Games that made you feel sick ;( DEAD ISLAND FOR ME

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  • Deleted user 7 October 2011 13:58:10
    Never happened to me until now was looking to get a cheap copy of dead island cheapest i could find was 32 was looking foward to it and even bought 2 codes for it and i cant even play it, recieved the game wednesday and had a go in the evening and felt unwell so turned it off thought it was something i ate went to play again last night same thing gave me a very bad headache, nausea and a hangover sort of feeling...anyone had this whilst gaming?
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 7 Oct 2011 14:00:52 36,291 posts
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    Yep. Marathon on XBLA makes me want to chunder. It's motion sickness.

    I totally called it.
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  • andytheadequate 7 Oct 2011 14:01:04 7,957 posts
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    I get motion sickness when playing Portal 1 or Half Life 2
  • allen 7 Oct 2011 14:01:36 657 posts
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    I got this with dead island too. I think it's the console fov when playing up close to the monitor on pc. Why some developers don't adjust this I don't know.
  • Mr_interesting_2011 7 Oct 2011 14:02:25 93 posts
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    Jumping Flash! used to make me a little nauseous, but it was so much fun I put up with it :)
  • Deleted user 7 October 2011 14:04:25
    360 version i was playing....more annoyed that i bought the ripper code and arena ;(
  • Deleted user 7 October 2011 14:09:22
    Motion sickness? Man the fuck up. You're not even on a boat.


  • brseg 7 Oct 2011 14:10:45 679 posts
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    Yes, Dead Island also makes me feel ill after a while. I assume its the camera swaying, especially when he gets into a vehicle. Odd, I dont usually suffer from it.

    Edit - I remember I used to feel ill after playing 5 hrs straight of UT/quake, but thats just asking for it.
  • cianchristopher 7 Oct 2011 14:11:04 6,360 posts
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    I think it's called simulation sickness, and it does exist, and it's not really a case of manning the fuck up, tbh.

    I've never really had it, apart from once playing Half-Life 2. Had to turn it off for a while. I reckon the fact that I'd had about 6 cups of coffee was probably more to do with it, though.
  • speedofthepuma 7 Oct 2011 14:13:17 13,246 posts
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    I get this with quite a lot of 3D platformers where you control the camera with the right stick.

    I've turned off all the avatars and crap, so don't expect me to be impressed by yours.

  • AceGrace 7 Oct 2011 14:14:59 900 posts
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    Driver 3. I was sick as a dog that I bought this steaming pile of bug ridden turds.
  • Deleted user 7 October 2011 14:15:24
    Might of helped if i played it on a smaller tv as i was playing the game on a 47 inch tv....think i will just trade it in for rage today whilst the trade price is good.
  • Rajin 7 Oct 2011 14:16:49 580 posts
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    Game that makes you sick for certain: GTA 1, the zoom in and out on the car while driving turns your stomach upside down.
  • Garfy 7 Oct 2011 14:18:47 578 posts
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    PC games with a FOV below 90
  • Rodney 7 Oct 2011 14:19:13 1,684 posts
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    When I first played Quake I got motion sickness. Something to do wth the, what was new to me at the time, 3D FPS, and the bouncing walk that Mr Quake had
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 7 Oct 2011 14:23:34 36,291 posts
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    The Kane and Lynch 2 multiplayer on PC made me feel ill instantly. Single player was fine though. Game was shit mind you.

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  • johnson81 7 Oct 2011 14:24:08 368 posts
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    I've had it with most FPS. HL, HL2, Doom3, Cod. I can play for hours one day and be fine and then 15 minutes on any other day feel sick as a dog.
  • Madder-Max 7 Oct 2011 14:24:38 11,570 posts
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    Soggy biscuit

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  • UncleLou Moderator 7 Oct 2011 14:28:57 35,172 posts
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    Had the same with Dead Island until I changed the field of view to an angle that looks a little less like you're looking through a telescope. It's in the options (at least in the PC version, don't know about the consoles).
  • Cappy 7 Oct 2011 14:28:58 11,706 posts
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    Metroid Prime.

    Overpowering nausea was the cherry on the top of a shit sundae of respawning enemies and first person 'guess' jumping.

    Which reminds me of another Gamecube title which gave me motion sickness, Billy Hatcher.

    I never really experienced it on the PS2 for some reason, though that could be my choice of games, the last proper FPS I played was Halo and I've played only a couple of slow paced first person games since, Michigan: A Report From Hell I played start to finish with no problems.

    A few minutes of the Mirror's Edge demo was enough to take me back to Wannavomit City though.
  • sugarbaron 7 Oct 2011 14:30:41 1 posts
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    Turok on the N64 (I was fine with the sequel though).
  • Tyggen 7 Oct 2011 14:30:53 135 posts
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    I've never had it, but the missus gets sick from any Gamebryo game, and a few other first-person games.
  • Dirtbox 7 Oct 2011 14:38:59 76,342 posts
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    Descent 3.

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  • rudedudejude 7 Oct 2011 14:44:47 2,101 posts
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    Girls.

  • BBIAJ 7 Oct 2011 14:49:21 895 posts
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    I'm playing Dead Island on a 47" LED and don't get it.

    However, spending too long in Shift Mode in Driver San Francisco makes me feel queesy.
  • Lamb 7 Oct 2011 14:52:58 467 posts
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    Uncharted 2 the vertigo inducing climbing jumping on impossibly skinny planks, ledges at height.

    Seriously that level that Drake was forced to solve with Tenzin was just surreal.
  • henro_ben 7 Oct 2011 14:54:13 2,192 posts
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    I get it very occasionally from games - Marathon on the mac used to sometimes trigger it, as did Half Life on the PC.

    Often find it's flickering near the edge of the screen - just in the peripheral vision that sets it off.

    Those 3d TVs where you wear the glasses give me motion sickness almost immediately - bleurgh.
  • Raiko101 7 Oct 2011 15:01:35 5,548 posts
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    I remember the only time I had this was playing TimeSplitters 2. I had owned the game for about a year so I had no idea what was going on at first. I'd pause it and go sit by the toilet, thinking I was going to throw up. Once I felt better i'd come back and try again. I did this 5 or 6 times before I realised what was going on. Thankfully it was only a 1 day thing.

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