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Screen Peeking Put To The Test In Rooster Teeth's Immersion Series

by Isaac Federspiel on Apr 02, 2014 at 07:35 AM

We all had that friend: the one that would constantly screen peek back when shooters were played split-screen instead of online. It was a huge advantage in game, but would it be one in real life?

Rooster Teeth has released a video testing out if having the ability to see what your opponent sees is actually advantageous. To test it out, two subjects were outfitted with paintball gear and GoPro cameras attached to their helmets. The video was then fed back to a screen on their visors, but split up like an old FPS game. 

The video was part of the Immersion series, where common ideas from video games are put to the test in real life situations: including eating food to cure illness or driving a car from a third-person viewpoint.