Vital Home Improvements Of Mechwarrior Fandom

By Jim Rossignol on July 24th, 2012 at 7:00 pm.


Hello, you. How have you prepared for the release of Mechwarrior Online? Anything? Nothing?! Well that’s a shame. Other people have been a bit more proactive, including this guy, who has built himself an entire mech cockpit for the experience, complete with surround sound and triple 28″ monitors. Video and impressive image below for you pop your eyes at.

It looks like this:

And the chap responsible explains it with a video:

Crazy. Amazing. Crazy amazing.

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  1. Brun says:

    Would be an awesome Falcon 4 setup as well.

    • HothMonster says:

      I can think of little that wouldn’t be awesome for.

    • BobbyDylan says:

      This is soo frikken awesome. I just mailed this vid to my fiance, this is what she can get me as a wedding gift.

  2. djbriandamage says:

    I would give anything to play Zork on that rig.

    • Dreforian says:

      Clearly the most immersive adventure one could ever embark upon!

  3. DrGruu says:

    That makes me want to mech a cabin myself.
    But i have too much sense or not enough money.

    • nearly says:

      don’t be such a warrior, I’m sure it’s within the budget of a doctor such as yourself

  4. dontnormally says:

    fap joke.

  5. Didero says:

    Cramazing. Amazry.

  6. Askeladd says:

    Where’s the emergency eject button that catapults you to safety in a moment of random wife aggro?

    • WhiteRabbit44 says:

      Whoa, you actually think somebody that has a nerd level high enough to make this is married? My wife’s a gamer, and if I showed this to her, she would just laugh, then say, “wait, are you serious?”

      That being said, I WANT ONE.

      • arccos says:

        I assume he is married, because he was concerned about ruining the Pergo floor behind the cockpit. Anyone that would build the ‘pit would have his priorities straight and not care about the floor. But his wife would.

    • Askeladd says:

      Maybe he hid his true nerd-self so he could marry a fine women only to find himself to wake up of that dream one day. Yes, it happens everyday.

  7. Brun says:

    Just noticed a major design oversight: Unless it appears in the video (which I haven’t watched) he forgot to add cup-holders to his setup.

    • Stromko says:

      I was just about to say the same thing. *high fives*

      • Ragnar says:

        You can’t be reaching for cups in the middle of battle! That’s why I’m sure he’s got a bite valve hooked up to the hydration reservoir built into the chair. Just fill it up from the kegerator / keezer tap before the start of the gaming session, and he’s good to go. It’s what I would do.

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    JB says:

    I love the addition of the hula-girl. Vital mech accessory =)

  9. grundus says:

    His certainly puts mine (http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/1287/imagejyr.jpg) to shame, but I suspect mine was cheaper! I’m adding an X52 Pro to this sooner or later and maybe in a couple of years another 680 and 3x1080p monitors instead of 1680×1050. Oh and a keyboard and mouse shelf.

  10. Lagwolf says:

    This guy has got to be an architect or some sort of designer or he should be… bloody amazing really.

  11. Arglebargle says:

    Sometimes fanatical obsession can be so cool…..

  12. Vorphalack says:

    I can live without the triple monitor, peddles, double joystick and hula girl, but i’d kill for that ceiling mounted air conditioning.

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    PoulWrist says:

    I wish I had that :(

  14. motherpuncher says:

    This is great. I have always wanted to convert a walk-in closet into a very cozy gaming room. I love that the chair and door work on a rail system.

  15. scaryeric says:

    I was actually thinkIng about how something like this would be cool for EVE while I was watching the alliance tournaments. Except without the goo from the fiction. Can do without sitting in goo.

  16. BOTA49 says:

    Needs more Hula girl!

  17. Solidstate89 says:

    Goes through all of that and he can’t even get himself some decent IPS/PLS monitors. I can see the color shift and backlight bleeding from here/

  18. Reapy says:

    Fire hazard? You really lock yourself in there the way it seals lol. I don’t know if I would want to take myself away from my family that much into something.

    Either way that is sweet as hell and I almost would want to build one for the joy of having done it. The addition of all the little switchs and stuff is pretty cool and I think adds a ton. He needs to somehow work in a slide out steel battalion controller somehow.

    Also maybe build in a tablet set up, there are a few apps that link into sims that will show instrumentation for you, which would be a pretty cool in there.

  19. SkittleDiddler says:

    I will refrain from commenting on this.

  20. asshibbitty says:

    Now to spend an hour grumbling and putting bits of tape over all those blue LEDs.

  21. Love Albatross says:

    He’ll be gutted if Mechwarrior turns out to be crap.

    • Arona Daal says:

      There is always MechWarrior: Living Legends 0.6.0 to look forward to

  22. RegisteredUser says:

    And this is why PCs are so much better than consoles. :p

  23. Geen says:

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANT

  24. iZen says:

    No TrackIR? Noob lol.