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HaptX Mod Lets ETQW Shake Your Right Hand
From the fjords of aptly named Reachin Technologies in Sweden comes a new way to experience Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars. Dubbed HaptX, this technology works in conjunction with the peculiar looking Novint Falcon controller to delivery physical feedback based on what's happening on screen. The controller is used in place of the more traditional mouse and not only looks like a contraption that fell straight out of a sci-fi movie, but has been getting some rather good reviews from the enthusiast press. A software add-on supporting ETQW is now available free of charge. If you're completely confused by all this, you can find videos of the thing in action on this page.
We've not had a chance to hold hands with the Novint Falcon, but we're definitely intrigued. If anyone out there has one, please tell us all about it in the comments.