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Tongue-Controlled Gameboy Advance SP Launched

simoniker posted more than 10 years ago | from the imaginative dept.

Portables (Games) 248

Hangin10 writes "Simmunity Corporation and newAbilities Systems Inc. is going to introduce a specially modified tongue-controlled Gameboy Advance SP for young people with quadriplegia. They say 'We retrofit the Gameboy Advance SP with an internal PIC microcontroller to decode the wireless tongue transmitter signals and activate the GBA buttons. Games which do not require multiple simultaneous button presses can be played. We also offer custom games and special programs for augmented communication.'"

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First Post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196000)

FP 2734811888

Wait'll the porn industry gets hold of this! (5, Funny)

Penguinisto (415985) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196002)

As a bonus, no one will want to swipe your Gameboy and play it, either!

Nothing but bonuses all around on this one... /P

Re:Wait'll the porn industry gets hold of this! (5, Funny)

Lemmeoutada Collecti (588075) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196047)

It certainly gives new meaning to "Licking" your opponents... just hope you don't whip their a**... that could be bad, m'kay

I probably shoudn't have posted this...

That's nice. (-1, Flamebait)

Exmet Paff Daxx (535601) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196101)

All you people making jokes about your own wildy unrealistic lesbian fantasies probably never had to spend four hours lying on your kitchen floor trying to get back into wheelchair because you fucked up trying to open a jar of pickles, let alone spend the day typing a letter to your family with your tongue till it was so sore you couldn't eat.

Ah, the priveleged illuminati! Let's queue up another outsourcing story so we can mock the handicapped and act like bigots in the same day.

Re:That's nice. (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196146)

...this, coming from a guy who references fark.com in his header?

Re:That's nice. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196257)

Photoshop this crippled guy taking a nap on his kitchen floor, holding a jar of pickles.

Nope, there's NOTHING funny about that. No sir. heh heh he heheh heh he HAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Still, I'd hit it.

Re:That's nice. (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196161)

wow, how did you type that so quick ?

Re:That's nice. (5, Funny)

brotherscrim (617899) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196194)

We must have forgotten that the physically handicapped are incapable of having any sense of humor. On behalf of the physically-able, I apologize for our lack of sensitivity to our go-tard bretheren.

Oops.

Re:That's nice. (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196420)

We must have forgotten that the physically handicapped are incapable of having any sense of humor. On behalf of the physically-able, I apologize for our lack of sensitivity to our go-tard bretheren.

There are limits to my comedy. There are things that I'll never laugh at. The handicapped. Because there's nothing funny about them. Or any deformity. It's like when you see someone look at a little handicapped and go 'ooh, look at him, he's not able-bodied. I am, I'm prejudiced.' Yeah, well, at least the little handicapped fella is able-minded. Unless he's not, it's difficult to tell with the wheelchair ones.

Parent=flamebait? (1)

Penguinisto (415985) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196206)

Actually, I hadn't mentioned "lesbians" specifically, nor had the child poster. Where did you get that from? And where on earth were the handicapped specifically mocked? I'm rather curious now...

/P

Re:Tongue operated... (3, Funny)

cayenne8 (626475) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196235)

I dunno. I once had a girlfriend that was 'tongue operated'.

Come to think of it...most ALL of them have been...

:-)

Re:That's nice. (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196295)



> probably never had to spend four hours lying on your kitchen floor trying to get back into wheelchair because you fucked up trying to open a jar of pickles,

First I was going to point out what a reactionary jackass you are and how the average person in a wheelchair probably read your post and thought "Wow, what's up *his* ass?" Then I read that sentence I quoted up there, called the wheelchair-bound dude in my office over, and we both laughed at it until we were crying. It's the "pickles" thing that makes it so funny, I think.

Oh, btw, Mike (the guy in the chair)said "I hear that shit all the time from people who think I need to be saved from 'normal' people. Hell, I'm in a wheelchair but that tool has no sense of humor. Between the two of us, I win."

Think about that.

