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"The Wii and Kinect were the beginnings of a major revolution for gaming, allowing you to get up off the couch and actually experience some of the physical action of games yourself. Novint is taking that up a notch with the Xio, a self-contained force-feedback immersive exoskeletal gaming arm."
DVICE: Novint Xio exoskeletal arm takes a whack at immersive gaming, April 25th, 2011

"If it was anyone else, I'd be very jaded and say this was vaporware, but this is Novint, those guys have dont nutty things in the past. This is madness. And I like it."
Kotaku: Turn Your Body Into A First-Person-Shooter Controller, April 21st, 2011

"Using haptic technology...iRobot is developing a gripper that gives the operator force feedback when they touch objects. Squeeze a ball and you'll get resistance. Still in its early stages...the engineers at iRobot have hacked and spliced together a system that works. Pinching your fingers together controls the gripper, but if you've got an object in your grasp the gripper will push back."
Pocket-Lint: iRobot's robots of tomorrow, October 18, 2010

"Another emerging line of research is in "haptic manipulation," adding the sense of touch to robot-steering."
Fast Company: iRobot, Makers of Sweet Little Roomba, Also Blow Up Bad Guys, October 15, 2010

"...you really become the character that you are playing and really feel what that character is feeling.  If you’ve ever played a FPS, taken a hit, and wondered where it was coming from, then this is definitely a controller for you.  After having tested one of their shooters with the attachable pistol grip, I was quite astonished. I felt where my enemies were attacking me from, the kickback from my weapons, and even the reload."
cgchannel.com: A New Way to Play: Immersion Gaming Tech, July 12, 2010

"...for anyone who wants a real cool toy, and something that adds a nice bit of immersion to your PC games, this is a no-brainer."
The 8th Circuit: E3 2010: Accessories, Peripherals and WTF, June 22, 2010

"the Falcon...can be used to play PC games like shooters, flight simulators and role-playing games. The claw moves in 3-D space, while the orb provides tactile feedback."
Forbes.com: Alternatives To Microsoft's Kinect And Sony's Move At E3, June 18, 2010

"If you’re into FPS and want to take the next leap (not 3D glasses), then Novint’s Falcon controller is your answer."
Tech Bucket Blog: E3: Novint Falcon Controller, June 17, 2010

"If you are not fully aware of what the critically acclaimed Novint Falcon improves upon, and how exactly it is a better purchase than the Natal or Move, Read on..."
Grand Theft PC: Natal,Move? I'll just get the Novint Falcon., April 8, 2010

"I’m not the most hardcore of gamers and most of the time am excited when I get more kills than deaths in  multiplayer games, but playing through Team Fortress 2 I found that after a few rounds with the Falcon I was able to compete just as well if not better than I do with my mouse.  I found shooting, turning, and aiming to be as precise as a mouse with the added bonus of the kick from the Force Feedback adding to the immersion."
RWLabs.com: Novint Falcon 3D Game Controller , March 25, 2010

"...For the past few years, the company has been moving into games. The Falcon controller launched in 2007, but there weren't many games it would work with. "You need content to drive your sales," Anderson says. Novint worked on cornering triple-A game titles for a few years. These days, it works with about 50 games, including The Orange Box releases. The Alibi spoke with Anderson about his company, the technology and the future of video-game-making in Albuquerque. "
alibi.com: Game Changer - Local company stimulates gamers’ sense of touch , March 17, 2010

"In game, the Falcon works even better than we could have hoped. Your first pistol shot is a wonderfully subtle thing, the first shotgun a stirring kick and even reloading has a pleasant shifting of very real weight."
Click Magazine: Novint Falcon: The humble mouse has a new predator..., January 15, 2010

"Congratulations to HAARP for winning a Novint Falcon for his first place entry into the TF2maps.net Major Contest #3! For more details on the winners, and full results of the contest, please head to the link listed below.
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TF2maps.net: Results of Major Contest #3! Novint Falcon Awarded to Winner., December 10, 2009

"A traditional mouse gives you control over a 3D game by moving your hand in a 2D space, and while it works it’s not the same experience as actually controlling your 3D character in a 3D space. The Falcon does just that. And, not only can you maneuver with your hand in a 3D space you feel the physics acting upon you like the weight of a crate or barrel, or the recoil from your weapon."
PCFlip: NOVINT Falcon Haptic Gaming Controller, December 7, 2009

"We really can’t recommend it highly enough for PC gamers who are FPS fans and fancy a way to not only give their favourite past-time a new lease of life but also, potentially, improve their competitive game in the long run."
Game.ie: Review - Novint Falcon, November 30, 2009

