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AmBX - Fully Immersive Gaming Peripheral

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  1. iOwnage

    iOwnage Confiscation of the Mind

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    http://www.ambx.com/site/about/what

    In simple terms, it is a setup of lights, fans, and a rumble in the keyboard, to make the gaming experience as immersive as possible.
    Depending on what your doing, the lights wil light up to match the situation and the fans will start blowing.
    If your running through a field, you may feel a slight breeze coming from the fans.
    If your shooting a machine gun, then the lights will light up bright and your keyboard will start rumbling.

    Heres a video on how it works:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=mmKjYdFFNWA&feature=related

    Heres videos of it while playing games:

    AmBX with Warhammer
    AmBX with Gizmodo

    (In the vids above, you can see the fans blowing, but they are)
     
  2. Marc

    Marc SuperWii

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    I'm all for rumble features, but lights! WTF!
     
  3. iOwnage

    iOwnage Confiscation of the Mind

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    I think the lights really add to the experience, along with the fans.
     
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    Could probably work with shooting games a la CoD, MoH etc but the ones in the vid seemed very random.
     
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    iOwnage Confiscation of the Mind

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    Yea your right. This kinda thing would definitely work better on FPS's.
     
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    Wrong section. Currently AmBX only supports PC.

    I like how it works in Crysis and how they'll incorporate it into Far Cry 2
     
  7. iOwnage

    iOwnage Confiscation of the Mind

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    ^Oops.. Sorry about that.
     
  8. wezeles

    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    They could eaisly make surround sound systems where each speaker "circling you" also has ambient lighting and rumble features built right in...

    The only problem I see would be the fans its not like surround sound/lighting/rumble where no matter where in the room you sit you feel like your in the middle of it.
    With a fan it can only blow in one direction, there is no guarantee you will be in that direction. They will probably have to do a simple "stereo" concept for this effect where it comes from simply infront or from behind you. Like in some of the high end Theaters.

    Still I would go for it for my home theater system in the future. Plus it would give alot of new jobs thats for sure! they would need a AMBX edditor for every Game/Movie/Show to add the effect into it.
     
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    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    I personally think that it is a very nice concept, but it may be a bit expensive for most casual or even hardcore gamers. Other than that, I really like it. Thanks for the info. :)
     
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    What if you were playing a wizard of oz game
    about the tornado i mean a fan cant do all that.
    :)
     
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    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    What if your playing a FPS should you really get shot in the head? :lol: :lol: :lol: Its to enhance the experience not make it real..lol otherwise most gamers would be dead in a week... ha ha
     
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    PwnMastr Yes i am Amazing

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    ^^i would still be alive i would dodge the bullets^^ the lights didn't look very good just annoying the fans if you were in front of them would be pretty cool
     
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    Wheres Mah Damn Holodeck
     
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    Me too! I gotta laugh cuz I compare every new gaming concept to whether it gets me closer to a holoceck or not as well - thought I was the only one, heh.
     

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