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And now GTA 5's an actual murder simulator

What was it you said, Jack Thompson? “Murder simulator” was it? For once you might be right on this one. We've already seen a stack of GTA 5 PC mods but the below video shows off just how it looks to don an Oculus Rift and play GTA 5, and it’s pretty much as physically close as you can get to the true, violent Los Santos experience. With a big plastic gun.

The Kickstartered Virtuix Omni treadmill wants to “transport you beyond the couch” and is currently available for preorder for $699. It's a ridiculously impressive piece of kit, if you've got room that is. In the package is one pair of special Omni shoes and a harness to keep you in place. Oculus Rift and a moral code are not included.

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.