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Conan O'Brien: The 'Whole Point' of Virtual Reality Is Sex

Conan O'Brien: The 'Whole Point' of Virtual Reality Is Sex

The talk show host provided his musings on VR while trying out the Oculus Rift on his show.  

For a few years now, late night host and aspiring Neutrogena model Conan O’Brien has hosted a segment on his late-night talk show titled Clueless Gamer. In these segments, O’Brien tries his hand at a new video game (typically one that is about to be released), and usually spends the majority of his time ripping said game to shreds.

O’Brien has played Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Rise of The Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy XV, Fallout 4 and several others. This week, however, he stepped inside of a virtual reality headset to try out Wilson’s Heart for the Oculus Rift with Touch.

Before even getting to the game, O’Brien was quick to share his thoughts on the future of virtual reality.

“My theory, and I’ve said this before, is that all VR is going to take us one place: virtual reality sex. That’s the point of VR. So I assume I’ll be having sex today,” Conan said before getting into the game.

Wilson’s Heart is a black and white psychological thriller in which you take on the role of an elderly man attempting to escape from a mental institution. It’s not exactly sexy, much to O’Brien’s dismay.

He spent the bulk of his time in the headset tossing things on the ground, screaming at jump-scares and trying to get the grip to work just right on his Touch controllers. Hey, maybe he is a VR gamer after all.

“If you want to know what it’s like to be confused, infirm, weak and wandering around not knowing what’s happening, play this game,” O’Brien surmised at the end of his demo.

We recently reviewed Wilson’s Heart as well and found it a bit more satisfying than O’Brien. Although we have to respect his Sigmund Freud impression. Spot on.

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