Guy manages to smash his TV playing Kinect

So, one of the things that you'd imagine would be a selling point of the Kinect is there aren't any controllers you could accidentally fling into the TV while performing crazy arm-swinging motions. And yet, a published novelist and noted film critic managed to break his TV while playing Kinect anyway.

Phil Villarreal, a movie critic at OK! Magazine, posted this image on his blog, Because I Told You So:

It turns out Villarreal has a ceiling fan hanging above his living room where his TV is. While flailing about playing the volleyball mini-game in Kinect Sports, his assumedly wild and erratic motions were so forceful that he knocked the fan's dangling light chain into the TV. It smacked the set with such vigor that it cracked the screen and killed it.

"Yes, I am the first moron to break his TV with Kinect," wrote Villarreal. We hope he's the last. It's hard to really imagine this problem would be very widespread. And given the fact that you have to stand far away from the screen for Kinect to even work properly, we don't foresee many instances of people accidentally jabbing the TV during intense Kinect workouts.

However, that doesn't preclude the possibility that Kinect might still turn someone into a sex maniac. Oh, the wondrous dangers of motion gaming.

Nov 5, 2010

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  • Sy87 - November 8, 2010 8:53 p.m.

    Again another reason why to not use motion controllers. Unless you can hook me up in the game like .hack just keep the dam hand controllers coming. You make them and you like it.
  • seabassuk - November 8, 2010 12:03 p.m.

    So not only do you have to have a big enough space, but you have to make sure you don't have any ceiling fans :S
  • Spybreak8 - November 7, 2010 12:42 a.m.

    "COMBO BREAKER" Agreed lol
  • Clovin64 - November 6, 2010 11:28 a.m.

    It had to happen eventually...
  • Krhyme - November 6, 2010 8:36 a.m.

    Do't people understand? You gotta treat Kinect like you're treating a radioactive object. 6ft away minimum with no peripherals!
  • ninjastovall0 - November 6, 2010 5:35 a.m.

    no excuses
  • link07 - November 6, 2010 4:36 a.m.

    wow just wow
  • werewolfninja - November 6, 2010 4:02 a.m.

    Heh, it's bleeding rainbows.
  • GrandMoffBubbles - November 6, 2010 1:42 a.m.

    this one demands to be on AOTs' Epic Fail or Great Moments in De-evolution.
  • gamingfreak - November 6, 2010 12:01 a.m.

    And so it begins...
  • AlmightyFuzz - November 5, 2010 11:33 p.m.

    Well that didn't take long...
  • hanktherapper - November 5, 2010 11:29 p.m.

    To quote Nelson Muntz: "Ha, ha".
  • RogerBauman - November 5, 2010 11:27 p.m.

    Sucks to be him. Hope his "Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel" helps him find a new TV. Seriously, though, that book is pretty useful if you are on a budget.
  • oufour - November 5, 2010 11:25 p.m.

    so it's a danger to the thing that watches our children?
  • EnragedTortoise1 - November 5, 2010 11:25 p.m.

    Wow... Yet another restriction for Kinect?
  • Pwns4you - November 5, 2010 11:21 p.m.

    You see! not only is connect a danger to the industry, but it is also danger to our children!... Or in this case our televisions...

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