N64 - Not for kids after all?
Kotaku recently received an e-mail from a reader of theirs claiming that the Correctional Officers at an undisclosed prison hated the Nintendo 64, because the inmates used to take the small motor inside the Rumble Pack and attach it to a tube to make a DIY tatoo gun:
It is actually pretty easy. There are no workshops in maximum security. They do it in their rooms with a battery(power) taped to a tube(could be a pen or a tightly wound piece of paper). The motor from the rumble pack is taken out and attached to the top of the tube. A needle or pin is run down the middle of the tube. when “on” the needle will move up and down like a sewing machine. The needle is then dipped in “ink.” This is made a number of ways the easiest is to use ball point pen ink, but they could use other items to get different colors or looks.
It’s a bit weird imagining any criminal playing Super Mario 64, or anything of the like. But this type of hack makes that vision much more credible.