We’ve seen the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset used in a variety of manners, such as for seeing through the eyes of a drone, or the more novel where it is used as added stimulant for an erotic video game. Well now if you’ve always wanted to experience what it’s like to be a paper boy on their route, Toronto company Globacore has decided to make a simple game that combines the Oculus Rift, a Kinect sensor, and a stationary bicycle that resulted in the revisitation of an Atari classic – Paperboy.

Through the use of a widget called Kickr, it will allow the game to track the pedaling speed of the bicycle. The Kinect will detect the paper-throwing motion, and the Oculus Rift will provide the immersive virtual reality experience to make you feel like you’re really riding down the streets and tossing newspapers onto the lawns of homeowners. The end result is a game called PaperDude VR and while it does not have the same level of graphics or complexity in gameplay that you might expect from modern titles, if you’ve ever played Paperboy back in the day, chances are this will bring back some fond memories.

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