Don't Say You Weren't Warned About How Dangerous The Wii Can Be
from the domestic-tranquility dept
When the Nintendo Wii first came out, there were lots of stories talking about how it was causing users physical pain, and it was blamed for an increasing number of ER visits. Further proof that the Wii can be harmful to your health comes out of Austin, Texas, where a guy has been accused of trying to choke his girlfriend with a Wiimote strap — after she woke him up and accused him of eating all of her Girl Scout cookies. Nintendo’s already been sued once for making the Wiimote’s wrist strap too weak; we won’t hang around to see if another lawyer alleges they’ve now made it too strong.
Comments on “Don't Say You Weren't Warned About How Dangerous The Wii Can Be”
That’s as ridiculous as suing the maker of a large kitchen knife just because some nutcase goes around stabbing people with it.
Re: Big knives
you are right. it wasnt Nintendo’s fault. the guy just went pschyo
Re: Big knives
Or suing a gun company when someone gets shot
Or suing a tobacco company when someone gets sick
Re: Re: suing lawyers
There’s a lawyer ad on TV that comes on really, Really, REALLY LOUD. It hurt my ears. It scared my birds. I fell down and I couldn’t get up.
Can I sue him?
Re: Re: Re: suing lawyers
Only If I can sue Billie Mays for shouting at me all the time.
Maybe the Girl Scouts are to blame
Maybe it’s the problem with the addiction to Girl Scout Cookies
Re: Maybe the Girl Scouts are to blame
i agree…sue the girl scouts…those damn cookies are addictive, anyways they can probably afford a lawsuit more than nintendo of america now since they dont have any patent infringement cases to defend in east Texas
Can’t sue Nintendo for being a psychopath, maybe your parents, but not Nintendo.
Understandable if the cookies were Thin Mints
Should have bought them by the case like we do.
How declasse. Aren’t pantyhose preferred among women stranglers?
OMG I too would kill for some thin mints.
It doesn’t say anything in the post about placing fault or suing anybody. It just says that the guy is accused of trying to strangle her with it.
If it wasn’t a Wii stap, It would’ve been something else like a shirt, rope, whatever. It doesn’t mean the controller or strap is dangerous, recklessness is what is dangerous.
The biggest "pain" is shelling out $250 for this PoS.
Okay, a bit harsh, but really, where the hell are the games?
I own this system and I’m still recouping spending over $500 on this thing, which sits and collects dust while I wait and wait for games I like to be released (if ever).
In the meantime, I’ll just have to wait until after Nintendo re-releases damn near every GameCube game for the Wii because, you know, it’s not like it’s backward compatible or anything and idiots need a “simpler” controller to play them.
Uhm… First, if the system is $250 and there are no games you want out, how’d you end up paying $500 for it?
And second, it, uh, IS backwards compatible. Came Cube discs can be read and the old controllers plug into the top.
Er, does not seem likely
I mean, have you seen the wii strap? They are something like 8 inches long. That girl is either a freak of nature or it did not happen. Maybe he strangled her with the nunchuk cord?
Hey Twinrova, the wii IS backward compatable with the game cube, just put the discs in and they play. You can even plug your GC controler right in to the wii. *sigh*
If you ban Wii’s, only criminals will have Wii’s.
My guess is that the guy at her Carmel Delights. You could take my Thin Mints (although they are awesome crushed up and put in a MilkShake) but mess with my Carmel Delights?
Or suing a bar when you get drunk and go out and kill someone.