Re:Wait'll the porn industry gets hold of this! (1)

just-a-stone (766843) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196339)

[i]"can i get one more of your sweets? i need 'em for this special move in street fighter"[/i] greets from the inventor of the "doom 2 walkthrough chewing gum" ;)

Serious thinking to do now... (5, Funny)

grub (11606) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196004)


A tongue controller. Hmm... does anyone know if Virtual Valerie 2 [gamefaqs.com] has been ported to the Gameboy Advance SP? I may yet buy one of these, assuming my medical plan covers lockjaw.

obligatory canine reference (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196359)

why do dogs lick themselves?

because they don't have advanced gameboys.

Let me be the first to say... (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196009)

ewww.

Hey! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196015)

Mind if I have a quick play on your Gameboy after you? Yeuch! On 2nd thoughts, i'll give it a miss.

damn it (5, Funny)

millahtime (710421) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196017)

Damn it!!! Lesbians will have a leg up on these games to start.

Re:damn it (4, Funny)

sohojim (676510) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196202)

"lesbians will have a leg up from the start"

I'm sure your girlfriend will be thrilled to hear your view that lesbians are the only lovers who need to use their tongues.

And yes, I know where I am. :)

Re:damn it (2, Funny)

TwistedSquare (650445) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196310)

And yes, I know where I am. :)

You may know where you are, but surely you must be new here ;-) (PS Your post was right)

Re:damn it (1)

nycsubway (79012) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196328)

Damn it!!! Lesbians will have a leg up on these games to start.

So will men who know what they're doing.

Tongue-controlled? (2, Informative)

brxndxn (461473) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196018)

Isn't that a little outdated? I thought our scientists were working on controls built around electrodes attached to the brain.

I really can't think of any games (other than RPGs) that don't require multiple buttons pressed simultaneously.

Re:Tongue-controlled? (1)

Mz6 (741941) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196069)

Yeah.. but with games like "Alien Knockout" who needs those childish games that require multiple buttons being pressed simultaneously?

The only one I can think of that's also fun... (2, Insightful)

Nursie (632944) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196070)

Is tetris for the original GB. Hours and hours and hours of addictive fun, and fairly discrete (as in seperate) button presses.

That would work

Re:The only one I can think of that's also fun... (1)

cayenne8 (626475) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196261)

And...they could get the soundtrack all re-done by the band "DeathTongue"

I hear they have one bad ass tuba player....

:-)

Coming to adult stores near you (5, Funny)

SharpFang (651121) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196024)

New Gameboy Adult-themed GB games! The Frenchman! The Cunning Lingus!

Opinion from customers: My ex-boyfriend bought the new gameboy. Now we are together again! Thank you Nintendo!

Re:Coming to adult stores near you (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196087)

You might be a cunning linguist, but I'm a master debater.

Re:Coming to adult stores near you (2, Funny)

grub (11606) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196158)


but I'm a master debater.

This is slashdot, you're preaching to the choir.

Argh! (3, Funny)

Slicebo (221580) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196027)

Too many jokes in head!

Must make funny before brains run out of ears!

Gene Simmons... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196032)

... would be good at this. [ulrp3.com]

No jokes please (2, Funny)

Stevyn (691306) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196035)

Let's not make any handicapped jokes please. Alright, porn industry jokes are fine.

Let the cripples alone (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196145)

I agree. Making fun of gimpers and crips is not at all cool.

Will this spawn Pr0n Videogames? (-1, Redundant)

Jotaigna (749859) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196042)

sure its great for people with disabilities, but obviously there's too much potential on the human mind and it tends to apply on such things.

I'm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196044)

tongue tied !

Second best exercise for our tongue.

Hang on, I'm new round here...

Great news for geeks (3, Funny)

Radon Knight (684275) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196045)

Couple years of practice with these machines and they'll become super-popular with the women!

Or, wait... would that mean that they're no longer geeks?

Re:Great news for geeks (5, Funny)

millahtime (710421) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196102)

Couple years of practice with these machines and they'll become super-popular with the women!

Or, wait... would that mean that they're no longer geeks?


