Posted March 26, 2013

Phillies minor league affiliate to introduce ‘p-controlled video game’

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The Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Class AA affiliate to the Philadelphia Phillies, are heeding the call of any male who has ever wanted a more entertaining experience at ballpark bathrooms.

Samer Kalaf of USA Today Sports is reporting that the Allentown, Pennsylvania-based team will feature eye-level video game consoles in the urinals of its bathrooms at Coca-Cola Park for its male fans to enjoy while away from the actual baseball game. The stadium is reportedly the first venue to employ this kind of engaging technology. The device, which “detects both his presence and stream,” will be ready for use when the team opens its season in April.

According to Philly.com, the technology is being hailed as the “world’s only truly hands-free game controller.” Citing a press release from the team, Philly.com is reporting that IronPigs GM Kurt Landes believes the games will become a hit with the male fans:

“These games are sure to make a huge splash.”

A snowboarding race is one of the games that will be available on the console. After finishing the timed trial, the fan will receive a score and be prompted to enter a code online so that the score can be broadcast onto a “leaderboard” for the public to see on stadium video screens during the actual baseball game.

A video from Captive Media has the demo:


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