Mad Genius Controllers

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We decided to see how the controller would do with some online play! 

Anonymous asked: Do you think your tech could be put inside an HMD like Oculus for use as a positional tracker? Like put the entire system inside the rift, receiver and all. Or would a constantly moving point of reference (the receivers) throw the whole tracking system off? Hope this made sense and good luck!

The tracking markers could be placed on anything.  In the video there is one marker on each controller half so the system knows where each hand is. The same markers could be used on a head-mounted display like the Oculus or others to report the absolute (x,y,z) location of the display anywhere in the room relative to the room itself.

There are many applications for the location tech besides the game controller and we hope to explore them in the future.

justaddthebeans:

Mad Genius Controllers

"Console Independent - One Controller for all consoles

Customizable Game Profiles - play how YOU want to play

Perform Perfect Combos everytime by replacing strings of button presses with a simple move

Stop Scrolling through menus to select weapons - imagine them holstered on your body, and reach for them

Fly, Drive, Shoot : Battlefront like you’ve never played it before

Use it as a Flight Simulator Control Stick or Steering Wheel

Works with most Existing Game Titles.”

"The Mad Genius Controller system is a unique motion tracking game controller that is totally console independent and does not require games to be written specifically for it. It will enable the gamer to map their own choice of movements and motions to their existing game titles, offering a totally new and immersive manner of game play where traditional controller functions can be combined with incredibly accurate motion control." both taken from here

Guys, this controller is really cool. It can work for any gaming console and just imagine paying Portal on it - holy wow. Original xBox, PS1, the first Wolfenstein. Please watch this video and help fund the great creator of this amazing device once the Kickstarter campaign begins. Stay tuned…

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omgharleywalter asked: Does the controller need a camera? Do I need anything else for it to work? Hope the new movement controller comes out soon. I built my own desktop including peripherals for over $1800,

It doesn’t need a camera. It will have four small receivers that will attach to the outside of the TV frame. They’ll likely all be wired together. These will plug into a small box with the brains in it. The brain box plugs into the console and that’s it. No other additional hardware is necessary. 

Excited to announce that we will be at CES with Murata! Booth No. 36231, South Hall 4 Upper Level. Come say hi!

Update time! We’ve been working hard and have this mockup to share with you. Next will be a wireless version. We’re building this so we can show it working wirelessly, like the final version will. This design isn’t carved in stone. We’ll be doing a lot of testing to fine-tune the shape and buttons before we settle on a final design. We’re also focusing on keeping everything as lightweight as possible. Weight and balance are very important and we’re putting a lot of effort into these factors!

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This is awesome!