The Gadget Show, a British series
dedicated to all things techie and geektastic, has released a
behind-the-scenes video documenting how its team constructed the
massive, so-good-it's-almost-real, 'Ultimate Battlefield 3 Simulator'
that debuted on this week's episode. Hold up—you've never seen The
Gadget Show's massive, so-good-it's-almost-real 'Ultimate Battlefield
3 Simulator'? Cancel your plans for the next twenty minutes, because
this is going to require your full attention:
As demonstrated, the BF3 simulator
utilizes a motion tracking paintball gun, moving floors, big-ass
screens, and physical feedback to create a gaming environment so
lifelike it may or have may not tricked its trained military tester.
Incredible, right? Unfortunately, the
entire rig would likely set you back about a few years pay,
and that's assuming you'd have the technical know-how and space to
put it together in your living room. So for everyone one else without
a production budget and a crew of experts, you'll have to make do
with a big TV, a cheap treadmill, and a partner who's willing to jab
you with a broom handle every time you get shot in-game. We wouldn't
recommend this set-up, we're just saying there are options.
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