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The Mobile Gaming Mavens on a Starck choice

Elegant design down the crapper

The Mobile Gaming Mavens on a Starck choice

The Mobile Mavens is our panel of experts drawn from all sectors of the mobile gaming industry.

This week we asked the Mavens: What piece of hardware do you wish Philippe Starck has been designing for Apple?

Of course, it's a purely hypothetical question as it was quickly revealed that he wasn't working on anything.


[people id="11" name="Brian Baglow"]

Perhaps it will be an app featuring his famous lemon squeezer.[/people]

Dave Castelnuovo Owner Bolt Creative

The iLoo or iBrown - for cleaning that Brown Eye. It would just be a glass obelisk devoid of any controls. The hatch would open itself automatically when presented with a posterior. It would be able to recognise the user through digital anus scanning and be able to play your personal playlists straight from iTunes.

The iLoo will be a magical delight and is equipped with an array of health diagnostics, it can measure your stool and do a visual scan for hemorrhoids.

In fact, it's equipped with AirPlay so that if a health concern arises, it will broadcast a live feed of your back side to your iPad along with highlighting any areas of concern. It will also be equipped with Siri and iCloud so you can immediately post an appointment for the proctologist that will be immediately synced across all your devices and the video of your last 10 bowel movements will be automatically forwarded to your physician.

Game Center integration for the iLoo. Possible achievements include; Longest Spanner; Most Water Displacement; Bullet Hell (largest number of individual particles).

John Ozimek Co-founder Big Games Machine

John is co-founder of PR and marketing company Big Ideas Machine. Also an all-round nice guy...

Maybe it could be a twist on some of the fitness and lifestyle accessories like Nike's FuelBand: a wristband that uses biometric feedback like skin temperature, electrical resistance, skin moisture, and heart rate to understand how you are reacting to a game and then feed that back to create a more immersive gaming experience on the fly.

Or you could add some motion sensors to a Bluetooth earpiece to create a basic head tracking device that would know your basic orientation in relation to your iPad or TV screen.

And, with perfect timing...

Adam Telfer Consultant MobileFreeToPlay

Adam has been in the mobile game industry since 2007, creating games independently. He's since grown into a full 50+ person studio manager.

Recently he's taken a position at Wooga in Berlin to sharpen his design skills and work with the world's best to create amazing, well-crafted products onto the mobile marketplace.

I'm assuming everyone has also read the news that Tim Cook has met with Valve. Dare I say this will be a gaming device?

But as Valve revealed later, Ozimek was perhaps more correct that he thought.

A backroom operator, Dan works behind the scenes to source and proof content for; if you notice Dan's work, then something has
gone wrong. Dan's background is in writing about politics, tech and the games industry, and he's addicted to social networking and board
games. His favourite mobile games are Carcassone, Neuroshima Hex and Catan
(though he laments its lack of online multiplayer).


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