History of Virtual Reality – Reality Check

Cam begins his journey into virtual reality with a look back at the history of this fascinating technology, from Original Retro to Oculus Rift.

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21 thoughts on “History of Virtual Reality – Reality Check

  • January 27, 2016 at 2:03 am

    Such a daft video, "virtual reality" is not simply a case of putting on a head set, Virtual Boy was in no way a genuine attempt at virtual reality, they were just 3D games, try pluggng your OR in to Second Life and you already got full VR. (SL has been in development longer than OR btw).

  • May 18, 2016 at 9:52 am

    concept of VR has been there for a while
    but it started showing itself in 2015/2016

  • January 26, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Thank you so much for this really interesting video!
    Could someone tell me why the Sensorama had been a flop? Why it wasn't
    utilized that much? Do you have any documentation about that?

  • March 24, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    @GameSpot I'm trying to look for your follow up videos to this "3 part series" but i can't seem to find the other two.

  • June 29, 2017 at 12:58 am

    Well in kind of a shitty way you skipped over Virtuality and the promise they delivered – this was my first experience of VR and it was genuinely mind blowing at the time. They had a range of games including an amazing flight sim. The graphics really weren't an issue. It was also one of the first truly social gaming experiences. Most arcades couldn't afford them, and it was significantly more expensive to play than other arcade cabs, that was the issue.

  • September 18, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Thank you for the generous free fast track research. Can you fix the link for the Bibbio?

  • September 22, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    You missed CAVE vr systems. Sure they were big and expensive, but did you know Quake was ported to work in a CAVE?

  • November 9, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Can u say what is the difference between the VR in past and future (it mean compress and Contreras)

  • November 24, 2017 at 12:49 am

    “Are there any other two words that make you so excited”


  • April 9, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    enjoyed the video but the sword of Damocles is AR not VR. though it was the first HMD so i guess its still relevant.

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