One of the main reasons we play video games is the adrenaline rush we get from them. We may not always be aware of this physiological response, but it’s the reason we prefer interactive entertainment over more passive forms, such as books and TV.
Like everything in life, the novelty eventually wears off. We need bigger and better stimuli to engage us. What used to give us a huge adrenaline rush now generates a small ripple. Enter Adrenaline: The Game. It’s the game that gives you an incredible rush of energy whenever you need it. It delivers pure adrenaline. It’s truly addicting.
Some may say Adrenaline: The Game is more of a drug than a game. It’s designed to release adrenaline into the body through the use of electrical stimulation delivered through handheld gaming systems like the DS or the PSP. Aside from a copy of the game, players will require headphones and a special AdrenalBand wristband that comes with the game. Players will be treated to visual, audio, and electrically stimulating feasts specially designed to engage the senses to release adrenaline.
Produced by the adrenal gland, adrenaline is a hormone responsible for triggering access to instant energy, like the fight-or-flight response. It’s been documented that people experiencing adrenaline rushes are capable of superhuman feats, such as the lady that lifted a car to free her trapped child. Other benefits of adrenaline include higher intelligence, faster brain response and process, and a huge increase in all senses.
On the handheld, a series of split-screen images are shown, in addition to various stereophonic noises designed to stimulate the mind and body. The visual stimuli synchronize the left and right hemispheres of the brain to produce one major brainwave. The Adrenal-Band is battery operated and contains sensors that send small electrical shocks to specially designated nerves.
You can customize the amount of adrenaline you want the game to produce for virtually any situation, from staying awake in class to defending yourself against a gang of hoodlums. Make no mistake, this game is powerful stuff.
Lead developer Dr. Teatt says, “Video games have been largely responsible for robbing players of naturally-released adrenaline by making them inactive. It’s time a video game gave something back.”
By Cole Smith