Inventor makes a real-world ‘Assassin’s Creed’ rope launcher

One of the centerpieces of Assassin's Creed Syndicate is Jacob Frye's wrist-mounted rope launcher -- he can scale buildings like a Victorian-era Batman. But would such a thing be possible in real life? If you ask Colin Furze, the answer is yes......

Classic Arcade Game Gauntlet Is Returning #NeedFoodBadly

1985′s Gauntlet was an amazing game that I spent way too many hours (and quarters) playing in the arcade. So I’m excited for its return so I can add even more hours to my record. Gauntlet fans have been waiting for this for some time.

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Arrowhead Game Studios is developing the game and it will be a top-down co-op action RPG for PCs (with Steam integration). All of your favorite characters will be back. Which will you play?

Each character will have its own strengths and weaknesses. The Warrior does the most damage in melee combat; the Wizard has the most powerful magic; the Valkyrie has the most armor, and the Elf is the fastest. Pretty much what you would expect. Check out the trailer for some gameplay footage:

It looks pretty awesome to me. The dungeons look a bit too much like Diablo III, but I can live with that, given that Diablo quite possibly wouldn’t exist if not for the original Gauntlet.

[via The Mary Sue]

+10 Electronic Dice Barbarian Gauntlet: -$70 to Budget

Last year we featured SparkFun’s guide for making an electronic dice gauntlet. The instructions are still available online, but if you have more money than electronics know-how, check out this very similar product from ThinkGeek, which was probably inspired by SparkFun’s DIY project.

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Just like the DIY gauntlet, this one can also roll a variety of dice when you flick your arm while wearing it. It can simulate a 2-, 4-, 6-, 8-, 12-, 20- or 100-sided die and even roll two dice at once.

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Aside from being furrier than SparkFun’s gauntlet, this version can also be used as a clock, a stopwatch and a timer.

The downside to this gadget is its price. ThinkGeek is selling it for $70 (USD), which might make it unappealing to all but the high rollers.

Heavy Metal Hero: Fan-Made Iron Man Gauntlet Can Shoot Real Lasers

Have you ever felt so passionate about something that you just wanted to break out the tools and make something to that thing you’re so passionate about? Well, I never did, since I’m not really good with the DIY stuff, but Patrick Priebe is–and he’s showing the rest of the world just how awesome he is at it by making this Iron Man gauntlet.

The gauntlet isn’t all for show. It can actually shoot high-powered lasers that have the capacity to burn stuff (ouch!) and pop balloons. He didn’t do any tutorials or post any in-the-making images so you won’t be able to replicate this at home, unless you do so with your own resourcefulness and ingenuity.

Hit the break for a video of the gauntlet in action.

VIA [ Obvious Winner ]

Iron Man Gauntlet Shoots Real Lasers

New from Stark Enterprises: The Iron Man gauntlet. It looks cool on your wrist, compliments your Mark-whatever armor and as a special bonus, it even shoots real lasers. Not wimpy lasers, mind you – lasers that are high-powered and strong enough to burn things and pop balloons.
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And let’s face it, that’s what you need to save the world. You never know when an angry clown villain will show up and attack you with his balloon animal army. This full metal gauntlet, runs on 1x 18650 plus 2x 14500 Li Ion cells and has two blue lasers packed in at 1.2W each, plus two 4mW ones for aiming. Check out the gauntlet in action in the video clip below:

Pretty impressive, eh? It was made by Patrick Priebe of Laser-Gadgets. Sadly he isn’t sharing his build plans, but you can watch the video and drool.

[via Obvious Winner]