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One of the best things about playing online is playing with others. One of the worst things? Playing with others. Some people are total dicks! Wouldn't you love to shut them up?


As previously reported on sister site Gizmodo, the SpeechJammer is a gun that "jams" people's speech, by firing their words right back at them within milliseconds of being said.

In the above video, the wizards at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan show how the gun works. Shame it doesn't come outfitted on game consolesā€”or maybe that's a good thing.

If only they'd develop a gun that silences stupid forum comments!

SpeechJammer (en) [YouTube]