Novint Black Falcon Controller


black-falcon.jpgThe Novint Falcon PC game controller was quite the novelty when it was first released, and still is. This is one of the first few 3D touch peripheral for consumer computing, and the company manufacturing the Falcon, Novint Technologies, think that it is high time they offered it in a different color – black. In addition, a new grip was also introduced, whereby the standard Falcon Grip can be interchangeable with the Pistol Grip. Both the Black Falcon and Pistol Grip will retail for $199.99 and $19.99, respectively, and ought to make their way to retail stores sometime before Father’s Day 2008. So if you know that your dad is an avid gamer and is able to whoop your lily ass in Halo 3 with one hand tied behind his back, you know which present to get for him that does not involve yet another leather belt, tie and wallet set.

According to Tom Anderson, CEO of Novint, “We’re adding these new products in response to customer demand. The black Falcon gives our customers an edgier aesthetic option. The Pistol Grip is truly a must have accessory that is unparalleled for FPS gaming. I believe that many users will want to purchase a Falcon just to play FPS games with the Pistol Grip.” The Pistol Grip offers players the experience of realistic weapon recoil (although on a much smaller scale – think of how much recoil a double barreled shotgun has, let alone a railgun or rocket launcher), enemy attacks and game action and dynamics using the Pistol Grip-enhanced Falcon.

Are you going to back up the CEO’s words when the time comes? I think while having something like a Pistol Grip will enhance the in-game experience by making it more immersive, nothing gets the job done better compared to the classic keyboard and mouse combo. After all, if that were not true, you would find professional gamers playing week in and week out using the Novint Falcon.

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