This Kickstarter campaign wanted to penalize gamers by drawing their blood

By Shawn Knight
Nov 25, 2014
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  1. Do you suck at video games? If you answered yes, you'd have been the perfect candidate for a game called Blood Sport. Described as the ultimate in immersive gaming, the non-defunct Kickstarter campaign aimed to raise $250,000 CAD to build a multi-player...

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,384   +2,171

    This was a terrible idea, not because of the cause, but because the technology is impossible to market. Even if you have the cure for cancer, you won't be able to get cash from lay people to develop it if your sales gimmick is absurd at face value.

    Learn to bullshit before marketing for causes. It is a necessary skill.
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,349   +1,945

    I'm not at all surprised they pulled the plug on this, it's a downright daft idea, even more so if you're anemic or a hemophiliac.
  4. Giody

    Giody TS Rookie

    What these vampires will think next?
  5. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,384   +2,171

    Nanorobotic sunscreen.
  6. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,298   +668

    Sucking blood from gamers? I thought this had already been perfected by EA.
  7. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,531   +836

    I think it was a genuinely good cause except when you consider the stress of more competitive gaming environments and the possibility of fatalities plus the rage they cause becoming a real life fatality..
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    Lets hook up an alcohol machine for those who like to drink. That way they can drink drive and die while playing a VR game. Sounds realistic to me!
  9. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,937   +157

    I guess they never heard of lawyers.
  10. risc32

    risc32 TS Booster Posts: 187   +75

    I'd say this is dumb and not really viable at all, but it looks like it might have hit the real goal. you know, to raise awareness for giving blood and all. this idea is so silly, that it'll probably make lots of headlines.
    spectrenad likes this.
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,467   +1,760

    "Described as the ultimate in immersive gaming, the non-defunct Kickstarter "

    Shawn, are you absolutely certain you didn't mean, "now defunct"? :confused:

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