Ultimate Battlefield 3 Simulator - Build & Test (Full Video) - The Gadget Show





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Published on Oct 24, 2011

The full story of The Gadget Show's FPS gaming simulator build premiered on Channel 5 in the UK at 8pm on Monday 24th October 2011. This video contains the highlights.

Questions? Contact: @alexarmstead @timwagg @ChrisPyUK (via Twitter)


A full press release can be downloaded at the following address:


For more information on the contributors who helped to make this simulator happen:

MSE Weibull [Omni-Directional Treadmill and Motion Tracking]

Igloo Vision [Projection and 360-degree Dome]

aps events and media Ltd [Visual Manipulation]

Extra Dimensional Technologies [Ambient Lighting]

Running in the Halls [Kinect Hack]

Robo Challenge [Paintball Marker Control System]

Yoyotech [Gaming PC]


This is a world first. A unique FPS simulator that turns gaming into reality as you move, aim, fire and get shot within a 360-degree immersive environment.

Using a pre-release copy of Battlefield 3 and a team of top technology experts from across Europe we've built a truly one of a kind simulator.

Centred on the world's first, portable omni-directional treadmill (designed by Swedish company MSE Weibull) the simulator lets you control the movements of a Battlefield 3 character with your own body. Other key technology employed includes: an Igloo Vision projection dome; 12 paintball markers that allow the player, in real time, to feel the enemy gunfire experienced in the game; a wireless gun system; ambient LED lighting; and an Xbox Kinect camera hack.

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The VR Hub
This was what VR was like a few years ago, nowadays all we need is an HTC Vive and the upcoming Virtuix Omni, which is a much cheaper alternative to this :P
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Ewan Pringle
he clearly is not a gamer
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kenji bennett
Airsoft would probably have been better
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Hard to believe this was 2011
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Shadder Ojandeigh
this is awesome, its nothing like the occulus rift, this was 2011 so imagine how this simulator would be like to this day. instead of looking stupid wit a big bulk on ur head. u can actualy go in the whole game and u can see ur body. u will feal more free. imagine playing a horror game
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The Priest of YouTube
4 years have gone by, and now we have the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. Amazing to see how fast technology changes, makes me wonder how we will be playing shooter games 20 years from now.
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cool. now put him in multiplayer and see how he does.
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Ellis Press
Wonder what a jet ram would feel like. Ouch
BFFs Engineer
Having to keep track of two guns at a time looks way more confusing. They could've "eliminated" the in-game gun model and attach a real holo to his gun to simply make it point and shoot like those duck hunting games we played in our childhood where we had to point the damn pistol towards the ducks on the tv
ben causer
everyone who is saying just use the oculous rift are idiots!!!! it wasn't even announced when this was released!!! 
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