Saturday, October 20, 2007

"Yes, if by 'allow' you mean 'force'."

They've finally done it! They've built a vest that allows gamers to feel their characters getting hit:
A US surgeon working on a "tele-health" breakthrough has devised a way for video game warriors to feel shots, stabs, slams, and hits dealt to their on-screen characters.

A vest designed by doctor Mark Ombrellaro uses air pressure and feedback from computer games to deliver pneumatic thumps to the spots on players' torsos where they would have been struck were they actually on the battlefields.

The "3rd Space" vest will make its US debut in November at a price of 189 dollars. It will be launched with the first-person shooter game "Call of Duty" and a custom-made title.

Excellent. Now nerds can get beat up without ever having to leave their homes.

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