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volume 1, issue 2

Today in loonygames:

New!! The Archives have been cleaned up, fead links fixed, and printable versions restored! Also, don't miss the new comments on the front page!

Livin' With The Sims: theAntiELVIS explores the wild and wacky world that is Will Wright's The Sims, asking the inevitable quesiton, "is The Sims the first step toward a virtual life where everyone is Swedish?"

Pixel Obscura: Josh Vasquez on Omikron: The Nomad Soul.

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Still Sick of Games: Jeff Solomon's follow-up article to the original "Are Sick of Games?"


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Are You Sick of Games? (continued)

By Jeff "nonick" Solomon


Thank You!

Researching this article was easy because a lot of people have already done preliminary exploration into the issue. Without the articles listed below, there is simply no way I would have been able to write this article. The following resources form the backbone of the information that is contained here, and serve as an excellent resource for anyone who wishes to read more on the topic. The authors of these works deserve tremendous credit.

Summer Travel and Motion Sickness
The Defense Evaluation and Research Association
Using Independent Visual Backgrounds to Reduce Motion Sickness
International Workshop on Motion Sickness
Motion Sickness - Summary Information
Simulator Sickness in Tank Driver Trainers
Simulator Sickness (MIT)
Simulator Sickness, Executive Summary
Study of Simulator Sickness and the VOR with Respect to VR
An Investigation of Simulator Sickness In Virtual Reality Environments
Do Visual Background Manipulations Reduce Simulator Sickness?
Simulator Sickness: Aviator Week
Siggigraph Simulator Sickness Report
Investigating the Adaptive Effects of Virtual Interfaces
Effects of Field of View on Task Performance with Head-Mounted Displays
Modelling and Simulation: Linking Entertainment & Defense

- Jeff "nonick" Solomon is a regular contributor to loonygames, and one of the webmasters for Solomania.

Credits: Are You Sick of Games? is © 1998 Jeff Solomon. All other content is © 1998 loonyboi productions. Unauthorized reproduction is strictly prohibited, so don't do it, as it can make you (or us, for that matter) really sick.