Friday, February 29, 2008

Check It Out:'s Interview With Novint's CEO

Hello Falcon Friends! has posted this great interview with Novint's CEO, Tom Anderson. He gives a preview of the Pistol Grip and some other upcoming projects. Enjoy!

And don't forget to check out IGN and BusinessWeek too!

Check It Out: GamePro's Video of the Falcon

Hi everyone! Our friends from GamePro stopped by our booth at GDC and posted this awesome video. Check it out!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Falcon Takes Over Times Square!

Greetings Falcon Friends! The Black Falcon has landed in New York's Times Square! The Falcon was featured on the Reuters Digital Sign in Times Square on February 20 and 22nd. The image of the Falcon was over two stories tall and the headline was over three stories tall! Check it out!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Novint Pistol Grip in Action!

Hi everyone! The folks at OhGizmo! put out a video of the pistol grip in action. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

GDC: Celebs Visits

We had several exciting guests stop by Novint's booth at GDC. Among those were Rupert Boneham from Survivor, Adam Sessler (and his parents) from G4, and Veronica Bellmont.

<-- Rupert gets a demo from Bill, our Games Director.
<-- I had to include the picture of Rupert and me since we're both from Indianapolis!

<-- Thumbs up from Adam Sessler!

<-- After seeing her video on the Web site and Swoop Tour, all of the Novint guys had to get a picture with Veronica Bellmont.

GDC: Falcon Winners

We hosted a competition at GDC and gave a Falcon to 4 lucky winners at the show. Check it out!

<-- Our first winner with Tom Anderson, Novint's CEO.
<-- Our second winner with Alex, Novint's Marketing Manager.

<-- Our third winner with me (Sabrina), Novint's Public Relations Manager.
<-- Our fourth winner with Larl, a Senior Artist at Novint.

GDC: More Photos of Novint's Booth

Hello everyone! We've got even more pictures of Novint's booth at GDC. The booth was packed during the show and we gave countless demos of the Falcon!

Friday, February 22, 2008

GDC: Novint's Booth!

Hello everyone! Here are some photos of Novint's booth at GDC. Enjoy! I want to say a special thanks to Pat, one of my coworkers at Novint for his photos.

<-- Novint's booth before GDC started. We were all working hard to get things setup.
<-- We finished the booth and things were up and running for the show.

<--- The booth has been packed all week. Everyone wants to try out the Falcon and the new pistol grip! We've got more pictures coming so keep checking back!

GDC: Our New Pistol Grip

Hi everyone! We've been swamped at GDC and have been showing off the Falcon to everyone! Here's a sneak peek at a prototype of our new pistol grip. We're hoping that it will be available for Father's Day / Graduation with an estimated MSRP of $19.99. This makes playing FPS games like Half-Life 2 and Quake even more realistic!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Live From GDC!!!

Greetings from San Francisco and GDC! We've just completed Day 1 of GDC and things have been very busy! Novint announced that we're going to offer a black version of the Falcon AND a pistol grip accessory. We've been getting a lot of requests for a black version of the Falcon Falcon and we're really excited to bring it to our Falcon community! The pistol grip is amazing and will be great for playing First Person Shooters. The pistol grip, which has been labeled by attendees as the "must have" accessory for FPS games, will be available for $19.99. Check us out in Engadget.

The booth at GDC has been packed with attendees wanting to try out the Falcon and the pistol grip. We've been running around taking pictures and video from the show, so look for those to come. We'll keep you updated!

<--- Novint's new Black Falcon ($199.99 est. MSRP)

Friday, February 15, 2008

Novint Heading to GDC

Look out San Francisco! Quite a few members of the Novint Team are headed to San Francisco for GDC (Game Developers Conference). We'll be exhibiting at the GDC Expo February 20 - 22 (Wednesday through Friday) at booth #6228. Stop by the booth and say hello to us! We're going to be giving demos of all sorts of new games. Plus we're going to be making some very exciting announcements at GDC. So, if you can't make it to GDC, stay tuned to the blog for that information!

Happy Falcon Gaming and enjoy your holiday weekend!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Game Preview: Feelin' It: Virtual Pool 3

Greetings Falcon Friends! We've got another great game preview for everyone, Feelin' It: Virtual Pool 3.

