventure, or platformers.

Ah alright, I haven't tried much of that myself. No FPS though?

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Response to Video games and motion sickness 2017-12-13 00:40:08 Reply

Honestly I never got this but I guess it does happen out there. But have not played too much of the new stuff with the motion stuff

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Response to Video games and motion sickness 2017-12-13 15:38:45 Reply

At 12/12/17 02:04 PM, Cyberdevil wrote:
At 12/12/17 01:53 PM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: Some 3D or Virtual reality games. I prefer to stick with RPG, adventure, or platformers.
Ah alright, I haven't tried much of that myself. No FPS though?

I play some FPS. The last big shooting game I played was Splatoon. I had no problems with that game.


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Response to Video games and motion sickness 2017-12-13 16:00:21 Reply

At 12/13/17 03:38 PM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: I play some FPS. The last big shooting game I played was Splatoon. I had no problems with that game.

Oh nice. :D Not a game I would have thought of when I'm thinking FPS, but does look like fun. Come to think of it I don't think I've ever had any issues with Nintendo games... guess they're pretty thorough with that stuff.

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Response to Video games and motion sickness 2017-12-13 17:01:23 Reply

At 12/13/17 04:00 PM, Cyberdevil wrote:
At 12/13/17 03:38 PM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: I play some FPS. The last big shooting game I played was Splatoon. I had no problems with that game.
Oh nice. :D Not a game I would have thought of when I'm thinking FPS, but does look like fun. Come to think of it I don't think I've ever had any issues with Nintendo games... guess they're pretty thorough with that stuff.

That is 100 percent true. I have never had an issue with a Nintendo game as well. They must due an awesome job at quality control.


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Response to Video games and motion sickness 2017-12-16 16:46:02 Reply

Never. I can game all day.

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At 12/16/17 04:46 PM, CountNumbers wrote: Never. I can game all day.

You are very lucky, and you should enjoy it.


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Response to Video games and motion sickness 2017-12-16 22:08:34 Reply

All the time. I can't play FPS games except for Doom, which I can sort of play a few minutes at a time.


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Response to Video games and motion sickness 2017-12-17 10:24:15 Reply

I have only had it happen in the last few years if I play Payday 2 or Catlateral Damage when using a keyboard / mouse setup.


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Response to Video games and motion sickness 2017-12-18 00:52:21 Reply

At 12/11/17 02:12 AM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: With crazy camera movement and the way it shakes. Excessive rotation movement or flashing colors.
Has a video game ever made you feel motion sickness?

Reason why I sat down 1-5 hours after playing Madness: Project Nexus 2.

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Response to Video games and motion sickness 2017-12-18 02:29:05 Reply

At 12/16/17 10:08 PM, Kwing wrote: All the time. I can't play FPS games except for Doom, which I can sort of play a few minutes at a time.

How bad does it effect you? Have you ever had to take medication?


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Response to Video games and motion sickness 2017-12-18 02:38:35 Reply

At 12/18/17 02:29 AM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: How bad does it effect you? Have you ever had to take medication?

I'll start feeling sick to my stomach after playing for 20 minutes or so. Depending on how bad it is I might have to lie down for a bit, though sometimes it's just a really unpleasant feeling that I can force myself to deal with.

This is a major issue with my glasses. When I went through driver's ed I got TERRIBLE headaches from using them and ultimately gave up on getting a license. I use them in class because they don't bother me when I'm stationary but anything that involves walking around or turning my head causes things to go nuts.


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At 12/18/17 12:52 AM, MadnessMaster9000 wrote:
At 12/11/17 02:12 AM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: With crazy camera movement and the way it shakes. Excessive rotation movement or flashing colors.
Has a video game ever made you feel motion sickness?
Reason why I sat down 1-5 hours after playing Madness: Project Nexus 2.

One to five hours to recover. Has that ever happened to you with a different game?


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Response to Video games and motion sickness 2017-12-26 12:48:47 Reply

older games give you trouble or new games?

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Response to Video games and motion sickness 2017-12-26 14:33:25 Reply

At 12/26/17 12:48 PM, CountNumbers wrote: older games give you trouble or new games?

The newer ones with the fancy VR effects.


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