Smells: The next major sensory enhancement for gaming?

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Smells: The next major sensory enhancement for gaming?.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/03/kRiRjc.jpg[/newsimage]The last generation of gaming brought rumble packs for controllers to maximize the sense of touch, while the current generation has delivered 3D games designed to make players feel more visually immersed in the action. Now, multiple companies are banking on smell to be the major sensory addition to the next generation of digital games.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/smells-the-next-major-sensory-enhancement-for-gaming-40984/](http://www.myce.com/news/smells-the-next-major-sensory-enhancement-for-gaming-40984/)


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Heck, even a stroll through chinatown in sim city could make you wish you’d unplugged it before you started. Maybe odours could ne given obnoxious ratings, and smells below a certaon level blocked.

Somehow, the idea of 3rd person shooters, with giblets sliming their way down the walls, and the aroma of both fresh & stale blood doesn’t appeal to me.


#3

As long as I can still blame it on the dog…I’m good with it… :slight_smile:


#4

Didn’t anyone play Leisure suite Larry with the scratch and sniff cards ? That game was ahead of its time.


#5

[QUOTE=aiolos;2578607]Didn’t anyone play Leisure suite Larry with the scratch and sniff cards ? That game was ahead of its time.[/QUOTE]
Being Leisure Suit Larry, I’m not sure I’d be game to scratch & sniff anything associated with it …


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There also has to be a consideration of how strong the smells have to be. After all, they will be competing with the odor of a gamer playing for days on end without showering, brushing their teeth, wiping thoroughly (got to get back to the game, you know!) etc. It makes for quite a funk to overcome in some rooms. :eek:


#7

[QUOTE=debro;2578610]Being Leisure Suit Larry, I’m not sure I’d be game to scratch & sniff anything associated with it …[/QUOTE]

It had a very nice “ocean” smell. Had some nasty ones too, but they didn’t last long.