A few days ago, VCTB reported on a device called the Painstation – an arcade game that inflicts pain on its players.
A snippet from the interview for you:
Can you explain what the PainStation is, and what it does?
It’s a two player table console that dishes out real pain to bad player’s. People have to place one hand on a so called “PainExecutionUnit” and play an enhanced version of the game “Pong”.
If one player misses the ball he gets a dose of punishment in the form of electricity, heat or a small rotating whip. The first player to pull back his hand looses.
I can think of so many over-competitive people I’d love to watch go head to head on this thing! I wonder if they’ll bring it over here on tour…I’ll bet they’d make a fortune on the festival circuit.
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