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Japanese Police Create a Nintendo 'Mii' Wanted Poster

Just to be clear, police in Japan are not searching for a video game character. They created a Mii -- the custom avatars players can create with their Nintendo Wiis -- to go along with a wanted poster for a very real hit and run.

Cops in the Kanagawa prefecture, an area near Tokyo, have put the custom Wii caricature on wanted posters that also feature a picture of the type of car used in the crime. We'll certainly agree that the poster catches the eye, and will speak to a generation that might otherwise ignore it. It also reinforces the silly stereotype perpetrated by Nintendo's commercials that everyone in Japan is a Wii expert. [They're not]

But seriously, all this criminal has to do is change his shirt, take off those glasses, cut his hair, and avoid making that weird expression and he'll get away clean. [From:]

Wiimote Disasters (Wiinjuries?)

    This poor soul had the misfortune of approaching her inebriated boyfriend while he battled a Zelda beast. Even with that smile on her face, and that relatively convincing story, we're still wanting to look up the hotline number.

    This overly zealous 'Wii Baseball' player was shocked to find his bat controller slam into his Plasma TV. Try backing up in that batter's box there, slugger.

    Mere hours after purchasing the system, one hapless Wii owner watched as his friend, aiming to deliver a strike in 'Wii Bowling', lost his grasp on the Wiimote and destroyed a 60-inch TV. And as for the brand new wrist strap? It broke. Nintendo had better get the bill for this one.

    'Wii Bowling' + Adrenaline + Low Ceilings + Ceiling Fan = Bad News

    This guy reached to snatch his cat off a restricted couch, but -- forgetting to remove his Wiimote -- clobbered the poor critter on the leg. Now, $512 worth of veterinary bills later, we imagine ol' boy will be a little more careful next time.

    As ugly as the damage Wiimotes do to rear projection TV's is, we haven't seen anything like this Wii-destroyed LCD TV. The culprit? You guessed it. A broken wrist strap.

    Deep in a game of 'Wii Tennis,' one Wii rookie let loose a fierce volley and -- the wrist strap breaking -- took a considerable chunk out of this door. Fortunately for this guy, a container of Bondo is a lot cheaper than a television set.

    On Christmas morning, the kids in this Wisconsin household were overjoyed to find a new Wii system under the tree. After hooking it up to their recently purchased 70-inch RP TV, they let the good times roll. Roll right into the screen, apparently, thanks to a broken wrist strap. Television Deaths by Defective Straps (TDDS): 2.

    Since the wrist strap of this majestic Wii spear is conspicuous in its absence, we're tempted to give this picture a TDDS rating. But, since this tube TV is resilient and still, apparently, functioning, we'll just give it a half-credit.

    As he explained to, this Danish guy smacked into a light fixture while playing 'Wii Tennis' with, in his words, "great empathy and excitement." Forget broken fingers; empathizing with video games points to more severe problems.

What's your favorite video game console?
Nintendo Wii6382 (52.0%)
Xbox 3602867 (23.4%)
PlayStation 32150 (17.5%)
I'm not sure874 (7.1%)

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