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The Razer Hydra is a PC Gaming Motion Sensing Controller.

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Introducing the Razer Hydra, the world's first PC gaming-grade motion sensing controllers. The Razer Hydra is a breathtaking new way to play when you can intuitively reach out and interact with the virtual world in complete three dimensions. Featuring ultra-low latency and precise one-to-one tracking, the Razer Hydra brings you absolute game immersion.
Superior Precision Technology

Using magnetic motion sensing, the Razer Hydra's compact base station can precisely track the exact location and orientation of controllers in your hands. Combined with ultra-low latency, you get the most fluid and precise game experience ever.
Total Game Immersion

Go deeper into the game with intuitive motion controllers that let you interact and move in complete three dimensions.
Extensive PC Games Library

The Razer Hydra is compatible with over 125 popular PC games right out of the box, with more downloadable configurations to come. No more waiting for scarce motion-compatible games.
http://www.razerzone.com/minisite/hydra (The Quoted text is directly taken from the razerzone website.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2375621,00.asp

Here are frequently asked questions:
http://www.razerzone.com/minisite/hydra/faq

Release Date: Preorder starts in May
Price: $139.99
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Portal 2 with the Razer Hydra

Call of Duty: Black Ops with the Razer Hydra


Bulletstorm with the Razer Hydra

Left 4 Dead 2 with the Razer Hydra

Edited by Captain1337 - 4/24/11 at 6:06pm
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Wii PC, no thanks.
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Wow that's a huge list of supported games for a brand new controller. This being Razer, it may actually turn out to be widely adopted thing after a while. I really don't mind having one at all as I played some SOCOM 4 with Move and aiming just feels natural. If this can offer the same precision as the Move, I'm getting it.
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so. its designed to make you suck against other players with a very accurate aim (mouse support)
    
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It's not the tech that the wii uses. This is magnetic and much more accurate.
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Wow that's a huge list of supported games for a brand new controller.
where?
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g/l landing a headshot with that thing
And my hands would get tired after 5 minutes of holding controller in outstretched position.
I'll just stick to mouse kthx.

P.S. that portal 2 vid was fake, I complete the entire game and your gun was not able to stretch crates and control how far you hold them.
Edited by Heret|c - 4/24/11 at 6:22pm
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g/l landing a headshot with that thing
And my hands would get tired after 5 minutes of holding controller in outstretched position.
I'll just stick to mouse kthx.

P.S. that portal vid was fake, I complete the entire game and your gun was not able to stretch crates and control how far you hold them.
Sigh... that was custom content that razer made for portal. It's not fake. Also, I don't see the argument that because this will likely not be as accurate as the mouse it's inferior. It's not really designed for a competitive fps, that's fine. What it does do, is give you 3d control and an immerseive experience. It could be a ton of fun in less competitive games. This and the witcher 2 for instance seem like they could be fun.

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God forbid you have to move, even slightly, while playing video games... Seriously, if you're that tired after 5 minutes of using this thing than you likely need all the exercise you can get anyway, even if it's only from holding a plastic numchuck.
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It's not the tech that the wii uses. This is magnetic and much more accurate.
I wasn't suggesting that it was the same tech, but it is the same concept.
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wait wait magnetic? what do you mean? Like the controller pushes against itself?
    
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