This isn't a surprising development, really, considering how much dudes enjoy video games and peeing. Coca-Cola Park, home to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs—the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies—is set to become the first sports venue to feature "urinal gaming systems." Those are video games that you play with your pee.
A detailed description of how the piss-controlled games work makes them sound rather fancy. They use algorithms!
When a user approaches the urinal, the video console flips into gaming mode, using patented technology that detects both his presence and stream. Algorithms then allow the user to engage with the screen by aiming in different directions to test their agility and knowledge. The games are 100% intuitive and custom-built to provide a unique user interface along with an easy and seamless experience.
But a video demonstration of the system tells a much simpler story, one in which peeing in one direction makes something happen on the screen, while peeing in another direction makes something else happen. Still looks way fun, though.
The IronPigs plan to feature a variety of games throughout the season, and players will even be able to view a leader board to see how their performance stacks up against other gamers. There are going to be some serious bragging rights up for grabs among the bros who will be attending IronPigs games this summer.