The WoW Pod is an immersive architectural solution for the advanced World of Warcraft player that provides and anticipates all life needs. For gamers like you, it is simply WoW heaven. Everything you need from food to toilet is here. You no longer need to leave your seat to meet your real-life needs.
When hungry, the gamer selects a food item such as "Crunchy Spider Surprise" and a seasoning pack. By scanning in the food items, the video game physically adjusts a hot plate to cook the item for the correct amount of time. The virtual character then jubilantly announces the status of the meal to both the gamer and the other individuals playing online.
The exterior of the WoW Pod mimics the look of online game architectural structures whose swaths of flat, pixellated surfaces digitally recreate the built environment of an imagined past. But upon crossing the threshold and entering into the WoW Pod’s interior, the player finds the digitized look actually becomes the real life experience that World of Warcraft simulates.
Created by Cati Vaucelle and Shada/Jahn, its main purpose is to "question the inducement of pleasure, fantasy fulfillment and the mediation of intimacy in a socially-networked gaming paradigm such as World of Warcraft". Though it's not a commercially available product, you can visit it at MIT Museum from March - September 2009.