How The World’s Most Amazing (and Painful) Video Game Setup Was Built

How The World’s Most Amazing (and Painful) Video Game Setup Was Built
Last week, we showed you an amazing PC gaming setup that involved five HD projectors, an omni-directional treadmill, wireless gun peripheral, ambient lighting and paintball gun. Some people cried “it’s a marketing stunt!”. Others cried “it’s not real!”.

Those claiming the former, well, the prominent Battlefield 3 placement makes that a 50/50 call. Those claiming the latter, though, eat your words, because this clip shows how the thing was built, and goes into greater detail explaining how it actually works.

You’ll also, if this is your thing, get extended views at a British man howling in pain as he’s peppered with paintballs while his motion control system breaks down.

Ultimate Battlefield 3 Simulator – Build & Test (Full Video) – The Gadget Show [YouTube]

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  • British TV Hosts……. gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

    “Honestly I can’t tell you how amazing this is”
    Really? Isn’t that EXACTLY your job?

  • Thats a cool tech set-up buuuuut… *trying not to troll* what a load of wank! It seems like they are going for the total immersion angle and the host even says at one point ‘now its really scary’ in response to the thought of being hit by paintballs while in game enemies shoot at you. What ever happened to a little suspended disbelief? Didn’t these guys ever play Silent Hill with the lights off? How about the wonder of the first time you played Another World? To me this kind of set-up is perfect for those who would rather rent the DVD than read the book. (OK that last bit was trolling..)

    • We are always looking to make our games and movies more emersive, to extend our suspension of disbelief.

      This is why we have built better graphics, better sound, better everything. And 3D as well.

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