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#258133 - 01/06/08 06:43 AM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: Karsten]
Sherryah Offline
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Wow! It is so good to hear that I am not alone in getting motion sickness with games that have 360 panning and first person. I still have not been able to even bring myself to continue sherlock holmes the awakening and darkness within loth norder because I get so nauseated playing it. My stomach gets queasy just thinking how I pressed onward determined this was all in my head because I had never heard of anyone complaining of this before. Thanks for advice on the bracelet also never heard of this before. If someone buys it please let us know if it works and how it feels. I do not want to feel my pulse pounding the entire time I wear it either, that would just freak me out. LOL I mention that because where it is placed on your pulse and snug makes me wonder.

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#258140 - 01/06/08 07:02 AM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: Sherryah]
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As Nickie said, limit your playing time until your body adjusts - it really helps praise. I had this problem with The Cameron Files # 2 and MaG suggested I slow down my mouse and that helped a lot.

I also found that an inexpensive trackball mouse helps quite a bit. I bought This One for $20 a couple of years back and only use it for my 360 degree games. I find that using the index and middle finger on the ball work best for me. Coupled with slowing down the mouse it really makes quite a difference. If you have an Office Depot or similar store you might find a bargain - President's Day is coming. After a few 20 minute sessions I can play until I am tired without needing to watch the time.

No, you are not alone. I am going to check out the bracelets now since I never heard of them either and $10 or so isn't too much to try one. Like you I would prefer not to take pills.

luck and welcome Linda
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#258144 - 01/06/08 07:13 AM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: raylinstephens]
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I suffer from motion sickness, too. Not from playing games, but from travel: planes, boats, even the back seats of cars.

I've found the pills to work great for me, you can buy them OTC in any drugstore, but have never tried the bracelets. I think they work on an accupressure principle - putting pressure on a spot on your wrist that contols motion-sickness signals to your brain. They may not work for everybody, but I think think they would be worth a try.

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#258158 - 01/06/08 08:03 AM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: SuMac]
Becky Offline
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Soban -- you could also post a list of your prospective purchases here and people who have played the game will tell you if the game includes panning.

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#258266 - 01/06/08 12:31 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: Becky]
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Sherryah, I haven't had that problem with feeling a pulse. I don't even notice it being there, much like a watch.
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#258290 - 01/06/08 01:27 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: nickie]
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Hubby used ginger pills from the health food store to avoid nausea in certain flying situations. They worked very well for him with no side effects.

I have this with the occasional game, but not as a normal course of business. luck with finding something that works for you wave
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#258301 - 01/06/08 01:50 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: Becky]
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Originally Posted By: Becky
Soban -- you could also post a list of your prospective purchases here and people who have played the game will tell you if the game includes panning.


This is very true Soban. I have a friend who asks me before she buys new games and I can tell her which she cannot play due to the 360 degree panning. But I also emailed her this posting as she will probably want to try the bracelet.

luck Linda
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#258412 - 01/06/08 04:19 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: Becky]
Soban Offline
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Hi Becky,
Great idea!

Okay, here goes:

Games I have waiting to play (already purchased):
Dead Reefs
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
Cupla Inata

Games that I want to purchase:
Destination Treasure Island
Undervcover Operation Wintersun
Cleopatra - A Queen's Destiny
Darkness Within
Ghost in the Sheet
Next Life
Nostradamus

Thanks to anyone that can help!
puppy



Edited by Soban (01/06/08 04:20 PM)

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#258435 - 01/06/08 04:47 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: Soban]
Becky Offline
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These do have panning:

Nostradamus
Darkness Within
Cleopatra
Destination Treasure Island
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened

These don't have panning:

Ghost in the Sheet
Undercover Operation Wintersun

Maybe other GameBoomers will chime in about the others? grin

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#258453 - 01/06/08 05:17 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: looney4labs]
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Originally Posted By: looney4labs
Hubby used ginger pills from the health food store to avoid nausea in certain flying situations. They worked very well for him with no side effects.


One possible problem with this kind of solution --
Many years ago, I was given peppermint lifesavers to combat nausea on a school bus trip. It didn't work all that well. I still got sick. And after that, whenever I ate peppermint I got nausea. Still do. So if you enjoy eating gingersnaps, you might want to consider the risks of your body associating motion sickness with the taste of ginger.

Originally Posted By: Becky
These do have panning:

Nostradamus
Darkness Within
Cleopatra
Destination Treasure Island
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened


More accurately, The Awakened uses FPS type movement, not just panning. With FPS type movement, not only can you pan, you travel through the gameworld in real time. There aren't any discrete nodes or spots that your character jumps to when you click forward. Depending on the individual, FPS type can be worse than just panning. Panning is like standing in the same spot and looking around and does not involve movement to different locations.

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#258463 - 01/06/08 05:42 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: Jenny100]
Sherryah Offline
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I thank you so much Nikki for letting me know the bracelet you cannot feel your pulse, I will look into this for sure. Thank you also for posting the list of games as a warning to those of us who get motion sickness. I know it is a strange thing to ask but could you please keep us updated on these alerts with the new releases? I am so grateful by the list you have posted because you have saved me lots of money with the warnings. Peppermints work sometimes for nausea and so does cola or 7 up and yes ginger if you like the taste, however if you continue playing games that cause motion sickness feelings, I have not found anything that works thus far. Trying bracelet next. I also hope the game producers who warn about epilepsy will also consider us who suffer from severe motion sickness with some game movements. The warning should be on the box like they do for epilepsy. I hope the game producers are listening or someone here will share this with them. As you can see there are quite a few of us who have this sensitivity. Why not take a poll on this? I also am grateful to know why Sherlock Holmes awakening makes me so nauseous, thanks for the info.
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Thank you Ray for advice about trac ball I will try and buy one of those also. Big hugs and gratitude to all who care about us gamers who suffer from this problem.


Edited by Sherryah (01/06/08 05:47 PM)

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#258472 - 01/06/08 06:00 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: Sherryah]
Cathy1 Offline
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For a quick fix there is a pressure point between your thumb and index finger( the skin when you stretch your thumb and index finger) that you can squeeze and it will stop the nausea.
I know it's not practical when playing a game but every bit of info can help.

Cathy


Edited by Cathy1 (01/06/08 06:01 PM)
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#258509 - 01/06/08 07:27 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: Cathy1]
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I just happened to catch this thread, I've never heard of the wristbands before! So I just ran out and bought some! I put them on a few minutes ago, and I'll tell you whether they work for me or not...hang on!
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Okay, I can't beleive I did this...I played game, using the 360 panning, and I purposely spun around. I ran around, and I looked up and down. And I'm okay! shocked

So I must say, I like them alot! Maybe I didn't play long enough, but normally it only takes one or two spins and I'm out!

I'm thrilled I with this thread! I just can't figure out when I'm gonna take them off! lol



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#258529 - 01/06/08 07:50 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: looney]
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Glad they helped you, Looney.
I only wish they'd helped me.

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#258533 - 01/06/08 07:58 PM Re: Help with Motion Sickness (no, seriously) [Re: Jenny100]
looney Offline
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I wish they would have too Jenny100! frown
It's nice to have a little relief. I have a vestibular disorder and I'm basically dizzy most of the time so this is really a nice find.



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