Imagine if you could capture your friend’s face the first time he or she logged onto the internet or saw a television. That’s where we are in the VR scene today and thankfully people are more than wiling to educate, astound, and terrify their closest friends for our viewing pleasure.
We think the time is ripe to pluck out a few solid VR reaction videos featuring laughing, jumping, and good old fashioned screaming.
Zombie Freak Out
This videos is most recent one on the list. It shows us all just how hard it can be to fight zombies while also battling a neverending series of debilitating panic attacks. This young woman clearly wants nothing more than to be rid of her virtually imposed nightmare, which does beg the question of “why did she not simply take the headset off?”
Her friends certainly weren’t going to do it for her. They are far too busy trying to keep their sides from splitting with laughter.
In an age where “prank” has come to mean convincing your best friend you’ve been murdered (classic comedy), it is refreshing to see something as simple as a shove on YouTube these days.
However, that simple push happened to take place during a VR rollercoaster demo and the man inside the headset had more than a little trouble recovering his balance.
There are some things that never get old. Dorian Grey, Keanu Reeves and this guy from Lost all come to mind but this video is a very worthy addition to that list as well.
Trouble on The Treadmill
Treadmills are designed to get your heart rate up but I imagine this particular woman got a bit more than she bargained for once she stepped up onto this Cyberith Virtualizer.
Its terrifying enough being in an VR horror experience under normal circumstances but throw in the added immersion of the Cyberith and you might as well only buy yellow pants from here on out.
You know, in many ways we are all Jacob. We go about our lives thinking everything is just fine and then suddenly the ground falls away beneath us.
Hopefully though, you and I will be better able to keep our feet during an unexpected bill or traffic ticket than Jacob was during this VR rollercoaster demo. This is why VR demo teams need to have a designated “catcher.”
This may be the most well known VR reaction video of all time but, like a fine wine and this particular woman, it only gets better with age.
This 90-year-old grandmother’s reactions to a very early Oculus Rift prototype were captured way back in 2013. The tech may have improved but smiles like these never become obsolete.