Interesting... I would volunteer for that, I think it would be cool. And you can get to say "I've had my skull opened up just to play a video game". :)
"You can't keep wires directly from the brain to the outside world indefinitely because of the increased risk of infection"
*Shudder* - brain infection, nasty nasty business. Nope, not for me thanks.
Weren't they able to do similar things with surface electrodes alone? Or am I just reembering that stupid movie about Clint Eastwood stealing the super advanced Russian jet?