Nintendo Wii Not Safe

When the Wii first arrived on the gaming scene, there were countless stories about how users were enthusiastically hurling their controllers at their new HDTVs with reckless abandon.  We also heard of the horrors where countless, dedicated Nintendo fanboys would find themselves  in the ER or end up bed-ridden due to physical pain as a result of the unique (and very physical) nature of the console’s fun stick.

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Well, further evidence that the Wii can be detrimental to your health arrives from Austin, Texas, where some putz has been accused of trying to choke his girlfriend with a Wiimote strap — all this after she woke him from his slumber and accused him of eating her Girl Scout cookies.

Alvarez became upset that Alvarado woke him and began to yell at her, according to the affidavit. Alvarado told police that Alvarez got her into a choke hold that lasted several seconds before she was able to hit him in the eye to break free, according to the affidavit.

The two struggled until they ended up in the living room, where Alvarez grabbed a Wii controller, according to the affidavit. He put his knees on her chest to pin her down and strangled her with the cord of the video game controller, according to the affidavit.

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Nintendo’s already been to trial once for manufacturing problems, stating the the Wiimote’s wrist strap was too weak; given the Austin incident, will we see another claiming it was made too strong?

[Via Statesman]

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