Creepy Smartphone Add-On Shocks Your Muscles For Realistic Force Feedback

When delivered through a vibrating motor in a controller or smartphone, force feedback isn't particularly realistic. So researchers at Germany's Hasso Plattner Institute have developed a new system for smartphones that uses electrical muscle stimulation to physically move the player's hands and forearms in response… » 2/05/13 11:20am 2/05/13 11:20am

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

Trakonya Mutator Force Feedback Device Makes You Pay for Bad Gaming Skills

The Trakonya Mutator attaches to a gamer's wrist and will then shock said gamer if they screw up in-game. The device only functions with Unreal Tournament for now, but wider support is in the pipe works; next stop? Half Life—nice. We can think of a ton of games this type of self inflicted punishment would work well… » 3/27/08 5:30am 3/27/08 5:30am

Mindwire V5 Shocking Game Accessory: Rumble is for the Weak

You know what would make gaming even more fun? Pain. Or at least that is what the folks at Mindwire would like you to think. Their new Mindwire V5 unit helps you get into the action with sensations ranging from a "crashing car to the blast of a machine gun's multiple bullets hitting you; a sharp zap all the way… » 3/05/08 5:20pm 3/05/08 5:20pm

Porsche 911 PlayStation 3/PC Steering Wheel

It's not every day that an actual automaker creates a steering wheel for console gaming, so this Porsche 911 setup is especially awesome. It's a "fully licensed, to-spec reproduction," which means the wheel, the 6+1 gear sticks, and the wireless pedals are all as authentic as you're going to get in your living room.… » 10/01/07 6:00pm 10/01/07 6:00pm