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Just make a waterproof version of this and chuck it into a pool.
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IMO, the way to start this is in arcades. Not in home, as you are at a massive disadvantage on one of these things compared to someone with a mouse. Once people have played LAN in arcades with ~8 of these things in one game, it'll catch on and there will be enough momentum behind it to have servers that only allow users of these in, or games with special features for it, or games built wholly for one of these units.

Nobody wants to drop something that must be in the thousands of dollars on a temperamental fringe device, just to play the same games against an established player base with far superior equipment (m+kb). Show them what it's like without having to put down a massive investment, against players on the same setup, and you'll get interest, and the numbers needed to produce these things at a decent price, and also get game makers to take notice to get similarly equipped people together.
    
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IMO, the way to start this is in arcades. Not in home, as you are at a massive disadvantage on one of these things compared to someone with a mouse. Once people have played LAN in arcades with ~8 of these things in one game, it'll catch on and there will be enough momentum behind it to have servers that only allow users of these in, or games with special features for it, or games built wholly for one of these units.

Nobody wants to drop something that must be in the thousands of dollars on a temperamental fringe device, just to play the same games against an established player base with far superior equipment (m+kb). Show them what it's like without having to put down a massive investment, against players on the same setup, and you'll get interest, and the numbers needed to produce these things at a decent price, and also get game makers to take notice to get similarly equipped people together.

I don't really think that many people would enjoy this for competitive multiplayer anyways.

At least personally I'd just like to wonder around in skyrim or other single player games.
 
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I don't really think that many people would enjoy this for competitive multiplayer anyways.

At least personally I'd just like to wonder around in skyrim or other single player games.

I dunno, health stuff and going to the gym is pretty big nowadays, as is e-sports. Who says that there couldn't be some bastard child?

I agree that it would be incredible in games that are already very immersive. For me, STALKER in this (when there's no bugs or constant tweaking with the unit) would be off the hook.
    
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I dunno, health stuff and going to the gym is pretty big nowadays, as is e-sports. Who says that there couldn't be some bastard child?

I'm going to patent the Oculus RIFT compatible electric wheelchair for those who cannot be bothered to walk around. I'll be rich.
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Team Fortress 2 is not a very good game anyway.



All that aside... this could be really interesting in competitive FPS games and Military simulation games.
 
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Team Fortress 2 is not a very good game anyway.
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I dunno, health stuff and going to the gym is pretty big nowadays, as is e-sports. Who says that there couldn't be some bastard child?
There is, it's called Dance Dance Revolution.
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Am I the only person who looks at this gimmicky stuff and laughs? Seriously. How big is the market for a device that costs thousands, takes up more space than a treadmill/boflex/universal gym and can be used for very limited things?

Bet this will sell like hot cakes haha.

Also doesn't look very portable, or compact to store. And I hope they realize most people game in their living room/bedrooms right? Not in a cleared out wreck room or garage dedicated to this one thing...

This is a niche item inside a niche market... I just don't see it. Though I like the idea above about it being in arcades and such, as this seems extremely well suited to such a place. Having a little LAN arena with these things and multiple games. Allowing people to rent it out similar to how you rent gear/space for paintball. I can see it being big there. But in your home? Don't see this happening for quite some time.

edit> Also just thought about what you do when you want to play with family/friends... Gotta make sure you have a whole room dedicated to these things tongue.gif
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