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Ubisoft developed a fart-smelling accessory for the new South Park game

By Shawn Knight
Aug 17, 2016
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  1. As a kid growing up in the generation of cable TV, it wasn’t uncommon to imagine what it would be like if we could “smell” what was being portrayed in shows and commercials. We generically called this idea Smell-O-Vision (it wasn’t until later that I realized that was once a real thing that apparently failed miserably) but now, it would seem that Ubisoft has taken it upon itself to create a modern-day version for a new video game.

    In the upcoming game South Park: The Fractured but Whole, farting is a key component. As The Verge notes, you can pass gas to fight, move around or just for the hell of it.

    To help promote the game, Ubisoft has developed a headset called the Nosulus Rift that, you guessed it, blasts the wearer’s nose with the familiar scent of flatulence. Why would someone want to torture themselves in such a manner? I guess for the same reason that people buy jelly beans in disgusting flavors like rotten egg, canned dog food and booger… for the novelty of it?

    How bad is it, you ask? Checking out the reactions in the clip above from GameSpot should give you a pretty good idea.

    Fortunately, Ubisoft won’t be selling the Nosulus Rift on the mass market. Instead, it was developed strictly to help promote the new South Park game at trade shows and conventions so you can breathe a (fresh) sigh of relief.

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  2. sridoodla

    sridoodla TS Rookie

    When devs have way too much time on their hands....
     
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  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,149   +1,424

    This should come with cartridges, with premium when supplied by celebrities, I bet those will make the difference.
     
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  4. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 1,038   +269

    Personally, I would not imagine that if this were for sale, it would sell very well.
     
  5. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 956   +273

    Coming soon, Brazilian fart porn edition!
     
  6. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,657   +309

    The true gift to the man who has everything (including halitosis).
     
  7. mcborge

    mcborge TS Maniac Posts: 208   +119

    Some will see this gadget as an absolute gas... whilst others will think it stinks... I'll let my self out.
     
  8. Brock Kane

    Brock Kane TS Booster Posts: 57   +21

    Huh? I'm like really??? Um, really????
     
  9. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Guru Posts: 930   +354

    Paying to smell farts......not really sure what else to say
     
  10. alabama man

    alabama man TS Maniac Posts: 215   +126

    Cyber sniff 2000™
     
  11. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,663   +775

    Shoot, what a waste of time and money. Give me a 6 pack and a half dozen picked eggs and I can blow their invention away ...... literally!
     
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  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,554   +2,894

    I'm speechless on this one. Really hard to believe this is actually a thing.

    If you really want to smell farts so badly, just eat at Taco Bell every day.
     
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  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,693   +1,880

    Do you think eventually these will be available in "plug ins", sort of like a rank "Glade, for those of us who absolutely don't want any company?
     
  14. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,547   +2,346

    Available in three Premium scents:

    Sulfer
    Dog pi*s
    Sun boiled innards
     
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,693   +1,880

    Well, that's a bummer. I kind of was hoping for cat sh!t, laced with spent gunpowder. You know, something on the order of the intestinal distress that broccoli, Cheese Whiz, and about a 1/16" coating of black pepper leave you with.. I'd settle for beer and clams though, (with the broccoli on the side). ;)
     
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  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,693   +1,880

    Isn't that what they call, "firing from both barrels? That's my approach, stun them with my breath, and then crap muh pants. Goodbye, "freedom of choice" electricity salesmen.

    I do kind of empathize with my UPS delivery drivers. They always get here before, "I have the chance" to brush my teeth. I may have to take that into consideration when I figure up their Christmas tip. Although, I may not be able to get them to stand close enough to accept the envelope...:oops:
     

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