WATCH: Finally, Video Games You Play by Peeing

What inspired prince-of-lavatories genius came up with this: video games you play by peeing.

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What inspired prince-of-lavatories genius came up with this: video games you play by peeing.

No, not in the middle of your living room with a motion-detection sensor, off your hotel balcony, or while drunkenly saluting the wildlife in that little stand of trees behind the local watering hole, but into special — you might even say boutique — urinals installed by a Pennsylvania minor league baseball team.

That’s right, a baseball team. No, I have no idea why baseball, either, but Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley IronPigs plan to introduce something called a “Urinal Gaming System” to their men’s bathrooms, where, as Microsoft might say, “you are the controller” — or more specifically, your pee stream is.

You can see how it works in the safe-for-work video above (well, safe unless you find computer-simulated pee offensive). Imagine playing a snowboarding game where you control how fast you go by, umm, how intensely you pee, then whether to turn left or right by…well, you can probably figure this out for yourself. The average game apparently takes just under a minute, after which you get a code that’ll let you enter your name on a leaderboard.

Okay, so the idea’s been around for awhile now: TIME Tech editor Doug Aamoth noticed this “guitar pee” urinal last May (and yes, it really does top everything times infinity). But the Pennsylvania implementation, which uses U.K. company Captive Media’s technology, will make it the first American sports-related venue to host the games, reports U.S. News.

3 comments
luigicappel
luigicappel

Peeing competitions are back and girls are going to feel left out, but that's another story. I had a friend years ago who put a ping pong ball in the bowl which had an immediate impact on guys aim. This could have all sorts of benefits with people wanting to drink more so they can go for a high score. Could be a huge investment for bars:)

AlessandroMachi
AlessandroMachi

The most disturbing part of this non-story was the use of the word "finally" in the headline, or should I say "streamline".