“The Gene Machine” At Dave And Busters

Mr. Apple and I visited a Dave and Busters together a few years ago. Dave and Busters is the adult version of Chuck ‘e Cheese – they house a full restaurant and bar, poker tables, pool tables, and all of the latest arcade type games. We were in the arcade area playing the games and we came across a funny little photo booth, “The Gene Machine.” Instead of just taking your photo, this photo booth morphs your digital image (any character trait – eye shape, nose size, eyebrow arch, etc.) with your significant other’s image to create your imaginary progeny.

So we both went into the booth and had our photo’s taken, half thinking that our kids would be Kodak commercial worthy. Oh boy, were we surprised at the results. We couldn’t stop laughing at the print outs – a little mortified to say the least. The girl was a good mix of Mr Apple and I, the boy was kind of cute I guess in a William Hung/American Idol sort of way. whateva02

My sister took these with her now husband while they were dating, and the boy photo resembles my little nephew to the T. I know we have the photo somewhere in our house. I’ll have to keep digging to post up our little “William.” In the meantime here are some samples I found by googling.





Has anyone taken photos on “The Gene Machine” or wondered what you and your SO’s children would look like?


Mrs. Apple

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    Shanny, Guest @ 10:11 pm

    my FI just did it!! I thought our son looked *kind of* cute..haha, but when I showed my mom she was like “EWWWWW! What is THAT!?!?” haaha..

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    Cher, Guest @ 7:23 pm

    I did it years ago before my first child and the creepy thing is that it looked exactly like his father did as a baby.

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    Shayna, Guest @ 1:13 pm

    I’ve done this machine before with my boyfriend. Actually his younger sister was the one who originally found the machine and our children came out absolutely hideous to say the least. But i find it funny that the first little boy in the picture above is the same child that my boyfriends sister was given. And the same picture of that child two years later was posted on the side of the machine with two different parents. I think the pictures are taken from a pool of children that were previously created by the machine.

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    Paper Camera for your HTC EVO 4G available free from GetJar.com, Guest @ 5:46 pm

    […] paper (parchment), pastel, and more. Basically anything an arcade print counter has (other than a Gene Machine), Paper Camera is means to furnish genuine time on shade during about 5 frames per second. It is […]

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    tenfoe 0 posts, Wannabee @ 8:16 pm

    My wife & I which was my gf at the time took 3 pics at DB in Dallas, Tx. 2 boys & 1 girl. 12 yrs later we have 2 girls & a boy. However, all 3 pics look like our children. Even the 2nd little boy has the features of my daughter. The other 2 were on the money. We were very impressed & still talk about it till this day. I’m glad I found these comments about the one and only Gene Machine. I must admit, it was weird knowing what our children would possibly look like and seeing confirmation w/the pics as they grow up. We only have 1 pic left for our 1st born as the other 2 were damaged,

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