I owned a Virtual Boy. There, I said it. For most of my life I’ve been obsessed with virtual reality, and Nintendo’s infamous failure of a system was my first real taste. Sure, it only had one color, and it looked silly sticking your face into what looked like a cross between E.T. and one of the machines from War of the Worlds, but I actually loved the thing. I have fond memories of berating Toad as my doubles partner in Mario’s Tennis, and of flying a wireframe spaceship into a giant wireframe face in Red Alarm. Heck, I even wrote terrible fanfiction about Teleroboxer.
Unfortunately, VR would have to wait a while before the public was ready to fully embrace a version that could output more than red lines and didn’t look quite as stupid on your face. I don’t even know what 10-year-old Nathan would have done if he could have seen the Oculus Rift, Hololens, or HTC Vive. Crying probably would have been part of it, though, since those devices are currently way out of the price range for most people (especially considering the computer you need to run them!). Luckily, there are tons of companies out there that are building headsets that are far, far cheaper and only need a smartphone to work.
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