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alright. basic slot machine. you pull the
lever, and the little wheels spin around.
when they stop with a certain combination
lined up, you win x amount of dollars.
that's all well and good, but isn't there
more that we can do to add to the
experience? that is why, the latest tcarson
of slot machines will include the
ability to slap the mug of the user across
the winning combination in realtime.
because most slot machines are fully
digital at this point anyway, it would be a
simple matter to add a webcam and a
piece of frame software, so that the
gambler using the machine will appear
dressed in the prerequisite paraphernalia
to match the chosen game's personal
||So far only one bun, but the wheels are still spinning...
||They could record you with all different expressions: sad, angry, pleased, happy, ecstatic! Get three smiling faces and you win Jackpot!
||The cameras could also double as security cameras. [+]
||actually, if you could take a picture of
everyone who used the machine, you could
build a profile for them based on their
gambling habits, and design a system that
is even better at taking their money.
damn, time to retract my bun.
||How about an identikit-themed slot machine? (Identikits have those pre-printed eyes, nose, and mouths etc. that detectives use in old movies to build a drawing under direction of a witness.)
||If you spin up the real face of a well-known criminal / a face with a full disguise / your own face, a voice shouts "Freeze! Nobody move!" and you get to rob the bank.
Hm, maybe not quite in line with Vegas' family-friendly image.
||i like your idea [jutta]. i don't think that
vegas really has a family friendly image
that they try to promote anyway.