Player Vs Pain tortures people while they play Mario Kart

Happy Easter

G4 and Attack of the Show are no more. What’s G4 superstar Kevin Pereria been up to in the meantime? Among other things, he’s taken to Machinima with Player Vs Pain, a show about hurting people while they play videogames. Kevin created and produced the thing, and all the ingredients for potential internet hit are there. 

It will be interesting to see how the show does from here. There is a fine line between giving people exactly what they want in “dumb fun entertainment” and making them feel pandered to and exploited. Which side of the line do you think the show falls on? What would you like to see them do more or less of in future episodes? Personally, I’d like it if that lady did the robot for five minutes and that was that, but I’m not sure I’m in the show’s target demographic.

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes