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Monday, June 11, 2012


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Hell, yes. And a sword-style controller?

Yessiree Bob. Nerd Night will never be the same again; I cannot get the fat guys to join me for Yoga, but I bet I can trick them into some exercise if it involves swords and killing.

Ordinal Malaprop

It's hardly as if Neal Stephenson and Gabe Newell and whoever else they have involved are going to have a lot of trouble getting investment for a project. Using Kickstarter is effectively irrelevant for them.

Emperor Norton

Oh that would be so cool

Orca Flotta

Using Kickstarter is effectively irrelevant for them.
No, Ordinal, as Mr Stephenson explainified and Hamlet pointed out, the usual investors would try to get involved and meddle with the creators creativity.

Arcadia Codesmith

I've thought about the tactile feedback problem a lot over the years, since I took fencing and stage combat back in college (in between programming classes).

Absent force field tech or some dangerously strong magnets, the best I could come up with would be gyroscopes. It still wouldn't adequately simulate a stop block, but it could alter vectors and trajectories in interesting ways without constraining your freedom of movement.

elizabeth (16)

i think the kickstarter is more about buiding a prior audience in this case

Ann Otoole InSL

dude. i have real life scars from swords. you better have some yourself. Otherwise you are a fake.

Arcadia Codesmith

Live steel? How... suicidal.

Accidents happen, but the worst I ever got fencing or SCA fighting was some fierce bruising in some delicate regions (one reason I like full coverage armor options in my MMOs).

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