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

Shawn Knight

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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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mcborge

TS Guru
Some will see this gadget as an absolute gas... whilst others will think it stinks... I'll let my self out.
 
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davislane1

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?
Available in three Premium scents:

Sulfer
Dog pi*s
Sun boiled innards
 

captaincranky

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Available in three Premium scents:

Sulfer
Dog pi*s
Sun boiled innards
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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captaincranky

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The true gift to the man who has everything (including halitosis).
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...:D