File this one under, "WTF?" The latest issue of Wired has a bit on the Periborg line of gaming peripherals (part peripheral, part cyborg). Pictured above is the "Ore Commander," a finger mounted vibrator attached to a battery pack designed to help gamers press buttons faster ("20 times a second"). Even stranger is the "Shock-C," a finger mounted spoon and fork, designed to help gamers keep their thumbs from getting greasy.

Eiji Morikawa, the 28-year-old electrical engineer and designer of the Periborg devices, explained the creations saying, "Our definition of 'controller' is too rigid." While there is some truth to this contention, we imagine you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who thought this was a good idea.

Check out Engadget on the Periborg peripherals: 1, 2, or watch video footage, if you dare!

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