By Evan Ackerman
N00b pwners everywhere rejoice: now you can physically abuse your gaming opponents, which (trust me) is much more satisfying that just typing “lol u suxorz” over and over again. The 3rd Space Vest was originally designed to be a remote medical diagnostic tool, but it’s obviously much more appropriate for the first person shooter genre, where its 8 pneumatically-actuated pressure cells can simulate the direction and force of incoming fire. The vest will currently work with Quake 3, Quake 4, Call of Duty, and Doom 3, but I imagine that it’ll be easily adaptable to other games. It comes in a few sizes in both camo and black, and for you hardcore FPS girls, it even comes in pink to match your Hello Kitty gaming rig. The $189 retail price ($169 if you pre-order) includes the vest, an air compressor, a USB cable, and a power supply. The FPS Vest should ship in November; a version that mimics G-forces for flight sims and racing sims is in the works. My recommendation for the next generation: built-in tazers and heating/cooling pads for you fantasy RPG nutjobs.