1. iThunderbirt's Avatar
    Hello everyone!

    When VRHeads.com came in to play it helped me remember an article I read in the 90s in an Electronic Gaming Monthly issue about VR. The ones I remember were the VFX1 Headgear (by Forte Technologies) and iGlasses (by Virtual I-O). Of the two, the VFX1 came to mind when looking at what the HTC Vive / Oculus Rift in terms of looks.

    Anyone remember these VR offerings of the past?
    06-06-2016 08:39 AM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    I don't remember those but I DO remember the Nintendo Virtual Boy. It was a massive flop, BUT it still has a cult following I understand.
    06-06-2016 08:58 AM
  3. iThunderbirt's Avatar
    True that! I also remember that one. I remembered begging my folks to get me one (back in the day) but I couldn't find a way to make them say "yes". It's like my parents "knew" the Virtual Boy was going to flop lol.
    06-06-2016 03:17 PM
  4. James Falconer's Avatar
    Didn't the Virtual Boy have to be taken off the market because it was giving people migraines!? Seem to remember some issues with that one. That said, I love me some retro gaming, would love to give it a try some day
    06-07-2016 11:00 AM
  5. James Falconer's Avatar
    Ah yes, that was it. Found some images below. Oh, that display... all the reds you can handle!

    VR of the 90s-dxhbdch.jpg

    VR of the 90s-virtual-boy-set.jpg
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    06-07-2016 11:03 AM
  6. iThunderbirt's Avatar
    Nice! For its time, it sure had a "unique design. Especially the controller.
    06-07-2016 10:05 PM
  7. iThunderbirt's Avatar
    Didn't the Virtual Boy have to be taken off the market because it was giving people migraines!? Seem to remember some issues with that one. That said, I love me some retro gaming, would love to give it a try some day
    That is also what I remember for the Virtual Boy to be discontinued.
    06-07-2016 10:07 PM
  8. jayblazer's Avatar
    I bought it on launch day.. lol. There was a great boxing game I think called tellero boxer and another one I really loved was Red Alert.
    07-16-2016 09:52 AM
  9. pkcable's Avatar
    I seem to recall an episode of Pawn Stars where they bought a Virtual Boy, and "Chum" couldn't stop playing with it while he was supposed to be working! lol
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    07-22-2016 10:30 AM

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