WATCH: Gaming controller draws real blood out of players during shooter games
Gaming could soon be a matter of life and death.
Two Canadian individuals have created a bizarre gaming accessory that sucks the blood out of players through an intravenous needle, every time they get a hit in a game.
The invention, called "Blood Sport", uses the "rumble pack" technology - an electric signal that sends vibrations to your controller when a player is shot - to simply re-configure its wires and make it a blood draining device.
"With Blood Sport, we’re taking the consequences of the gaming world and having them affect you in real life. So every time you get hit in the game, blood will be intravenously drawn from your arm!" promised the two Canadian advertising executives.
The company hopes to coincide the launch of their project with the highly anticipated shooter game Battlefield Hardline in March next year.
For a good cause
Despite it sounding like a device of death, the creators said they had intended to raise awareness on blood donation through public death matches.
The owners were also looking to partnering medical communities.
They had hoped to raise US$250,000 (S$325,000) for the device via crowdfunding site Kickstarter but as of yesterday (Nov 25), the site had suspended funding for the project.
Source: Kickstarter, Metro, The Independent