A videogame that truly takes the p*ss
Is that really what they meant by Wii?
Combine videogames, beer and a urinal, and what do you get? Well, aside from a vile smell, you get Place to Pee – an interactive gaming unit ‘operated’ by the flow of a certain warm, yellow liquid.
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No we’re not taking the p*ss, Place to Pee has been developed by Werner Dupont, a software developer, and Bart Geraets, an electrical engineer, both from Belgium, and is reportedly taking the country by storm.
Bursting gamers step into the booths, which have small screens positioned in front of each gamer. Each… ahem… 'player' then lets rip and tries to aim squarely onto pressure-sensitive pads, Reuters reports.
Place to Pee: micturate to recreate
Several games are available, including Pee to Ski and Space Invaders. Gamers simply point the flow at either the left or right-hand pad to control the on-screen action. Politically minded mictirationalists can even vote between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton by passing water on the appropriate pad.
The Belgians previously installed a Place to Pee unit at GamePower Expo in Belgium last year, but p*ssed-off Belgian police banned it on the grounds of indecency.
That won’t be enough to stop the pair’s gaming unit from flowing elsewhere though, because Place to Pee now has an official website and can be rented out too.
Could they design in wifi and put a display in the pub, so that the high scores are updated after every visit....could be the new national sport
"BTW is there a version for the girls? There's discrimination laws you know."
With practice, women can pee standing up just as well as men. The only discrimination is that they haven't tried.
if you're winning and you run out of 'juice' first!
Considering the Belgians are the proud owners of the famed Manneken Pis statues (there are actually several, not only the one in Brussels http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manneken_Pis), their obsession with this activity should be no surprise.
Oh and Belgium is not the only country where women avoid the queues in their own toilets by heading to the men's. I have seen this behaviour frequently in clubs and bars in Sweden.
"We had games like this at our students union about 5 years ago, they lasted about 2 weeks before they were all broken."
That's because they were surrounded by students, which is enough to give anything the will to die. Besides, with the urine-alcohol content found in most students, it'd be like dousing the thing in meths.