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London Bar Installs Urinal Video Games: Great or Gross?

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Did you know that the average male spends fifty-five seconds peeing each time he uses a urinal? Generally, that means about a minute of staring at a blank wall. However, for blokes in London, going to the loo has just become a lot more exciting.

The Exhibit bar in Balham recently installed a number of urine-controlled video games in its men’s bathroom. The system, developed by UK-based Captive Media, is the brainchild of Gordon MacSween.

Before and after the user approaches, ads are displayed on the 12-inch LCD screens fitted on the wall at eye-level, just above the urinal. When the sensors detect that the individual is in place and ready to pee, the system switches into gaming mode. According to the company’s website, “Sophisticated algorithms then allow the user to do something simple, but VERY engaging—controlling the system just by aiming their stream left or right!



And of course, great video games must incorporate some competitive element. So, at the end, after the player has relieved himself, he is encouraged to post his score via mobile to Twitter and a live leader board.

During its trial run in a bar in Cambridge, MacSween noticed that the system encouraged a couple of behavioral changes among urinal users. “There has been less mess, which we sort of expected because we designed the game so you’re not splashing about, and less vandalism,” he said. “When we put it in, people thought it’d be ripped off the wall within a week, but it’s still there after four months. Because people are having a laugh, there’s a lot less vandalism. People just tend to get less angry.”

Thus far, there’s no word on whether or not Captive Media has plans in store for women’s restrooms.

What do you think about urinal video games? Are they great or gross?

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  • -(*PeacE4LovE*)- 2012/05/10 06:48:32 (edited)
    Great
    -(*PeacE4LovE*)-
    Next they are going to Launch "P&$P" Nuke Bombardment Video Game , a Nuke - World War to destroy Enemiezzz -



    " Hey Hey Sir - we need Urgent Nuke Missilez -

    YesH KaPtion its oOn hisH VAY - KABOOOOOOOOM "

