Console torture porn, or what happens when you microwave a PS3

The “torture porn” genre of films does nothing for me – watching extended, agonizing, realistic torture is not my idea of entertainment. The more graphic the violence, the more emotionally detached I become from the horrors unfolding on the screen, the exact opposite effect a good movie should have.

But some atrocities demand an emotional response. Such is the case with this video by dOvetastic Microwave Theater, the longest running microwave entertainment show on the planet, in which a PS3 meets a grisly demise in a culinary crucible. Around the 5:00 minute mark, insult is added to injury as the still soft carcass is marked by the murderer’s touch. Some may weep for this PS3’s sad fate, but artist dOvetastic sees this as a glorious transformation into “the biggest, baddest Gaming system on the planet.” You can see the finished product around the 10:12 mark – the cat’s eyes are a nice touch.

And unlike most torture porn, at least this victim didn’t die in vain as all by-products of the show are recycled into art, with the best of the bunch featured on exhibit at the Baltimore National Modern Art Museum. You can even donate your own item, which is “guaranteed to be microwaved,” along with a short G-rated clip describing it. So, what are you sending in?

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