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Kinect Claims Its First Victim

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We knew it was bound to happen — someone would be the first to call "First!" for breaking their TV set while playing with Microsoft's new motion-controlled gaming device.

 

Looks like Phil Villarreal is that person. Way to go Phil.

 

Seems Phil manged to break his year-old television last night while playing "Kinect Sports Volleyball" with his newly aquired Kinect device.

 

In case you aren't up on all the latest motion-controlled gaming madness, Kinect is a gadget that you attach to an Xbox 360. It lets you play video games and control your movies and music with the movements of your body rather than a hand-held controller. (Check out our Kinect launch coverage here, here and here.)

 

Phil explains what happened on his blog:

 

A public service announcement: Do not under any circumstances play Kinect Sports Volleyball at 1:30 a.m. 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. Plus you'll lose the match by forfeit.

 

Seems Phil has summoned the ghost of Wii accidents past.

 

As you may remember, when the Wii first launched four years ago, players began breaking their televisions left and right. A person would be in the midst of playing "Wii Sports Bowling" and — wham — the motion-controller would slip out of their hand and land smack-dab in the middle of their television ... or perhaps puncture a hole in their living room lamp, go flying out their front window, or smack their girlfriend upside the head.

 

Since so many people were incapable of holding onto their Wii controllers, nowadays every time a Wii game starts up we all have to sit through a warning telling us to be sure to put the controller's wrist strap on.

 

One might have thought that, since you don't have to hold any controller whatsoever in your hand while using Kinect, these sorts of accidents could be avoided. But no. One should never underestimate humanity's ability to break things in stupid ways.

 

In fact, I suspect we'll soon start seeing plenty of reports about Kinect users smacking, kicking and otherwise injuring each other as they flail about their living rooms while playing games like "Kinect Sports" and "Kinect Adventures."

 

So listen up folks, let Phil's experience be a warning to you. Clear your play space and watch out for your fellow player. Motion-controlled gaming is not meant to be a full-contact sport.

 

http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/...ms-first-victim

Edited by Dj Danny

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Well, it was bound to happen eventually. Human stupidity is more common than hydrogen atoms, after all.

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Lol! Looks like fun.

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Serves him right for not wearing the wrist strap.

Oh.

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What kind of a braindead person would smack a light switch from a Lightbulb into a TV? Someone?

 

@Scrum: Play Halo: Reach for five hours and tell me if you think Microsoft fail.

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What kind of a braindead person would smack a light switch from a Lightbulb into a TV? Someone?

 

@Scrum: Play Halo: Reach for five hours and tell me if you think Microsoft fail.

reach sucks, but that's besides the point

 

stupid people are stupid

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What kind of a braindead person would smack a light switch from a Lightbulb into a TV? Someone?

 

@Scrum: Play Halo: Reach for five hours and tell me if you think Microsoft fail.

I was trolling. However I've played Reach and I don't like it.

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This is why Kinect is dangerous. It keeps humans from sitting on the couch safe and sound!

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Hmm. They make the kinect to provide fitness.

 

That didn't work out, did it?

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What kind of a braindead person would smack a light switch from a Lightbulb into a TV? Someone?

 

@Scrum: Play Halo: Reach for five hours and tell me if you think Microsoft fail.

I was trolling. However I've played Reach and I don't like it.

*dies*

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What kind of a braindead person would smack a light switch from a Lightbulb into a TV? Someone?

 

@Scrum: Play Halo: Reach for five hours and tell me if you think Microsoft fail.

I was trolling. However I've played Reach and I don't like it.

*dies*

Let's face it Halo has just been re-incarnated several times using the same engine for pure profit.

 

 

Also MS isn't that great anymore because they like Apple refuse to admit their screw-ups (GFWL), hence why I don't like either company.

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What kind of a braindead person would smack a light switch from a Lightbulb into a TV? Someone?

 

@Scrum: Play Halo: Reach for five hours and tell me if you think Microsoft fail.

I was trolling. However I've played Reach and I don't like it.

*dies*

Let's face it Halo has just been re-incarnated several times using the same engine for pure profit.

 

 

Also MS isn't that great anymore because they like Apple refuse to admit their screw-ups (GFWL), hence why I don't like either company.

Reach has been created from the ground up using a new engine that they made.

 

Kinect is pretty cool and it's good people can get up and play, but man don't get too into it.

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The fact this got into news, lets me know he deserves every accident with Xbox Kinect that he can get.

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The fact this got into news, lets me know he deserves every accident with Xbox Kinect that he can get.

At least unlike other loonies he's not blaming MS for it.

 

 

Also @redmonke: Seriously? I thought it was using the same engine.

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What kind of a braindead person would smack a light switch from a Lightbulb into a TV? Someone?

 

@Scrum: Play Halo: Reach for five hours and tell me if you think Microsoft fail.

I was trolling. However I've played Reach and I don't like it.

*dies*

Let's face it Halo has just been re-incarnated several times using the same engine for pure profit.

 

Also MS isn't that great anymore because they like Apple refuse to admit their screw-ups (GFWL), hence why I don't like either company.

I would rather play MW2 than Halo, and I fudgeing hate MW2.

 

I would submit that MS is less repentant of their failures than Apple, but both are pretty piss-poor at admitting failures. Then again, big companies, what do you expect…

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