Smell-O-Vision

Scent Sciences Corporation announces a device called ScentScape, which will bring the sense of smell into PC gaming (besides the already not-uncommon smells of B.O. and Cheetos) when it is released in the fourth quarter of this year, according to MCV. They say the USB device contains 20 scent wells, which games will trigger to let off a required scent such as pine forest, ocean, and smoke. Word is PC development kits are shipping this month and future support for consoles is planned.
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Feb 21, 2011, 10:48
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and future support for consoles is planned.


"Dude, is the 360 on fire? Or is the game doing that?"
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Feb 21, 2011, 11:20
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Can I get a burnt human flesh smell to go along with my Bloodulator?
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Feb 21, 2011, 11:36
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Feb 21, 2011, 11:36
 
I read about this tech a good many years ago and had expected it much sooner. Glad to see it finally arrive and the implications of what this could mean for gaming are many.
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Feb 21, 2011, 11:43
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Ok, so what smell do I get when I play "Leisure Suit Larry".. Fish??
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Feb 21, 2011, 11:50
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Feb 21, 2011, 11:50
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And cheap cologne (really cheap).
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Feb 21, 2011, 11:54
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Feb 21, 2011, 11:54
 
The Cheech & Chong graphic adventure can finally become reality.
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Feb 21, 2011, 11:55
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Re: Smell-O-Vision Feb 21, 2011, 11:55
Feb 21, 2011, 11:55
 
Fion wrote on Feb 21, 2011, 11:36:
I read about this tech a good many years ago and had expected it much sooner. Glad to see it finally arrive and the implications of what this could mean for gaming are many.
I'll wait for a direct neural interface thanks. I can't smell anything unless the scent is overpowering(serious sinus cold a bunch of years ago that caused my sinus to go nuts), even things like pepper spray are weak, and just make me sneeze. I can remember what pepper was like, but that's about it.

I will say, a world without any sense of smell...rather bland. Good for my line of work, but very bland.
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Feb 21, 2011, 11:58
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This will only be complete with an alarm clock program so I can wake up the smell of napalm in the morning.
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Feb 21, 2011, 12:14
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I'm in if they perfect the smell of Lanny Barbie's asshole.
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Feb 21, 2011, 12:16
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Feb 21, 2011, 12:16
 
Should make the sewer levels much more interesting.
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Feb 21, 2011, 12:19
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Feb 21, 2011, 12:19
 
Reminds me of this frame from an old Bugs toon..
http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/4459/smello.jpg
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Feb 21, 2011, 12:36
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Feb 21, 2011, 12:36
 
Even though this sounds really hokey and gimmicky, I wonder how much it would actually have an effect on gameplay experience. Smell is a very powerful sense. Just think of experiencing certain smells and how it can vividly remind you of a past time or event.
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Feb 21, 2011, 12:40
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Oh please, they can't even get gamers to buy into physics. Sure, we're all gonna go drop money to smell sewage when we game.
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Feb 21, 2011, 12:42
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Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 21, 2011, 12:40:
Oh please, they can't even get gamers to buy into physics. Sure, we're all gonna go drop money to smell sewage when we game.

I think of it as an extra reason not to buy Ubisoft games!
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Feb 21, 2011, 13:10
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Esoteric wrote on Feb 21, 2011, 12:36:
Even though this sounds really hokey and gimmicky, I wonder how much it would actually have an effect on gameplay experience. Smell is a very powerful sense. Just think of experiencing certain smells and how it can vividly remind you of a past time or event.
I know, right? As stupid as it sounds I'm intrigued.
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Feb 21, 2011, 13:23
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Feb 21, 2011, 13:23
 
I think temperature adjustment would be much cooler(no pun intended). Being able to feel fireballs coming at you or trying to speed through an ice level when you have to be so careful.

I remember seeing the preview for Pirates 4 during Tron Legacy and seeing this giant burst of fire coming at me and how unrealistic it was that my face didn't get hot.

With smell-o-vision, I could see myself NOT buying certain games(TMNT is right out).
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Feb 21, 2011, 14:23
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If done well, I think it could be pretty cool. Yes, yes, no one wants to smell the sewers or the inside of a volcano or anything. But what if you could smell the tropics, the trees, the ocean in Far Cry?
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Feb 21, 2011, 14:52
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Feb 21, 2011, 14:52
 
What makes them think when this concept COMPLETELY failed in 2001 (iSmell from Digiscents for those who might not remember), that it suddenly has appeal?
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venomhed wrote on Feb 21, 2011, 12:14:
I'm in if they perfect the smell of Lanny Barbie's asshole.

I'd hit that shit like Ike hit Tina!

I can see this working with DNF, bad farts, stale beer and smelly pussy. Yummy! Just what I want when I'm gaming. Seriously though, this has been tried several times since the 50s and always fails miserably. Why on earth would they expect this to succeed? These things never work because A) they're just not necessary at all, even remotely B) No one wants to screw around ordering and replacing "scent" cartridges all the time C) most people don't like inhaling those sorts of chemicals.

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Feb 21, 2011, 15:24
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New viruses will be made to take advantage of this tech, suddenly no matter what you do you can smell nothing but shit.
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