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Old 05-20-2008, 08:49 PM
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LOL: Wii Fit Calls Girl Fat

Wii Fit Dares to Call Young Girl ‘Fat’ – Experts Call For Parental Warning (and even a ban) Thoughts from the Sidelines - Technology, Gadgets & Curiosities

Basically, a "horrified" family wants Wii Fit banned because it called their "big boned" daughter fat.

Personally, I think this is hilarious and honestly if they're getting that upset about it, she probably does need to loose some weight.

Nintendo/Wii Fit didn't do anything wrong... how can being honest be the wrong thing?

Haha.
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:01 PM
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Re: LOL: Wii Fit Calls Girl Fat

...Wow. Just... wow. Talk about melodramatic. If this guy wants Wii Fit banned for calling you "fat", then who knows what he'd say about GTA?

I seriously needed that laugh right now.
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:01 PM
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Re: LOL: Wii Fit Calls Girl Fat

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Personally, I think this is hilarious and honestly if they're getting that upset about it, she probably does need to loose some weight.

Nintendo/Wii Fit didn't do anything wrong... how can being honest be the wrong thing?

Haha.
Dude did you even read, she was skinny as ****...why would she need to lose weight? :|

But besides that, she probably entered her numbers wrongs.

Although why waist your money on what you can do outside?
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:03 PM
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Re: LOL: Wii Fit Calls Girl Fat

Ugh.... some parents take way too many things seriously and take offense to the stupidest things.
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:04 PM
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Re: LOL: Wii Fit Calls Girl Fat

It's all sensitivities and PC stuff... Like the 'you're 89' thing in brain age. Probably just a linguistic error. A screenshot would be nice, though. Shame, Nintendo, choose your words more carefully. Now apologize.
I'm a bit oversensitive/overweight/&c. too, (AND I'M A GUY! LOL) but it's how the game works. How would a game infer such a thing? It's inatimate! Incapable of judging you! I suppose it would have been best just to call her a 'lazy child' or something to that effect.
But seriously, there are just some things you never say to a woman... Nintendo should have prevented it. But what the family's asking for is likely an exageration to make a quick buck in legal damages. Same motavation as finger in chile. Or, maybe, the anti-GTA lawyer's really the fun-hater everyone say's he is. Conspiracy!
Sony's laughing its *** off, I bet.
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:08 PM
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Re: LOL: Wii Fit Calls Girl Fat

Wii Fit uses BMI (Body Mass Index) in order to measure whether people are overweight or underweight. While not a perfect system, it works fairly well for adults. The girl is 11 years old. She is not an adult, and therefore the game cannot properly use the BMI on her, it can only give an estimation. It's bound to be wrong some time or another.
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:35 PM
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Re: LOL: Wii Fit Calls Girl Fat

Owned.

That rules. Nintendo didn't even have to make a GTA-ish game to get people outraged and call for a ban.
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:39 PM
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Re: LOL: Wii Fit Calls Girl Fat

I saw this on Kotaku a few weeks ago. Absolutely hilarious. If you think your kid might be sensitive about their weight don't let them play a game like that. Also, it does say that it will not necessarily be accurate for children.

But yeah, 92 pounds for a 10 year old is probably a little on the heavy side. If you go by the body mass index (which Wii Fit uses) anyway.
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:37 AM
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Re: LOL: Wii Fit Calls Girl Fat

Oh look, the Daily Mail.

*sigh*

I tried Wii Fit for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Now, I'm not exactly in shape and I've definitely put weight on over the past couple of years, but I was told I'm of ideal fitness and weight for my age group. I was rather surprised.

Maybe fatty just needs some proper exercise. BEEFCAKE!

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Old 05-21-2008, 09:41 AM
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Re: LOL: Wii Fit Calls Girl Fat

wow thats great I love it!
I bet it would say get the cow off the game for me! lol
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:53 AM
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Re: LOL: Wii Fit Calls Girl Fat

WOooowww, people these days are unbelievable. Many people want to sue Nintendo for big money, when they hardly did anything wrong.
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:53 AM
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Re: LOL: Wii Fit Calls Girl Fat

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Perhaps I’ll also write to the Daily Mail though I suspect that my story will be axed in favour of a breaking news item where a father breaks down as he details how two (unnamed) insects had the audacity to have a quick shag in front of his daughter (21, slim, blond and not unattractive) occasioning grave offence and a long overdue chat about the ‘birds and the bees’.
that has to be one of the funniest things I have seen in a long time
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Old 05-21-2008, 03:50 PM
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Re: LOL: Wii Fit Calls Girl Fat

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Nintendo/Wii Fit didn't do anything wrong... how can being honest be the wrong thing?

Haha.
I agree although they should have rephrased what it said on that warning logo to make it seem more non offensive. Then again everyone always wants to get a piece of something popular with Law suits and what not.

I could remember reading an article back in the day where some guy in the U.S sued nintendo because they stole his idea
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Old 05-21-2008, 05:10 PM
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Re: LOL: Wii Fit Calls Girl Fat

At first I laughed, but then I thought....
Oh no... Oh no oh nonononononooooo!!

This is gonna damage Nintendo's localization even MORE... The extremes of "politically correct" are going to be stretched beyond belief... all because some moron is offended by something in a game that isn't even supposed to be taken as a serious "diagnosis"!!

This happened with the Wii-motes, too... People were being incredibly stupid and hurting/killing themselves with their plastic game controllers, and now, after many unwarranted/greedy lawsuits and media negativity, Nintendo's released the ridiculous Wii-mote jacket, and beats people over the head to not kill themselves while playing WarioWare.

...This can only get worse. People are jerks.
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Old 05-21-2008, 05:43 PM
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Re: LOL: Wii Fit Calls Girl Fat

That is the funniest thing I have heard all day!

NOE is probably freaking out though. Fortunantly its probably not going to affect the U.S.
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:17 PM
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Re: LOL: Wii Fit Calls Girl Fat

LOL what other system has the balls to call someone fat, go nintendo! I guess Wii "FIT" lives up to its name....hell if I had a workout routine and I wanted to know my real results without some BS answer...just shoot straight
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:36 PM
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Re: LOL: Wii Fit Calls Girl Fat

People get offended way to easy. These people are setting bad examples for their children. How are htey going to deal with life? If they think *that* is bad, wait until they hear what real people have to say about them. When you make a big deal about this, the children are going to be like this. They wont beable to handle what some stranger off the street is going to call them.

This does make for a good laugh though.
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:50 PM
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Re: LOL: Wii Fit Calls Girl Fat

My gosh. This is the age of being offended for the most stupid reasons.

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Old 05-22-2008, 08:37 AM
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Re: LOL: Wii Fit Calls Girl Fat

People are way too sensitive nowadays.

"Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh the excercise machine called me fat"

Shut up, eat right and start benching.
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:35 AM
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Re: LOL: Wii Fit Calls Girl Fat

I can never understand why women are so sensitive of everything put on them making them look fat. I guess that's because I'm a guy.

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"Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh the excercise machine called me fat"

Shut up, eat right and start benching.
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