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How do you use your Virtual Boy?
Posted on: 2013/1/29 20:25
Virtual Freak
Joined 2012/7/7
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This seems like a strange question but I had this conversation with another friend of mine and figured I'd ask this. How do you use your Virtual Boy, by this I mean how do you position it. Do you sit it on a table or desk and use it on the stand? Do you drape it over your head while reclined on a chair, bed, or futon? Are you using some sort of home-made strap or headset attachment? I'm kind of curious how everyone here uses theirs.
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#2
Re: How do you use your Virtual Boy?
Posted on: 2013/1/29 20:27
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2005/9/17
USA
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I *mostly* used mine under the covers laying in bed at night while I was growing up. So I would be laying on a bed with the unit laying on my chest. This worked really well and I never had fatigue problems for many, many hours of Galactic Pinball and Mario Tennis. Plus the positioning for the eyes was really good.

I recently tried to use mine on a table "as recommended" and found it to be a pretty uncomfortable experience. Maybe I need a taller table or a smaller chair to really spread out, but I preferred my laying down position.
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#3
Re: How do you use your Virtual Boy?
Posted on: 2013/1/29 20:30
Nintendoid!
Joined 2010/10/13
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Quote:

jrronimo schrieb:
I *mostly* used mine under the covers laying in bed at night while I was growing up.


I always use the "standard" position. But Im tempted to try your approach ;-)
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#4
Re: How do you use your Virtual Boy?
Posted on: 2013/1/29 21:19
Nintendoid!
Joined 2012/11/23
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Quote:

jrronimo wrote:
I *mostly* used mine under the covers laying in bed at night while I was growing up. So I would be laying on a bed with the unit laying on my chest. This worked really well and I never had fatigue problems for many, many hours of Galactic Pinball and Mario Tennis. Plus the positioning for the eyes was really good.


I love this method. I always use it too. 32-bit 3D console gaming in bed? Why not? :D
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#5
Re: How do you use your Virtual Boy?
Posted on: 2013/1/29 22:32
PVB Elite
Joined 2008/12/28
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I play mine the classic way. The VB looks way too fragile to me to be played any other way.
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#6
Re: How do you use your Virtual Boy?
Posted on: 2013/1/29 23:26
Nintendoid!
Joined 2012/11/19
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Most of the time I use the stand, but if I'm on a bed I may either lie on my back and rest the system on my face.
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#7
Re: How do you use your Virtual Boy?
Posted on: 2013/1/29 23:42
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2005/9/17
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Quote:

WoLfMaN wrote:
Quote:

jrronimo schrieb:
I *mostly* used mine under the covers laying in bed at night while I was growing up.


I always use the "standard" position. But Im tempted to try your approach ;-)


I recommend it! The trick is to use the legs to prop the system up so that it rests on your forehead, not your nose. Extended comfort! :D
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#8
Re: How do you use your Virtual Boy?
Posted on: 2013/1/30 0:11
Nintendoid!
Joined 2010/10/13
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Quote:

jrronimo schrieb:
Quote:

WoLfMaN wrote:
Quote:

jrronimo schrieb:
I *mostly* used mine under the covers laying in bed at night while I was growing up.


I always use the "standard" position. But Im tempted to try your approach ;-)


I recommend it! The trick is to use the legs to prop the system up so that it rests on your forehead, not your nose. Extended comfort! :D


Dont know exactly what you mean by "prop the system up"...how can it rest on my forehead?

Can you post a pic?
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#9
Re: How do you use your Virtual Boy?
Posted on: 2013/1/30 0:38
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2005/9/17
USA
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Long Time User (14 Years)
Quote:

WoLfMaN wrote:
Quote:

jrronimo schrieb:
Quote:

WoLfMaN wrote:
Quote:

jrronimo schrieb:
I *mostly* used mine under the covers laying in bed at night while I was growing up.


I always use the "standard" position. But Im tempted to try your approach ;-)


I recommend it! The trick is to use the legs to prop the system up so that it rests on your forehead, not your nose. Extended comfort! :D


Dont know exactly what you mean by "prop the system up"...how can it rest on my forehead?

Can you post a pic?


I'll try to get one later. Here's a horrible MS Paint version. In reality, your head would be on a pillow, so the angle for the VB stand isn't as severe as the picture. The red-brown is the visor, with the top of the Virtual Boy visor resting on your forehead, keeping the system off the bridge of your nose. The green is the controller and the light brown is the cable. The grey is the VB stand. -- the colors were chosen so I could reference them, haha.

It works much better in practice than it does in MSPaint. :p

In the end, you'll figure out what works best for you. But in a dark room on a bed keeps light from leaking in around the edges of the visor. :)

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#10
Re: How do you use your Virtual Boy?
Posted on: 2013/1/30 1:56
Nintendoid!
Joined 2010/10/13
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hmmm...interesting. Arent you scared that it will tip over when you move your body a bit during gameplay, or is that position on your chest stable enough?
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