This is One Way To Prevent Screen-Peeking (PIC)

Since I have never been even a little bit competitive in gaming except in Geometry Wars 2 and while drunkenly playing Kung Fu Panda and Lego Indiana Jones, I cannot relate to most gamers, I think. I do play online, but I mostly only f–k around with my friends when I do. It’s all for fun, see.

But a lot of folks don’t think of it like that. A lot of folks think this s–t is serious damn business. They’ve spent so much time watching sports that they feel inadequate when they look at their fat asses in the mirror ad so they try to achieve sports-like greatness in the only thing they’re good at: video games. A lot of folks even take it seriously when they’re playing against somebody in the same room, even though they aren’t children anymore.

So if you’re the kind of s–thead who likes to bitch about screen-peeking, I have an idea for you:

This may be kinda difficult to pull off on an LCD since you obviously cannot put tape on the screen of one of those, but the concept is sound.

via reddit

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12 Comments on This is One Way To Prevent Screen-Peeking (PIC)

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On February 2, 2011 at 4:00 pm

I did this when I was a little kid. In the 90s. I win, I though of it first, this kid can go home for being a loser. That’s Halo 1 on an original Xbox, so probably from somewhere in the early 2000s. I still win :D

fisken

On February 3, 2011 at 3:37 am

did it with spy vs spy on the c64, I don’t remember when but it’s a long time ago.

Bob

On February 3, 2011 at 3:48 am

Wow. That’s pretty neat and creative, although I doubt they played like that for very long. It can’t be confortable, it’s got to be hard for the guy in the blanket to breathe, and it gives an unfair advantage to the guy outside the blanket who can move his head without obscuring his view with the sides of a blanket. It’s unfortunate that the poster decided that this was an opportunity to speak out against video games, and attempt to paint them as a poor man’s version of sports. I don’t play video much anymore, they just haven’t appealed to me as much as they did when I was a kid, but I have a lot of respect for people who play hard at whatever they do. Really, Phil Owen, you, head.

Linda Wotson

On February 3, 2011 at 5:22 am

Very inventively done! But I agree with Bob. It is not comfortable at all.

Random

On February 3, 2011 at 5:56 am

Wow. Isn’t this a website about “video game culture”? Who decided it would be a good idea to have articles written by a douchebag equating players to fat losers, based on a picture at least 10 years old?

What’s next? Articles by Jack Thompson?

Greg

On February 3, 2011 at 6:55 am

Agreed with Bob… not about it being uncomfortable, but mostly with the “ you, head” part. The same people that find it abnormal to spend a lot of time playing video games think it is perfectly normal to be a “movie buff” – watching movies daily and going to the movies every weekend. Movies are easily as mind-wasting as video games and arguably considerably worse since there is no interaction on the viewer’s part.

WTF

On February 3, 2011 at 8:35 am

Successful website tactics:
1) Bash your target audience.
2) Repeat.
3) What profit??

Didn't get it?

On February 3, 2011 at 11:23 am

He’s making a joke, you autists. Seriously, let it go. This is why nobody liked you in highschool, because you couldn’t take and/or didn’t get the joke. People who play videogames competitively are usually divided into two categories: Sane, responsible adults/children that are talented at their game, and mentally unstable manchildren who scream about someone cheating instead of enjoying themselves. You’re pushing buttons on an overpriced plastic plaything, don’t make yourself seem like more of a fool!

Alex

On February 3, 2011 at 11:37 am

We did something like this in 90′s for twisted metal and those such games. We had a cardboard divider, (vertical so a little easier) that was placed on the tv that when you sat to a little bit of an angle you couldnt see the other side of the screen. It worked great for the vertical split games. It would work for horizontal if you had a two-tiered seating system.

Cray

On February 3, 2011 at 7:04 pm

Hmm, watch a bunch of buff sweaty arrogant s tackle and butthump each other for a few hours with your drunken beerbellied friends (who are just as fat if not more so than these gamers you degrade so easily), or pretend you’re some badass futuristic warrior and proceed to destroy other people online, with nobody butthumping somebody else.
Advantage- Video games.
Check me out Phil Owen, I can throw around stereotypes and falsehoods too! I’m so cool.

Sean

On February 4, 2011 at 1:40 am

Whoever wrote this article should be fired..
Simple as that.

Amuro

On February 4, 2011 at 3:16 am

Lol, Console Gaming Fail.

Long live the PC!