The Tekken Torture Tournament
May 14, 2001 2:00 PM   Subscribe

The Tekken Torture Tournament wires competitors into a "modified Tekken III Playstation console which converts virtual damage into a bracing, but non-lethal electric shock." (If you live in the Los Angeles area and have a high tolerance for pain, there's still time to register.)
posted by waxpancake (11 comments total)

time for all those kids who think they're so tough because they're good at a game can now put their money where their mouth is.
posted by jcterminal at 2:15 PM on May 14, 2001

Looking at that website for 60 seconds was torture enough.
posted by xiffix at 2:16 PM on May 14, 2001

Electric shock? I'm assuming, given the California power crunch, they're using a legion of interns in house slippers shuffling their feet on shag carpeting to generate this?
posted by bradlands at 2:21 PM on May 14, 2001

Of course the website's painful. It separates the men from the boys! If you can't handle some looping animated GIFs, are you really ready for the PSG-MAX?
posted by waxpancake at 2:33 PM on May 14, 2001

I'm holding out for their version of Virtual Valerie...
posted by machaus at 2:38 PM on May 14, 2001

How long until some politician comes along and tries to ban this?
posted by aaron at 2:53 PM on May 14, 2001

A *real* visionary politician would be saying "I think this system should be mandatory on all new video game equipment sold in the US. Teach those kids that violence hurts!" (Plus, it would make Sony's 'Dual Shock' controller truer to its name.)
posted by darukaru at 2:59 PM on May 14, 2001

Never Say Never Again's world domination game anyone?
posted by john at 3:55 PM on May 14, 2001

I'm glad they specify that it's a non-lethal shock; for a moment I thought the game area would be filled with people reduced to ash.
posted by dogwelder at 8:24 PM on May 14, 2001

So am I the only one who read the rest of the site they linked to for the PSG-MAX unit?
posted by CrayDrygu at 2:48 PM on May 15, 2001

Electric catheters?! Ye gods!
posted by sonofsamiam at 3:46 PM on May 15, 2001

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