However, it now appears as if "V-Reality" has finally secured a strong, defensive beachhead, and is about to push inland, going door-to-door looking for insurgent sympathisers to kneecap.
Which is a needlessly war-glorifying way of saying: everyone in the media has already decided that - this time - Virtual Reality is here to stay.
But then, they would, we hiss bitterly: they've all gotten to play with VR headsets at trade shows and that. Us proles are still all wondering when exactly these wonderful new toys are going to be made available for everyone else. At the moment it's all hearsay and "Trust us... trusssst ussssss".
Still, on the upside, it looks as if the Second Age of VR Game is going to at least provide plenty of fodder for "10 Ill-Advised VR Gaming Accessories"-style listicles for years to come.
And here's Number 10 on a future list.
Designed for ages 12 and over (presumably for size reasons - though we know some enormous 11 year-olds... we keep them in our special cupboard and feed them bovine growth hormones), the chair works in conjunction with an Oculus Rift headset, spinning the user through the full range of 360 degree movement.
Currently, the MMOne chair is still in development with no option to support the project via crowdfunding means (though if the spectacular flop of this device is anything to go by, it doesn't matter how cool your concept). Here are a couple of videos showing you the full 360-degree extent of the MMOne's vomit splatter pattern: