Novint Falcon Vs. Mouse contest!!

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by The Gentlemanne, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. The Gentlemanne

    The Gentlemanne L4: Comfortable Member

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    well the CEO of novint posted on steamforums I thought I would forward it here.

     
  2. The Political Gamer

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    Sweet I am in, I have always wanted one!
     
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  3. drp

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    really cool. i would probably suck with anything other than a sniper.
     
  4. The Gentlemanne

    The Gentlemanne L4: Comfortable Member

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    and would fail even more for left-handers
     
  5. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    damn...anyone going to enter? or rather try to enter

    im tempted
     
  6. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    Ive used one before but without the gun attachment.

    We had it on Demo at CompUSA when it was still around...

    tons of fun heh =) i could only imagine how much training that employee must have i mean...

    $150 + shipping and allow infinite number to be won is risky.
     
  7. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    I'm still skeptical. Not on whether it's better than a mouse, but on whether it is actually any more "real". Have these guys ever used a gun? Aiming a gun is not like aiming their little gadget (the axes of movement).
     
  8. drp

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    i think they're trying to imitate as closely as possible, and not have it be 'ultra' realistic.

    (my 12ga can take your arm off if you're not careful)
     
  9. drp

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    i wonder if we could get a discount on one to use as a contest prize :D
     
  10. The Political Gamer

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    Never hurt to ask!
     
  11. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    go win a couple and tada!
     
  12. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Well what I'm getting at is, when using a real weapon the pivot point is behind the handle (wrist/shoulder), with this thing, it's beyond your hand... basically strikes me as a "lolwut"
     
  13. Ganonmaster

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    I'm probably not good enough, and playing on a US server will probably put me at a disadvantage. I'll just buy one on the internet.(want moar gadgets kekekekekeke)
     
  14. Psy

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    You can get an accessory in the shape of a gun where you use the trigger to fire.
     
  15. MangyCarface

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    I bought one. it is coming today. Will report back.
     
  16. drp

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  17. Cerious

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    ew eGO servers

    do the rules involve no swearing or any of that 'mature' garbage that they have to make this game 'family friendly'?
     
  18. Warchamp7

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    No game rated M should have Family Friendly servers

    I hate the term
     
  19. Hawk

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    CompUSA was where I tried one too. Honestly, I was really impressed with how it felt and especially enjoyed the force-feedback. Feeling your gun kick back is kind of cool. But I also had doubts about its practicality as a gaming device... unless you designed games specifically for the device.

    I'll be watching to see how these contests play out. Secretly I want a Falcon, I just don't think it'll justify its price, and I'd love to see better applications for it than making games feel a little cooler (like using it in 3D software packages, Photoshop, Mudbox, etc.)
     
  20. Dr. Spud

    aa Dr. Spud Grossly Incandescent

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    Not if it's a hyper-realistic mounted-turret game!