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'Hold Your Wee for a Wii' Death Shuts Down Show

Ten employees have lost their jobs over the incident, and the radio show is permanently off the air.

The "Morning Rave" radio show on KDND 107.9 will be off the air indefinitely according to the station's general manager.

"Effective immediately the "The Morning Rave" program is canceled and 10 employees are no longer with the station," read a statment from John Geary, the station manager.

The program director, promotions director and the three morning DJs are some of the employees who lost their jobs over the incident.

"We're going to pull through," a woman who works at the station said. "(The mood) is pretty somber around here. The whole thing is just a tragedy."

28 year old Jennifer Strange was found dead in her Rancho Cordova home on Friday. A preliminary coroner's report indicated the death "was consistent with water intoxication".

Strange was competing in the "Hold Your Wee for a Nintendo Wii" contest when she died. The following message appeared on the station's web site after the death:

"All of you are probably aware of the tragic death of a contestant, Jennifer Strange, following her participation in a contest on the Morning Rave last Friday.

First and foremost, our thoughts and sympathies go out to Jennifer's family and loved ones.

I also want to assure you that the circumstances regarding this matter are being examined as thoroughly as possible. We are doing everything we can to deal with this difficult situation in a manner that is both respectful and responsible. In the interim, the Morning Rave is off the air indefinitely."

Shin_Akakage6369d ago

Before I am accused of being a devil or heartless, please hear me out. While the radio station definitely needs to take some responsibility for this do all these people have to loose their lively hood over such a tragic accident? A life was lost....and that's a horrible thing, nothing will bring her back. She was a willing participant and an adult capable of making decisions on her own. That's not to say the radio station is exonerated of any responsibility. They fired these people and cancelled the show to avoid a lawsuit. So if this is the radio station's way of fixing things....where is the upper level management's accountabilty? A contest like that would never have happened if the higher ups didn't authorize it...yet they aren't losing their jobs. Also if participants did not have to sign any waiver or anything like that then a lawsuit is inevitable. Cancel the show.....maybe...fire the decision makers that signed off on this event without researching to see if something like water intoxication exists.....definitely, that's negligence. Firing everyone that had anything to do with the show...thats a bit too much in my opinion. This is a terrible tragedy, I feel really bad for her family. I hope that they will be able to pull through this horrible time for them.

MicroGamer6368d ago

if all they lose are their jobs. According to other news accounts, there were no medical personnel on standby in case of an emergency and no adequate health warnings were given according another of the contestants. The people organizing this stunt were irresponsible and deserve whatever happens to them.

Odiah6369d ago

Like I said before, this isn't wii news.

Kastrol6368d ago

I hate these radio focks who enjoy and think its funny by humiliating contestents who so badly need the prize which could have been for her kids or a present to a love one

they humiliated her and know shes dead all for a nintendo wii

addictedtogames6368d ago

What a horrible way to die, I didnt know you could die for holding too long.

gta_cb6367d ago

i was told before this, that a woman is more likely to get blood poisoning from holding you wee for too long, im not sure about men, but if you can then its not as likely

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Europe software sales | May 2024 | EA FC 24 #1, Ghost of Tsushima #4, Hellblade 2 missed 'Top 100'

"This is GSD figures, which tracks all digital game sales from most major publishers (Nintendo data is absent), and physical game sales in all major European markets."

"The No.1 selling game in May this year was EA Sports FC 24, followed by Grand Theft Auto 5. F1 2024 races in at No.3. The PC release of Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut sends the PlayStation game up to No.4."

"11.6 million PC and console games were sold across European markets in May. Compared with the same five week period in 2023, that's a drop of nearly 17%."

"Hellblade 2, System Shock Remake, and the Rogue Prince of Persia all missing out on the Top 100."

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Einhander197212h ago

I need an xbox fan to explain to me how Hellblade didn't even enter the top 100 since Game Pass doesn't effect sales and you guys are all just using the service as a trial to buy the games later.... /s (for sigh)

Also tell me again how 3.5 M sales first month for FF was bad...

