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Mirror's Edge Motion Sickness

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Mirror's Edge looks great. And the first-person-running-jumping-sliding-kicking-shooting gameplay is certainly novel and different. This morning, I checked out the E3 build, which looked, well, great. But...while watching the dev show off the game, I seriously started to feel ill. Really, really ill. I've never gotten motion sick from a game, and I got it pretty bad while checking out Mirror's Edge. Like to the point of breaking out in a cold sweat and feeling rather green. Actually playing the game didn't make me as sick as watching — and playing it was fun. The controls are intuitive and tight, and the overall design is polished.


I was talking with McWhertor why the game made me motion sick. He pointed out that the game does leave out certain colors in the color platte and that maybe, just maybe that's the reason. That, or the jet lag or the lack of sleep.

Which movie poster is on the wall of reader Mydogisdexter's gaming room behind his gaming setup back in January?

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I think it's just the other people playing mainly. I get sick watching people play sometimes. It's the fact that I'm not in control and the view is in sync with someone else's style of play or lack of skills. Watching someone I know try and play halo 3 with no game experience made me ill. It's also like when you're in a car with a terrible driver.