"After playing with the Novint Falcon for quite a while...I went back to the keyboard and mouse just to see what it would feel like, and, quite simply, it felt like an incomplete experience...I would much rather play a shooter with the Falcon anytime than playing it with the mouse and keyboard combination."
DeXgo: Novint Falcon - Video Review, November 28, 2009

"Advanced gamer hardware may soon allow PacBot operators to tell exactly how hard a robot's grip is, allowing soldiers to more safely pick up and handle fragile or dangerous objects, while also increasing their situational awareness."
CNET: Military looks for better touch with PacBots, November 1, 2009

"The addition of an extra dimension of freedom means that you can really get more involved in the POV style of control and your overall experience of the game increases significantly...The feedback actually gives you an edge over most people once you are used to the controller due to the greater level of immersion in the game."
TweakTown: NOVINT Falcon 3D Force Feedback Gaming Controller, October 30, 2009

"Novint Technologies is moving on to the real world, developing a Remote Touch Kit (RTK) for the PackBot...The RTK will enable the robot operator to feel how hard the PackBot's "gripper" squeezes an object, safely pick up and handle fragile objects, and feel when the robot's arm touches a wire or reaches a movement limit."
Defense Update: PacBot Operators to get the 'Novint 3D Touch', October 28, 2009

"Once the gaming industry can work with the haptic device industry, to create an open standard that will allow any haptic device to interface seemlessly with any game, we might see an explosion in haptically enabled gaming."
Singularity Hub: Haptics Unleashes Virtual Reality and Telepresence Revolution, August 12, 2009

"The simple fact that replaying a game like Half-Life 2 for the umpteenth time was a fresh experience with the Novint Falcon, almost as if my Valve-related memories had been erased, speaks volumes."
Destructoid.com: Peripherally Speaking: Novint Falcon, August 1, 2009

"Novint’s Falcon controller of the future is one of the craziest pieces of technology available today."
G4TV: Valve's Orange Box Finally Receives Novint Falcon Controller Support, June 24, 2009

"Huzzah! After almost a year in development, the Novint Falcon has gone native with Valve’s Orange Box"
Crunch Gear: Novint Falcon now officially works with Valve’s Orange Box , June 24, 2009

"Valve Corporation, one of the video game industry's leading entertainment software and technology companies"
Steam News: Valve Releases Novint Falcon Support For Some Of The Best Rated Games Of All Time, June 23, 2009

"Like semi-futuristic technology that *exists* and is actually purchasable?"
Destructoid: Valve games harness the power of 3D, support Novint Falcon, June 23, 2009

"Hardcore gamers looking for the best gaming experience possible would be remiss to pass up on the chance to use the Novint Falcon, especially with the pistol grip! It has added a whole new dimension of immersion into some of my favorite titles and looks to be adding support for more at a rapid rate."
Gaming Shogun: Novint Falcon and Pistol Grip Review, April 20, 2009

"The Novint Falcon is one of those computer accessories that is most gamer’s fantasy."
Tech-olive.com: Novint Falcon, April 10, 2009

"If you were like me as a kid all of those movies with virtual reality and immersive special effects were amazing."
Overclockershq: Novint Black Falcon and Pistol Grip Review , April 10, 2009

"It’s still unique and years ahead of anything else you’ll find to control PC games in terms of actually feeling what you are doing in the game."
Cnet: CES 2009: Gaming wrap-up, January 18, 2009


"Another cool boost of reality comes from the fact that the gun provides a bit of recoil when firing. Pull the trigger on a mouse, and you will get n o such kick."
Big Bruin: CES 2009: What’s Brewin’ in Consumer Electronics, January 16, 2009

"The only way to do a First-Person Shooter justice is with a Novint Falcon"
InfoSync: Best Gaming Peripheral at CES 2009, January 14, 2009

"The Novint Falcon provided a ton of 3-dimensional force feedback queues such as recoil when shooting and a sludgy feeling after being slimed by a boomer."
Gaming Shogun: 2009 CES – Novint Falcon Pistol Grip Demonstration Video, January 13, 2009

"With CES ’09 out and all the array of tech devices flowing all over the place, one that jumped out was Novint’s new version of the Falcon which was being demonstrated with Left4Dead."
OXCGN.com: Novint’s Falcon AAA Game Interactive device with Left4Dead, January 13, 2009

"Shooting stuff in Left 4 Dead was an experience. All of the different weapons had a different “kick” and when you shoved a zombie, there was noticeable force feedback."
SarcasticGamer.com: CES 2009: Novint Falcon Hands On, January 13, 2009

