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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: April 1, 2011 @ 10:00 am

    And another…

    Ciara O'Brien

    You know how it is. You’re standing at the microwave, defrosting som food, nuking a ready meal or whatever, and what’s missing? That’s right, gaming.

    So over to PopCap, which this morning (and there’s the clue) sent out an email heralding the Christmas launch of its PlayWave microwave, which will allow you to play games (Bejewelled etc) while you cook.

    How? A fully functional touchscreen built into the microwave door and a wireless internet connection. So you get “full power” and “defrost” settings alongside the “playtime” setting, which will allegedly cook the food according to your game performance.

    Sadly, the bathroom version – the Play-n-Poop – won’t even get a prototype until 2012. Probably announced on April 1st too.