Virtual reality is a burgeoning trend in the world of gaming. Giving players a totally immersive experience has proved endlessly exciting for users and creators alike. Sometimes, however, virtual reality can get a little too real. That is exactly what happened when a woman dropped a grenade in a virtual reality landscape.
We’ll let you see for yourself what happened next.
Yup, she instinctively tried to escape the grenade she just dropped and ran head-first into a wall.
And it turns out she’s not alone.
VR is dope till you try throwing a grenade and smacking the shit outta your wall
— levi (@Dakota_willis) November 3, 2018
Ok just played some vr and I definitely need a ring around me 😂 headbutted my wall .
— YTMassacre #TeamBreach (@YTMassacre) December 28, 2018
Tried VR for the first proper time and walked head first into not only a person but a wall. 👍🏽👏🏽
— manjot ✨ (@ManjotJabbal) December 17, 2018
i tried to use the vr thing dad bought for xmas but had to stop bc i kept running into walls and shit jklfgkldfgn
— eugene delacroix in light wash denim 🌿 (@grantire) December 26, 2018
It really is too bad no one clipped me body slamming myself into a wall on my VR rig last night, I'm so fucking sore and broken x_x
— Da_Hub (@DaHub6) December 3, 2018
ill never forget when steven was playing a vr game and walked right into his wall
— tyler (@Seekachu) December 4, 2018
And this person had a rather good point.
Yesterday I helped with a VR demo, as chaperone to keep kids from running into walls, hitting stuff as they swung virtual maces, etc.
It occurs to me… VR is stupid. Remove all external sensory input and do nothing to replace it, yet encourage movement in the real world.
— dgentry 🔍 (@dgentry) December 10, 2018
To which an intrepid tweeter replied…
That’s why VR is now considered dead and AR is the next big revolution. Haven’t you heard? 🙂
— apenwarr (@apenwarr) December 10, 2018
AR means augmented reality. It combines virtual elements with the environment around you so there’s still some sense of your real physical surroundings.
Somehow that doesn’t sound quite as entertaining as smacking into walls.