Because video games aren’t violent enough some geniuses have begun a Kickstarter project for the Blood Sport video game controller. A controller that actually draws your blood whenever something bad happens to you in whatever video game you’re playing.
So how does this ingenious device work I hear you asking?
It’s stupidly simple. Remember the rumble pack? Well, nowadays most video game controllers rumble when you get shot in the game. That rumbling means that an electrical signal is being sent to the controller to let you know you’ve been hit. All we’re doing is re-routing that same electrical signal and using it to turn on the blood collection system.
Okay, but, uh, why?
Our goal is to develop a refined multi-player unit that can be taken across the country for blood donation gaming events. We are not a charity and we are not a game manufacturer. We are simply creating the gaming hardware that will allow us to get gamers thinking about more important issues while still doing what they love. From there, we’ll partner with the appropriate organizations in both the gaming and medical communities to bring it all to life.
“Blood donation gaming events.” Now they’re just fucking with us, right? That can’t even be close to feasible.
So far they’ve only managed to raise $3,390 of their $250,000 goal and oh look, the campaign has been suspended and they don’t know why. Anyone care to hazard a guess?