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, Feb 9th, 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, Feb 9th, 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, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 7:10pm

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

     

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    Erv Server, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 7:24pm

    justified

    Understandable if the cookies were Thin Mints

     

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    kash, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 7:25pm

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

     

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    A Different David, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 7:36pm

    Re: justified

    Should have bought them by the case like we do.

     

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    Jesse, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 7:46pm

    OMG I too would kill for some thin mints.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 9th, 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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    that guy, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 7:51pm

    Re: Big knives

    you are right. it wasnt Nintendo's fault. the guy just went pschyo

     

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    Nick, Feb 9th, 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, Feb 9th, 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, Feb 10th, 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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    Dan, Feb 10th, 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, Feb 10th, 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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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 10th, 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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    DS, Feb 10th, 2009 @ 8:26am

    Re: Big knives

    Or suing a gun company when someone gets shot

    Or suing a tobacco company when someone gets sick

     

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    Samuel Monkeyface, Feb 10th, 2009 @ 9:49am

    Oh man!

    That's Wiidiculous!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 10th, 2009 @ 10:32am

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

     

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    Crabby (profile), Feb 10th, 2009 @ 11:40am

    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?

     

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    V. Malin, Feb 11th, 2009 @ 9:46pm

    Re: Re: suing lawyers

    Only If I can sue Billie Mays for shouting at me all the time.

     

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