World of Warcraft: No Need for Toilet Training

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Finding toilet breaks from World of Warcraft bothersome? The Massachusetts University of Technology has a solution.

The WoW Pod, developed by MIT researchers, is presented as "an immersive architectural solution for the advanced WOW (World of Warcraft) player that provides and anticipates all life needs."

A description from one of the creators, Cati Vaucelle, tells us, "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."

There are, alas, no current plans to sell the Pod. More details here.

Via Asher Moses at the SMH
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