In an effort to collect more blood for hospitals a new game controller hooked up to a blood collection machine is looking for funding.
I'm all for immersion in videogames, either through simply viewing the game on the screen and letting it pull you in itself, or even more exciting is the future of games being played in VR using headsets like the Oculus Rift. But this, well this new Kickstarter campaign for 'Blood Sport' isn't really my kind of immersion.
Blood Sport will use gaming as a way of collecting blood from donors. The worse they play the games, the more blood will be collected.
It's all for a good cause, of course, as the blood you donate by playing and losing games will be used to bolster blood supplies in hospitals.
This is how it works: The controller's rumble vibration (which usually tells you that you've been hit) is hooked up to a blood collection machine that will begin to drain blood each hit time the game tells those little rumblers to vibrate.
If you're really good at playing videogames, well it could take a while for your blood to be collected. But, as long as it's collected in the end, it doesn't matter so much as it's all for a good cause.
You can check out Blood Sport's Kickstarter page here, and their pitch video is below.