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Discussion in 'Nintendo Forums' started by Adam M, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. Adam M

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    am not asking for repies here, just wanted to share in my misery!

    I have just bought my US xbox and hooked it to my HS20 via component video at max possible resolution.

    Great I hear you say, except for one thing.

    I can't play the damn thing for more than 20 minutes as it makes me feel incredibly sick.

    It appears to be certain games.

    Am ok with driving games but anything where the screen moves at speed (halo) and I start to get headaches and have to switch off and sit in a dark room.

    I was tempted to sell but am now keeping it in order to entertain my friends.
     
  2. Mr_Belowski

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    There are a couple of discussions about this on the www.avsforum.com forums - have a rummage in the home-theatre gaming forum on that site . There are a couple of ways around the problem. Basically, it's caused by the conflicting information being sent by the eyes and the inner ear. The eyes tell the brain that it's moving, but the ear tells the brain it's stationary, which causes motion sickness in some peeps.

    According to them Americans, anti-nausia / travel-sickness pills work, but obviously this isn't a long term solution. They suggested taking like half a pill before a gaming session, and doing this for a week or so. Then drop down to a quarter pill and gradually stop taking them entirely.

    I think the point here is that the brain will adjust and become acustomed to the conflicting inputs, and poping the occasional travel sickness pill can be useful while you're brain's adapting so you don't keep 'shouting soup'. After it's got used to the idea that the eye and ear's messages don't have to match up, you won't feel sick any more. I've never had a problem, but this may be because I've play first-person shooters on my PC for years, so I'm already brain-damaged / brain-adjusted ;)

    I would expect that playing more racing games, or other games that involve some movement but not enough you get you 'speaking Welsh', will help your brain adjust. Also, dropping the screen size or sitting further away will help - and as you adjust you can start to increase it again.

    Just give it time - don't over do it at first, and let your brain adjust . You'll be crapping your pants while the Flood chase you through dark corridors in glorious 8 foot wide prog-scan technicolour before you know it ;)
     
  3. Adam M

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    thanks for the advice.

    cant sit further away but could drop screen size.

    car games are fine but will see what I can adapt to.
     
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    Hi,

    If it's a travel sickness problem you could try getting special wrist bands that have bumps positioned on a particular pressure point. My sister uses these and swears by them. I'm not sure where you get them though :(
     
  5. Mr_Belowski

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    Yeah, I heard those mentioned. Anything that keeps yer lunch in yer gut for that adaptation period :)
     
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    And after you've got your sea-legs,you can always get a job aboard a ship. ;)

    Seriously, it's probably best to just take it in small doses until you get used to it.
     
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    used to have a similar problem with the original Wolfenstein on the PC - motion sickness from that was pretty bad :)

    Gary
     
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    I'd agree with Mr_Belowski on this one.
    At first my pj made me feel a little headachy but now it's fine.
    Give it time and I'm sure you'll get used to it and after an hour or two on Halo you won't wan't to stop playing.

    :)
     
  9. Spacecat

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    ci can play every FPS shooter on PC no problem, 5 mins of Timespiltters on PS2 and Im ready to Chuck!!
     
  10. Adam M

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    have no idea why it happens.

    Only notice it on halo, and I don't think its prjector related.

    I remember playing aliens on the ps2 at uni on a small screen and it used to kill me.

    I am never actually sick.

    I don't feel like I am going to be sick, I just get headaches and a feeling of discomfort and dizziness.

    its only halo at the mo, but I managed to complete it on my old pj in my old flat.

    that only made 7 foot wide, perhaps the extra fott has taken me over the edge?
     
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    halo.... man that sucks. especially seeing that halo 2 is creeping every closer.
     
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    I had the same problem with HALO on a 32w/s , just took regular breaks (and left the beer in the fridge :D )it was always worst when driving the Warthog . In the end , i just got used to it I guess.
     
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    Wow - I get sick playing Halo as well - I only got an xbox recently and have only played Halo a couple of times. I thought it was just coincidence that I was feeling unwell when playing Halo, but now I guess maybe not. :eek:

    I get majorly travel sick - travel sick pills like Dramamine really work well for me - maybe give them a go, but obviously it isn't a permanent solution...
     
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    Grand Theft Auto seems to give me a bit of a headache!
     
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    Medal of honour makes me feel awful on my set up.

    However, I have an idea.

    Some people say that on a long journey, you can avoid motion sickness by sitting in the front seat of a car - therefore, why not buy a second hand car, put it in the lounge or cinema room and sit in the front, playing halo, pretending to be on a very long journey.

    Bristol to brighton is 180 odd miles, so I will have a go at that route myself:D

    Hope this helps,

    Cap:smashin:
     
  16. Adam M

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    lol
     
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    never suffered before until i put rainbow 6 on my pj and i almost fainted!!

    now its on the 29" in the lounge and i remain conscious.
     
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    Wipeout Fusion on a PJ during an office party was a memorably messy experience :(
     

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