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scotland
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Re: Video Gaming news

Postby scotland » June 6th, 2016, 7:24 am

The "Virtual Reality Medical Center" http://www.vrphobia.com/therapy.htm is a California based phobia and anxiety treatment center using virtual reality along with breathing and other techniques. Video games can be repeatable, controllable, and the 'escape button' is as easy as removing the helmet. The one about spiders had an entry on a popular blog, but they also include issues with closed spaces, heights, needles and blood, public speaking, driving, flying, etc.

Its interesting. If anyone has a fear of descending aliens or ninjas, I could point to a few video games to help.

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Re: Video Gaming news

Postby VideoGameCritic » June 6th, 2016, 7:38 pm

I never considered how virtual reality could treat phobias, but this actually make a lot of sense!

I always thought a good application of VR would be for exercise machines to make it look like you're jogging through exotic places. Treadmills are so boring!

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Re: Video Gaming news

Postby scotland » May 14th, 2017, 7:44 pm

Odd story about smuggling tiny baby spiders in Famicom cartridges. By the look of it, the PCB and chips are still there, so it probably still works. This shipment was bond for Hanover, Maryland. Imagine what could be smuggled in a NES game with all that empty space.
http://comicbook.com/gaming/2017/05/14/nintendo-cartridges-contain-smuggled-spiders-mexico-america

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Re: Video Gaming news

Postby Rookie1 » May 18th, 2017, 6:48 am

Hopefully they set them all on fire.

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Re: Video Gaming news

Postby Gentlegamer » May 18th, 2017, 8:57 am

scotland wrote:Odd story about smuggling tiny baby spiders in Famicom cartridges. By the look of it, the PCB and chips are still there, so it probably still works. This shipment was bond for Hanover, Maryland. Imagine what could be smuggled in a NES game with all that empty space.
http://comicbook.com/gaming/2017/05/14/nintendo-cartridges-contain-smuggled-spiders-mexico-america


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