Screenshots of EVR Dogfighting Gameplay on the Oculus Rift VR Headset

Boyhood dreams of being a pilot in dogfights akin to Battlestar Galactica and Star Wars are finally realised.
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Today at EVE Fanfest in Iceland, with cruel delight, CCP Games unleashed the Oculus Rift EVR experience on the attending, mostly hungover, EVE Online players. I wrote yesterday about my personal experience but here are some photos and screenshots of the experience which is causing excitement and nausea in equal measure.

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The cockpit is fully realised, with animated limbs you have to keep reminding yourself you can’t control.

Exiting the launch tube straight into the fray, the enemy supercarrier is dead ahead.

Incoming missiles can be dodged with some stomach-churning evasive maneouvers.

Laser cannons are fixed forward-facing, but the blue missile reticule is linked directly to head movement.

 Surprisingly, there have been no reports of vomiting, but there are lots of disoriented, grinning EVE players stumbling around the Harpa conference centre.

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Mat Westhorpe
Broken paramedic and coffee-drinking Englishman whose favourite dumb animal is an oxymoron. After over a decade of humping and dumping the fat and the dead, my lower spine did things normally reserved for Rubik's cubes, bringing my career as a medical clinician to an unexpectedly early end. Fortunately, my real passion is in writing and given that I'm now highly qualified in the art of sitting down, I have the time to pursue it. Having blogged about video games (well, mostly EVE Online) for years, I hope to channel my enjoyment of wordcraft and my hobby of gaming into one handy new career that doesn't involve other people's vomit.