When Id Software announced the Doom 3: BFG Edition, which comes with tons of goodies as well as all three Doom games, the press release included a mysterious note: that support for "head mounted displays also allows players to experience the game with more depth than ever before".

We had no idea what they were talking about at the time, but now a reporter from The Verge has taken John Carmack's crazy 3D gaming goggle-things for a test drive, and he seems impressed with the results in the video above.

Could you ever see yourself using this kind of technology? Do you think it's really more immersive? What are people with big hipster glasses supposed to do? Let us know what you think in the comments or on Twitter.

[via reddit]