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Futuristic Hands-Free Game Control with the DodecaLEDron

Futuristic Hands-Free Game Control with the DodecaLEDron

This unique controller was created by Indie developer Alan Zucconi. It allows players to control a virtual spaceship by only hovering their hands over a series of sensors. It was discovered on the floor in the “Alternative Input” exhibit at the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2015 in San Francisco. Gamers can use the controller to […]

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Babystepping Towards the Holodeck

Babystepping Towards the Holodeck

Sci-fi fans have grown up dreaming of stepping into a virtual world that’s indistinguishable (in sensual terms) from this one. Just load up a program and you’re in different a time, or another world. As technology has advanced, we’ve seen virtual worlds and characters become increasingly realistic, but we’ve only had a chance to view […]

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Gesture Tracking without a Kinect

Gesture Tracking without a Kinect

We’re all familiar with wildly waving your arms in front of a Kinect to control an on-screen avatar, but the special hardware required ultimately limits the reach of this technology. But webcams are now built into nearly every laptop and mobile device on the market. What if you could wave your arms in front of your iPad to play your favorite motion control games?

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Flying Drones with Jedi Mind Tricks

Flying Drones with Jedi Mind Tricks

Since last we saw NeuroSky’s mind-reading game controller (at last year’s GDC), developers have been hard at work finding fun and interesting ways to use the device. I got a chance to try a few of them out and to move things with my mind. First up was an Unreal mod called Throw Trucks with […]

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