April fools!
It’s that time of the year again. Developers and publishers have been bombarding us with joke press releases about their upcoming products.
Read on to experience one of the finest we’ve received so far, courtesy of PopCap games. If you’re a PopCap fan you might want to read our Bejewled Blitz! Live review here
From PopCap:
Videogames Heat Up
New Microwave Game Console Allows Gamers to Play While They Cook
A new microwave that has been developed to allow computer games fans to play their favourite games while they cook a meal will be in UK and Ireland stores by Christmas 2011.
Created by PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual videogames, the ‘PlayWave’ features a fully functional touchscreen within the microwave door and comes preloaded with puzzle game Bejeweled.
The 19 litre, 1,000 watt PlayWave will come with 167mb storage capacity as standard and will be able to connect wirelessly to the internet. In addition to the ‘full power’ and ‘defrost’ settings, the PlayWave will also have a ‘playtime’ setting, which will cook the food according to the player’s performance in the game.
PopCap Games co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Jason Kapalka said: “It has always been our ambition at PopCap to create game experiences that people can enjoy anytime, everywhere. Our fans tell us they love to pass the time playing a few levels of their favourite games anywhere and everywhere and everyone loves a good meal so we thought why not combine the two?”
The launch of PlayWave follows extensive research into the gaming habits of consumers, which revealed they wanted to be able to play games wherever they were. In response to this research, PopCap have revealed that they are also working on a toilet game console. They originally hoped to launch both consoles as a kitchen and bathroom suite but due to complications arising from the curvature of the toilet touchscreen. PopCap do not expect to have a prototype of Play-n-Poop until early 2012.

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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