Anyone else get headaches from Borderlands?

#1 Posted by mazik765 (2315 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?

#2 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

Nope.

#3 Posted by Yummylee (21636 posts) -

It can make me feel drowsy, but no headaches.
#4 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3501 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.

#5 Posted by lead_farmer (1041 posts) -

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

#6 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

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

#7 Posted by Chyro (353 posts) -

It's probably motion sickness.  Take some Dramamine.

#8 Posted by natetodamax (19205 posts) -

Not me.

#9 Posted by edgefusion (94 posts) -

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

#10 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6398 posts) -

No but I have a killer headache right now.

#11 Posted by Zero_ (1973 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

#12 Posted by Gellrock (381 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
#13 Posted by supernando (55 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

#14 Posted by supermike6 (3564 posts) -

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

#15 Posted by BraveToaster (12589 posts) -

I get headaches from the Battlefield games. 

#16 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 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.

#17 Posted by Scrawnto (2446 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.

#18 Posted by Spoonman671 (4635 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.

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#20 Posted by DoctorOptimist (502 posts) -

Must be the radiation.

#21 Posted by Videogames (257 posts) -

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

#22 Posted by DrPockets000 (2859 posts) -
@Abyssfull said:
" It can make me feel drowsy, but no headaches. "
Me too.
#23 Posted by Empirepaintball (1393 posts) -

Meh. Not so much of a problem for me.
#24 Posted by sfighter21 (798 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...
#25 Posted by Za3r0 (100 posts) -

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

#26 Posted by NTM (7377 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.
#27 Posted by Meowayne (6084 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.

#28 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

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

#29 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

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

#30 Posted by shivermetimbers (772 posts) -

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

#31 Posted by uniform (1835 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.
#32 Posted by moots (1 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

#33 Posted by JaredA (824 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.

#34 Posted by FourWude (2261 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...

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