Legendary Tales is out now on PSVR2 (Picture: Urban Wolf Games)
A YouTuber accidentally engaged in fisticuffs with his TV during a PSVR2 livestream of Legendary Tales.
No matter how advanced virtual reality becomes, there’s no escape from the inevitability of human clumsiness.
Ever since the likes of the PlayStation EyeToy and Nintendo Wii, players have faced the constant threat of an awkward (or aggressive) waggle smashing ornaments or loved ones occupying the same space.
This threat looms large in the age of virtual reality, as shown by YouTube streamer Petrifying Pumpkins, who was recently enjoying a game of Legendary Tales on PlayStation VR2.
During his broadcast on February 8, the streamer took some spirited swings against enemies with his friends in-game, only to accidentally strike his TV in the process.
‘There goes the TV,’ the streamer said. ‘The worst mistake I could ever have made.’
The extent of the damage is shown when he lifts the headset, revealing a shatter mark at the top of the screen. After a moment of quiet contemplation, he adds: ‘This is devastating, and I knew it was going to happen and I still did it… try not to cry, don’t let them see you cry.’
The clip was subsequently shared on the virtual reality subreddit, with commenters expressing their sympathies and similar tales of woe.
‘I have been there before,’ one user wrote. ‘Dropped a grenade at my feet in Pavlov and in the moment of panic I jumped in real life to get away from it…’
PlayStation VR2 launched in February last year and boasts a number of improvements over the original headset, including higher resolution screens, eye-tracking and 3D audio support.
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