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Pee-controlled urinal games heading for US after creator secures $700k in funding

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Digital Trends

Captive Media, the UK-based company behind a pee-controlled gaming system, is set to bring its technology to the US after securing $700k worth of funding.

We first reported on Captive Media’s pee-controlled urinal-based video game technology exactly a year ago, with the firm at the time trialing them in UK bars to see if it’d make a splash with peeing punters there.

It evidently did. The latest news is that the firm has secured $700,000 in early-stage funding to help take the high-tech urinals beyond European shores, with a US launch likely at some point in the near future.

The latest investment comes from six groups, including Cambridge-based technology fund Martlet and tech investor Mike Ullmann of Prodigy Finance.

The technology comprises a 12-inch LCD screen that fits just above the urinal and an infrared beam that detects the direction of a user’s pee. New urinals aren’t required, and few alterations are made to the existing ones, so it’s really just a matter of fitting the screens.

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h/t   Snowball the Sourpuss

» 23 Comments

  1. grayscape

    November 16th, 2012

    This is clearly a gender-biased game and should be banned. Poor Nancy will never get to play.

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  2. RightWinger

    November 16th, 2012

    All I can say is these games better have some serious splash guards because if I get some stream deflected on me as the fool next to me yells “I got the high score”, he’s going to get a beat down of epic proportions.

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  3. RightWinger

    November 16th, 2012

    Oh and as for Nancy not being able to play, she can do the ole “Bombs Away” game by dropping bombs on toilet paper sheets with imprints of cities on them.

    She should excel at that game quite nicely, looked at the way she has helped crap all over our county, economy, Constitution, etc etc.

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  4. Bad Brad

    November 16th, 2012

    grayscape, I’m pretty sure Nancy can pee standing up. Shit flies out of her mouth when she stands up. It only figures.

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  5. can I watch tv?

    November 16th, 2012

    Like the state of the union address.

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  6. srdem65

    November 16th, 2012

    Has something happened that men can no longer direct their stream into a urinal without help?

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  7. Rio

    November 16th, 2012

    There will be no market for such devices in the USA after sissy boy Barry enacts Federal laws,
    [in the name of fairness], that all males sit to pee.

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  8. Hurl toward the Chief

    November 16th, 2012

    Betcha Barry plays this regularly. It keeps him on his game with the drones, since he killed bin laden you know.

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  9. Big_Dictator

    November 16th, 2012

    Only a dick would play that game.

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  10. Unneutral

    November 16th, 2012

    It’s hard to imagine there’s money to be had, maybe someone has too much time on their hands or too much penis in their hands.

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  11. Uncle Dirt

    November 16th, 2012

    Talk about pissing away money! Most of our stimulus money went down the toilet anyway…

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  12. JannyMae

    November 16th, 2012

    Bartender! Ten more beers! I’m almost at level three!

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  13. IronyCurtain

    November 16th, 2012

    That Maddow guy is gonna love this. Maybe he won’t be so angry now.

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  14. grayscape

    November 16th, 2012

    This could help Mooch with depression now that Twinkies are gone.

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  15. Ricky

    November 16th, 2012

    all you really need is a piece of cardboard to cover the toilet.and cut a 2½ hole in the center..label it expert mode…think of all the money saved!!

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  16. Doc

    November 16th, 2012

    They probably claim that they are Solar Powered and got taxpayer money for obama.

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  17. Alxandro

    November 16th, 2012

    Why go high tech when you can keep it simple?

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  18. Alxandro

    November 16th, 2012

     
  19. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    November 16th, 2012

    FreeDaughter told me there was a new Wii Wii game coming out.

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  20. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    November 16th, 2012

    Could this be the new Wii U?

    What do you do with the nunchuk while you are holding your dick?

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  21. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    November 16th, 2012

    @Big_Dictator – you have to have a dick to play that game. It is sexist.

    Will they make one for vomiting? Cause in a bar that is more of a control problem.

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  22. Carlos The Jackal

    November 16th, 2012

    Kinda takes all the fun outta writing your name in the snow…

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  23. Unruly Refugee

    November 17th, 2012

    Let me guess, the funding came from a bottled water manufacturer ? And they put a bottled water machine near every outhouse where these are installed so you can play more than once.

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