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The Falcon Game Controller - with realistic force feedback

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June 29, 2007

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June 30, 2007 We all know the keyboard and mouse are NOT the future of the computer human interface, and to be frank, we’re getting a bit sick of waiting for a replacement capable of generating critical mass. One device with the potential to play a role in the next generation interface, at least in the area of computer games, began shipping this month. Novint Technologies’ highly anticipated, award-winning Novint Falcon game controller is now available in a special Limited Edition bundle. The Falcon is an entirely new type of 3D game interface that makes virtual objects and environments feel real.

“The concept of touch in computing is as foreign to most people as television was in the age of radio, but the Novint Falcon changes computing in the same way the addition of sound changed motion pictures.” said CEO, Tom Anderson. “It takes gaming to a whole new level, letting you feel everything that happens in the game in rich detail. The launch of the Falcon represents a significant step in an entirely new field of computing that we feel is about to explode into the mainstream. The Falcon enables one of our most basic human experiences, our sense of touch, with computers.”

The Limited Edition Novint Falcon bundle is specially priced at US$189 and includes Newton’s Monkey Business, with 24 minigames, and the Feelin’ It: Sports Pack, with full versions of Table Tennis, Golf, Top Pin Bowling; Homerun Smashout, and 3 Point Shootout (basketball).

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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