10-20-2011, 11:32 AM #1
Real Life FPS Simulator - it hurts when you get shot.
The Gadget Show builds an FPS simulator that shoots back (video)
By Daniel Cooper posted Oct 20th 2011 3:50AM
Racing simulators are ten a penny, but the closest an FPS player will get to an immersive experience is buying some branded peripherals. Armed with a pre-release level of Battlefield 3, The Gadget Showenlisted a team of design experts to transform a Birmingham studio into an FPS simulator costing £500,000 ($650,000). A four by nine meter video dome surrounds the player as they stand on an omni-directional treadmill that lets you walk wherever you want to go. Ten infra-red motion tracking cameras and a sensor on your gun enables the picture to follow where you point it and a Kinect hack controls your jumping and crouching. The fun doesn't stop there -- 12 paintball markers mean that every time you get shot in the game, you'll feel it. The show airs in the UK on October 24th at 8:00pm, Channel 5. We've got a behind the scenes gallery below (supplied by those lovely people from the show) as well as PR and a trailer after the break.
Epic? Hell Yes.
10-20-2011, 01:13 PM #2
10-20-2011, 01:43 PM #3
10-20-2011, 02:31 PM #4
Only problem is when I'm trying to fly an aircraft
10-21-2011, 10:48 AM #5
10-24-2011, 02:04 AM #6
The future is going to be pretty cool.
Thing is, this would really suck to play drunk.