What is better than taking a massive drunken pee when you’re out at the bar or at the ballgame? Why, directing a slalom skier with your stream, of course!
Don’t laugh (well, alright of course you can laugh, this is glorious), because soon the greatest thing to hit the United Kingdom since fish ‘n chips is headed across the pond and into the stadium of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs of the Triple-A International League.
Seriously, combining video games and urinating has been a dream of so many people for so long (we like to think). We couldn’t be happier to be seeing the game day experience of folks enjoying IronPigs games (and no, we’re not going to get into that questionable naming choice) improving by leaps and bounds.
Behold, gentlemen, the first urinal gaming system in an American sports venue:
When a user approaches the urinal, the video console flips into gaming mode, using patented technology that detects both his presence and stream. Algorithms then allow the user to engage with the screen by aiming in different directions to test their agility and knowledge. The games are 100% intuitive and custom-built to provide a unique user interface along with an easy and seamless experience.
Upon completion (an average of over 55 seconds according to published research), users will receive their score and a code to enter. They can then view their position on the leader board or check the website to see how they stack up with the rest of that night’s competition! High scores will be displayed in real-time across various videoboard displays within Coca-Cola Park.
“Gaming mode”? “Algorithms”? “Detects both his presence and stream”?
This sounds like a dream come true for an MIT grad, a local drunk, and just about every male in between. Count us in.
It’s glorious, absolutely glorious.
Now, men everywhere are going to have to learn to control their you-know-whats well enough to play a urinal version of Halo — that’s when we’ll know for sure that we have advanced a stage in our evolutionary process.
h/t: CBS Sports