Currently the highest-rated pool game of all time for the PC, Virtual Pool 3 is widely considered to be the most accurate computer simulation of billiards available. Feelin’ It: Virtual Pool 3 improves the game even further by letting you actually use your sense of touch while playing the game. Feel the weight and inertia of the cue stick, the impact of the billiard balls, and even put spin on your shots using your real-life finesse.

With 18 different pool games, Snooker, 1- and 3-cushion billiards, online support, career mode, and more, this is as real as pool can get without the chalk. In fact, this is one of the only pool games that can claim to make you a better player in real life!

Tom, Novint's CEO, swears that he's not going to buy a real pool table because this game is so real. I've tried it and it's so much fun! You don't need to worry about clicks or meters when playing this game. It's really fun and for $29.95, it's a steal! Check it out at the Online Game Store!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Game Preview: The Ship

Hi there everyone. Here's another preview of an exciting game for the Falcon, The Ship.

You may recall that this tile was the IGN Winner: Most Innovative Design of 2006, and one of the Firing Squad's Top 5 Games of 2006. The Ship has been described as "one of the best and most innovative multiplayer games available" and as "one cross-genre game that really deserves the hype." And this is what the The New York Times had to say: "I've spent more than enough time running around alien ships indiscriminately firing rocket launchers. Now I just want to put on a tuxedo, grab a golf club and enjoy a civilized, seafaring afternoon of murder in cold blood."

In The Ship, you'll be placed aboard a murder filled cruiseliner, and you'll be able to feel in detail, everything that happens in this multiplayer game. You can feel a poison-filled needle penetrate your murder Victim (we did a medical needle insertion training simulator for real-life doctors, so you can imagine how realistic this will feel), feel a knife or axe stab into someone (or feel them stab it into you), or feel yourself be bludgeoned with a mannequin arm.

With the Falcon, feel a deep immersion in the setting, as you hunt and are hunted by others, with unique control and feel of the various weapons you can find aboard.

Novint's version of The Ship will be available soon for $19.95, so keep checking out the Online Game Store!

Friday, February 08, 2008

More Games On Their Way!

Hello Falcon Friends! We wanted to remind you all to check out the Online Game Store on Monday, February 11. We're going to be adding the HaptX mod for Quake 4 and we'll also be adding Aquatreous as well! The Quake 4 mod is free, but don't forget that you have to already own a copy of the game. You can pick up a copy of Aquatreous for $9.95. Are you going to try these games out? Let us know below! Happy Falcon Gaming!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

New Game Added to Game Store!

Hello Falcon Friends! Novint's Game Development Team has been hard to work to bring lots of exciting new content to our Falcon Flock. We've just added Feelin' It: Crystal Quest, Novint's Touch Enabled version of the arcade classic, to our Online Game Store.

A classic arcade game, Crystal Quest was first introduced in the 1980's and has been a hit ever since. Now with enhanced graphics and all-new, updated gameplay, you will pilot your ship through 60 waves of frantic action, collecting crystals and evading a horde of enemies. These unique baddies spawn from portals on each side of the screen, and you must fire your main gun or deploy a smart bomb to vaporize every one. Grab all the crystals to open the gateway and complete the level, but don't forget to gather up the goodies in each wave first! With Falcon control, you can actually feel your momentum and inertia, impacts with enemies, and the activation of your entire weapons arsenal. You can snag a copy of the game for $14.95.

Keep checking our blog as we expect to have several new titles available within the next couple of days. Also, don't forget to check out Novint's Message Boards (look under "Games" and check out the message titled, "Active Message Board Readers - Please Read"). We've currently got an awesome (and by awesome I mean free) treat for our Falcon Friends. Check it out, I promise it's worth your time!

Monday, February 04, 2008

Reminder: Falcon Ad Competition

Hi Everyone! I just wanted to remind everyone to submit your ad for the Falcon Ad Competition. The deadline's just around the corner, so get to work! You could win a Falcon and have your ad featured on our Web site. Check out our competition page for more details and some helpful tools. Happy Falcon gaming!