Failure is NOT an option...
Two French hackers connected a shock collar to a Sega Genesis, sending signals to the gamepads any time the player takes damage...
French hackers "Dyak" and "Furrtek", connected two Sega Genesis gamepads to shock collars like those used to discourage dogs from barking.
Along with some coding work, this allows games like Sonic or Battletoads to deliver a signal to the gamepads whenever the player took damage, sending an unpleasant shock through the collar.
The MOD is called "GeneZap", and its motto is "No pity for bad players."
Find more details about the mod HERE.The system isn't too different from Painstation, a long-running Pong-based arcade game that punishes players for losing with whips, heat, and mild electrocution. Unlike Painstation, though, Genezap has no two-player requirement, making it less about camaraderie and more an additional punishment for failing at games that are already pretty hard. If Painstation is about exploring mutual discomfort with the game as an intermediary, Genezap could be seen as an extra difficulty level to brag about beating.
Also, watch the video below!
NEWS SOURCE #1: This Sega Genesis mod shocks you every time you die (via) Kotaku
NEWS SOURCE #2: GeneZap Sega Genesis shock collar (via) TheVerge
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