Saturday, April 5, 2008

Remember when the vibrating joystick was cool?

When a new breed of video game technology hits the market next month, gamers will get a real sense of the flesh and blood aspect of first person shooter games as they gain the ability to feel the impact of bullets, explosions and other blows by donning a specially designed vest rigged with pneumatic actuators and microcompressors. The vest also works with other games like first person driver simulation, feeling pressure on your chest as you accelerate or on your back as you brake, even on your sides going through turns. This is simply the next step in video game technology. Maybe its replacement will stimulate emotion.

Watch a short video about it:

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