December 26, 2010

Sega's Toirettsu console allows gaming in bathrooms


The game system itself is called Toirettsu, a play on the words “toy”, “let’s”, and “toilets”, and leaving aside the obvious jokes for a minute about how most Sega games are well suited for this sort of activity, it basically allows for gaming in bathrooms.


Sega’s taking the old men’s room thought exercise to the next level by installing a series of sensors in urinals, which in turn translate to control over on-screen events on a screen located at proper eye-height behind the urinal itself. You’ll be able to do such things as put out fires, erase graffiti with a hose, and even engage in a battle in which two men spray milk from their noses and into each other (strongest stream wins), among other and reportedly even stranger things.


It hasn’t actually been released yet, but word is that restaurants will be happy to get these in as they’ll allow owners to sell advertising space on the screens on a repeating loop when gameplay isn’t in progress, allowing them to get in a little extra revenue.


The general consensus I’ve seen around this appears equally split between “best thing ever” and “dumbest thing ever”, with many people actually holding both responses forth at the same time. And oddly enough, these aren’t even that unique–apparently a similar concept was developed as part of an art installation back in 2006.

I personally wouldn’t mind trying one of these out–is it really a bad idea to make a trip to the men’s room fun? But what about you guys–would you eat at a certain restaurant that offered Toirettsu gaming, all else being equal?


28 comments:

  1. That's all well and good, but what about when you have to something other than pee?
    Old Atari classics like Kaboom and River Raid could get a whole new #2 revamp!

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  2. I think it's more of an attempt to get people to stop peeing on the floor and places other than the toilet...because those people are f'ing gross.

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  3. Haha, ehm. That's pretty great, huh? ^^

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  4. great so i can play with my balls while im playing video games? Oh wait i already do that.......

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  5. i have an erratic piss stream... i think i would destroy this thing

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  6. i'm excited for the future games. the ones where you're taking a dump, but you're a bombardier. choose your target wisely.

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  7. As awesome as this sounds...I don't think I would want to compete with my fellow men in the stalls next to me.

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  8. The Future has arrived! Screw jet packs and flying cars. Now that I can play video games while I pee my life is now complete.

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  9. this would be an awesome addition to a bar's restroom, but i wouldn't be inclined to make it a permanent fixture in my own washroom

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  10. I demand every urinal in the world be equipped with this

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  11. neat idea but I personally prefer to get in and get out. who wants to stand in front of a urinal to play games?

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  12. hahah this is so... "JAPANESE"

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  13. Inevitably, there will be a game made where you can piss on naked Japanese girls.

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  14. cool, but I don't piss for that long.

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  15. This is so amazing hahaha :D

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  16. It's a great concept but i think it will be some time before it's implemented in mass market games

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  17. I cant decide if this is brilliant or complete mental

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  18. I can't wait to play "city hall's on fire" with modern technology!

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  19. Thanks for sharing this post! It s informative blog very nice about Washroom Gaming

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