Watch A Mad Genius Insert Himself Entirely Into "Grand Theft Auto"

Virtual reality takes a few steps forward, and then drives around.

Students at the Vienna University of Technology have created something called the Virtualizer, a sort of 360-degree treadmill that, in combination with an Oculus Rift and a Wiimote, allows maybe the closest thing we’ve seen yet to true virtual reality in gaming.

Here, one of the device’s creators runs around in first person in Grand Theft Auto IV’s Liberty City. Strange days, indeed.

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