    lOL
  • Dave The Canuck 2012/05/01 22:49:01
    Great
    Dave The Canuck
    I think it's quite a neat, creative idea myself.
  • Glenn: Walking Dead 2012/02/13 19:14:46
    Great
    Glenn: Walking Dead
    Now you can wazz and enjoy your self for approximately 16 seconds. Yay...
  • dwight 2011/12/26 13:42:18
    Gross
    dwight
    you are holding one thing as is,that's nasty.
  • budgerigar42 2011/12/21 00:32:37
    Gross
    budgerigar42
    Does peeing really take that long???
  • Hell Yeah! 2011/12/19 16:06:08
    Gross
    Hell Yeah!
    Playing with your favorite toy must be a joy.
  • Skrillex 2011/12/19 05:26:06
    Great
    Skrillex
    These gamer loo's ought to be everywhere, not just in that pisshead hotspot
  • VioletYoshi 2011/12/17 04:14:52
    Gross
    VioletYoshi
    There was a joke in Scary Movie 1 where a guy goes into a washroom, and the men are playing a carnival style water gun game where you hit the target your horse goes faster.
  • Gregaj7 2011/12/16 05:23:01
    Gross
    Gregaj7
    Having done custodial work for years, I wouldn't want to have to clean-up after those were used.
  • Died 2011/12/11 07:05:12
  • nefertari 2011/12/11 05:34:21
    Gross
    nefertari
    What's next? Anything for a buck, huh?
  • Jazzyy 2011/12/10 19:42:58
    Gross
    Jazzyy
    If your just in the bathroom to do you business then whats the point in installing video games... in urinals?
  • Greatkibble 2011/12/10 00:55:42
    Gross
    Greatkibble
    Sorry I couldn't help but rofl. Oh, almost forgot - men take 55 seconds to pee? Really?
    That's interesting; my bathroom visits only take 25 seconds tops.
  • Bigbrow... Greatki... 2011/12/12 05:02:20
    Bigbrowneyes
    Yeah that seemed like a really long time...But I shrugged and said to myself, "Maybe men are different..."
  • Greatki... Bigbrow... 2011/12/12 13:17:26
    Greatkibble
    +1
    Not in my case they are.
    I'm guessing it only applies to the guys who drink too much and stay away from 'nature' until the urge pops their head off, unlike me. That might explain it...
  • eminemfan 2011/12/08 21:18:48
    Great
    eminemfan
    lolz too bad imma girl
  • JuliaStamey 2011/12/08 19:13:53 (edited)
    Gross
    JuliaStamey
    ummmmmm no. just no.
  • Dagon 2011/12/06 05:35:14
  • Rebecca 2011/12/05 06:10:58
    Gross
    Rebecca
    its creepy but clever! and that chick says 'urinal' wierd. hahaha
  • Samiam 2011/12/03 02:37:57
    Great
    Samiam
    +1
    I WANT ONE AT HOME !!!!!
  • GaolBlaze 2011/12/02 18:19:04
    Gross
    GaolBlaze
    It's an ok idea, and I can see that it's having a positive effect, but it's still super gross...
  • shindogg 2011/12/01 07:13:15
  • Get Bashed 2011/12/01 05:44:54
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    Get Bashed
    +2
    GREAT...although personally I would rather have urinals with pictures of the "Most Hated Public Figures" embedded into the urinals.
  • NickTheAceBassist 2011/12/01 00:20:45
    Gross
    NickTheAceBassist
    Looks pretty damn cool though :D
  • Hawk 2011/11/30 18:54:45
    Great
    Hawk
    But maybe after getting theire shoes wet they might not think it`s a good idea.
  • Niecey 2011/11/30 15:28:07
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    Niecey
    Sounds hilarious! If I were a guy it would be funny to try it out. I don't really care for public restrooms so I usually do what I gotta do and leave. Seems like a good idea if guys want to be entertained while they urinate. Perhaps it can help those who have trouble controlling their aim.
  • Farnsworth 2011/11/30 12:39:56
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    Farnsworth
    +1
    place didn't have to install something expensive, just put Obama in the urinal and folks would drink more just be able to piss on him. I know I would and I don't drink
  • bman~AVA~BTTB 2011/11/30 12:34:56
    Gross
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    Personally I don't think a urinal is the place to put a video game.
  • BrianD3 2011/11/30 12:25:36
    Gross
    BrianD3
    +2
    this could lead to a lot of wet shoes if the guys are paying more attention to the screen than to where they are aiming
  • relic BrianD3 2011/11/30 18:14:37
    relic
    +1
    Aiming? Guys don't aim. ;-)
  • BrianD3 relic 2011/11/30 19:31:02
    BrianD3
    +3
    perhaps they will also be chugging more beer so they can play the game longer and get the high score
  • 2226693 BrianD3 2011/12/06 19:50:18
  • aneed2know 2011/11/30 05:20:06
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    aneed2know
    +2
    This is a great ideal, i dont think you laddies realize how boring it is staring at a wall, afraid to look sideways, at least this way when you say 'Hey buddy eyes forward", they will have something to look at. Its not like guys go to the bathroom in groups like women.
  • jeepster4 2011/11/30 04:42:11
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    jeepster4
    +1
    Not very new, but a good idea never the less. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada...
  • Apache 2011/11/30 02:40:22 (edited)
  • Zamboni - Madoka Magica fan... 2011/11/30 01:23:16
    Gross
    Zamboni - Madoka Magica fan BN0
    +2
    Gross everywhere.
  • Arianne 2011/11/29 22:48:25
    Gross
    Arianne
    +1
    That would sure cause a lot of umm....accidents
  • Kino 2011/11/29 22:18:38
    Gross
    Kino
    +2
    Nothing like a drunk guy trying to maintain his urinal stream playing a game.
  • Hola 2011/11/29 21:06:54
    Gross
    Hola
    +1
    Funny -- but it's still gross :)
  • luvguins 2011/11/29 21:04:39
    Great
    luvguins
    +3
    Leave it to the British to dream this up. If it really helps men focus their aim which most never do it could be a positive. Then wives will definitely want them in the home. I think the bar keep is trying to get them to drink more so they can pee longer and score more points though. LOL.
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