First Wii-related death
A woman in Sacramento, California has become the first Wii-related fatality. Jennifer Strange was a participant in a local radio station’s “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” contest, where the person who could drink the most water without emptying their bladder would win one of Nintendo’s new consoles.
After the contest, Jennifer reported having a severe headache. Later that day she was found dead in her home, a victim of water intoxication.
Now, apart from the fact that her participation in the contest was terminally stupid, and even apart from the fact that the radio station should be held criminally negligent for not informing contestants of the health risks or having medical staff on standby, I personally blame this death on Nintendo.
Because if they’d stuck to calling it the Revolution, this would never have happened.