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Posted by Sphinx


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Posted by ExZippo

Vinny's password: Awesome

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Posted by MooseyMcMan

This is great!

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Posted by Mister_V

Oh god. I remember that thing.

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Edited by Neurotic

I can't wait to see the dumb things they do with that dumb controller.

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Posted by Grimluck343

What a crazy looking thing.

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Posted by TyCobb

I am sure CBS HR had a heart attack with this.

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Posted by isomeri

Those things were like 400 dollars at launch!

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Posted by ShadowConqueror


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Posted by fargofallout

Vinny's password!! I'm going to do terrible things with this.

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Edited by Grimdaddy

I so wanna play Rise of the Triad with that thing

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Edited by Laiv162560asse

Good going, Evan. I'm genuinely interested to hear Drew or Jeff's take on the Novint Falcon. I don't have one myself, but I remember back closer to when it came out, when there was a fair amount of positive buzz surrounding the way it changed certain games, particularly Source games. Vinny makes an interesting point, speculating about how it could combine with the Oculus Rift. Honestly I think this kind of thing is what lies in store for gaming across the coming decades, although obviously not for this particular brand since it wasn't especially well supported.

For those who don't really understand how it works, it's like a mouse (but less accurate) that incorporates force-feedback and haptic technology. You not only get recoil on guns but you experience drag when you're lifting objects and so forth. Neal Stephenson's Clang game seemed like it could benefit from something like this, but the controller they were proposing wasn't as sophisticated as the Falcon, as far as I could see. I hope the crew can make a little vid of their experiences of it, particularly as it seems new to all of them.

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Posted by Wacomole

I was shouting at the screen "No Jeff, open it on the floooooo..oh no!"

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Edited by beard_of_zeus

The past future is the present now, guys.

Please do some dumb things with this controller, Drew. I know you want to!

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Posted by bassman2112

God I just barely remember that thing! I remember seeing videos about that many years ago, didn't know it actually went into production. Can't wait to see what content that thing provides - awesome send, Evan.

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Posted by Flappy

Mailbags on a new site!

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Posted by Krenor

Vinny at the end made me laugh

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Edited by nohthink

Didn't Portal support that thing? I remember watching a video about it

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Posted by Phatmac

That's a dumb looking thing right there.

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Posted by MeatSim

Microsoft and Sony might as well cancel those next gen console plans, becuase this is the real future of video games.

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Edited by Wampa1

Ah, Vinny we can always trust you to start acting like you're humping whatever was mailed and steering things toward molded lady bits.

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Edited by 49th

Giant Bomb staff will never ask you for your password. If Ryan Davis asks for your password, he is trying to scam you.

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Edited by Pop

wow that thing looks ridiculous!!

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Edited by Phished0ne

Its a shame haptic stuff never really caught on. It never would've been integral to gaming but it could've been a neat additional feature.

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Posted by McDunkin

If I remember correctly Half-Life 2 has pretty good support for the Novint Falcon so that is probably worth checking out.

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Posted by gla55jAw

Was Drew Harlem Shaking?

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Posted by jozzy

I would watch a Vinny's bookclub feature.

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Posted by heatDrive88

Holy sweet mother of god, I've never seen a Novint Falcon before.

Does this begin the slippery slope of hardware reviews?

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Posted by gbrading

Hmm, reminds me of invoicing using SAP...

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Posted by DaMisterChief


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Edited by Laiv162560asse

For anyone wondering how it plays, here's a vid of a guy experimenting with the weapons in HL2: Episode 2. The way objects of different weights create different drag on the grav gun is cool, and the recoil on the MP7 at around 4:15 looks crazy. (Not my vid; was recorded by Pi Mu Rho at Valvetime, formerly HL2.net.)

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Posted by Camurai

I have that RIOT shirt, its one of my best shirts

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Edited by jozzy

That thing is still around $250,- new.


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Posted by mewstu

I only touched one of those at a Compusa 8 years ago. Also Vinny bringing up the Fleshlight Attachment is disturbing and hilarious at the same time.

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Posted by Gorehorn

Cool. Thanks Evan!

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Posted by hollitz

Thank you Evan.

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Posted by cloudnineboya

looks like a old hairdryer you used to get in salons.

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Posted by Kaiserreich

You could buy that thing directly from the Steam store.

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Posted by Castiel

I have never heard of the Novint Falcon before but that shit looks crazy!

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Posted by PhilESkyline

SSJ? A knew Vinny was a Super Saiyan!

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Posted by Ted_Mosby

That looks fucking crazy

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Posted by ragbag

i love how fast drew got from his desk to ryan's desk when he heard what they got.

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Posted by Wilshere

I thought it was the expensive aeroplane sim joystick with side controls. This is just as great!

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Posted by wolfskind

I wanna see a video of Drew testing this...thing.

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Edited by skewt

The subtle disapproving head shake Jeff does after Vinny asks about a Fleshlight attachment is hilarious.

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Posted by Shivoa

Awesome insane hardware for the one true platform (of awesome insane hardware). I had a friend who owned one of these, they seemed a bit too crazy for my tastes.

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Posted by wibby

If you live in the UK your gonna have a bad time watching this...Zero bandwith! and I'm on a 20mb line !

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Posted by chilibean_3

Holy crap. Evan is awesome.

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Posted by DarkbeatDK

The letter that is attached to the package I'm sending to you guys start with "Well, I saw your video and remember Ryan casually mention a spider's nest and having this thing in my garden for a couple of years..."

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Posted by UricTheOddball

@49th said:

Giant Bomb staff will never ask you for your password. If Ryan Davis asks for your password, he is trying to scam you.

But if Vinny asks, it's cool. You can give it to him. He would never to anything dirty with it.