My first memory of virtual reality was a segment on the BBC show
Tomorrow's World in about 1990, featuring helmets the size, shape and
weight of a granite curling stone.
I remember playing a fair few Virtuality games in the early 90s. Problem was, you never really got to play long enough to get used to it. Also, if you were unfortunate enough to be wearing glasses, you would often find that they were squashed to your face at a 45 degree angle as some careless attendant slammed the massive helmet on your head.
With the Rift, it seems like my 20 year wait for VR is finally over though.