Skip to main content

Hackers Connect Shock Collars to Sega Genesis Controllers

No doubt you've had some experience with game controllers that rumble, vibrate, or otherwise provide feedback when you screw up. A pair of French hackers have taken things to the next level. Instead of minor physical feedback that does nothing but notify you of your mistake (as if you didn't already know, silly controller!), Dyak and Furrtek rigged up a system that actually inflicts pain when you get hit.

The pair got their hands on a couple of those electric collars that some dog owners use to teach their dog not to bark all day long while they're not home. The idea is that the collar administers a shock to the dog when he barks. The dog then begins to associate barking with the pain from the shock and stops barking unnecessarily. Except in this instance, instead of a dog, they put the collars on themselves. They hacked their Sega Genesis console so that it would signal the controllers when they took a hit. This signal would translate to a shock from the dog collar.

Check out the video of their exploits below. For more on how they did it, check our Furrtek.org (Google Translate warning: The original text is in French).

Follow @JaneMcEntegart on Twitter.                     

Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback

  • wavetrex
    AAAhh aah merde!! aaah non non MERDE#&*@ aaaah !

    Lol this was so incredibly funny =)
    Reply
  • Better use for them than on a Dog!

    Electric Dog Collars are designed for shit arse lazy Dog owners to stupid to learn how to train their dog properly!

    Let me stick that collar on your neck and teach you how not to talk.
    Reply
  • Pennanen
    This just proves that french people are wussies. They take them off after 1 hit.
    Reply
  • wiinippongamer
    I thought the controller itself gave you a shock, like they managed to strap the collar to it somehow, that'd be nice.
    Reply
  • mmstick
    This isn't exactly newsworthy.
    Reply
  • magicandy
    Why is the stock picture a 360 controller? Really?
    Reply
  • aftcomet
    Reminds of smell-o-vision.

    I don't understand this crap at all. Inflict pain? Why? To improve the experience? How about you kill yourself when you die in the game? That's sound very realistic.

    Games should be enjoyable and relaxing at all times. Not frustrating, painful, and idiotic.
    Reply
  • blazorthon
    PennanenThis just proves that french people are wussies. They take them off after 1 hit.
    Discriminatory much? Besides, they both took more than one hit before taking them off several times.
    Reply
  • Kreth
    blazorthonDiscriminatory much? Besides, they both took more than one hit before taking them off several times.Obviously you are not in college anymore
    Reply
  • alidan
    god i would love one of these

    than again, one of these probably wouldn't effect me much, electricity doesn't hurt me the same way it does most people.
    Reply