Virtual reality has become something of a fascination once again as consumer devices like the Oculus Rift are almost ready to hit the scene along with other competitors. Soon anyone will be able to enjoy VR in all its glory. But why is it that the idea of VR for home users never took off before and now it seems like it'll finally come to fruition? During the 80's and 90's, Nintendo experimented with many different ways to make the home console better, add to the user experience, and keep consoles fresh and fun. We can find plenty of examples in the add-ons for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) like the Power Pad, Power Glove, and Zapper -- all enabling new ways to play games. By mid-90's the Super Nintendo was becoming obsolete and newer consoles were still a year away from release. During the wait for the Nintendo 64, the company produced a new console hoping it would tide people over until the N64 was ready and bring a new experience to the home console experience. The Virtual Boy was born. Read the complete article.