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MIT Student Designs WoWpod

Posted Thu, May 07, 2009 by Messiah

We all know that the World of Warcraft can drag you into its world. Now one MIT student has found a way to bring part of the WoW environment out into the real world, so that you can enter its world in more comfort. All I can say is, uh, wow? Or was that why?

The WOW Pod is an immersive architectural solution for the advanced WOW (World of Warcraft) player that provides and anticipates all life needs. Inside, the gamer finds him/herself comfortable seated in front of the computer screen with easy-to-reach water, pre-packaged food, and a toilet conveniently placed underneath his/her custom-built throne.

When hungry, the gamer selects a food item (‘Crunchy Spider Surprise’, ‘Beer Basted Ribs’, etc.) and a seasoning pack. By scanning in the food items, the video game physically adjusts a hot plate to cook the item for the correct amount of time. The virtual character then jubilantly announces the status of the meal to both the gamer and the other individuals playing online: “Vorcon’s meal is about to be done!” “Better eat the ribs while they’re hot!” etc.

You can find out more information about the WoW Pod here.

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