BCon is BStupid

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  1. KedsDead

    KedsDead Limp Gawd

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    My Kid just said he had to have one.. I have shut off his Internet for his PC. Grounded from it for a week.
     
  2. Aireoth

    Aireoth 2[H]4U

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    Be careful, he might be a robot.
     
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  3. Lakados

    Lakados [H]ard|Gawd

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    If he is I would feel better, it would explain why he can hold his booze better than I am and I would be far less fearful of of the coming robot Apocalypse.
     
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  4. Mut1ny

    Mut1ny [H]ard|Gawd

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    I bought three, one for each of my legs.
     
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  5. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    No, it takes eyes.
     
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  6. Orddie

    Orddie 2[H]4U

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    step on....

    strap on device.
    step two. fuck with windows for hours
    step three. launch a game.
    step four. Profit.


    anyone else think that is a messed up order?
     
  7. Azphira

    Azphira [H]ard|Gawd

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    For some reason it reminded me of this...

     
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  8. dburgo

    dburgo n00b

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    Maybe this could work with pedals for sim racing? Does it work like a toggle or with degrees of freedom? I would totally like this for a replacement to a logitechG920 brake. (Stiff as anything!) Other than that, I can't think of any real use for this and the type of gaming I do.
     
  9. Wiffle

    Wiffle Limp Gawd

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    The product in principle is cool, but they are marketing to the wrong people.

    Had that thing been strapped to a quadriplegic's head and he was using it to play games I think everyone would be singing a different tune...
     
  10. CrazyRob

    CrazyRob [H]ard|Gawd

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    alternatively, if you know someone that does need a foot input device, these have been on the market for years, and don't require you to strap anything to your body: http://www.stinkyboard.com/
     
  11. Geef

    Geef Limp Gawd

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    It probably makes that stupid little "tinkle song" while its being worn so you'll know some idiot is coming with one.
     
  12. lostin3d

    lostin3d [H]ard|Gawd

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    Thanks Kyle, yet another 2 minutes I'll never get back. Sure tell me not to click, you know I'm going to. . . .oh well.
     
  13. Elf_Boy

    Elf_Boy 2[H]4U

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    Does it also include hepatic feedback?
     
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  14. lostin3d

    lostin3d [H]ard|Gawd

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    Yeah, set that vibration to strong/high :)
     
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  15. spikeline

    spikeline [H]Lite

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    If it needs that kinda music in its marketing its usually a forgettable shelf-dwelling trinket anyway. "twee-ass" though, I like that. I'm borrowing that for future use.
     
  16. tangoseal

    tangoseal [H]ardness Supreme

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    If you are disabled, like lost a hand or both hands or something and you wanna game...

    That is what theyt should have marketed this thing as... that would be useful but NOT to any other person.
     
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  17. tangoseal

    tangoseal [H]ardness Supreme

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    That video was filmed back when a 19" gaming LCD was like $900.00 and Bill Clinton was president.
     
  18. Comixbooks

    Comixbooks Ignore Me

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    I see no problems with this except nobody is going to buy it.
     
  19. ecuador

    ecuador Limp Gawd

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    Given that it seems that you still need to be mouse-dexterous to use it, I'd say no, it is not made to help that type of user.
     
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  20. SeymourGore

    SeymourGore 2[H]4U

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    I dunno, like another poster said, I think that could be useful for VR situations. Say 'tapping your foot' to jump. Might not be intuitive in practice, but it feels intuitive in my head.

    As for being useful for Quadriplegics and whatnots, I know MS has some sort of adaptive controller coming out that will likely cater to that market far more than a single foot pedal controller.
     
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  21. mord

    mord Limp Gawd

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    anyone with a little kid that loves legos.
     
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  22. ir0nw0lf

    ir0nw0lf [H]ardness Supreme

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    Kyle could send these to companies that blacklist him, sort of a big F-U. :ROFLMAO:
     
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  23. sean.b

    sean.b Limp Gawd

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    that was my first thought, and I came here to post this, but it seems several already agreed. I remember in 1st grade I had a friend who broke his arm, and the guy could outgame me with one hand, placing the controller flat on the ground. i have another paraplegic friend that im going to send this to, to see if he could potentially benefit or find an adaptive use for it.

    for the rest of us lucky enough to type 130+ wpm and own keyboards that cost more than the entire wardrobe we had as teenagers, there's not much use. and im honestly kind of surprised the video didnt just jump straight to catering to disabled want-to-be-gaming people.
     
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  24. natos

    natos Limp Gawd

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    Yea me too. This would useless in my case, If I am gaming, I would have to retrain my body to not fidget so that I wouldn't be all over the place. Plus....I am too used to using my hands for gaming, I would hate this probably.
     
  25. Chupachup

    Chupachup Limp Gawd

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    Time to get their customer list and start logging some frequent flier miles!
     
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  26. Lakados

    Lakados [H]ard|Gawd

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    No you toughen up and you learn to love the pain those Lego's can cause it is a morning challenge my own personal morning coal walk.
     
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  27. Lakados

    Lakados [H]ard|Gawd

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    I know right, my coworker thought is he can strap it right to his wrist nub. We are wondering if we can wire up an arduino with some pads so muscle flexes could register as button clicks and really get him into it.
     
  28. oldmanbal

    oldmanbal 2[H]4U

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    Someone needs to shoot the agency that picked out that music. It's like watching a how it's made for bolony.
     
  29. RazorWind

    RazorWind 2[H]4U

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    What is it, even? A little sensor that reads keypresses when you tap your feet?

    That actually doesn't sound that stupid, although my solution to that would just be a button that goes on the floor or something. I don't see why it needs to be wireless.
     
  30. SamuraiInBlack

    SamuraiInBlack [H]ardness Supreme

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    For people with all their fingers and toes, and zero mobility issues, this makes little sense.

    But I could see how this would benefit those who are not so lucky.

    They could have demonstrated this a little bit better though.

    And maybe picked some better music.
     
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