By David Ponce
You can add eye-tracking to the ever expanding list of ways in which you can control videogames, after wands, touchscreens, motion detectors and in some cases even brain waves. Tobii is a company that specializes in eye tracking technology and now they’ve put together an honest-to-goodness retro-style 617lbs arcade cabinet that showcases their technology. Powered by Windows 7 Pro 64bit and a Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz processor, EyeAsteroids is a game that uses only one button: “Start”. The Earth stands in the middle of the scree and after a quick calibration, all you have to do is look at an incoming asteroid, pause slightly to shoot and move on to the next target. Avoid shooting power-ups and that’s about it. You can watch the video below to see it in action. Look awesome to us!
Of course, unless you take dives in pools of money daily, this is geared more towards an arcade parlor owner, as each machine costs a reported $15,000. And there will only be 50 made, so get your hands on one quick if you’re interested.