Sega showed off its new urinal-based videogame at some tech show in Japan, and I’m so upset. Not at the game, which seems totally awesome. I’m upset that it will never come over to America. I would LOVE to compete with people to see peed more. That sounds like a good idea now, and I have zero doubt that when I’m drunk it’ll seem like the best idea ever. But no, someone teetotaling American no-fun-ster will point how we’re too stupid to enjoy the game properly, and people will drink extra just to try to up their score, thus potentially increasing drunken mayhem and accidents, and the game will never be imported to America’s urinals. Those people will be 100% correct, of course, but it still pisses me off. (Via Anime News Network)
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