If Microsoft didn't buy the developer this could have been a multiplatform game and if they wanted they still could have got it day 1 on Game Pass.

If I worked at Ninja Theory I'd be sprucing up my resume right about now.

MNRC237h ago

Why are you more concerned about Microsoft’s financials than Microsoft?

CrashMania2h ago(Edited 2h ago)

Think it's pretty obvious to most that Hellblade 2 was a flop, it was setup to fail by skipping playstation and being sent to die on gamepass, especially on a platform where they openly mock playstation 'movie games', this being way more movie than any PS game.

Cacabunga3h ago

Here we go.. too much barking about EA CEO getting a big bonus when the same ones are buying his games. So pathetic

terrorofdeath1h ago

Interesting that EAFC 24 still made top sales, considering it was the free game on PS+. Unless that counts as a purchase?

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Xbox's Matt Booty implies Tango Gameworks closure was partly due to leadership change

Eurogamer: "Xbox's Matt Booty has spoken more on the closure of Tango Gameworks earlier this year."

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The Wood3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

I call BS on this. All metrics were met apparently or was that another lie. There's something deeper happening within xbox's management

GamerRN2d ago

You have an inside scoop? Well don't hold back, share with us your knowledge!

AsimLionheart2d ago

He is referring to this tweet by Greenberg which Spencer retweeted.

https://twitter.com/aarongr...

Wood is arguing that MS was either lying then when they claimed the game was a success or they are lying now by giving excuses for shutting down the studio.

The Wood2d ago

What part irks you sir? My opinion that xbox has a management problem or stating xbox heads said metrics were met and the game was a success. They closed the studio that released one of xbox's most successful new ips in a very long time. There's a lie somewhere don't you think or are you the eyes wide shut type

StormSnooper2d ago

I think we all have an inside scoop at this point. MS has lied so often that we all know what to expect from them.

Cacabunga3d ago

It’s xbox DNA to lie and U-turns

GamerRN2d ago

I love fanboy analytics too...

Thank God Sony has never lied to us! /s

Cacabunga2d ago

There is a difference between lying all the time and saying fake shit and anyone else

GamerRN2d ago

Ok I'll bite, what's the difference between lying and saying fake shit

DarXyde2d ago

I don't know that he's lying. The heads at Xbox tend to be forthcoming in painfully indirect ways.

The article notes the exit of Shinji Mikami which I also believe was a factor, but Arkane is a different situation.

Perhaps the issue with everyone's assessment is that, because they closed around the same time, everyone assumes the reasons are the same.

Occam's razor here: Tango lost its value to Microsoft with Mikami out and Arkane just dropped the ball spectacularly.

All being said, Booty is clearly lying about one thing: the notion that anything mentioned in this interview was done "out of respect for the staff" is a bold faced lie. They closed the studio while the staff were on vacation in Japan.

Miss me with that, Booty.

Cacabunga2d ago

You said "I don't know that he's lying."

And later you said:

"All being said, Booty is clearly lying "

Are you ok?

DarXyde2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

Spare me the pedantry.

I'm very clearly talking about two different things:

When it comes to telling you about the future or actions taken broadly, they're indirect, but technically not lies. The go-to example is Rise of the Tomb Raider "coming exclusively to Xbox One in 2014." That wasn't a lie, but if you don't read between the lines, you'll think that's a lie. More recently, they tout new Xbox "hardware" which is incredibly ambiguous. It's sketchy, and intentionally vague, but calling it a lie is a bit too heavy handed. In reality, they say things in a way to get you to draw incorrect conclusions and they can blame you for misinterpreting.

I'm saying I don't know how much of what Booty is saying is truthful, intentionally vague, etc.

But on the very specific issue I cite (i.e., wanting to be respectful of staff), he's being dishonest—and it is very clearly a footnote to the broader point being made.

I shouldn't have to explain that in such explicit detail, but clear enough?

SonyStyled2d ago

‘Best lineup in Xbox history’ advertised during holiday season -cancels Scalebound and Fable after holiday season.

Not a lie. They had a good lineup. They just flipped the scripped after holiday season sales. What they advertised isn’t what the customer receives. Bait and switch