Nov 6, 2009

Gaming Simulators continued

Another simulator worth more than just a mere mention is the awesome brainchild of Force Dynamics. Looking more like something from a sci-fi movie than a race car, this beast will knock your socks off. Featuring roll, pitch, heave and yaw you really need to strap yourself in. In fact the machine won’t run unless you are buckled up.

The newer 401 model even includes 180 degrees of rotation to give you a frighteningly real feeling of slide when the back end of the car gets away from you.
When you watch the video you may think that the motion is overdone. It pitches violently forward under heavy braking (far more than a real car would) but the screen moves with you and as such the pitching forward tricks your brain into thinking it’s the G forces of the braking. It’s brilliantly clever and as real as it gets.

The beauty of this system is that it can be used for a multitude of simulations including Microsoft flight simulator so you’re not tied down to just racing cars. The system also takes full advantage of the modding community and because of this there is no shortage of cars or tracks to tear around on.

Over all I can’t think of a better boy’s toy to have around the house but be advised. If you have had too much to drink or stuffed yourself with burgers and shakes, you’re going to lose your lunch.
Just watching the 401 video makes me giddy with excitement and quite frankly I don’t care how much it costs. It’s worth every penny. Check out their website here: Force Dynamics

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