Project Natal aims to revolutionize video games by doing one simple thing: removing the controller from the video game equation. The Emotiv Epoc
aims to revolutionize video games even harder
by removing the entire human body from the video game equation ... well, except the brain. The would-be mind-control device made an inauspicious debut at the 2008 Game Developers Conference where it failed to sway a skeptical live audience (including us!
) -- the company later pinned the blame directly on interference from the sound crew's fancy wireless headsets.
Now, a year-and-a-half later, Emotiv is finally shipping the $299 device this week
, which means, if you pre-ordered the device (alas, that first shipment is all sold out) it should be in your hands (and on your head) this week. We're not sure what to make of the lack of press outreach, but we'll be at CES in January and hope to give the Epoc another trial. In the interim, if you want to drop $299 on the thing, "orders placed will be shipped within 2 weeks." If you've got one already and want to share some pictures and feedback, you know where to find us