burnt handWhile I’ve heard of No Pain No Game, or The Artwork Formerly Known as PainStation (did PlayStation sue them?), I hadn’t realise how much it hurts. That looks really painful. The game’s kind of like Pong, except played on a tabletop that gives your hand electrical shocks. And gets really hot when the game heats up. If you lift your hand to escape the burns and electrical shocks, you automatically lose.

No, I don’t think I’d do well at all.

3 thoughts on “painstation

  1. hanna

    Ow! No, I don’t think I’d do very well either.

  2. Tore Vesterby

    I saw people beating up each other with it at Level-Up. I was just too scared to play. It looked like more pain than a barrel of monkeys!

  3. MarkH

    I played this at Ars Electronica in 2002!! It was great fun: not as painful as it seems to have been for the people in those images. They gave you little band-aids with the word Painstation printed on them. I still have mine, on my work PC. It seems right somehow.

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