One of the key problesm with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is that it completely obscures the wearer's vision, making it impossible to play Game Boy while wearing it — until developer Shane O'Brien came up with this clever fix.


Using a recently released Game Boy emulator for the Unity Engine, Shane crafted a simple room where an Oculus Rift owner can sit and play Game Boy games like Tetris or Pokemon without any hands. Well, no virtual hands, at least — the game still needs to be controlled via keyboard.

Maybe I'm just old, but I imagine the disconnect here — playing Game Boy with no fingers on the virtual buttons — would be incredibly jarring. This is just a pair of fake hands away from greatness.

Oculus Rift Gameboy Emulator in Unity [YouTube via Polygon]