Lupin III would have made this work.
This is something our society has needed for a long time. But I guarantee you that people will be abusing the technology in no time. And just wait until the child murders start. "I was playing [controversial game of the season... let's say Grand Theft Auto for now - you know the press won't touch the story if it's a Sesame Street game] and I was just at the hardest part when my brother turned the TV off and I lost the game. So I killed him." Now, are they going to blame the game or the TV-B-Gone? Tough call.
I caught the end of the suckball game last night. The Red Sox won and will be forcing a seventh game in the Suckball World's Boring Series, the first team in suckball post-season history to do so. Consequently, if they win tonight, they'll be the first team to win a post-season series after being down 3-0 in suckball history. But that's not a result... that's just some random trivia that nobody but announcers and suckball fans cares about. I include it to make a point the succinct statement of which is left as an exercise for the reader.