In a letter to the New England Medical Journal, Karen Eley of Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust details the case of a 14-year-old girl who fell off her Wii Fit Balance Board and fractured her foot.
How do you do that? The thing is 2 inches off the ground...
Well you don't have to be off a high place to break your foot. Also, OMG People play Wii FIT??
I'm sure there's still some people first getting Wii Fit now. It's "evergreen," as they say. Still, I can't imagine any scenario that results in a broken foot.
Wonder if someone pushed her during some crazy Wii Fit party or something.
words cannot decribe how stupid this is
IanCube this is a duplicate story that is originally days old, please remove it.
Yay sue Nintendo they don't deserve the money! I've stopped buying Nintendo products a long time ago and so can you.
your a contributor you have the power to report the story as a duplicate...so do it and then shut up about it.
somebody please think of the children. save the waste of a 100 bucks get ur daughter a tread mill or running shoes and tell her to jog like normal people or put your kids in sports. or get a gym pass wii fit is a joke and everyone who uses it are wasting your time and obviuosly not that interested in getting fit....ohhh and on topic this article is sad are the flamebait articles that slow today..wheres gaming bolt and ign when you need them....moving along edit its a duplicate ehhh so theres really two contributers on this site that actually think this is gaming news wowww this site is going downhill faster than i thought.....
See, if something "tragic" happens on a video game then people thinks it's game's fault, But oh boooy, no one would have got mad at stairs if the boy tripped and broke his foot on it.
Who here actually know's someone (or is someone) that has gotten hurt playing Wii? I always see stories, see YouTube videos, but have yet to actually know anyone...maybe all my friends are just too coordinated.
Don't know anyone that got hurt playing the wii but i have seen some pretty nasty wii accidents. Most of them have to do with objects such as ceiling lamps etc.
She is so far my Hardcore Gamer of the year
She gets my vote too. I can't wait to see what happens when Natal comes out.
What was she doing out of the kitchen?
LAWSUIT naw jk, but im surprised there is no talk of one in the article
Well I think the article was more focused purely on medical issues and injuries, but good point. I wonder how much a great lawyer could get out of Nintendo for this?
"14-Year-Old Breaks Foot On Wii Fit Balance Board" And?
Did she break her hand on the Wii remote too?
this is what happens when people are just to damn FAT? Lose weight the normal way go outside jog,run,play sports something.
Actually the doctor said she was a "healthy" 14-year-old girl, so I'm going to guess she wasn't fat.
IF she was fat, then her fat would've cushioned her foot, preventing any injury.
An I was thinking my feet were to big for it, yeah you can break something, I already got a broken toe an if I move to much on the Wii board. Well it makes it hurt alot more. Anyways it isn't Nintendo's problem, theirs some many things that tell you want not to do while playing Wii. That I wish their was a off switch.
This would never have happened with Natal.. Don't let her buy that Wii-tality finger periphal for sleeping-games, would be sad for a girl breaking her fingers during her early teens.. :P If that happens, atleast Nintendo has a free Wii condom hotline.. http://www.megatonnews.com/...
It would happen with Natal and PS3 Wand, Natal is you are the controller, which means you could end up kicking your mom or cat, while playing it. PS3 wand will have the same effect as the Wii remote does when playing a game, people get to hype up and start going all crazy and waving their arms around. In the end, motion control is not uncontrol.
What a stupid ass 14 year old.
Hopefully this will discourage Nintendo from making stupid gimicky peripherals and get back to making the good games they used to.
Wow, IanCube is his own #1 fan. First to comment on stories he wrote! Sad!
soooo basically 1 stupid 14 yearold girl out of what 20+ mill ruins it for the rest of us? what if she was in the gym or at home excercising.
self infliced due to horrible gaming confirmed! xD jk jk
... tripping, falling down a flight of stairs, falling off a bike, FALLING IN GENERAL, kicking a hard object, dropping a heavy object on your foot, etc... Guess she leaned a millimeter too far....
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