Motion sickness is a condition that can occur when you’re moving, but your brain doesn’t feel like you are. For example, if you’re on a boat and looking at the horizon while the water moves around you, it’s easy to get sick because your body thinks it’s moving even though the boat isn’t actually going anywhere.
Motion sickness affects gamers in different ways depending on what type of game they’re playing and how much movement there is in that particular game. Some people are more susceptible than others because they have an inner ear problem or sensitivity to certain types of movements or visuals (like flashing lights).
Game 1: First-Person Shooters
First-person shooters are a genre of games that can cause motion sickness. The reason for this is because you’re looking through the eyes of your character, rather than seeing things from a third-person perspective. This means that when your character moves around or turns their head, so do you–and this can make some people feel nauseous after only a short period of time playing these types of games.
If you find yourself getting sick while playing first-person shooters, there are several ways to avoid feeling ill:
- Take breaks during gameplay whenever possible! When we play video games for hours on end without taking breaks (or eating), our bodies get tired and stressed out which makes us more likely to experience motion sickness symptoms like headaches or dizziness because our brains aren’t getting enough oxygen due to lackadaisical breathing patterns caused by sitting still for too long in one place without moving around much at all.*
Game 2: Racing Games
Racing games are a common source of motion sickness, especially if they’re played in first-person view. In this type of game, you’ll be sitting in the driver’s seat and controlling the vehicle with your hands (or sometimes feet). The problem is that even though you feel like you’re moving around in real life, your brain doesn’t know that it’s just an illusion created by software. This disconnect can cause some people to feel nauseous or dizzy after playing racing games for a while.
If you want to avoid getting sick from playing racing games:
- Don’t play them if there’s any chance at all that someone else will make fun of how much they make you throw up!
- Try turning off any visual effects such as blur or bloom when playing on console systems; these effects can also contribute significantly towards making players feel like they’re moving faster than they actually are — which could lead them into thinking their bodies aren’t keeping up with what’s happening on screen (and thus causing nausea).
Game 3: Virtual Reality Games
Virtual reality games are a great way to get your gaming fix. However, if you’re prone to motion sickness, VR can be a nightmare. The immersive nature of virtual reality means that it’s easy for your brain to confuse what’s real and what isn’t–and that can lead to some serious discomfort.
Accordingly, here are some tips for avoiding motion sickness when playing virtual reality games:
- Don’t play for too long at once; take breaks between sessions if necessary
- Avoid playing in high-intensity situations (e.g., racing) or with intense graphics
Game 4: Flight Simulators
Flight simulators are a great way to get your pilot’s license, but they can also be a source of motion sickness. The reason for this is that they use real-world physics and flight mechanics in order to simulate flying an actual plane. This means that when you turn or bank your plane, it will respond just like an actual aircraft would respond–and this includes feeling like you’re turning or banking too quickly for comfort!
To avoid getting sick while playing these games:
- Don’t play with the camera turned all the way up (if possible). This will make it harder for your brain to differentiate between what’s happening on screen and what’s happening in real life; therefore, it will be easier for it to mistake one for another if things get too intense.
- Take breaks every hour or so (or whenever needed). Your body needs time off from being immersed in virtual reality before becoming acclimated again; otherwise, it may start feeling uncomfortable after extended periods of playtime without rest breaks between them
Game 5: Adventure Games
Adventure games are a great way to get lost in another world, but they can also cause motion sickness. If you’re prone to getting sick while playing video games, try these tips:
- Take breaks between levels or missions and walk around for a bit. You’ll be more likely to feel better if you give your body time to adjust between movements instead of moving constantly through the game world.
- Make sure that your controller is set up correctly so that it’s easy for you to play with minimal discomfort or strain on any part of your body (such as hands or wrists). This will help keep things comfortable during those long gaming sessions!
Motion sickness is a common problem for many people when playing video games. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including the game’s camera movement or frame rate, as well as your own sensitivity to motion sickness.
If you are prone to getting sick while playing games, there are some things that may help reduce your symptoms:
- Reduce the amount of time spent playing games if possible (this is probably easier said than done).
- Take breaks between sessions where you’re not moving around much or looking at screens.
- Try playing in shorter sessions rather than long ones–this will allow more time between each session where you’re not looking at screens and/or moving around much (such as sleeping).
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