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Duck Hunter – taking the video game into real space

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Duck Hunter is an interesting experiment. Take a popular video game from a decade or two ago, create real live elements – i.e. an indoor flying duck and an infrared pistol – and put the two into a game package which involves shooting down the duck in mid-flight. Complete with sound effects and flapping wings. If it all gets a bit Arkansas redneck for ya, you can always discard the gun and just feed the duck batteries whenever it looks peaky. £29.99.

 The duck flies randomly around the room (how randomly depends on whether you’ve set it up for a straight or circular flight pattern) for up to 40 seconds or until you’ve shot it 3 times. It doesn’t need mains power, so as long as you’ve got fresh batteries the Duck Hunter is good to go in as little as ten seconds- just connect it to the charging dock on the gun for a quick burst and you’re ready to go hunting. It’s all the fun of hunting in the comfort of your own home.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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