Playing Video Games With Real Guns

by Peter Suderman

The geeks at Waterloo labs rig up the classic sci-fi shooter Half-Life to a big, wooden screen -- and start firing away.

Not being a big fan of firearms myself (I don't understand the thrill, or the obsession), I don't think I'd like playing all that much (although the shovels option looks more my style). And as Gizmodo points out, these guys certainly certainly aren't doing any service to those of us who are skeptical of the links between video games and gun violence. Still, as geektastic science projects go, it's pretty fantastic -- a minor nerd triumph, I'd say.