Novint Falcon Force Feedback Controller Gets Valve Support

The long-in-development force-feedback PC game device Novint Falcon is a good idea in theory, but without actual support from games there's not a whole lot you can do with it. Good news though, since Valve just announced support with the controller for PC versions of The Orange Box, Counter-Strike: Source, the … » 6/25/08 3:40pm 6/25/08 3:40pm

Crazy Novint Falcon Touch Controller Gets Official EA Support, Maybe…

I messed around with Novint's Falcon haptically endowed globe/joystick at Tokyo Game Show last year. It was neat, but not going to replace my mouse—in part because game support was lacking. Now it'll be supported in real, live games from EA: Madden NFL 08, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08, Need For Speed ProStreet, Battlefield… » 4/07/08 11:45am 4/07/08 11:45am

F-16 Pilot Drops Bomb on Tulsa, Accidentally

So, ok, everyone makes a mistake sometimes, but few of us have ever dropped a bomb from our fighter jet by accident, as happened late last week in Tulsa. Luckily, it was a dummy practice bomb, filled with nothing more exciting than a smoke charge, and apparently it wasn't the pilot's fault. But it did still drop right… » 3/16/08 1:13pm 3/16/08 1:13pm

Novint Upgrades the Falcon Controller With Black Version, Pistol Grip…

Novint's Falcon 3D Haptic Joystick has been around for awhile now, but it has just received an upgrade in the form of a black version and an optional pistol grip accessory for FPS gaming. At $19.99, the grip is a little more expensive than the $4 price tag they hinted at last May, but if you are already paying $199… » 2/20/08 8:25pm 2/20/08 8:25pm

New Xbox 360 Failure Rates Still Around 10 Percent?

Site 8bitjoystick, the same people who seem to have broken the news that Bungie was splitting from Microsoft, claim to have scored an exclusive tell-all interview with an Xbox 360 designer regarding the console's notorious stability. Most of the piece really just confirms that which was already suspected (reasons for… » 1/19/08 4:22pm 1/19/08 4:22pm

Pentagon Drops $100 Million on Instant Global Strike Weapon

The Pentagon doesn't care where on earth those freedom hatin' terrists are, they want to be able to blow them up. That's why they're spending $100 million on the Falcon project, a weapon that could strike anywhere on the planet in less than 2 hours after being launched from the United States. Similar programs have… » 11/13/07 1:11pm 11/13/07 1:11pm

Rumor: XBox 360 "Jasper" Motherboard Set For 8/08 Release

According to Dean Takahashi of the Mercury News, Microsoft is developing a new motherboard codenamed "Jasper." The upgrade promises to shrink the ATI graphics chip to 65nm and reduce the size of the memory chips as well. If true, this could reduce build costs and the heat problems that have plagued the 360. Although… » 10/10/07 5:50pm 10/10/07 5:50pm

Microsoft's "Falcon" Xbox 360 Is Here. Kind of.

If you're like us, you've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Microsoft's "Falcon" Xbox 360s, well, now they're here. Apparently. The guys over at the Xbox official forums have noticed that the Halo edition 360s may just be the Falcons we've all dreamed about. The Falcon Xbox 360, by the way, has a 65nm CPU and is… » 9/28/07 9:10pm 9/28/07 9:10pm

Touchy Novint Falcon Finally Coming in June

We've been following Novint's Falcon controller since its birth, and now the folks at Novint tell us their pasty white baby is ready to make its debut. The Falcon will be out June 18th for $239. In a nutshell, the 3D controller lets you play games via a handshake-like grip that offers a more realistic experience via… » 5/01/07 4:34pm 5/01/07 4:34pm