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IBM Japan is Making a Real Life Version of Sword Art Online, Will Hopefully Let Players Log Out

IBM Japan is Making a Real Life Version of Sword Art Online, Will Hopefully Let Players Log Out
Reki Kawahara’s popular light novel and anime series Sword Art Online is about a group of gamers who become trapped in a virtual reality fantasy MMORPG. The gamers wore headsets that connected to their brain, stimulating…

Motus Motion-based Synthesizer: Shake it Off

Motus Motion-based Synthesizer: Shake it Off
A few days ago we talked about Mogees, a tiny digital musical instrument that triggers sound by vibration. The Motus is another unorthodox yet intuitive portable instrument. It lets you create or trigger sounds by motion.…
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LEGO Robot Motion Controlled with LEGO Exosuit: LEGO Build Fighters Try

LEGO Robot Motion Controlled with LEGO Exosuit: LEGO Build Fighters Try
A few years ago we checked out a motion-controlled robot. LEGO designer Daniele Benedettelli also came up with a motion control setup for his Cyclops robot, but instead of using a motion sensor he made a…

Orphe Light-up Motion Controller Shoes: Flashy Footwear

Orphe Light-up Motion Controller Shoes: Flashy Footwear
Japanese company No New Folk are working on Orphe, a pair of shoes for performers. Each shoe has 100 individually controlled LEDs, an ARM Cortex microprocessor, a Bluetooth chip and a motion sensor that can be…

Stompz Foot-mounted Motion Controller: There is No Shoe

Stompz Foot-mounted Motion Controller: There is No Shoe
We may quickly be solving how to show virtual reality effectively, but we’re still figuring out how to move in it. We’ve seen pseudo–treadmills and full sets of motion sensors, but Stompz claims its eponymous motion…

Grifta Modular Gamepad: Play Anywhere, Anyhow

Grifta Modular Gamepad: Play Anywhere, Anyhow
If you thought Mad Catz’ LYNX transforming gamepad was the bees knees’, check out the Grifta. It makes the LYNX look like an SNES controller. The Grifta can be used as a normal gamepad or split…

The Realm System Resistance-based Motion Controller: Work Hard to Play Hard

The Realm System Resistance-based Motion Controller: Work Hard to Play Hard
If you liked using the Wii, the PlayStation Move or the Kinect, keep an eye on The Realm System. Like the Wii and PS Move, it has a pair of handheld motion controllers but it also…

Virtual Pong Played with a Light Orb

Virtual Pong Played with a Light Orb
Remember the old days when you played Atari’s Pong console? That was all that the console played, and we loved hitting that square shaped ball back and forth. We just didn’t know any better. It seems…

Technomancer Digital Wizard Hoodie Has 32 Multicolored Tricks up Its Sleeve

Technomancer Digital Wizard Hoodie Has 32 Multicolored Tricks up Its Sleeve
ThinkGeek has turned another one of its April Fools jokes into an actual product. The Technomancer Digital Wizard Hoodie uses 32 multicolored LEDs and a speaker box to emit light and sound effects. The cool thing…

Motion Tennis Uses iOS Device as Motion Controller: iii Sports

Motion Tennis Uses iOS Device as Motion Controller: iii Sports
There are lots of articles online speculating about how Apple can create an instant game console by increasing the integration between the Apple TV and iOS devices. It’s an interesting idea, but so far we’ve seen…

Quick Draw PS Move Dueling Game: Now This is an FPS

Quick Draw PS Move Dueling Game: Now This is an FPS
Red Dead Revolver‘s dueling mode was one of the game’s unique features. It attempted to emulate the feeling of tension by making the player go through a timing-based mini game. But what if you could actually…

Reactive Grip Haptic Feedback Motion Controller Adds Shake Shake to Pew Pews

Reactive Grip Haptic Feedback Motion Controller Adds Shake Shake to Pew Pews
I don’t really care much for tactile feedback in videogames, but if you’re into that sort of immersion, Tactical Haptics is working on a device that’s right up your alley. At the 2013 Game Developers Conference,…

Ego! Smartmouse Also Works as Flash Drive, Gesture Remote and More: Swiss Army Mouse

Ego! Smartmouse Also Works as Flash Drive, Gesture Remote and More: Swiss Army Mouse
A week ago, we learned about the Mycestro, a pointing device that, despite its unusual form, only has a humble goal: to replace your mouse. The Ego! Smartmouse on the other hand is quite the opposite.…

Mauz Transmogrifies iPhones into a 3-in-1 Pointing Device

Mauz Transmogrifies iPhones into a 3-in-1 Pointing Device
There are already a variety of apps that turn iOS and Android devices into wireless mice or trackpads or both. Some of them are even free. But a company called Spicebox thinks you’ll want to pay…

iKazoo Aims to Be the Swiss Army Knife of Controllers

iKazoo Aims to Be the Swiss Army Knife of Controllers
I’ve seen some unusual gadgets over the years, but the iKazoo might be one of the most offbeat, yet intriguing devices I’ve seen in a while.…

Battle Robot Controlled in Real Time Via Motion Capture: Real Real Steel

Battle Robot Controlled in Real Time Via Motion Capture: Real Real Steel
The evidence that Japan is working on making giant robots real continues to pile up. Naoki Maru is known in Japan for his King Kizer series of robots, has developed a motion-controlled version that he calls…
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