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Why the heck do they even bother supporting games like TF2 and CS? I can't imagine anyone actually using this for those games since it'd put you at a huge disadvantage. Looks like it could be fun for single player games though.
Naah i could see it now 100s of those little cubes all lined up at i35 (Lan event) while people sprayed at each other
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If Valve gets it there should be a chain reaction for other gaming companies to support it.
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I don't even want to know what the MSRP will be.
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If Valve gets it there should be a chain reaction for other gaming companies to support it.
EA already has, and the combination of EA and Valve makes Novint a veritable heavyweight in the controller market.

I'm very excited to see this incorporated into the Half Life Series
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lol does look pretty cool, i agree that you couldnt use it in MP, doesnt appear to react fast enough or smooth enough.

so, looking at the actual device, without the pistol attachment, what the f is it used for otherwise?
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lol does look pretty cool, i agree that you couldnt use it in MP, doesnt appear to react fast enough or smooth enough.

so, looking at the actual device, without the pistol attachment, what the f is it used for otherwise?
It's more or less a novelty controller. It's not really useful, but it takes any game it's supported in to an entirely new level.

From the Ars Technica review

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Both of them have some shining moments; the bowling in the Sports Pack is great fun, and the Duck Launch game in Newton's Monkey Business is fun on a surreally addicting level. You simply grab a duck and pull it back in a slingshot before launching it at pools of water, each one worth a different point amount.

The tactile feedback is amazing; the tension of the slingshot is, again, real. Overall though, there are more good ideas that fun games in these titles. Most of these could be fleshed out into a retail product with stronger graphics or more game modes, but you'll definitely have fun with each one for at least a few hours. [...]

While the Half-Life 2 mod showed what could happen in a first-person shooter with the Falcon, Penumbra offers a much slower, in-depth use of the technology. When you pick up a rock, for instance, the rock has weight. When you walk with it, you can feel its inertia. You have to strain to pick it up and slam it into a frozen hatch to knock the ice off it, allowing you to enter. Doors have weight, and some take more effort to open than others. In low-light situations, you can navigate the game simply by touch. It's an amazing experience.
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I don't even want to know what the MSRP will be.
It's already out for $150
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They usually cost ~$160+shipping.

has it for as little as $125 used
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Looks pretty sweet. But at first it will be hard to control but then again you will get used to it.
 
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Looks fun

I'd never use it for serious gaming though. Mouse all the way
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