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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 17396 25-Nov-2007 11:09
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Dont know if this is common amongst the gaming ferturnity, but some games can physically make me nauseaous, in the early days (PC GAmes) after about 10 minutes of playing games like wolfenstein I would have to stop, then later on it was games like quake, however I could play command conquer or statergy / role playing / flight & racing sims didnt.FPS did.  Thought if just the refresh rate of the monitor. Now i have a 42 plasma & xbox, I can play sim games, statergy ect. I have no problems with Ghost Recon but I just got Call to Duty 4 and its back, after 10 minutes of so. Start feeling Yuk. Really has me stumped. Thought of going to my Doc but feel a bit lame saying I cant play my games cause they make me sick. Ideas anyone

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  Reply # 96808 25-Nov-2007 11:36
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My wife also has problems with that and yet the rest of the family (3 kids and me) don't suffer any adverse effects.

You are suffering from a kind of "Vertigo" as medical professionals call it.  Basically it is aggravated by the amount of screen area that is changing rapidly in content (as it does in a FPS) versus the amount that stays the same.  This is the reason that Flight Sims don't bother you -- unless maybe you were in a prolonged spin for more than 10 minutes -- which is probably unlikely as you would have crashed by then Tongue out

The amount of nausea you feel will also be influenced by how close you are to the monitor in relation to its size.  This is where the 42" screen might be better if you sat well back from it.  Then the surrounding room would be static which would help to keep your stomach on an even keel.

My wife also suffers the same effect on roller-coasters -- do they affect you as well?

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  Reply # 96914 26-Nov-2007 09:28

I only feel sick when Im ownd :P


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  Reply # 96927 26-Nov-2007 10:44
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Yes, this is not at all unheard of although your local doc might not have had many similar cases... From memory, one thing that works for people in your case is to turn up all graphical enhancements in order to bring the framerate down. Apparently jerky framerates equals less sickness. Not ideal I guess...

Try Googling solutions for motion sickness in FPS games... You'll find a lot of suggestions.

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  Reply # 97176 27-Nov-2007 17:26
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Hey Guys, thanks, that google one was a help :-) I dont think I can change the frame rate on xbox 360 but I have the refesh rate of the plasma as 100htz, I thought about buying the xbox elite that is HDVI. anyway thanks

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