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Re: VR Headset kills User For Real If the Player Dies In Game
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2022, 10:53:04 AM »
As expected this thread is beginning to plumb the depths.
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Re: VR Headset kills User For Real If the Player Dies In Game
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2022, 01:19:46 PM »
Thinking about my joke today, I was worried I might have potentially given offense.  However, even with all the comedy odds against me, I managed to deliver a message about how appalling both products are.

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Re: VR Headset kills User For Real If the Player Dies In Game
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2022, 01:35:03 PM »
Generally speaking if Gus replies with a laugh emoji, I'd say you're good  :peace:
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Re: VR Headset kills User For Real If the Player Dies In Game
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2022, 02:08:01 PM »
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Re: VR Headset kills User For Real If the Player Dies In Game
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2022, 06:44:13 PM »
Who here remembers my Ernst Rohm pun from way back in the Wargamer days?
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Re: VR Headset kills User For Real If the Player Dies In Game
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2022, 09:40:46 PM »
Not me. And I wouldn't just say that because I have no measurable amount of self-respect.
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Re: VR Headset kills User For Real If the Player Dies In Game
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2022, 01:16:26 PM »
Why would anyone agree to playing a game wearing a brain exploding headset that will go off if you die virtually in game?

Now if I owned my own uninhabited island in the Pacific and my first name started with Dr., oh the fun that could be had forcing any visitor to "play a game".

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Re: VR Headset kills User For Real If the Player Dies In Game
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2022, 01:21:22 PM »
Why would anyone agree to playing a game wearing a brain exploding headset that will go off if you die virtually in game?

Now if I owned my own uninhabited island in the Pacific and my first name started with Dr., oh the fun that could be had forcing any visitor to "play a game".

This really brings as new meaning to "The Most Dangerous Game"  :o
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It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge.  War endures.  As well ask men what they think of stone.  War was always here.  Before man was, war waited for him.  The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.  That is the way it was and will be.  That way and not some other way.
- Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian


If they made nothing but WWII games, I'd be perfectly content.  Hypothetical matchups from alternate history 1980s, asymmetrical US-bashes-some-3rd world guerillas, or minor wars between Upper Bumblescum and outer Kaboomistan hold no appeal for me.
- Silent Disapproval Robot


I guess it's sort of nice that the word "tactical" seems to refer to some kind of seriousness during your moments of mental clarity.
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Re: VR Headset kills User For Real If the Player Dies In Game
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2022, 01:26:44 PM »
^LOL, yup!

Could make for a good movie or book too.   ;D

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Re: VR Headset kills User For Real If the Player Dies In Game
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2022, 04:27:29 PM »
This is just a geek version of Russian Roulette. 

So if a bug in the firmware causes a premature explosion. Is it manslaughter? Who goes to jail?

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Re: VR Headset kills User For Real If the Player Dies In Game
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2022, 09:01:54 PM »
Or, the game crashes. Do you get a Do-Over or a Headshot?
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Re: VR Headset kills User For Real If the Player Dies In Game
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2022, 08:14:17 AM »
Discussing such a device as a theoretical issue is a little weird, but I see how it could be interesting in terms of a story or movie plot.  Following through with a "functional" prototype is seriously unhinged.  Something is not connected in that man's brain.