South Park's Fart-Smelling Nightmare Device a "Moment of Pride for Oculus"

Oculus' Jason Rubin says having the South Park creators parody the VR company means it's "made it."

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Ubisoft is showing off South Park: The Fractured But Whole alongside a device that shoots farts into your nose. It's a parody of Oculus' VR headset called the Nosulus Rift, and it utilizes a fart-scented perfume to make players feel like someone is shooting an air biscuit directly up their nostrils. GameSpot got the chance to speak to Oculus head of studios Jason Rubin and asked what the video game industry veteran thought of the nightmare device.

"[Matt Stone and Trey Parker] are some of the funniest human beings on the planet and very deserving of their accolades," Rubin said. "Having Matt and Trey take on Oculus says we've made it. It is absolutely a moment of pride for Oculus."

Rubin worked with Stone and Parker on South Park: The Stick of Truth back when he was the CEO of the now shuttered THQ. He says "producing Matt and Trey was one of the most amazing moments" of his career.

"We would go and hear their pitches for levels and they'd be like, 'Okay, you're climbing up a rectum,' and I was like, 'Oh my god, how are we going to get this by the ratings board?'" Rubin laughed. "Those guys are amazing. It's a moment of pride. More power to them. Ubisoft is a big supporter of VR, so the joke is on all of us and we all share in that."

If you like to watch people suffer, you can watch GameSpot's own Tamoor Hussain and Lucy James play victim to the Nosulus Rift here or in the video at the top of this article.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole releases for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on December 6. You can read GameSpot's preview of the upcoming game here.

"South Park: The Fractured But Whole is still a ways off from its December 6 release date, but from what I've seen so far, it's shaping up to be an RPG worth sinking your teeth into," Alexa Ray Corriea wrote. "If you don't mind the farts, that is.

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but this is the second time, they already did an episode of southpark about oculus

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lol

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Aha fantastic !!!

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Smell is an essential human sense. I don't know if Ubi is the best company to do it, but someone needs to take the idea of smell-in-VR and run with it. I guess the games haven't caught up with the need for smell, but the future of VR will definitely include all senses except taste.

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--i could not think of a worse way to 'get people hyped' about ANYTHING
--i mean
--i would guess
--they need to focus on figuring out a way to get these things on potential consumer's heads
--and not the fart machine
--the VR units
--gotta invest MILLIONS in advertising on something like this
--but
--where they are REALLY dropping the ball
--is how the VR set doesnt have it's own console(or however you wanna say it)
--i am not sure what the percentage of potential customers "that build custom gaming PCs" is
--but
--it has to be less than 1%

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outside of farting up your nose?!

how about other games like no man sky - minecraft - the sweet smell of the fields

heck why not just go outside or if you really wanna smell a fart get some one to fart in your face- that'll be free, wanna go further have them fart in your month

""yummy yummy yummy , I love farts in my tummy""

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Silent but deadly lol :P

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Or much more likely based in reality, the fart smelling device is a sign of bad products just like the Oculus! You've made it all right! Made it straight into the terrible product book!

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Really? I haven't seen any reviews of VR games in quite awhile. VR is dead.

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I miss when South Park was good...

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@DrunkenPunk800: the point where park went south was with the pc principle stuff that season so many eps I couldn't get through and stopped watching half way through the episode

best thing to come out of south park was the ""lorde"" tune ""feeling good on a Wednesday with my sparkling thoughts.......help me unload the car ya ya yaaaaa""

best episode ever was scott tinamen ""are you crying , what a baby so uncool"" ""yes yes let me taste those salty tears yes""

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"Damn, wish we would have thought of that. Maybe we can buy it" -Microsoft.

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Immersion level OVER 9000 !!!

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@speed45823: that fart would kill

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I saw the promo video but I didn't think they actually built it.

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@bbq_R0ADK1LL: i just want to see real production numbers and if refills are available.......HAHAHA.........

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Sorry oculus but you are the EA/activision of the VR space with your oculus exclusives

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Or you could eat Taco Bell.

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@aretilda: but then you would have to play in the bathroom all day

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@RawhideSphinx: im so happy i can see the TV from the can......wireless controllers are the best......

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you said butthole :)

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@bojan_sokol: no they said stank SHIT all up in your nose......

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Even though the actual game is crap, I wanna see a similar device for no mans sky ie different smell on each planet and based on ecosystem etc

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@m7stech: No ones wants to smell quintillion kinds of shit.

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