"Put your hand in the box."
March 22, 2002 12:14 PM   Subscribe

"Put your hand in the box." A fun loving duo from Germany has created a version of the classic arcade game Pong that lets you punish your opponent's hand with sensations such as heat, punches and electroshocks of varying duration delivered through a "Pain Execution Unit". Remember: Fear is the mind-killer. (from Wired)
posted by Stuart_R (12 comments total)
A game of world domination?
posted by cx at 12:28 PM on March 22, 2002

Look into the place where Pong dare not go, and you will find me there.
posted by Kafkaesque at 12:44 PM on March 22, 2002

lol, what cx said.
posted by pekar wood at 12:50 PM on March 22, 2002

I put my hand in the box, and it played Toto at me.
posted by dong_resin at 1:00 PM on March 22, 2002

And sting was all let me dress up and be a spokesperson and the designers were all no go away you loser
posted by Settle at 1:34 PM on March 22, 2002

"Stilgar, do we have Pong Sign?"

"We have Pong Sign the likes of which even God has never seen!"

I'll stop now.
posted by Kafkaesque at 1:55 PM on March 22, 2002

I Am the Quizman Hatrack!
posted by Perigee at 1:58 PM on March 22, 2002

This must be an 'in' joke thread.
posted by HTuttle at 2:17 PM on March 22, 2002

HTuttle: the concept is reminiscent of the gom jabbar from Dune.
posted by BT at 2:32 PM on March 22, 2002

The first game video is hilarious! Wiring up a stun gun will be the next counterstrike/mame killer mod - I'd love to see the first lan party.
posted by roboto at 2:55 PM on March 22, 2002

From the movie version of Dune, the Gom Jabbar was the thimble of death, while the cranky old lady says the box was "pain by nerve induction".

This invention is the more tradition pain by hurting your hand variety!
posted by Stuart_R at 4:31 PM on March 22, 2002

Actually, I think cx had it right. This sounds less like the gom jabbar and more like the potentially lethal game that Bond James Bond played with Klaus Maria Brandenauer's (boy, that spelling looks wrong) character in one of those movies, maybe "Never Say Never Again."

Even so, I love the "Dune" references. "Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear; I will let it pass through me *mumble something mumble* ... Only I will remain."
posted by diddlegnome at 8:44 PM on March 22, 2002

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