Just in case you thought the trend of playing games with weird and whacky homemade controllers was a thing of the past, Twitch streamer Rudeism is here to remind you that the sport(?) is very much alive and well.
Just like that time someone played Super Smash Bros. Ultimate using a bunch of bananas as a controller, Rudeism has decided to take one indie hit Hades using a pomegranate. Why? Well, why not, we suppose?
In the video above, you can watch the streamer set up the controller – which essentially involves cutting it up and sticking wires into the various chunks that remain – before taking on a run of the game. We can't even begin to imagine how much more difficult Hades must become when you're tapping away on pieces of fruit rather than a controller, so it's safe to say we've been left rather impressed.
PCGamesN reports that Rudeism actually managed to get all the way to the Hades boss fight in a recent stream, taking off a bar of his health before meeting his demise. If you want to watch the madness continue to unfold, you can find Rudeism's Twitch channel here.
[source youtube.com, via pcgamesn.com]
That is in fact very random.
It's not that outlandish, we've successfully taught spinach how to send emails.
I saw this live, and i loved it. This is indeed a pom of power
I was going to be snarky, and also reference a time I used my ole jack johnson to mash buttons in Tekken, but thats actually impressive.
From playing Doom powered by potatoes or on a calculator and a pregnancy test and now this...people have a lot of creativity that I'm wondering if it could be put to helping people too.
Less random than some might think. Pomegranates are fairly important to the myths this is based on. Persephone, Hades’ wife, was not originally from the underworld (she was the goddess of spring), but Hades kidnapped her. Stories vary a bit but many say she genuinely felt in love with him. Either way, pomegranates had a strong connection to the underworld, so Hades fed her 6 pomegranate seeds, which meant she HAD to live in the underworld for 6 months of the year (which is why we have winter).
What in the word, how do people get these creative ideas?
@huyi lots of pent up creativity and no way to better utilize it?
a good alternate subheading would be "the future of gaming is now"
I mean I have this thing called the makey makey that is literally just to do stuff like this
@ShadJV TIL. Thanks for the info, Dr Kawashima would be proud
Aren't pomegranates a bit acidic? Hope he's being careful not to hurt his fingers too much.
(that's genuinely all I have to say, but the site wouldn't let me post just that)
A+ for effort.
Can't think of anything else, NL.
@1ofUs I can understand people not knowing the mythology, but how are so many people missing the reference to an in-game power-up?
Ugh! I am so hungry! Oh crap, I ate the pomegranate left controller. Now, I can't beat the game! Oh well, I guess I can do something productive now.
@stinky_t what can I say? I’m a big fan of Greek mythology.
@Christofu or Play with the Pom of your hand
@ShadJV I've never really looked into it myself, but it's really amazing how there are such grand stories and inter-links between different parts of the mythologies, and especially how a lot of it is still around today.
How does someone even sit down and come up with these ideas? I will patiently wait until the day someone beats Dark souls with a banana.
@Zenszulu This twitch streamer makes a living beating games using ANYTHING, he even played fall guys with jelly beans... its nuts.
@pixelpatch well since jelly beans are the ultimate sweet I can't say I am surprised and how amazing they would be at playing a game.
And pomegranates feature prominently in the game, as power-ups, so it's even more fitting!
I think Nintendo just found the controller for their next console.
As an added bonus, there's no possibility for drift.
@AlphaElite although those seeds might move around a bit... just not as much
Wonder if it goes well with a cold Australian or Chilean chardonnay and a blue cheese fish mousse
@ShadJV I was shocked the article didn't have the mythological connection. Glad to see some in the comments knew the myth that makes it less random.
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