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‘Sword Art Online in real life’: Fans React To Oculus Founder Developing VR Headset That Will Kill You in Real Life if You Die in the Game

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Gaming can prove to be many things for different people! It could prove to be a great source of entertainment, allowing an escape from the real world into fantasy and imagination. It could be a total stress buster and one could even make an extremely successful career out of it. But while all these are the great Ups of gaming, there are a few Downs as well ‘coz gaming could get you addicted too! And now if one is to believe the Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey, VR gaming could literally kill you!

The Killer VR Headset

Luckey wrote on his personal blog that his newly designed VR headset uses three embedded explosive charges planted right above the forehead! These charges can “instantly destroy the brain of the user.” 

It’s almost like a sci-fi horror movie coming to life!

On the day of the Sword Art Online incident, November 6, 2022, thousands of VRMMORPG gamers were trapped in a death game and they could only leave through completion. According to Luckey:

“If their hit points dropped to zero, their brain would be bombarded by extraordinarily powerful microwaves, supposedly killing the user. The same would happen if anyone in the real world tampered with their NerveGear, the virtual reality head-mounted display that transported their minds and souls to Aincrad, the primary setting of Sword Art Online (a series of Japanese novels).”  

So, make sure your hits don’t drop to Zero!

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Killer VR

This is absolutely crazy but you shouldn’t worry. Luckey did make it clear that the VR headset is “at this point… just a piece of office art, a thought-provoking reminder of unexplored avenues in game design.” It isn’t a killing machine (yet!) And, he further wrote that “the idea of tying your real life to your virtual avatar has always fascinated me—you instantly raise the stakes to the maximum level and force people to fundamentally rethink how they interact with the virtual world and the players inside it.”

VR gaming will be taken to the next level!

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These Fan Reactions are… Appropriate???

But the reactions to this new revelation are just crazy. Here, check out how the fans have reacted as some of them literally can’t wait to die:

Time to die??

Can it be monetized though?

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Should we attack Luckey?

It’d be crazy if someone truly dies of it…

I personally don’t have a death wish, but I’d love to immerse myself in Sword Art Online through this ‘killer’ piece of art!

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Source: Palmer Luckey

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Written by Vansh Mehra

Just wanna share my passion for cinema with everyone.