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The Future of Gaming?

I wouldn’t say I am an avid gamer but like most teenage guys I do occasionally indulge in a little fictional war, so when I stumbled upon this article I figured it was something worth sharing. As some of you might know, there is an ever present struggle for FPS dominance in the gaming world and most of this struggle occurs between the Call of Duty line of games and the Battlefield games; I myself prefer the Call of Duty line, and how fitting that the newest game comes out tomorrow. But that has potential to become quite the tangent so back to the topic at hand, essentially what this article talks about is how a simulator was created to make the newest Battlefield game, Battlefield 3 as realistic as possible without of course that whole death thing.

In order to create the simulator a number of different fairly advanced technological systems were combined. I won’t go too in depth because you can read all the article in the above link but I would have to say the highlight of the simulation is the fact that when you get shot in the game, one of 12 paintball guns actually shoots you. So what does this tell us? Are these simulators going to be the norm of the future? I certainly hope so cause this seems pretty awesome but, I guess it’s to be expected that as all other technologies advance gaming would as well. I just never thought the outcome would be so epic.

But what do you guys think? Will the average citizen ever get to enjoy such awesomeness?

 

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  1. November 10, 2011 at 5:42 am

    I don’t think the average gamer will get to experience such awesomness. As cool and realistic as the affects in the article sound, those will not be sustainable for the average gamer. Even though technologies will advance and the reality of gaming will become better, gamers will always want to chill in a basement or in a dorm room with their friends. The accessibility of gaming is extremely important and most gamers – or at least the average gamer – would lose interest if they had to go well out of their way to play it. Those new features are really cool and I’m sure a lot of people would love to experience them, but for most people who play Xbox 360 standing in front of the tv or sitting with a controller in their hand is about as far as they’ll go.

  2. November 11, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Nope, no average gamer will get to experience such awesomeness… unless you go to laser tag like places. I personally prefer Call of Duty too. It’s much faster paced and its so much easier to get kills with the sniper rifles, at least in Call of Duty 2 anyway.

  3. November 14, 2011 at 1:59 am

    I think they won’t experience it in full like that in the simulator above, but there are consumer technologies that exist to provide a more immersive experience. There is a vest that has built in motion sensors and modules that when you get shot in the game, it activates and makes it seem like you actually get shot. These vests allow the gamer to feel the impact of explosions, gun shots, and general blasts which are synced with actions in the game. I think these do a lot to provide a more interactive experience. But besides this I don’t think that a consumer cost friendly experience can be provided in the near future.

    A link to these vests:
    http://tngames.com/products

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