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Haptics-Life 2: a 3d mouse HL2 mod


8:09 PM on 01.18.2007



Professional cameramen, we are not.  However, we have no trouble playing Half-Life 2 with a big robot helmet on (a valuable life skill). Check out what it's like to gun down Manhacks, Cityscanners, and other pathetic Combine with the Novint Falcon 3D mouse at CES in the video above, as well as a quick tech demo before we start blowing things up.

The force feedback experience is far more rewarding than any rumbling controller could ever provide, not to mention provides amazing immersive gameplay, but you take a hit on movement range (ie: you can't quickly tug your mouse to rotate 270 degrees in a quick jerk without launching this thing off the table). As an arcade experience, there is almost nothing else out there that comes close.

Things to watch for in the video: kickback is different for all weapons fired, reaction when you're near explosions, and when you're hit by different types of gunfire it responds in turn. You can also get a sense of the weight of the barrels when you pick them up.





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