Anyone else get headaches from Borderlands?

Avatar image for mazik765
#1 Posted by mazik765 (2366 posts) -

So I play a lot of video games of all kinds. I can't think of another game ever that has given me a headache or made me feel sick simply from playing it. However this happens about an hour in every time I play Borderlands. Maybe it has something to do with the vivid art style? That's not to say I don't love the game, I still play it, I am just not able to marathon play it at anytime.
 
So does anyone else get this when they play Borderlands? Or is there another game that you can't take in large doses?

Avatar image for napalm
#2 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

Nope.

Avatar image for yummylee
#3 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

It can make me feel drowsy, but no headaches.
Avatar image for origina1penguin
#4 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3523 posts) -

I think art style does have a big role in it. I have trouble with really bright, flashy animations against dark backgrounds. Games like Geometry Wars and Beat Hazard will wear me down pretty fast.

Avatar image for lead_farmer
#5 Posted by lead_farmer (1076 posts) -

Nah.  I used to get headaches from medal of honor though.  Not sure why.

Avatar image for ahmadmetallic
#6 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -

Ditched the game after the first 2 boss battles but no it didnt cause any headaches. sorry to hear get well soon xoxoxox

Avatar image for chyro
#7 Posted by Chyro (356 posts) -

It's probably motion sickness.  Take some Dramamine.

Avatar image for natetodamax
#8 Posted by natetodamax (19462 posts) -

Not me.

Avatar image for edgefusion
#9 Posted by edgefusion (95 posts) -

Motion sickness accompanied by the FOV, I get it with certain games too.

Avatar image for godlyawesomeguy
#10 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6421 posts) -

No but I have a killer headache right now.

Avatar image for zero_
#11 Posted by Zero_ (2039 posts) -

I haven't played an FPS in quite some time, but when I got back into TF2 I had some serious headaches, especially with Scout my favourite class

Avatar image for gellrock
#12 Posted by Gellrock (403 posts) -
@mazik765 said:
" So I play a lot of video games of all kinds. I can't think of another game ever that has given me a headache or made me feel sick simply from playing it. However this happens about an hour in every time I play Borderlands. Maybe it has something to do with the vivid art style? That's not to say I don't love the game, I still play it, I am just not able to marathon play it at anytime.  So does anyone else get this when they play Borderlands? Or is there another game that you can't take in large doses? "
seems to me you got a strange condition known as ImmaPus-e... :p kidding
Avatar image for supernando
#13 Posted by supernando (65 posts) -

It messes with my head and I've played first person games for years and this is the only game that has ever effected me! still love it myself though

Avatar image for wickedcestus
#14 Posted by WickedCestus (3781 posts) -

I played it while sick and I never got a headache or anything.

Avatar image for bravetoaster
#15 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -

I get headaches from the Battlefield games. 

Avatar image for djeffers03
#16 Posted by Djeffers03 (2537 posts) -

Never had a problem like yours playing any game. They only game that kind of messes with me is geometry wars, all those flashes are really hard on your eyes.

Avatar image for scrawnto
#17 Posted by Scrawnto (2552 posts) -

Never. Even Beat Hazard, which is much harsher in its flashing than geometry wars, stopped bothering me after maybe fifteen minutes of playing it the first time. My brain just figured out how to filter out the noise, I guess.

Avatar image for spoonman671
#18 Posted by Spoonman671 (5727 posts) -

The same thing happened to me... sort of.
 
I've never experienced any kind of motion sickness due to a game, but for some reason when I first started playing Borderlands I found the game disorienting (even though I play a ton of FPS) and got a bit of a headache.  This only happened the first time I played it, and only lasted an hour or so.  I ended up finishing the game without any further problems.  I guess I acclimated to the art style or something.

Avatar image for buckybit
#19 Edited by buckybit (1517 posts) -

deleted

Avatar image for doctoroptimist
#20 Posted by DoctorOptimist (535 posts) -

Must be the radiation.

Avatar image for videogames
#21 Posted by Videogames (264 posts) -

I tend to get quite gaseous while playing borderlands, is this normal?

Avatar image for drpockets000
#22 Posted by DrPockets000 (2877 posts) -
@Abyssfull said:
" It can make me feel drowsy, but no headaches. "
Me too.
Avatar image for empirepaintball
#23 Posted by Empirepaintball (1466 posts) -

Meh. Not so much of a problem for me.
Avatar image for sfighter21
#24 Posted by sfighter21 (866 posts) -
@Chyro said:
" It's probably motion sickness.  Take some Dramamine. "
Oh god, here we go with the drugs...lol.  Drugs fix everything!!  Hahaha.  Dramamine doesn't seem like the right thing for this sickness though...
Avatar image for za3r0
#25 Posted by Za3r0 (109 posts) -

i got a headache as soon as it arrived in the mail today.

Avatar image for ntm
#26 Posted by NTM (9728 posts) -

Yeah, "Bored"erlands is boring. Wait... no, no I don't get headaches playing it 'cause I don't play it long enough to have that happen.
Avatar image for meowayne
#27 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -

Actually, yes, now that you mention it. I did get several headaches playing Borderlands, more so than with other games at the time. But that might be because I played Borderlands for longer stretches, usually 1.5-3 hours at a time in a 3-player Co-Op game.

Avatar image for azteck
#28 Posted by Azteck (7416 posts) -

Not really. I rarely get them because of games, I just get a lot of them in general.

Avatar image for hitchenson
#29 Posted by Hitchenson (4708 posts) -

When I played Borderlands for the first time, my entire family died. There sure is something about that game.

Avatar image for shivermetimbers
#30 Posted by shivermetimbers (1328 posts) -

I would get constant headaches while playing GTA 4. The greasy, blurry graphics really are painful to look at after a while.

Avatar image for uniform
#31 Posted by uniform (1841 posts) -
@Abyssfull said:
" It can make me feel drowsy, but no headaches. "
Ditto! Me and a friend are currently playing, and we'll get through 3-4 quests, then we'll both want to stop. Not sure what my friends deal is, but I just get incredibly drowsy, almost like an effect of taking cold medication. It's not a matter of me being tired, as once I turn the console off, I'm wide awake, plus this doesn't happen with any of my other games. It's strange, as I really love the game, and don't like saying it bores me to the point of wanting to sleep, but it just has this weird effect on me. It's just like turkey. Exact same love and effect. Borderlands = Turkey.
Avatar image for moots
#32 Posted by moots (2 posts) -

@mazik765: Oh yes my friend, I thought I was the only one but I also get very sick and have headaches if I play Borderlands for a long time. I don't know why and I really like the game. Unfortunately some games do that to me. Medal of Honor as someone said, GTA and Saints Row games etc. Right now I still have a headache from Bordelands

Avatar image for jareda
#33 Posted by JaredA (852 posts) -

It hasn't happened with Borderlands and I played that for some really long stretches. Although, something similar did happen with the original Darksiders, but that was more a nausea/dizziness type thing.

Avatar image for fourwude
#34 Posted by FourWude (2274 posts) -

100% YES! I get headaches after 20 mins of playing, every time with Borderlands. There's also a slight drowsy effect that kicks in after extended sessions. Stop playing the game after an hour they're gone. Only other game that did the same was Perfect Dark Zero. I play a shit ton of games and never experience these symptoms with any other game. At first I thought it was the low frames per second in first person view, but now I really do think it's the cartoony art style in FP view that does it.... I'm gonna have to soldier on with BL2, for gamings sake...

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.