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Oculus, Morpheus put players into video game action with virtual reality

Published on Jun 13, 2014 7:53 PM
Attendees try out Sony's Project Morpheus virtual reality headset at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California on June 11, 2014. Putting players into game worlds using new technology such as Morpheus or Oculus headgear was a featured trend at the major E3 video game gathering that wrapped here on Thursday, June 12, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A street luge rider races down a winding mountain road, zips under a truck and through a curve and into the path of an oncoming car.

The vulnerable rider whips his upper body to one side in a futile bid to evade impact.

The world goes red, then he harmlessly passes through the auto in a video game that made play visceral using Sony Morpheus virtual reality headgear paired with a PlayStation 4 console.

Moments earlier, the player was a knight wielding swords and maces outside a castle, before a dragon swooped down and ate him.

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