Never mind arcade shoot ’em ups, or the Wii’s nunchucks, the video games industry has just received a whole new form of “joystick” in the urinal-based games console.
Captive Media has developed technology that allows men to shoot and fire at targets in the urinal, using the most natural resource to hand: their pee.
The company has granted patent rights to allow screens to be fitted in public urinals, which turn into games consoles when approached. The console is able to detect where the urine is falling through the use of an infra-red device. The “player” moves and hits targets via the direction of their stream.
Current games on offer include a skiing challenge and a multiple choice pub quiz. You might say, that’s quite literally some p*ssing contest.