No, you'll be really popular with the ladies but they won't tell any of their friends about you. You can have them and their friends and none will be the wiser. muahahahaha

Re:Great news for geeks (1)

zalas (682627) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196108)

They'll still be geeks, because they acquired the expertise through playing Gameboy, and not through actual experience :)

Re:Great news for geeks (1)

MarkGriz (520778) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196383)

Really? I didn't realize they developed a shower add-on as well.

haha.. (1)

messiuh (206505) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196046)

Now German Schoolgirl Annika Irmler can really put her tongue to good use.

http://www.ajokes.com/jokes/909.html

Finally! (5, Funny)

Vatara (713163) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196048)

Finally a video game your girlfriend will encourage you to play...

Re:Finally! (1)

Mz6 (741941) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196126)

You're preaching to the Slashdot crowd here... girlfriend is a foreign term... Start talking about Playstations and computers instead.. You know, things we can understand!

Re:Finally! (1)

Tekmage (17375) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196141)

Note to self: make appointment with sex therapist to write off purchase as a medical expense.

I'd like... (-1)

ClickWir (166927) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196051)

I'd sure like to meet a girl that could best my high score in.... anything.

My great uncle had quadriplegia... (5, Interesting)

ImTwoSlick (723185) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196060)

And he used to kick my butt in Atari 2600 video games. He had very limited use of his hands, and could only hold the controller, while moving the joystick with his chin.

It's nice to see some gaming devices being made to help people with limited movement abilities.

Re:My great uncle had quadriplegia... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196165)

It's nice to see some gaming devices being made to help people with limited movement abilities.
See, there's help for the Slashdot crowd after all...

Re:My great uncle had quadriplegia... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196245)

No offense to your great uncle, but you must really suck at video games if a quadriplegic kicked your ass with his chin.

Re:My great uncle had quadriplegia... (3, Insightful)

nycsubway (79012) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196358)

I'd like to see more eye-tracking software available to people for use with games. For quadralegics or for people with limited mobility of their extremities, eye-tracking would be pretty useful. I did some work with eye-tracking [gbook.org] in college.

Finally... (1)

EvilJohn (17821) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196062)

...a practical use for tongue piercings.

Re:Finally... (1)

Enigma_Man (756516) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196162)

I have a tongue piercing, and my girlfriend will assure you... it's practical :D

-Jesse

That'll take.... (1)

Colourspace (563895) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196066)

A lot of licking to beat...!

Re:That'll take.... (1)

3th3rn3t (245106) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196239)

so uhm, maybe they can make it give you an electrick shock when you get struck by an enemy, or when you die, or when you make the alien in that weird sex game you are playing cum O_o

Call it "Tungsten" (2, Funny)

AtariAmarok (451306) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196076)

They can call it "Tungsten". Oh wait.... [walmart.com]

Ahh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196079)

So that's why special steve drooled so much.

Tetris addicting? Try it with strawberry. (5, Funny)

xmuskrat (613243) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196095)

New FlavorSleeves makes games even more addictive. Punish your child with a 30 day spinach patch.

What's next, GameBoy DVDA? (2, Funny)

Tackhead (54550) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196097)

Whoa. We all knew Nintendo had been trying to break out of the "cute" market for a while, but isn't this overkill?

What's next? The GameBoy DS being given two tongue-controlled inputs so you and your date can get in a few practice rounds of "See Luigi the Cunning Linguist rescues the Perky Princess of Pr0n" before the main event? Will E3 2005 bring on the GameBoy DVDA?

I'll pass on the Zelda erotic fan fiction, sorry people, I don't do elves. But chicks in spacesuits, well, now you're talkin' my language. Bring on the Metroid Pr0ne!

Think tank says ... don't buy it! (5, Funny)

IGnatius T Foobar (4328) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196098)

Don't buy this product. The Alexis de Tongueville Institute has released an independent, objective, un-biased, and totally honest study which concludes that you should only buy Xbox video game hardware, and that video game products from Sony and Nintendo are directly responsible for terrorism and the collapse of the global economy.

Re:Think tank says ... don't buy it! (2, Funny)

Midnight Thunder (17205) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196399)

Don't buy this product. The Alexis de Tongueville Institute has released an independent, objective, un-biased, and totally honest study which concludes that you should only buy Xbox video game hardware, and that video game products from Sony and Nintendo are directly responsible for terrorism and the collapse of the global economy.

Don't forget that they weren't orginal ideas, so we shouldn't even be giving them any points for that either.

