Sunday, November 20, 2011

Ultimate Battlefield 3 Simulator - Build & Test (Full Video) - The Gadget Show

This is a world first. A unique FPS simulator that turns gaming into reality as you move, aim, fire and get shot within a 360-degree immersive environment.

Using a pre-release copy of Battlefield 3 and a team of top technology experts from across Europe we've built a truly one of a kind simulator.

Centred on the world's first, portable omni-directional treadmill (designed by Swedish company MSE Weibull) the simulator lets you control the movements of a Battlefield 3 character with your own body. Other key technology employed includes: an Igloo Vision projection dome; 12 paintball markers that allow the player, in real time, to feel the enemy gunfire experienced in the game; a wireless gun system; ambient LED lighting; and an Xbox Kinect camera hack.


The full story of The Gadget Show's FPS gaming simulator build premiered on Channel 5 in the UK at 8pm on Monday 24th October 2011. This video contains the highlights.

www.channel5.com/thegadgetshow






For more information on the contributors who helped to make this simulator happen:

MSE Weibull [Omni-Directional Treadmill and Motion Tracking]
http://www.mseab.se/

Igloo Vision [Projection and 360-degree Dome]
http://www.igloovision.com/

aps events and media Ltd [Visual Manipulation]
http://www.thinkaps.com

Extra Dimensional Technologies [Ambient Lighting]
http://www.extradmt.com/site

Running in the Halls [Kinect Hack]
http://www.rith.co.uk/

Robo Challenge [Paintball Marker Control System]
http://www.robochallenge.co.uk

Yoyotech [Gaming PC]
http://www.yoyotech.co.uk/

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