What is it with some people and motion based gaming? Is it really that hard to hold onto a damn Wiimote without letting it slip out of your hands and destroy your LCD TV? It obviously was because Nintendo had to include wrist straps for their Wiimotes, and every game has a warning about strapping on your controller. Surely this issue wouldn’t exist with Microsoft’s Kinect? Wrong!! Some bozo has managed to smash his brand new LCD TV while flailing about like a monkey on crack.
Phil Villareal, a tech blogger, recounted on his blog all the horrifying details of his spastic mistake. He went on to give all of us Kinect owners a warning:
“A public service announcement: Do not under any circumstances play Kinect Sports Volleyball at 1:30AM while standing under a ceiling fan with a dangling chain for a light switch. You could conceivably spike it into your year-old amazing TV, causing it to die with a rainbow LCD teardrop dripping down from the impact wound.”
First off, who the f*ck is playing Kinect volleyball at 130AM? By that time of day the most activity I want to be doing is shoveling the last few pieces of Laffy Taffy into my fat face. I guess Phil never played organized sports, so he never had a coach to tell him that nothing good happens after 11PM.
I really can’t believe someone has already broken their TV by using the Kinect. I mean, I almost broke my neck, but that’s to be expected when you have mad hops and a dropped ceiling. At least I didn’t mistakenly grab my wall clock and throw it at my screen while rafting through Kinect Adventures. Some people were never meant to do athletic activities. Keep eating Krispy Kremes you dummy! You’ve been waiting for the next idiot to do something dumb…
E.B. “Making you a better geek, one post at a time!”