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By 03.07.13

Once again, for a truly engrossing in-game experience, you’re going to look like an idiot in the real world, plain and simple.

Remember that VR mod for Half-Life 2, which made the game look hella immersive, but the player hella stupid? Well, the following, playing Skyrim, is worse; say hello to the Virtuix Omni…

As you can see, it combines a standard VR headset with some sort of treadmill. Apparently the Kinect is also part of the mix, though I have no idea how or why. Here’s another video, featuring Crysis Warhead; no matter the game, you’re going to appear ridiculous no matter what…

The thing about these VR headsets is its one major side effect: motion sickness. Which often comes suddenly and brutally. And I can’t think of anything worse than trying to rush to bathroom, before vomiting all over yourself, plus your gaming gear, but first having to remove yourself what essentially looks like a baby walker for adults.

Anyhow, according to the company behind it, there’s a Kickstarter on the way to fully fund the Virtuix Omni. Yeah, good luck with that.

About Matt Hawkins... Matt Hawkins is an NYC based video game journalist, designer, consultant, and cultralist. He's been published in EGM, Kotaku, and MSNBC amongst others. Matt also makes comics and zines, is obsessed with cable access, gets into arguments with homeless people all the time, and once had his nipple bitten off during a one night stand. But that's neither here nor there.
TAGScrysis warheadGamingHalf LifeskyrimSkyrim vr modVideo gamesvirtual realityVirtuix Omnivr

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