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MechWarrior Online: Razer Produces Awesome MWO Peripheral

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,613MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Razer has just published a new computer peripheral that will surely help MechWarrior Online players to take the fight to the game in a whole new way. Called the Razer Artemis, it is, according to the official site, inspired by battlemechs and is considered a "console" that will give users an edge.

The Razer Artemis concept controller is a console that features a custom, futuristic design crafted exclusively for MechWarrior Online, inspired by the devastating BattleMechs that dominate the Inner Sphere. This is a concept design we crafted from the ground up, with the sole purpose of putting you directly in the cockpit of your favored hulking behemoth.

Check out the official MechWarrior Online Razer Artemis page for more information.

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  • MMOGamer71MMOGamer71 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 1,930Member Uncommon

    ZOMG !!!!!!!!!!

  • CavadusCavadus Saint Paul, MNPosts: 707Member

    Throttle looks like crap.

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  • FadedbombFadedbomb Aiken, SCPosts: 2,081Member

    So I cannot detach the joystick or the throttle from the console? 

     

    I'll make my own then, thanks :/. User flexibility is product 101, and this seems to be nothing but a gimic to which I am deeply saddened :(!

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  • tawesstawess LkpgPosts: 2,535Member Uncommon

    Ummm.. yes i think they need to beef up the trhottle a bit but still.. OMG i so want that one. Not sure where i would put it when not using it. but om my god do i want it.

     

     

    Ofc it is a gimmic... Henche the word concept. It is not realy practical more a fun/insane toy to turn heads and make headlines.

  • FadedbombFadedbomb Aiken, SCPosts: 2,081Member
    Originally posted by tawess

    Ummm.. yes i think they need to beef up the trhottle a bit but still.. OMG i so want that one. Not sure where i would put it when not using it. but om my god do i want it.

     

     

    Ofc it is a gimmic... Henche the word concept. It is not realy practical more a fun/insane toy to turn heads and make headlines.

    Right but the problem is that a "gimmicy" product produces more negatives than positives. Sure it looks nice, but function is more important over looks for mechwarrior pilots :)!

     

    If they allow the retail product to detach and function seperately with the center console as the "hub base" for the other two pieces I'll squee like a schoolgirl. Then i'd need to make my own custom desk to hold everyone for some real MechWarrior pew-pewing :3!

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  • yarubpupyarubpup somewhere, NCPosts: 33Member

    Sorry I got spoiled by the fully integrated cockpits down at Navy Pier when I was a kid.

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BattleTech_Centers

  • FadedbombFadedbomb Aiken, SCPosts: 2,081Member
    Originally posted by yarubpup

    Sorry I got spoiled by the fully integrated cockpits down at Navy Pier when I was a kid.

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BattleTech_Centers

    Agreed :3!

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  • RobbgobbRobbgobb Dallas, TXPosts: 453Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by yarubpup

    Sorry I got spoiled by the fully integrated cockpits down at Navy Pier when I was a kid.

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BattleTech_Centers

    I understand but we have http://www.vgcorps.com/ here in Dallas to provide us with pods to get in but I am really liking this for home use.

  • MMOarQQMMOarQQ BoogalululuPosts: 636Member

    Looks like Razer skipped on the ergonomic considerations for this one.

  • khelbonkhelbon plaquemine, LAPosts: 102Member

    OoooooOOOooOo...Shiiiinnnyyy....Erm bet it breaks in a week!

     

    J/K

    Does look kinda cool though.

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  • NevulusNevulus Miami Beach, FLPosts: 1,288Member Uncommon

    Since I first played MechWarrior on my mac Power Mac 7600 I dreamt of a controller like this.

  • miguksarammiguksaram Fort Meade, MDPosts: 826Member Uncommon

    A little behind the times if you ask me.  Capcom already had this covered nearly a decade ago for console systems.

    http://www.swotti.com/tmp/swotti/cacheC3RLZWWGYMF0DGFSAW9U/imgSteel%20Battalion6.jpg

  • IkedaIkeda Largo, FLPosts: 2,204Member Uncommon

    Just FYI... 

    MWO is F2P.... BUT there is a cool founders pack going on there.  $60 bucks gets you $80 worth of spending.  It also gets you a title, a special mech, and 2 months of premium bonuses.  The launch looks to be in July.

