Beware: Oculus Rift VR headset leaves embarrassing red marks and can cause wearers to feel ‘seasick’

“The first gamers to get their hands on the full Oculus Rift have noticed embarrassing side-effects to wearing Facebook’s virtual reality headset,” Sarah Griffiths reports for The Daily Mail. “While the $599 (£417) gadget may immerse them in realistic fantasy scenes, it has left some users with red-faced – literally. The awkward marks have been dubbed ‘Oculus face’ or ‘Rift rash’ and are part of the perils of the innovative technology.”

“Journalists Ben Popper of The Verge and Steve Kovash and Ben Gilbert, from TechInsider shared photos of themselves with Oculus face on Twitter, with Mr Popper writing: ‘The new walk of shame: Oculus face after a VR bender,'” Griffiths reports. “The first batch of gamers are receiving the headsets, with more reports of ‘Oculus face’ expected, because the headset has just been shipped to buyers.”

“The bigger concern, instead, is the fact they are also causing some people to feel sick,” Griffiths reports. “The low-latency headsets from Oculus, HTC and Sony are intended to right the nausea-inducing wrongs of their VR predecessors from 20 years ago, but many users still report feeling woozy after using souped-up systems, such as the Oculus Rift. There’s still concern the immersive technology may force players to lose more than a battle with an alien. They could also lose their lunch.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Rift rash is the 21st century’s hairy palms evinced.

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