Too Much Free Time

by Carlo Longino


Filed Under:
choking, danger, wii

Companies:
nintendo



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.

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    Angry Andy, 9 Feb 2009 @ 6:47pm

    Big knives

    That's as ridiculous as suing the maker of a large kitchen knife just because some nutcase goes around stabbing people with it.

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    David, 9 Feb 2009 @ 7:06pm

    Maybe the Girl Scouts are to blame

    Maybe it's the problem with the addiction to Girl Scout Cookies

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      Anonymous Coward, 9 Feb 2009 @ 7:47pm

      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

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    Anonymous Coward, 9 Feb 2009 @ 7:10pm

    Can't sue Nintendo for being a psychopath, maybe your parents, but not Nintendo.

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    Erv Server, 9 Feb 2009 @ 7:24pm

    justified

    Understandable if the cookies were Thin Mints

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    kash, 9 Feb 2009 @ 7:25pm

    How declasse. Aren't pantyhose preferred among women stranglers?

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    Jesse, 9 Feb 2009 @ 7:46pm

    OMG I too would kill for some thin mints.

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    Nick, 9 Feb 2009 @ 8:58pm

    uh... duh?

    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.

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    Anonymous Coward, 9 Feb 2009 @ 9:54pm

    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.

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    Twinrova, 10 Feb 2009 @ 5:05am

    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.

    *sigh*

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      Anonymous Coward, 10 Feb 2009 @ 7:47am

      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.

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    Dan, 10 Feb 2009 @ 7:41am

    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*

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    Anonymous Coward, 10 Feb 2009 @ 7:59am

    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?

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    Samuel Monkeyface, 10 Feb 2009 @ 9:49am

    Oh man!

    That's Wiidiculous!

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    Anonymous Coward, 10 Feb 2009 @ 10:32am

    Or suing a bar when you get drunk and go out and kill someone.

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