While we have yet to enjoy such things ourselves (thanks to an unwelcome visitor
), reports are coming in that the Xbox Live Arcade
version of Marathon: Durandal
is making people a little queasy
. As many gamers know, first person shooter games can often induce motion sickness, and it seems that this effect is magnified by Marathon
. Joystiq spoke to Freeverse, developers of the XBLA port, about this issue to see if they could get some answers. Freeverse noted that Marathon
's popularity and the spreading internet rumor that it can make people sick is probably responsible for most of the outcry. Frankly, we find the idea of a gamer-centric, psychosomatic illness spread via the internet to be highly entertaining.
Freeverse isn't laughing the matter away however, and is investigating the issue. In the meantime, they suggest that players play the game with the "camera bob" option turned on. This should keep the game from appearing smoother than it should be. Furthermore, make sure you're not sitting to close to the TV (duh).
Out of curiosity, have any readers out there experienced motion sickness while playing Marathon: Durandal