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Novint Falcon Controller with Gun Attachment Reviewed

Discussion in 'Games' started by Robby, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. Robby

    Robby The Robot

    Jul 28, 2004
    Novint Falcon Controller with Gun Attachment Reviewed


    It has been almost a year since we first heard that Novint would add a pistol grip accessory to their 3D Haptic Joystick - but the update has yet to hit the market. Nonetheless, Wired got a chance to play a few FPS games with the add-on and were blown away by the level of feedback and control, saying that it completely changes the experience. Targeting was precise, and each gun used in the game takes on a different recoil intensity - which can sometimes be violent when dealing with high caliber weapons. There is also a steep learning curve with the haptic controls.

    More and more games are adding support for haptic controllers, so gamers interested in the experience will have a lot of choices down the line. However, we are still waiting for the pistol grip add-on. Let's just hope that it makes it out of the gate by the end of the year. When it is finally released, the grip is expected to retail for $20. [Wired]


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    (Via Gizmodo)
  2. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

    Mar 20, 2004
    OK, I've read this a few times now...

    What exactly is this thing? :confused:

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