No Super Mario 3 then... (1)

CharAznable (702598) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196103)

>Games which do not require multiple simultaneous >button presses can be played
Well, that rules out quite a lot of them, doesn't it?
Sorry I wasn't "cunning" enough to think of a joke..

Oh great... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196112)

the gameboy has finally been dumbed down enough for windowlickers to play it.

I hate these quadriplegics (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196114)

All that spawn licking is sure to ruin online gaming.

My girlfriend is tongue controlled (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196119)

I can make her bark like a collie when I use my tongue on her.

Oh wait... that *is* a collie. Never mind.

Already got one... (1)

FerretFrottage (714136) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196123)

It's called "my wife"

couldn't resist...

On the serious side it is nice to see something like this addressed for those are handicapped/challenged.

Cool... (4, Funny)

toupsie (88295) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196124)

Now my wife will let me buy one!!!

New form-factor (1)

AtariAmarok (451306) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196133)

Here's an advanced peak [bekee.com] at the new form-factor for the Tongue-boy.

Re:New form-factor (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196253)

Was the use of the wrong homonym just a mistake or a bad attempt at a pr0n joke?

it's worse (1)

AtariAmarok (451306) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196259)

it is an outright spelling mistake.

Charmed Labs Xport (5, Interesting)

morcheeba (260908) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196134)

From the picture, it looks like they are using Charmed Lab's Xport [charmedlabs.com] development kit. Glad to see it being put to good use. Although you could use this product to pirate games [slashdot.org] hopefully Nintendo won't sue again. I just wish courts could clearly see the benefits of home-brew development tools.

Gives a whole new meaning (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196136)

to the phrase "tongue tied"!

Ftupid gameboy! (5, Funny)

farnerup (608326) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196143)

Now I hag calpal tunnel thyndrome in my tongue!

Re:Ftupid gameboy! (3, Funny)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196203)

Now I hag calpal tunnel thyndrome in my tongue!

Wouldn't that be "calpal tungle thyndrome"?

The Ad.. (It's offtopic...) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196147)

Anyone notice how the nude guy in the side-bar ad looks abit like Darl with his hair dyed??

He's finally lost his shirt !!!

Sorry couldn't resist. Just made me laugh.

(Theres IS an ad with nude-guy sitting behind a desk). Hopefully I'm not seeing things...

Problemths (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196152)

I twide it, and the thucker didnth worketh. Whudda peith of thit. -- Daffy Duck

Well... (1)

sw155kn1f3 (600118) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196164)

My girlfriend will beat me in any game for sure with such "controller".
No single man gonna beat eye-tongue coordination of a blonde.

A new generation (1)

Eudial (590661) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196169)

And so a whole new generation of perverted games were written.

Tongue split... (1)

d4rkmoon (749223) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196174)

I wonder if those guys that have their tongue split in the middle, if they can maneuver at least two buttons at a time. And man.. you'd have to disinfect that controller all the time. The only think I could see this in actual realistic uses (besides gaming) is if you put a cam hooked into the GBA (which Nyko has just released at E3). Modify that some and you'll have an electronic rear-view! I can think of some good uses for this. Nice to see some people doing things for the handicap.

So now you can lick your opponent? (2, Funny)

MrIrwin (761231) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196182)

EOM

Some of the proposed game titles. (4, Funny)

AtariAmarok (451306) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196188)

Jar Jar Apple Heist

Gene Simmons' "Groupie Invaders" KISS-tie-in game.

Mick Jagger "Start Me Up"

Dr Tongue's 3-D House of Games

Yet another computer adaptation of "Candyland".

Re:Some of the proposed game titles. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196325)

Lara Croft: Muff Diver

I'd love to see the manufacturing line... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196212)

...where they do the QC on the completed controllers. Must be funny to see a row of factory workers wearing dental dams giving the controllers some good testing licks.

One word.... (0, Offtopic)

wolfman1 (81263) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196242)

TIMMY!

Prior Art (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196275)

Doesn't Apple have an exclusive patent on getting all kissyface with your computer?

