• With the KOR-FX gaming vest, being shot never felt so good
06.27.14

With the KOR-FX gaming vest, being shot never felt so good

Have you ever thought to yourself that shooters would be so much cooler if it actually felt like you were being shot? No, of course not, because that would involve pain and really hurt. But the KOR-FX (pronounced core-effects) delivers the experience of being sprayed with bullets painlessly, the tactile sensation of haptic vibrations pulsing through your ribcage. It’s basically a rumble-pack for your chest, although the dev makes it clear on the Kickstarter page that technically it’s a different tech. 

Of course, the sales pitch for this thing is that it immerses you in the game, a popular aim among videogame accessories through the ages. The vest is compatible with Oculus Rift and I imagine that’s how the majority of backers will use it. If you wanted to, you could set up a daisy chain of all these immersive peripherals we’ve seen lately, including this vest, a VR headset, an omnidirectional treadmill, a fake automatic weapon that recoils, and a VR motion controller in the other hand. But that sounds like hell. 

Maybe I'll just stick with the vest.