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AI-powered GameScent device will let you smell your favorite games

Last Updated on February 29, 2024
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For gamers everywhere who aren’t feeling satisfied with their gaming experience, the ability to smell your favorite games is finally here for those looking for more immersion than ever before. The GameScent is an AI-powered device that releases scents into the room based on your game.

GameScent, developed by Elevated Perceptions, is a special device compatible with any console or streaming device that uses AI to read the game you’re playing and emit the corresponding scent into the air, like an essential oil diffuser. It works with every game, as the AI in the hardware analyzes the game you’re playing, so there are no limitations to what games you can smell. Even movies work with GameScent, just like Smell-O-Vision.

GameScent brings the aroma of a Michael Bay movie

The GameScent is currently limited to the cartridges that you insert into the device to produce the smell. The current six are gunfire, racing cars, explosions, forest, storm, and a neutralized scent that acts as a reset for your nose. More scents are planned to come, including clean air, blood, ocean, and napalm. But for now, the device is limited to the six scents already produced.

One of the best parts of this device is that you can get it now. It’s available on Amazon for $149.99 and can be shipped with a Prime membership in just one day. Reviews for the product are consistent, saying it works exactly as it should. However, this is only from six reviewers. Only time will tell if more users are eager to try it and leave their thoughts.

Being able to smell onscreen scenes isn’t a brand-new concept since Smell-O-Vision has been around since the 1960s when it was used in a movie theater to immerse viewers. Even video games have brought this concept to life, with Earthbound having a few scratch-and-sniff cards for the characters. But because the GameScent is much more technologically advanced, it can give more variety and a truer-to-life 4D experience.

It’s hard to tell if the GameScent will make its mark on gaming and stick around. While some staple peripherals like gaming mice and headsets have always been a must-have in the community, others, like the infamous NES Power Glove, have become a mere blip in gaming’s vast history. With this in mind, fans will have to wait and see where GameScent falls on the spectrum. Fortunately, early signs indicate it may be more of a hit than its less popular counterparts.

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