August 21, 2007

Arm wrestling game recalled in Japan following broken Arms

Even before I wrote this post I knew that this news fall into the category of the weird. The news is that a japanese Arm wrestling game is being withdrawn after reports that 3 people broke their arm playing it.

According to a spokesperson for the company

"We think that maybe some players get over-excited and twist their arms in an unnatural way,"
Further more they said:-
"The machine isn't that strong, much less so than a muscular man. Even women should be able to beat it,"
Now I am not an arcade expert but why would you put a game which even a women should be able to beat ? And expect people to pay ?

Just a thought after breaking the hand did the machine say "Game Over / Play Again ?"

[Via Everton]