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BAN THIS SICK FILTH!! (Wii Fit Edition)

Well the adulation for the Wii was nice while it lasted, a US problem has yet again travelled over to our fair (yet rapidly expanding) island and guess which paper has picked the story up. Here's come choice quotes from the people interviewed for the article.

"I'm absolutely aghast that children are being told they are fat,"
Tam Fry (ironic name #1,452), National Obesity Forum

"She is solidly built but not fat."
The outraged father, where have we heard this excuse before?

Another thing worth pointing out is the comments on the article, clearly the gamers have struck pretty quickly on this one. The usual assortment of Mail idiots are present but some of the comments are pure comedy gold.

Has no one at Nintendo got a sense of humour? The game could have responded with something like..."One at a time, please" or "Please return this whale to the nearest ocean.

Most people however point out that its a GAME (some using the caps), some pointing to the inaccurate nature of the BMI measurement, some using the same 'solidly built' joke as me, some showing sympathy at how this EVIL GAME has destroyed a small (well, sort of) girl's delicate sensibilities. Yeah, its pretty much back to the old routine for the Mail.

Obesity experts condemn Nintendo's Wii 'Fit' game after it tells 10-year-old girl she's fat (Daily Mail Online)

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About njsykoraone of us since 4:17 PM on 12.11.2007

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In these troubled economic times we all have less money, join me as I set out to prove it's possible to get plenty of excellent games for only 5.
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