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Ultimate Battlefield 3 Simulator exposed in 'Making-Of' video

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.

Oct 26, 2011

17 comments

  • Spybreak8 - October 27, 2011 12:50 p.m.

    Neeeice! (in the Marcus Fenix perfect active reload sound)
  • Hobogonigal - October 27, 2011 2:51 a.m.

    I need one of these! The immersion would be absolutely amazing!
  • R-ape - October 27, 2011 12:05 a.m.

    Two words. Well actually, a few of them. Virtual Reality. About God-facking-damn time.
  • Evanesco - October 26, 2011 3:31 p.m.

    The SAS operative sounds just like the Geico Gecko
  • Hullonotna - October 26, 2011 2:24 p.m.

    Well I know what I want for christmas ;). Seriously, though this is brilliant.
  • tymillz102 - October 26, 2011 1:56 p.m.

    I can only imagine how much you have to pay for a 20 minute session in there O.o
  • chrisbarker1980 - October 26, 2011 1:44 p.m.

    Well I know the first thing I am buying if I win the lottery :)
  • DonNatzi - October 26, 2011 1:27 p.m.

    I actually kind of want to see what NBC would do with this if they saw it.
  • DevonOO7 - October 26, 2011 12:56 p.m.

    If I ever win the lottery...
  • flabslapper - October 26, 2011 12:55 p.m.

    This seriously has to happen, I need to be in this thing
  • therawski - October 26, 2011 12:46 p.m.

    The future of arcades in my opinion.
  • kiing8kong6 - October 26, 2011 12:38 p.m.

    YES!
  • Laland - October 26, 2011 12:36 p.m.

    This is the most awesome thing I've ever seen. Ever. I would soo pay for just fifteen minutes on this!
  • thomflint - October 26, 2011 12:34 p.m.

    I would genuinely (yes, genuinely) pay to have a go on this thing
  • Dman3981 - October 26, 2011 12:11 p.m.

    <I> 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. </I> Doesn't work, I've already tried. No matter where you get shot your friend will always jab the broom handle at your junk.
  • GamesRadarMatthewKeast - October 26, 2011 1:30 p.m.

    What kind of perverted friends do you have? My friends would go for the butt.
  • db1331 - October 26, 2011 1:39 p.m.

    A true gentlemen always asks first before going for the butt. You can still do it if they say no. At least you asked first.

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