Toaster-Like Contraption Brings Scents to Gaming

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  1. Nujui
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    That decades-long quest for olfactory accompaniment to your favorite game or video might finally be over. That’s right, Smell-O-Vision is on its way later this year, and its name is ScentScape.

    For a mere $70, you can hook up this toaster-like contraption from ScentSciences, and it will waft 20 different scents into your gaming lair. Trudging through a field of daisies on your way to your next battle? You’ll experience it through your nose, too. Like the smell of napalm in the morning? The scent of victory can be yours, right there in your home theater.

    The various scents must be programmed into games, but California-based ScentSciences thought of that as well, including ScentEditor, an editing app that allows users to create their own scents and share them with other players.

    ScentScape is not only aimed at gaming, but it can be adapted to home videos. This must be part of the march toward complete realism in the realm of home entertainment. After all, if you have 3-D video, you might as well try to accompany that with 7.1 surround sound — and now Smell-O-Vision, right? Necessary or not, after the long and checkered past of the Smell-O-Vision idea, this must be the most advanced attempt yet.

    This looks like a fun gadget, but we’re thinking an active imagination might be able to do better. For instance, you know that old TV gag where someone falls down the stairs, and you don’t see the person falling, but you hear it depicted in a cacophonous sound effect? Your imagination fills in the action in a much more entertaining way than seeing it portrayed on screen. The same goes for a variety of smells, noxious or otherwise.
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    Source:http://mashable.com/2011/01/20/smell-o-vision/

    So....If I was playing say....Call Of Duty. I would smell Daisies while shooting people? [​IMG]
     


  2. DeadLocked

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    No you would smell smoke and burning flesh. :|
     
  3. Rydian

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    BRB going to go fart while playing a bunch of MMOs to piss off people that have this device...
     
  4. ZaeZae64

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    No. You'd smell shit. Since CoD is shit

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  5. aiRWaLKRe

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    I been waiting for some company to finally make my dream come true of smelling what is cooking on tv ( even if I have to program it in at first ). I signed up for the priority list to get one [​IMG] wonder how much this thing will cost.


    EDIT: ah after looking at the product info page it is only $69.99
     
  6. TwinRetro

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    You would finally get to smell what human brains smell like every time you get a headshot.
     
  7. Hop2089

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    I got $70 to burn, where do I buy this?
     
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    Hop2089 Cute>Hot

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    It also seems a lot of folks want one, server is overloaded when I try to apply.
     
  10. Slyakin

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    So basically, I'll be smelling the smells of dead people in 90% of my games.


    Sign me up![/sarcasm]
     
  11. DeadLocked

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    Well I don't care for it, imagine having to buy refills cartridges for your smelly shizzam console.
     
  12. DiscostewSM

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    Considering all the horror games, I dunno if this device would serve it's purpose well, unless people like offensive odors.
    And killing a zombie who smells like daisies doesn't really add to the atmosphere of the game.
     
  13. _Chaz_

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    I have no use for this, as I can smell human brains anytime I please (with a bit of defrosting, of course).
     
  14. Wabsta

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    Virtual Reality, come on already!
     
  15. DryYoshi

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    Interesting.
    I would want one for.... Ummm, let's see..... A game with food in it....
    Uhhh... Diner Dash! [​IMG] (LOL, IDK)
     
  16. Nujui
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    Where did you get this brain? [​IMG]
     
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    Means nothing to those with congenital anosmia, i.e. - me.
     
  18. _Chaz_

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    Some drifter.
     
  19. Veho

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    This would go great with cooking shows [​IMG]
     
  20. Guild McCommunist

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    God, this idea stinks.

    My puns per day ratio is now at maximum.