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Control Your PlayStation With Massage

Does your significant other complain that you pay too much attention to video games and not enough to him or her? Why not take care of your digital and physical worlds at once with the Massage Me video game controller? Massage Me is a soft, flexible vest with a video game controller built into the back that translates massage moves into video-game commands. The thing is, you can't buy Massage Me off the shelves. Instead, Massage Me creators Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson would love to see people making their own Massage Me vests at home. So if you're the adventurous type, check out this handy online do-it-yourself guide showing you how to make the Massage Me vest, plus a custom cable and plug to connect the vest to the machine, and [[xref:http://www.instructables.com/id/Massage-me-Gamepad-hack|how to hack the PSOne controller|how to hack the PSOne controller].

Massage Me was originally designed to work with a hacked PSOne gamepad, but Perner-Wilson told me the vest will also work with other consoles and games that use the same controllers--some PlayStation 2 games, for example, will work with a PSOne Dual Shock gamepad. The Massage Me creators also say on their Website that you could probably adapt their methods to hack the controllers of other gaming consoles.

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