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This Car Racing Simulator Costs More Than A Racing Car

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You’re looking at the world’s “Most Realistic Racing Simulator”. It looks pretty badass. And it costs $185,000. That’s a lot of dollars. For that amount of dollars you could probably buy a half decent racing car, and you know, actually race it. You could buy a bunch of cheap racing cars and practice crashing those if you’re not very skilled, then still have money left over for an upgrade or two once you get better. But hey, don’t let our practical minds deter you from this piece of tech.

This is the simulator that provides riders with the most realistic car racing experience available. Selected by Ford Motor Company to demonstrate ride experiences, the simulator uses linear servo actuators that cause its suspended, monocoque fiberglass chassis to roll, pitch, and rotate 360° at up to 0.5G acceleration. Faithfully reproducing actual racing conditions such as entering a turn at 200 MPH or moving up a bank in the slipstream of an opponent, the chassis’ front dips when braking at hairpins, pushes forward when accelerating during passes, and rumbles when driving on an apron, all while a driver up to 300 lbs. is secured by an actual racing seat, seatbelt, and “doors”. Its two paddle gear shifters, steering wheel, accelerator, brake, and clutch—all from real race cars and modified for simulator use—provide rapid gear changes and provide adjustable travel for optimal realism. The force-feedback steering system generates 10x the forces of lesser simulators. Providing 12 race cars that include stock, GT, F1, and F3 models, the simulator replicates precisely modeled signage and backgrounds for 16 short, tri-oval, or road courses, ranging from Joesville Speedway to Nuerburg on a 108″-wide, triple HD monitor display with a 500-watt audio system

So yeah, there you have it. The racing simulator to end all racing simulators. It weighs 2,100lbs, and costs, as mentioned, $185,000.

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One-Up Your FPS Foes With This Mouse/Keyboard Combo For the PS4

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The PC Master Race will often cite the use of a mouse and keyboard as one of the many reasons it believes itself superior to the hordes of console gamers out there. It’s arguable whether this method is intrinsically superior to gamepads, but it’s nice to have the option.

Hori’s Tactical Assault Commander 4 is a keyboard and mouse setup for PS4 that attempts to mimic a PC control system. The means the DualShock 4’s left analog is mapped to a WASD-style configuration, while the right analog is controlled by a mouse. The rest of the DualShock’s buttons and triggers are mapped to the appropriate spots, and there are a couple of additional functions like programmable buttons, a “snipe mode” that changes mouse sensitivity and a walk button for, we assume, walking rather than running.

Assuming it works as advertised (and isn’t buggy like the Tactical Assault Commander 3 was, 4 years ago), this accessory might be worth the reported $120-$130 asking price. Launch is scheduled for October in Japan and the UK, although when exactly it’ll hit the American market isn’t clear.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Mega Love For Mega Man? There’s A Helmet For You

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I remember Mega Man fondly. However, I don’t think it’s the kind of fondness that would have me dropping $150 for a plastic replica helmet, no sir. But you know, we totally don’t judge and realize that there are those among you who might just go a little bananas seeing this officially licensed prop.

There’s been attempts at creating a wearable Mega Man helmet over the years, but its never been made officially. Everyone’s been clamoring for one – and now you really can be Mega Man with this full-size, wearable Mega Man helmet made of high quality ABS plastic with a high polish finish, authentic proportions and details, plus working LED lights! A unique clamshell hinge allows the front and back half of the helmet to easily open up to comfortably fit your head inside the soft padded interior for a perfect fit. This is a high quality replica of the Blue Bomber’s helmet – perfect for display in home or office, but it also doubles as the ultimate role play accessory!

Comes shipped in a decorated box suitable for displaying your helmet when not in use.

Extremely limited quantities will be produced based on advance pre-orders.

Order NOW! Pre-Orders will only be open for a limited time.

Ships Winter 2015 just in time for the holidays as the ultimate gift for the biggest Mega Man fans (including yourself!)

