By Soulskill from Slashdot's creepy-psychic-girls-need-employment-too deptartment
Warner Bros. has announced that the third game in the F.E.A.R.
saga is in production and planned for release this fall
. Unlike the first two games, F.E.A.R. 3
will not be developed by Monolith Productions, but by Day 1 Studios, who ported the original F.E.A.R.
to the Xbox 360 and PS3. The new game is being developed for those two consoles and for Windows.
"Day One is the studio behind MechAssault, MechAssault 2, and Fracture, so they've got all the mech and shooter experience one could hope for, but what about horror? Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive has that covered as well, with famed horror director John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing) and 30 Days of Night writer Steve Niles acting as consultants to enhance the game's scary bits. Alma returns for the third game, but her sons, Point Man and Paxton Fettel, are the stars, both featuring unique powers to help create what the developer is calling divergent co-op, where the characters' powers affect each player's game, and not just their own."Read Replies (0)
By samzenpus from Slashdot's cold-embrace deptartment
If your only human contact is through a little computer window in a poorly lit room, your life just got a little sadder thanks to Dzmitry Tsetserukou, an assistant professor at Toyohashi University of Technology in Japan. He has designed a collection of motors, sensors, and speakers, stitched into what looks like the straps of a backpack, called the iFeel_IM
. The device can simulate a heart beat, the tickling sensation of a butterflies in your stomach, generate warmth and hug even the most repugnant shut-in. From the article: "The quickened thump of an angry heart beat, a spine-tingling chill of fear, or that warm-all-over sensation sparked by true love -- all can be felt even as your eyes stay glued to a computer screen." This device is not to be confused with the hugging vest
created by engineers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for people with anxiety disorders and the autistic.Read Replies (0)