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Posted 2006-12-07 by Tony Walsh
Adrants mentions a couple of web-games that require blowing into a microphone to operate. There's Lynxblow, where players blow the clothes off a model, and the browser-hijacking Hi-Def Chamber where players "blow stuff up." I'll add that the Nintendo DS, with its built-in microphone, features at least a few games that blow: Nintendogs allows you to blow virtual bubbles at your pet, Cooking Mama lets you cool off virtual boiling water, and Mario Kart DS inflates virtual balloons. A few years ago, Media Lab Europe came up with a game controlled by the depth of your breathing, appropriately titled Breathing Space. I find breath-controlled gaming fairly enjoyable, provided the interface doesn't require me to hyperventilate. I almost fainted a couple of weeks ago trying to inflate a balloon in Mario Kart DS. Then there's the whole social stigma of being seen blowing into your handheld repeatedly...
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Comment posted by n0wak
December 7, 2006 @ 4:20 pm
It's all just a nostalgic trip back to the days of NES cartridges.
Comment posted by Tony Walsh
December 7, 2006 @ 4:33 pm
Or Atari 2600 cartridges, in my case :)
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