Want to feel what's like to be hit in a First Person Shooter or kicked in an RPG? TN Games has a game vest that uses progressively advanced physics to provide the feeling of impack, force and pressure effects that your game character experiences. Here is more info on this intriguing gaming accessory:
The 3rd Space Vest is a wearable, human interface device capable of creating 3 dimensional impact, force, and environmental pressure effects across a broad range of First Person Shooter and Role Playing games. It utilizes a lightweight compressed air system to fire pneumatic cells embedded within the garment itself, to deliver hits, missile and shrapnel strikes, G-force, and other environmental contact effects to game players as these events happen to their in-game character. Eight contact points (4 front and 4 back), located over specific anatomic areas on the player?s torso, are used to create a true, spatially accurate multi-sensory gaming experience. Effects are applied to the gamers? body as if they were physically located within a real, rather than a game environment. http://tngames.com/products/
With the evolution of its PC Game Driver software during 2008, TN Games? development team identified a solution allowing compatibility of its 3rd Space Vest across all major videogame console systems. The general architecture for console compatibility will include the current 3rd Space Vest, modified for wireless data transmission, and the use of a specialized hardware adapter, know as the 3rd Space Trigger. The Trigger will contain TN Games 3rd Space Game Driver software in its memory, and coordinate the vest effects with the videogame?s action. The device will also include internet and USB connectivity so the game driver software can be regularly updated to include support for new game titles as they occur. The Trigger system has been developed so that one single device can be used with all major game consoles and previous versions of the 3rd Space Vest.
The 3rd Space Vest system for console game play is a further advancement upon TN Games? elite, cutting edge gaming technology. The level of sophistication in both the design and engineering of the system will be on par with those found in the game consoles themselves. CES attendees will have the opportunity to try out the vest with some of the most popular console titles including Gears of War 2, Star Wars The Force Unleashed, and Call of Duty World at War. Getting an actual look at the final system architecture and the 3rd Space Trigger itself however, will not be possible, as the company plans to keep the technology disguised and under wraps until its official release date in Summer 2009.
For gamers who already purchased a 3rd Space Vest for PC use, Triggers will also be sold separately so that any vest may be adapted for console game play. Final pricing for these devices has not been set but will be comparable to other videogame devices currently in the marketplace.