Video Game Simulator Translates Experience Into The Real World
The Gadget Show has developed a room for a new video game rigged with paintball guns that will actually fire at participants.
Would you play a first person shoot video game that would simulate the sensation of getting shot in the real world? British television series The Gadget Show has spent $650,000 to develop an advanced simulator rigged with 12 paintball guns that will shoot its users whenever they are shot during a video game.
The 360 degree space was designed specifically for the game Battlefield 3 and tracks player's movements via an omni-directional treadmill, infrared motion tracking, and a Kinect System. It offers full mobility using wireless weapons and the entire game is projected on the walls and ceilings of the dome in high definition. It is a fully immersive experience that attempts to translate the video game as fully as possible into the real world.