Nice! (0, Redundant)

Sophrosyne (630428) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196279)

Your girlfriend.... [or perhaps boyfriend] will LOVE you for getting one

Tastes like Link (5, Funny)

Altima(BoB) (602987) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196294)

Who knows, maybe some games will be programmed to taste differently, like if you're playing Final Fantasy Tactics advance and one of your characters gets healed, a small dose of liquid or chemicals is released so it tastes like strawberries or chocolate. If one of your characters dies, citric acid would be sprayed in your eyes.

Like most are thinking, it's win-win. (Hey at least it wasn't a sex joke...)

Tastes like Ink (1)

AtariAmarok (451306) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196324)

" citric acid would be sprayed in your eyes"

This would include the eye-enabled version of Pacman. Blinky makes you blink, Inky squirts ink in your eye, and the worst of them, Pinky, gives you a bad case of pink-eye.

no simultaneous button pressing? (1)

sTalking_Goat (670565) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196306)

How many gaves does that leave really? Tetris you can play but all games where you would say, have use the directional pad and press a button to perform and action are out. That eliminates a lot of games.

My girlfriend... (1)

jgarland79 (665188) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196316)

is tongue controlled.

typical gamers' dialog (1)

mirko (198274) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196332)

-Cool, what's that game ?
-Ngheuuuuh ngahhh ngnu !

Irony (1)

Zaknafein500 (303608) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196345)

Does anyone else find it strange that the website for New Abilities [newabilities.com] (the company who makes the keyboard) is entirely flash? Flash is the single most unadaptable technology on the planet.

Does it come in different flavors? (1)

cjmnews (672731) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196350)

  • Green GBA SP = Lime
  • Red GBA SP = Cherry
  • Black GBA SP = Licorice
  • Blue GBA SP = Blueberry
  • Pink GBA SP = Strawberry
  • Platnium GBA SP = ?????

Re:Does it come in different flavors? (1)

Midnight Thunder (17205) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196418)

# Green GBA SP = Lime
# Red GBA SP = Cherry
# Black GBA SP = Licorice
# Blue GBA SP = Blueberry
# Pink GBA SP = Strawberry
# Platnium GBA SP = ?????


I think the platinum will just stick to your tongue when its cold - you wouldn't notice any flavour.

Parental Advisory (1)

carvalhao (774969) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196352)

This product may cause your siblings a severe case of tonguinitis

"He can play using his tongue. Amazing" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196353)

Heh. Reminded my of this strip [megatokyo.com] . ;-)

...and so he says... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196354)

I rang the doorbell, didn't I?

Jimmy? (1)

AtariAmarok (451306) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196377)

"Jimmy? You have really BAD mushroom-breath today. Have you been playing Super Mario again?

OS name (2, Funny)

Tom7 (102298) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196390)

The operating system should be called... CunnilingOS.

Man what a bummer (5, Funny)

RoderickMcDougall (661783) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196395)

After 70 comments Roderick approached the comments page with excitement, for he had immediately come up with a witty, +5 FUNNY comment for the Gameboy Advance tongue controller story. Oh it was brilliant, so obvious and so incredibly witty

He paused a moment, silently making a prayer that nobody had thought of the "pR0n" implications for such a device, cackling with the sheer thought of the accolades raining down upon him he assured himself that he would be first to that punch.

Scrolling down the filthy cackle was replaced by a dismayed groan. 70 Demoralising comments regarding cunnalingus later he sighed and resigned himself to tell the harrowing story of how he was not as "original" as he had thought.

In the immortal words of Heath Ledger "Such is life"

But seriously... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9196397)

Just take 30 seconds and move your tongue
from side to side - fatigue sets in pretty darn quick :)

A shooter like RType would be unplayable.

On the upside I suppose with practice you'd
build up tongue strength and eventually be able to bench presss a fridge with it.

White Priveleged Males [w/o spinal injury] R Us?? (1)

m0nk3ym1nd (548825) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196405)

Apparently ./'ers always have a penis and four functioning limbs.

God bless these people... (2, Insightful)

Orasis (23315) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196411)

With all of the greed in high-tech, its great to see some people actually making lives a bit better.

Little Stephen Hawking (1)

ospirata (565063) | more than 10 years ago | (#9196416)

What would be physics today if little Stephen Hawking had one of there?

Thank God we already have some wisdom about black holes, supernova and worm holes.

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