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Remember The Gadget Show's FPS simulator that we showed you last week? Armed with naught but a pre-release level of Battlefield 3 and £500,000 ($650,000), it transformed a Birmingham studio into the sort of game room only multi-billionaires can dream of (as long as the dreams involved getting shot back, the sim comes packing paintball markers). The episode, which shows how this slice of gaming greatness came to be, has just finished airing here in the UK, where streaming and catch-up services aren't available to those outside the country. Fortunately for you lot, our friends at the show have uploaded the feature for you to watch in all its glory after the break.
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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg8Bh5iI2WY[/ame]!

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All i got to say, is i wish i had the money to set this up in my basement.
Edited by downlinx - 10/25/11 at 5:27am
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I'd pay several £100 for a few hours on that. Awesome. Maybe if they got 4 domes up, you could play multi-player.

This is definitely the future!
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Woah lol

Gotta love the Gadget Show!
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To me, looking at the picture in the OP, if you spent the amount of time in there as you do on your PC you'd need more than glasses in afew weeks of playing. Great idea but I'd stick to my Monitor for clarity rather than the blurry look of that thing!

That and I'm not -really- a FPS fan, I'm more of an RTS guy. It would be cool to see technology progress down those lines though, I've always wanted a big touch-screen monitor to play my Command and conquer games on. Kind of like the ones you see in futuristic war-rooms, moving units around by touch!
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To me, looking at the picture in the OP, if you spent the amount of time in there as you do on your PC you'd need more than glasses in afew weeks of playing. Great idea but I'd stick to my Monitor for clarity rather than the blurry look of that thing!

That and I'm not -really- a FPS fan, I'm more of an RTS guy. It would be cool to see technology progress down those lines though, I've always wanted a big touch-screen monitor to play my Command and conquer games on. Kind of like the ones you see in futuristic war-rooms, moving units around by touch!

Honestly I think this is more a concept thing, no one could play that for an extended amount of time and I think there are quite obvious flaws in the design which they have glossed over for entertainment purposes.

Still e-peen inducing though biggrin.gif

Would love a Minority Report style interface for RTS, though your arms would be falling off after about 20 minutes!
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It's crazy because I thought up and designed something like this about 3 years ago. Thought for sure it could bring back arcades, but alas I am poor..
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It's crazy because I thought up and designed something like this about 3 years ago. Thought for sure it could bring back arcades, but alas I am poor..

Honestly I think it could be done for a lot less money than 500k GBP. Not cheap, mind you, just cheaper tongue.gif
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Alot of that was probably paying specialists to design and configure it, and for te use of their unique software.

4 weeks of about 30 experts can't be cheap either.
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