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  • kipicbloudkipicbloud Fort Wayne, INPosts: 7Member Uncommon

    hope there is a way to just get the controls, and not bother with the center screen. I DO NOT have enough real estate on my desk for all that, good grief!! T_T

  • InfinityDInfinityD Long Beach, CAPosts: 33Member
    Originally posted by Ikeda

    Just FYI... 

    MWO is F2P.... BUT there is a cool founders pack going on there.  $60 bucks gets you $80 worth of spending.  It also gets you a title, a special mech, and 2 months of premium bonuses.  The launch looks to be in July.

    Paying for the founders pack. Paying for the control. I might just find thier address and start mailing them money.

  • MalevianMalevian Lincoln, NEPosts: 48Member

    Reality - World of Tanks + Mechs = No thanks.

  • MalevianMalevian Lincoln, NEPosts: 48Member

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    I've actually been in the beta for Mechwarrior.  The reference would be to the standard arena combat.  Select a mech and drop in to fight.  There is a lot more customization when it comes to the mechs which isn't a bad thing.  With an IP like Mechwarrior, they should have done more.  Even back in the late 90's with MPBT on Gamestorm and AOL (Yes, the days of dialup gaming) there was more.  MPBT actually had the houses involved with each faction trying to establish dominance even tho customization wasn't available.

     

    The new Mechwarrior is a game like many others out there with a different skin.  Tribes, World of Tanks, Blacklight, etc.  There is no actual substance to the game 

     

    Back when Airwarrior and Legends of Kesmai(Islands of Kesmai) were and still are near and dear to me. 

     

    Truth be told, I was a child of the 80's.

     

     

  • QuesaQuesa Sacramento, CAPosts: 1,246Member
    Originally posted by Fadedbomb

    So I cannot detach the joystick or the throttle from the console? 

     

    I'll make my own then, thanks :/. User flexibility is product 101, and this seems to be nothing but a gimic to which I am deeply saddened :(!

    Welcome to Razer products.

  • DarkPonyDarkPony RotterdamPosts: 5,566Member
    Originally posted by MMOarQQ

    Looks like Razer skipped on the ergonomic considerations for this one.

    Hehe, yup.

    It looks kick ass and probably immersion enhancing too in more games than just MWO but locking the stick to the rest of it seems a recipe for aching wrists and elbows.

    If you could detach those components and shift them around on your desk for optimal positioning it would be much more ergonomic and suitable for lefties too.

     

  • CujoSWAoACujoSWAoA Nooo, AKPosts: 1,781Member

    Nerds.

    hatin' on everything.

    "meeeeeeeEEEH! user flexibility is KEY! EEEEEEEEEH!"

    its a cool looking controller.

     
     
  • drtack1drtack1 jacksonville, FLPosts: 253Member

    MEH, ill just stick with my setup. I have the same controllers as the pic but a different chair, pretty much the same setup. I have the playseat accessories that I bolted to my favorite office/gaming chair except the joystick is between my legs vs on the right side. I had to tweak the setup a little to attain a centered joystick.

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member
    Originally posted by khelbon

    OoooooOOOooOo...Shiiiinnnyyy....Erm bet it breaks in a week!

    Well, not necessarily...the old flight-sim joystick lasted longer than the games equipped to use it did.

    What would concern me is how many players who ever used a joystick are still alive.  Not much sales for this peripheral.  :)

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  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member

    If a mouse from Razer costs $129, what in the world would this thing cost?

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • ShadowMajereShadowMajere Beaver Falls, PAPosts: 20Member

    The pieces do disconnect from each other. I remember seeing that either from the video about the Artemis or somehere on the concept/discussion page with razer on its Development. What I would love to see is that LCD screen in hte middle Be touch screen for cock pit controls/weapons selection or other states based on the controller. The controller yes designed for MWO in essence, is also being designed for other mech games that are supposed to be coming out according to the Razor Dev team. As for the STeel battalion shout out above, Love that Controller so much :) To bad they F'd up Steel battalion for the 360 and put it to that Kinect Garbage. But those of us who like new toys, will wind up buying the Atermis, I just want if there going to put a decent tab on it (which most likely they will) for them to get involved with it. With how cheap todays Tablets are, there is no reason you can't make that LCD Badass thats on it. Afterall if its going to be replacing my Saitek X 65 or my older x52, they better make it look worthwhile 

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  • CaponestyleCaponestyle Belleville, ONPosts: 112Member

    i already bought a logitech joystick for this game :P

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