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VIDEO: PS3 + Epson Projector = Extreme Gaming

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Seems like a good way to spend a night out.

Forget gaming on the go with a PSP or a DSi, or even your homemade N64Mini – this is the way to play!

Epson Europe has put together a viral effort hoping to prove that its EH-TW450 is the "ultimate gaming projector." What the company has done is outfit a man in a full body boiler suit with an Epson projector strapped to his chest and a PS3 Slim to his back. Throw in some extra extreme sports protection gear, and they've just engineered the "extreme gamer."

Epson then sent this man to various spots around the UK, including a wind tunnel and nightclub, to show off how amazing it is to be a high-def projection gaming machine. Check out the video below for the highlights.

PS3 Slim + Epson Projector = Extreme Gaming

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    saint19 , December 11, 2009 12:42 AM
    I want one.....!!!!!
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    Anonymous , December 11, 2009 12:56 AM
    That thing lasts 20 minutes TOPS i bet
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    Honis , December 11, 2009 1:03 AM
    Good viral marketing stunts.
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    metalfellow , December 11, 2009 1:21 AM
    I think the folks at epson set a high standard with their products, it is nice to see a fresh approach to advertising.
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    Parsian , December 11, 2009 1:31 AM
    LOL i have an epson projector, but it doesnt come with with HDMI input... EPSON send me one with HDMI i am going to sue you for false adverstising
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    tacoslave , December 11, 2009 3:25 AM
    wheres the pc i thought this was extreme...
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    1898 , December 11, 2009 3:26 AM
    No, it can't run Crysis.

    Awesome idea!
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    anamaniac , December 11, 2009 6:11 AM
    Seems like a lot of fun.
    Love to see a cop stop the guy, not knowing what to ask the guy other than WTF.
    I would show videos of my favorite pornstar to my city...
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    stevesauce , December 11, 2009 6:33 AM
    EA's selling out and making a Crysis game for PS3 and XBox 360...hans DX10. w000t! It sure will run Crysis!!!
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    donaldduck , December 11, 2009 7:49 AM
    Uhm... That looks like a ghostbuster' suite!
    Awesome pojector, play games AND shred ghosts! :D 
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    flaminggerbil , December 11, 2009 8:46 AM
    Dear god that's awesome.
    anamaniacSeems like a lot of fun.Love to see a cop stop the guy, not knowing what to ask the guy other than WTF.I would show videos of my favorite pornstar to my city...

    This is the UK, they're called policemen not cops.
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    kikireeki , December 11, 2009 9:04 AM
    That's why handhelds was made!
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    anamaniac , December 11, 2009 9:29 AM
    FlamingGerbilDear god that's awesome.This is the UK, they're called policemen not cops.

    In Canada, we call them a variety of things such as...
    Did I mention useless?
    The only good thing a police officer has ever done for me was recommend a restraining order for a friend... they didn't do anything about a pimp/dealer in my neighborhood for years.
    Rab1d-BDGRWhat they fail to tell you is that its only 720p, so I guess its only for "hardcore" console gamers and people who like very low rez gaming.

    Damn... Well, many PS3/Xbox 360 games are only 720p anyways. If you excuse me, I havo to game on a 2048x1152 monitor that costs more than the Xbox 360 Arcade. =D
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    TunaSoda , December 11, 2009 11:54 AM
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    buwish , December 11, 2009 12:03 PM
    I've never found Epson projectors to be that good...
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    1pp1k10k4m1 , December 11, 2009 1:51 PM
    @ Rab1d-BDGR...since when was 720p "very low-res"? I'm not sure what you're playing, but as someone pointed many games are 720p. Most tv stations don't broadcast in 720p. About the only people who play games consistently above that resolution are people playing PC games who spend wayyy more than a console costs, and don't typically do much else with the computer except game (ie nothing extremely productive, I realize gaming has its benefits). Outside of that, most (all that i've seen) 720p equipment also does 1080i. The human eye can't even distinguish between 1080i and 1080p after a certain size:D istance ratio is exceeded, which don't take very much to exceed. The ability of the eye to see 1080p A person's ability to distinguish small details is described by visual acuity. When individual pixels are barely resolvable, increased resolution brings little benefit for the viewer unless the viewing distance can be shortened or the display enlarged. Thus for 1080p television viewing, there is a minimum size to distance ratio to see a significant benefit. The ability of the eye to resolve 1080p content also depends on the amount of contrast in the picture. For optimum viewing, it is recommended to sit at a distance of approximately three times the diagonal measurement of the screen. So whatever you're doing, it must be 4K if you're calling 720p "very low res".
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    eyemaster , December 11, 2009 2:24 PM
    From the message at the end... What makes him an expert? :p 

    Cool, but it must be hard to play a game when the image is moving locations all the time!
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    michaelahess , December 11, 2009 3:37 PM
    720p is low res in my opinion. I've got a 1080p projector on a 106" screen. I play my PS3 and PC on it. The PC at 1080p is VERY noticably better than 720p content. Just think 720p is like a glorified 1024x768 from 1999. That extra 300+ lines makes a HUGE difference!

    Maybe only PC gamers know the difference since they see the best all the time ;) 
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    antilycus , December 11, 2009 4:36 PM
    That thing musta been 1000+ lbs
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    socrates047 , December 11, 2009 7:04 PM
    the projection thing reminded me of the dead space guy.lol
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