Smell your video games with GameSkunk

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Well, that certainly adds a new dimension. SensoryAcumen showed off its GameSkunk accessory at CES 2013. This gaming add-on promises to be able to let you smell 30,000 different odors to offer a bett...

    Smell your video games with GameSkunk
     
  2. spex_2

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    wuhu. it would be a fu... awesome to play resident evil, battlefield or metro 2033.

    rotten & burned meat, gasoline, burned rubber and toxic gas.

    new difficulty mode invented: easy - medium - hard- insane - do not vomit


    to be honest. i sure would buy it, if it would make his job and could bring me, while gaming to my limits and my limits are rly high, caused by my job :D
     
  3. Koniakki

    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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    Well said.. I wonder how those and other smells will be sampled.. Based on real samples? lol!!


    P.S: Now I can finally smell all that matcho odor of Duke's piss.. Damn, I'm a sicko. :D
     
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  4. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    WTF developers!! why no coffee ?????
     

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    This+Postal3=damn yo house stink's!
     
  6. Brasky

    Brasky Ancient Guru

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    what a horrible idea. all i want is to smell the burning flesh and decay that is constantly around the FPS/TPS shooter games i play. plus i bet the cordite smell kit would need to be replaced constantly.

    And just to throw out a stupid annoying comment, do we really needs the video games to be more realistic than they already are?:bang:
     
  7. dark_surge

    dark_surge Master Guru

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    It's Smell-O-Vision all over again.

    As long as they keep it on the more pleasant side of the scent spectrum... Grass/hay, flowers, and the ocean I'm okay with, and even the fleeting smell of gun powder after firing off a few rounds would be pretty cool, but when I'm engulfed in an invisible cloud of sewer gas because I happened to open one of the out-houses in Borderlands 2...that's where I draw the line. :)

    Realistically though the technology needs to evolve more before it's released. Like Brasky said, we're going to have to buy refill cartridges, so there's that, and then like 3D there will more than likely be those who can't use the tech, only in this case because they're sensitive or allergic to the laboratory-made chemicals used to produce the scents.

    tl;dr - Cool, albeit unnecessary tech. Still needs work after 50 years but it's making progress (30,000 smells vs a couple dozen). Kind of wish they'd work on those haptic vests instead. :) Still, very cool.
     
  8. JonasBeckman

    JonasBeckman Ancient Guru

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    Interesting name, had a game with something like this a few years back (Larry 7) though it used a scratch card of sorts.

    It could work, depending on what smells they use and the game genre I guess.
    (If nothing else it's another immersion improvement for the porn industry.)

    (Granted even if that happens the smell of "rotting meat" and "burnt rubber" as used by examples in the earlier posts in this thread might still be there.)
     
  9. scatman839

    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    Sounds expensive to buy and expensive to refill.
     
  10. nhlkoho

    nhlkoho Ancient Guru

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    I'd like to see this work with Primal Rage.
     

  11. CronoGraal

    CronoGraal Ancient Guru

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    play kirby superstar with this to smell candy, cake, apples, and animal flesh being devoured in kirby's fat mouth >)
     
  12. makaveli316

    makaveli316 Member Guru

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    Can you imagine playing those porn games? Hahahha :D
    Anyway, this device would be great.
     
  13. Neo Cyrus

    Neo Cyrus Ancient Guru

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    This concept is older than dirt, there were at least two before this maybe farther back than a decade ago. By that I mean PC peripheral devices filled with liquids that would combine to make various smells. Too many flaws, imagine if some malicious program hijacked it...

    Either way if it ever becomes cheap enough I'd like to see a version released where you just plug it in your nose so no one else has to smell and so it can get the effect done with minimal resource usage.
     
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    sverek Ancient Guru

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    agree. I cant image how I gonna ventilate the room after a few round of l4d2...
     
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    I think this kind of thing should come after we get immersed into the gaming world visually.

    When gaming, I still feel like I'm sitting at my computer desk pretty much, when I can put on some goggles onto my face and actually "see" the game only as if I was in there. Well then I'd say this could be a very good idea!
     

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    Let the smell of death fill your gaming room..
    Yea.. no thanks =)
     
  17. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    Porn games ? who what where ?
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexy_Beach_Zero
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lula_3D

    No idea about Sexy Beach Zero, have not played/seen, I have seen Sexy Beach3 and I fail to see why anyone would play that game over watching porn if that is what they are after. Cant remember how I heard about that game, anyways, was not worth the time.

    Lula3D, heard from a friend, and saw that one, afiak it was horribly bad, did not play.

    EDIT: Seems that Illusion Soft has made some other stuff similar to Sexy Beach according to some names on that game list. :p
     
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  19. Stukov

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    What an odd thing to say with a name as such as yours.
     
  20. makaveli316

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    Those porn games that you mentioned are played cause of curiosity. You play 10 minutes and you uninstall it. They are funny though...
     

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