"Trials Eyes": A Medical Emergency

#1 Posted by MrCleanTrousers (40 posts) -

Hey gang, Just spent the day playing Trials. On taking a break after a particularly lengthy session, I looked at the curtains to notice they were moving, growing and coming closer as I sat in my seat. I've experienced similar effects after a significant amount of time playing Rock Band, but the scrolling note charts in that game make the illusion more understandable. So is this a thing or do I have a brain tumour?

#2 Posted by believer258 (12176 posts) -

Yes. This is a thing.

#3 Posted by jking47 (1247 posts) -

This is a thing, but you also have a brain tumor.

#4 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3903 posts) -

And yes, it's a thing.

#5 Edited by SockemJetpack (412 posts) -

IT'S NOT A TUMAHH!

Ack I couldn't resist. Yeah that happens. I played Trials for a long time the other day and when I got up to get a coke I noticed that the cans in the fridge were moving sideways. Happened when I first started playing guitar games too. Hell it happened to me in college when I first played Dynasty Warriors. We played it for hours and hours and when we went to the caff for dinner I was seeing little red bars over peoples heads.

EDIT: beat me to the punch by less than a minute. With a video no less!

#6 Posted by Toxeia (725 posts) -

This also happens from dehydration. Hydrate yo' cells, dawg.

#7 Posted by GorillaMoPena (2333 posts) -

Don't drop acid before you play Trials

#8 Posted by BPRJCTX (709 posts) -

Uh, it doesn't happen to me, and i played it for like 3 hours straight the day it came out.

But, that happens to me every time i play Guitar Hero.

#9 Posted by MrCleanTrousers (40 posts) -

Well this all puts my mind to rest. I also now know that I should probably check out Kindergarten Cop.

#10 Posted by Village_Guy (2660 posts) -

Yep, as others said, it's completely normal. It happens to pretty much everybody when you have been looking at something that is moving in specific direction for X amount of time (as the time spent can be very different from person to person) - and then looking at something that is still. At that point your brain will be confused and tell you that the still object is moving.

#11 Posted by Vexxan (4612 posts) -

If you hadn't felt like that after playing Trials then you're simply not playing enough of it.

#12 Posted by StarvingGamer (8546 posts) -

This happens to me when I play Rockband for extended periods of time.

#13 Posted by MaxxS (206 posts) -
#14 Edited by HerbieBug (4208 posts) -

I had an allergy flair up the other day that set in during the course of an extended Trials session. :p

Probably not the game's fault but I intend to place the blame squarely on it anyway,. 'cause Way of the Ninja is an unhealthy thing to put in a game.

#15 Posted by VelourMustache (54 posts) -

Hell, this happens to me if I scroll through too many movies on the Netflix watch instantly page.

#16 Posted by slowbird (1756 posts) -

I thought this thread was going to be about seeing hallucinations of trials bikes driving over any kind of geometric shapes in the real world.

For a while there, I was seeing tiny trials bikes everywhere, scaling whatever objects seemed like good obstacles for a trials track.

#17 Posted by Canteu (2821 posts) -

I know this as puzzle quest/guitar hero vision. Man fuck puzzle quest/guitar hero vision.

#18 Posted by Scrawnto (2464 posts) -

@MaxxS said:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetris_effect

I think the Tetris effect is a little different. That's more about the game mechanics dominating your thoughts than it is about your brain's tendency to compensate for tracking moving objects. I had bad Tetris syndrom after I played a bunch of Mario Picross on my 3DS.

@slowbird said:

I thought this thread was going to be about seeing hallucinations of trials bikes driving over any kind of geometric shapes in the real world.

For a while there, I was seeing tiny trials bikes everywhere, scaling whatever objects seemed like good obstacles for a trials track.

Now that is an example of the Tetris effect.

In either case, it's nothing to worry about.

#19 Posted by TEHMAXXORZ (1133 posts) -

Luckily, I've never had anything like this, I can sit staring at a screen for hours without getting sore eyes, whereas friends and family usually complain.

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