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Ultimate FPS Simulator Actually Shoots You

by Shane McGlaun

This is the most awesome, intense, realistic (and painful) video game simulator I have ever seen. It’s not a fancy driving or flight simulator; this is a simulator for FPS games. It looks like you could train real soldiers in this thing. The dome screen uses five HD resolution projectors and a lot more.

The Ultimate FPS Simulator rig was set up for UK Channel 5’s The Gadget Show. Those projectors surround the player with life-size images of a game, in this case, Battlefield 3. The player has a gun in hand that fires the virtual bullets and they are free to move around the game by actually walking.

In the center of the room is an omni-directional treadmill that controls where the player moves to on the screen. Then the player crouches, the view on screen crouches and so forth. The wildest part is if you mess around and get shot in the game, the simulator shoots you with a paintball gun so you feel the pain.

If you happen to live in the UK, tune in to Channel 5 on October 24th at 8pm to see more of the Ultimate FPS Simulator rig in action.

[via Kotaku]

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Comments (10):

  1. Aaron says:

    Oh my gosh I want one!

  2. powerdarnell says:

    Being shot doesn’t seem very fun

    • Anon says:

      Well, evidently you are not one for realism. I personally would love to play a game in which there were consequences other than teabagging in which a character gets killed.

      • bkbjbkjb says:

        I think it’s awesome because I can shoot the guys who teabag me and it’ll actually hurt them.

        Multiplayer would suck though. Imagine dying and somebody PELTING THE FUCK out of your body with bullets.

        • Spiffy says:

          well of course the coding would prevent that.
          besides, since when does BF3 have an animation for when someone shoots your body long after you’re dead? It just phases the body and hits the ground.

          • glados says:

            You nitwits want realism, join the fuckin’ Marines. Let’s see how much you like taking those bullets.

  3. Jestus says:

    ^^ one of the reasons i like paintballing so much is its realism. This might actually match, or even surpass in some aspects, the rush you get from paintball.

  4. jakyo says:

    i know a less expensive option ,come to mexico.

  5. Jones says:

    I’m not sure how this is superior to normal, outdoor paintball.

  6. Josh says:

    Its not so much about the realism per-say as it is the adrenaline rush or feeling like you’re actually there. There’s a pleasant degree of escapism, just like reading a good fantasy book or playing DnD for instance. Its exciting as its almost, but not quite like you’re there.

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