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News Scientists working on smell-device for games

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 28 Apr 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Yeah, I don't really favour smelling gunpowder or stagnant-lake-of-sewage or whatever in my games.

    One innovation I'll pass on, thanks. ;)
     
  3. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    i wonder how Condemned would smell like... Geez! the stench!
     
  4. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    This will be great for the obligatory sewer level in games.
     
  5. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    This'll take off in the same way the novint falcon is now the preferred game controller.
     
  6. MajorTom

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    I think I can safely say that I don't want this. Ever!
     
  7. Shepps

    Shepps Slacking off since 1986..

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    I've had a play with this system, it's in it's very early stages as you mention. The MoD Is considering this sort of thing for flight simulators etc, training pilots to know what it smells like when you're leaking fuel or if your aircraft is on fire. I smelt 4 or 5 'smells' that smelt nothing like they were intended to!
     
  8. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    does that mean if i was particularly smelly one day i could stick on crysis and stand by the beach?
     
  9. GFC

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    Lol, hell no! There ain't a game where i'd like to smell anything.. roting corpses, dead bodies, wh00t!
     
  10. johnnyboy700

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    Huh, this'll be a waste of time. The first time I use it will have the wife charging in with a can of air freshener saying something about disgusting smells.

    Left 4 Dead would probably be pretty rank with this gadget.
     
  11. TESCO-Zsömle

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    Hell! That's Crazy!

    Well I think, that it has some limitation, otherwise players can be easily sick within a few minutes...
     
  12. TESCO-Zsömle

    TESCO-Zsömle New Member

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    Two players just talking...

    -How's Crysis2 smells??
    -Well, mostly it's frosty...

    XD
     
  13. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    -actually I don't know how it smells. Pc is lagging :(
     
  14. Star*Dagger

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    the Pron industry might push this along.. the Smell of "Love". The acrid smells in most FPS' wouldnt go over well, maybe the nice ones in the jungle like Crysis.

    Id like to try it, especially if it worked, it would add immersion. I would rather have surround gaming via projected holograms though :)

    S*D
     
  15. thehippoz

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    god this could be abused.. I would put in code to make it smell like sh if my game was tampered with in any way.. kid all argggg! make it kick in like a hour before the end of a long game- then they get diverted to an alternate ending with a guy sitting on a toilet- he says.. 'how you like them apples' add one more to the botnet XD
     
  16. Thacrudd

    Thacrudd Where's the any key?!?

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    Aargh....really? This is just going to be a top seller, I just know it....
     
  17. metarinka

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    they've been trying to invent smellovision since the 50's

    the thing is the nose is complex and can recognize thousands of different smells, unlike light or sound smells aren't made of simple components but each are an individual unique chemical so it's impossible to make a "smell palette" to mimic many different smells

    second creating smells takes chemicals and that means you'll have to refill on the blood n guts stench every time you play resident evil or what not

    What's the point? unless it would be cool if you could smell your enemies coming
     
  18. Marc5002

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    it Would be Awesome for World of Warcraft the people would need no more to get outside Climbing a Real montain to smell a Orchid flower : they will have it sit on there ass just hold a key for smell tunlock i think device will work this way : HOLD-S For Smell on *Hold S for Smell off : you approach flower where you must harvest Flower / plant : Hmmm the Smell of jungle.... I love it !

    (48 hour later) .. I can't leave this Freaking jungle it smell so good : congratulation you are now our 17,000,000 member in pay 14.99 $Per month when they will Release World of warcraft : Expansion 4 : Featruing the Exotic Smell of the Jungle and montain if you bough smelling device sold by OCZ & Corsair & Nvidia (Who know)

    Then later in such mmo couple will be popular and the female will go go like : honey do you want to come smell the montain of Rose Blossom within a Sunshine in the game Server : we will walk Close to Each other like if it was real life Because it smell like real life lol

    But There a missing Hardware Essential to life : touch Sense & sexual Drive Which push us to want to get Laid right after a kiss :D (IF we ever come to such tool that allow to have Sexual stimulation & Touch Stimulation like if you hug PART A : You Fell Like you'r Being hug but it a mechanical Device such as the huge T-shirt that is made that if you do a hug of that you press okay. and the female Fell like a hug Sensation of you just in middle of day at her work when she fell she need one

    But i'm really going to be like WTF If they Ever make a Sexual one. in 2040-2050 by then il be old and il be like what the hell is with the new generation ?
     
  19. Henk

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    That could work in a horror game... You can't hear it, you can't see it. But you can smell it.
    For instance, something like CSI. You arrive to investigate a building where everything seems normal but there is a weird smell coming from somewhere, and you have to find "it" by wandering around sniffing. That could just as easily be done with a detector in the game ofc...

    Any games like that out btw (excluding condemned)?
     
  20. thehippoz

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    lol I smell you commin you stinkey mf! XD but check this out.. what if trojans started tapping into smellovision and then stunk up the room- that would be awesome.. I mean you can already make a guys rig talk a bunch of crap to him- switch up his boot logo- redirect him to porn sites.. it's like the final insult.. flip on the webcam and nuke his room while reaming his harddrive XD

    then pop out his dvd tray when he leans in front of the computer trying to figure out wtf is going on! :D zzz

    I dunno, maybe it would work in gaming.. I can just see this getting abused big time- especially at lans.. stick some code in some guys machine- wait till he's smelling it up and let it rip
     
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