Kiss Your Life Goodbye Inside the WOW Pod

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Kiss Your Life Goodbye Inside the WOW Pod

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The dream has come true for World of Warcraft fans looking for the ultimate in both immersion and isolation: The WOW Pod, an "immersive architectural solution" with a built-in crapper and its own self-cooking food supply.

From the outside the WOW Pod appears to be little more than a small hut designed in Orcish style, but it's far more than just a freestanding closet with an animal skin over the entrance. Amenities include a small counter with a swing-out keyboard stand, a selection of pre-packed food with names like "Crunch Spider Surprise" and "Soothing Turtle Bisque" and a computerized mini-stove to cook them, a digital surround-sound setup and perhaps most important of all, a throne with a built-in "throne."

The cooking system actually ties directly into the game. Each food pack has a code that can be scanned into the pod's computer, which then automatically adjusts the stove temperature and cooking time to ensure a perfect meal every time. When it's time to eat, the player's character will announce to everyone nearby that dinner is served and automatically put him or her into AFK mode.

I can't decide if the WOW Pod is incredibly awesome or the worst thing to happen to MMOGs since someone cast a fateful eyeball on a discarded tubesock. I suspect it's both. Give it a look at the WOW Pod website and decide for yourself: Is this the next big advancement in gaming or a one-way ticket to Hell?

(And yes, "throne" means toilet. You may never have to stand up again.)

via: Kotaku

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Kinda cool in theory, but flawed in execution. Questions I would like to ask include:

1). How is the food restocked, and what is the cost?

2). When set up, is the Toilet hooked up to your plumbing? And if so, what is the extra cost?

3). The food sounds pretty nasty, and quite frankly I felt sorry for my Gnome mage because she had to taste-test them. Can the in-house computer be programmed to cook other, more normal and edible foods?

grinklehi:
Kinda cool in theory, but flawed in execution. Questions I would like to ask include:

1). How is the food restocked, and what is the cost?

2). When set up, is the Toilet hooked up to your plumbing? And if so, what is the extra cost?

3). The food sounds pretty nasty, and quite frankly I felt sorry for my Gnome mage because she had to taste-test them. Can the in-house computer be programmed to cook other, more normal and edible foods?

1. probably by buying the food yourself (which due to that specific stuff might be quite expensive)
2. i don't expect it to be
3. my guess would be that the food is just theme named and are actually quite normal

also it looks rather well for want of a better word sad..

People just become lazier and lazier. Please don't buy this, save your soul.

I'm starting to fear for my brother's life...

I can imgine the floor opening up to a pit that leads straight to hell.

Now that made me chuckle...I wonder how many will actually sell?

*Edit*

I believe I misinterpreted it, this isn't something you can actually buy for your own use is it? Its just a display in a museum?

Fix me up a General Gaming version with all the consoles and I'm sold! Screw you Reality, you've been replaced! :D

I play WoW, and I have to say that that thing looks like the worst thing to happen to mankind since... well... the release of WoW.

Faith in Humanity -1

E_nchanted:
Fate in Humanity -1

Damn. My destiny power is getting lower... Better buy some tarot cards.

But spelling mistakes aside, this can't be for real. I refuse to believe that someone would be willing to make something like this, and then sell it. I would NEVER get something like this, as I still like the ourdoors.

Sevre90210:
People just become lazier and lazier. Please don't buy this, save your soul.

You're right, people really are getting lazier, especially about reading. Like that bit in the article were it mentions it's an art installation in a museum and not a product.

scotth266:

E_nchanted:
Fate in Humanity -1

Damn. My destiny power is getting lower... Better buy some tarot cards.

But spelling mistakes aside, this can't be for real. I refuse to believe that someone would be willing to make something like this, and then sell it.

Well prepare to hang yourself, I bet 5 of these are being made right now.

I want this, but instead, hook it up to my DS or something.

Danzorz:

scotth266:

E_nchanted:
Fate in Humanity -1

Damn. My destiny power is getting lower... Better buy some tarot cards.

But spelling mistakes aside, this can't be for real. I refuse to believe that someone would be willing to make something like this, and then sell it.

Well prepare to hang yourself, I bet 5 of these are being made right now.

This gives me the feeling of watching the South Park parody occuring in real life. It's like handing a meth addict some clean needles, a closed room, and all the supplies they'll ever need. And then profiting from it.

Then again, I dislike WoW. Didn't give me a feeling of fun.

Intersting concept, but I have no desire to play WoW. Wake me up when they make a similar setup for Guitar Hero/Rock Band.

In a tour bus, of course.

Ahem...EPIC WANT!!!!!

My prophecy of the WoWtrix is becoming true. Soon, people will be plugged into WoW at all times, and become unable to differentiate between reality and game. They will think WoW is real, and then Blizzard will never let them go, because they'll have a guaranteed source of income.

I'll just go and found Zion now, shall I?

Is that a WoW hut or a soul sucker?

I just find this really creepy....And I can't get the image out of my head of a jabba the hutt like human being sitting inside this thing because it hasn't left in years...*shivers*

grinklehi:

2). When set up, is the Toilet hooked up to your plumbing? And if so, what is the extra cost?

Hmm, interesting if it's not..

Guy: Dude, what's that smell?!
WoW Gamer: Poop
Guy: O.o
WoW Gamer: Yupp, life is good, here have a Turtle Bisque :D

THE END IS COMING.

Not all WoW players have no life..i cant expect this to sell good... unless they make differint versions for other games.. then maybe....

how much would this cost, i might buy one just so i could play fort... pillows arent 100% effective... lol

wow, another reason why i don't think im getting back on the wow train any time soon. i don't wanna end up like this. though it would help my brother, he is soon gonna be living on his own and he usually chooses a raid over getting dinner, so this might actually save his life. or destroy it further more

Well at least we won't have to See those WoW players...Probably ever again.

This remind me so much of WALL-E. Heh heh. The future is now!

this si scary
people actually built bomb shelters for WoW?

The world population will sure decrease by some number, which depends on how will the customers react to this monstrosity. Perhaps I will someday have a moment of silence for the lives of the people who got lost to this creation...

Thats so gross. I can just imagine the rank odor that would emanate from one of those feckin' things.

Haa, I wonder if anyone would actually buy those

This, if it was to be put on sale, would not be a good thing. Just think of what the anti-gaming brigade would gain from this...

/facepalm

And this is why I want the nuclear holocaust to come soon. Or, at the very least, the Zombie apocalypse.

EDIT: and they conveniently don't point out the port that you plug your credit card in, that slowly drains your money away.

I told you all Blizzard is going to take over the world. And they are. Look, they're completely subduing the entire population!

You all can stand by idly and play WoW while Blizzard takes you all over. But I'll be ready with my guns. We'll see who's the stronger man/massive corporation, Blizzard. We'll see.

I gotta say this is sad. I mean really sad. Its things like these and the people that buy them that gives WoW such a bad reputation.

I mean really: You can't leave for an hour to go make food or get up to go to the bathroom?

And the really pathetic part is you know there are people that will buy this!!!

GothmogII:

Sevre90210:
People just become lazier and lazier. Please don't buy this, save your soul.

You're right, people really are getting lazier, especially about reading. Like that bit in the article were it mentions it's an art installation in a museum and not a product.

1000 years from now, archeologists digging a *certain* museum are going to be very, very confused.

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