Novint Xio takes gaming to a whole new level

by Mark R

This is one of those postings where you should just hit the jump to watch the video, as it could revolutionize everything you know about gaming.

What you are seeing in the video is the application of the Xio from Novint. You may have heard of Novint before as they created this Falcon controller that is motion-sensitive, and great for First Person Shooter (FPS) games. The Xio is a controller that fits about the arm and designed to “be able to feel what is in the game”.

What is really terrific is how the Xio is being planned to work with some new and old video game technology. If it is affixed to a Vuzix viewer, it creates an authentic augmented and virtual reality experience. With the application of the TNGames 3rd Space Vest, the player can really feel the impacts. What is really interesting is how weapons are being developed to match this technology.

Basically, Novint’s Xio technology is really changing the game when it comes to gaming. I see a future where people put on the viewer, the vest, the Xio, and are running around and virtually shooting each other. Good gaming plus good exercise equals and a good gaming future!


2 reviews or comments

Phoghat Says: April 22, 2011 at 2:00 am

“I’m going to throw the grenade and walk up to it”

HellcatM Says: April 22, 2011 at 2:05 am

This is pretty cool, kind of big for non-military use. The M4 I can see being used with Kinect since it has an analog stick and such built into it for moving.

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