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Vibrating controller for FPS

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by HellasVagabond, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. HellasVagabond New Member

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    HaptX (www.haptx.com) displayed its vibrating controller for FPS(first-person shooter) during Tokyo Game Show 2007. This looks really promising...

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    Hmmm, interesting indeed. I wonder if they can/will adapt it to consoles?
     
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    lets hope it DOEST end like ageia ppu lol
     
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    The controller (Falcon) is actually made by a company called Novint, while HaptX is a middleware product to integrate the controller into games and such.

    Aslo, it's not just a vibrating controller, it is actually a 3 dimension force-feedback device so you can actually feel curves in surfaces and stuff like that.

    Mine arrived yesterday. Something new to play with. :rockout:
     
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    True, novint makes it...However is it easy to use ? Looks weird although the force feedback like feature is cool :)
     
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    I am not sure how easy it is to use as I have not tried mine yet, but Novint claims they are working on several new "grips" (including a recoiling gun one) that will make different things easier.

    The only thing I have heard is that the "default" grip is a little small and does not seem to be a very natural hand position. (shrug)
     

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