So there you have it: the best, most official way to proclaim your love for all things Mega Man.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

Couchmaster Lets You Game All Day, Stay On Your Sofa

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If you’ve built a sweet gaming rig, but have come to realize that sitting at your desk all day isn’t the most comfortable of propositions, you might want to start looking at options, like the Couchmaster. As long as you’re ok with playing on your TV, the Couchmaster gives you the ability to feel just as if you were on your desk but while sitting in the comfort of your sofa.

The Couchmaster comes in two main variants, Basic and Pro. The main difference between the two is that the Pro version’s desk has holes and hidden panels for cable management. There’s also an even more pro Pro version that comes with a 4-port 900mA USB 3.0 hub and a 15ft USB 3.0 extension cable. All Couchmasters come with a pair of small bags, as well as stick-on Velcro strips for attaching the wrist rests and bags.

It’s a smart product that caters to a very specific niche, but anyone in this boat will likely be delighted to find out this exists. The convenience doesn’t come cheap, however. “Nerdytec sells the Couchmaster Basic for €99 (~$110 USD), the Couchmaster Pro for €129 (~$140 USD) and the Couchmaster Pro with USB hub and extension cable for €149 (~$170 USD). If you just want the Couchmaster Pro’s desk and not the armrests, you can get that too for €79 (~$90 USD).”

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Make Some Kind Of Statement With Nintendo Drinking Flasks

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We’re not sure exactly what you’re trying to say if you go around taking sips of bourbon from a plastic NES cartridge, but it’s nice to know that you can, since Thinkgeek now sells these awesome 6oz flasks. Perhaps you want people to know you’re a fan of retro gaming, and of drinking, and that you’re the sort of person they’d totally want to hang out with because who doesn’t love a retro gaming drunk? Amirite? The best part are the names: “Drunk Hunt”, “Fine Ale Fantasy” (coming soon), and “The Legend of Drink”. Get it? They’re drinking/gaming puns… Yeah… ok, we’ll show ourselves out. But hey, if your interest is piqued, just know they’re $20 a pop.

Oh, and also, considering the design, it might be hard to take actual sips from this flask, so maybe you pour yourself a shot or two, ok? Ok.

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Deal Of The Day: 74% Off On ‘May The Fourth Be With You’ Star Wars Gamer Bundle

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You guys like Star Wars? We bet some of you do. It’s hard not to, considering the new one on the way. So what better way to get yourself in the mood than by playing some games? You’re looking at the ‘May The Fourth Be With You’ Star Wars Gamer Bundle consisting of 4 titles normally worth $10 each, for $12.50 total. Here are the games:

– Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition
– Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
– Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
– Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

They’re all on Steam, and will keep you entertained for hours, at the price of a couple of Starbucks’ creations.

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And This Is Why I Don’t Play RPGs

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Ain’t nobody got time for that! Geez, just show me where to point my gun, rinse, and repeat.

Anyone else can’t stand role playing games?

VIA [ GeeksAreSexy ]

Waka Waka: A Pacman Piercing

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This is just too cool. There isn’t much to say, since the image kind of says it all. It’s a Pacman piercing, which could easily be expanded by simply adding more dots between the ghost and Pacman. This particular one was done by Precision Body Piercing in Marquette, MI (their Instagram).

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Get Random Video Games Every Month With My Retro Game Box

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Like the idea of receiving a random retro video game cartridge every month? Then you might want to check out My Retro Game Box. It’s an unusual subscription service that’ll parse through a library of games and send you an assortment that matches your gaming preferences (and works with whatever consoles you have.)

According to MRGB:
We have developed a system with full, emotional artificial intelligence, and named it Katy.* She will strike up a conversation with you via email after you subscribe, to find out what consoles you have, what games you already have in your collection, and what kind of games you detest. We want you to help us make good choices for you, but we draw the line at giving us a wish-list, otherwise it just isn’t a surprise.

Subscriptions start at £23.00 (for a month) for PAL systems and £65.00 (for 3 months) for NTSC systems.

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