"With the peculiar-looking Novint Falcon finally gaining some solid support in mainstream games, such as Valve’s Left 4 Dead, the company plans on bringing the 3D controller to consoles."
Kotaku: Novint Falcon Soon To Confuse Consoles Gamers Too, January 13, 2009

"This would be excellent, because while expensive, the Falcon controller is considered to be the best thing out there for many games, including the excellent Left 4 Dead title."
Crunch Gear: Novint Falcon controller coming to consoles, maybe, January 12, 2009

"I know that it doesn’t look like any type of game controller that you have ever seen, but trust me, it works."
Zmogo: Novint Falcon 3D: Changing the World of Gaming, January 12, 2009

"The Novint Falcon is one of the most enjoyable haptic experiences you can find in a consumer-friendly form; we’ve covered the device extensively and love the tactile feel it offers. "
Ars Technica: Left 4 Dead Novint Falcon support coming soon, January 11, 2009

"We’re big fans of Novint’s Falcon controller, which replicates the sense of touch in the PC games pretty convincingly."
Xik: CES 09: CEO of Novint wants Falcon on consoles, January 11, 2009

"Apparently a dabbler in the telepathic arts, Novint CEO Tom Anderson psychically absorbed our pleas and told us he wants the device to be on consoles by the end of 2009."
Kansas city LAN party: CES 2009: Novint CEO wants Falcon on consoles by year’s end, January 11, 2009

"If you think mice and trackballs just aren’t giving you enough trigger squeezing feel, the Novint Falcon may make your zombie apocalypse feel that much more authentic."
Kotaku: CES 09: Novint Falcon + Pistol Grip + Left 4 Dead = ?, January 11, 2009

"We’re big fans of Novint’s Falcon controller, which replicates the sense of touch in PC games pretty convincingly."
Joystiq: CES 2009: Novint CEO wants Falcon on consoles by year’s end, January 11, 2009

"The technology is amazing. I tried it out with a series of textures (ranging from hard textured cement to a sticky ball of molasses), and it indeed felt like I was touching everything."
Gadgetsite: Novint Falcon Game Bundles – CES 2009, January 10, 2009

"Using this controller is very addictive…I don’t want to go back to my mouse now."
TechwareLabs: CES Press Coverage: Novint Falcon, January 10, 2009

"Novint Technologies has shown off the Falcon PC game controller and a Pistol Grip at CES and has announced plans to bring it to the UK."
Pocket-lint.co.uk: Novint Falon and Pistol Grip shown off at CES, January 9, 2009

"How do you make left 4 Dead even better than it already is? The answer: play it with the Novint Falcon pistol grip…"
Tech Digest: CES 2009: Pistol grip Novint Falcon PC gaming gun, January 9, 2009

"The Novint Falcon game controller is an entirely new type of PC game controller."
Flickr: Novint Falcon, January 8, 2009

"Millions of us play games using force-feedback devices, like game controllers that vibrate when a spaceship gets blown up. Novint Technologies Inc has carried it to a delightful extreme with the Falcon."
Boston.com: Glam gadgets, January 8, 2009

"I was in for a serious gaming session, but my neighbor seemed to be enjoying himself a lot more than I was. However, I was smiling on the inside."
Futurelooks.com: CES 2009 Unveiled – A Peek Under The Curtain, January 7, 2009

"The technology is amazing. I tried it out with a series of textures (ranging from hard textured cement to a sticky ball of molasses), and it indeed felt like I was touching everything."
PCWorld: The CES 2009 Gadget Parade Begins, January 7, 2009

"The newer pistol grip is interchangeable with the Falcon’s standard grip and lets action gamers feel weapon recoil, enemy attacks and other in-game interactions for an incredibly realistic experience."
Legit Reviews: CES 2009: CES Unveiled Pre-Show Event, January 6, 2009

"One device with the potential to play a role in the next generation interface is the Novint Falcon."
Gizmag: Novint’s Falcon 3D controller, January 1, 2009

"For PC Gamers, The Novint Falcon is a MUST."
Extra: Best Holiday Gifts Ever: Novint Falcon, December 3, 2008

"The chief executive (Tom Anderson) says it (Novint) has now reached an inflection point with wide acceptance of its new business model."
The Financial Times: Physical moves in virtual reality, September 23, 2008

"This device threatens to blow the cosy world of PC gaming wide open — and could sound the death knell for the traditional joypad or mouse."
The Sunday Times: Falcon: get to grips with a real gaming experience, September 16, 2008