Woman sues Nintendo for death of son
BATON ROUGE, LA. A Louisiana woman is suing Nintendo, alleging her 30-year-old son suffered seizures after playing video games for eight hours a day, six days a week.
The lawsuit filed in federal court says the man died last year after hitting his head and mouth on a table during one of the seizures. It claims the man never had seizures before buying a Nintendo-64 player in 1999.
His mother is seeking unspecified damages for her own medical and funeral expenses, for mental and emotional anguish, and for her son’s lost future earnings.
A spokesman for Nintendo is declining comment on the lawsuit. In court records, the company denies any wrongdoing.
Let’s pick this one apart, shall we?
BATON ROUGE, LA
Why do I have a feeling this is in a trailer park?
her 30-year-old son suffered seizures after playing video games for eight hours a day, six days a week
Although it doesn’t explicitly say it, I’m willing to bet this man lived at home unemployed with his mother in the trailer park – how else could he spend 8 hours a day, 6 days a week playing video games? I’m a video game fanatic with a job and I can’t pull this one off. I wonder what he did on the seventh day?
The lawsuit filed in federal court says the man died last year after hitting his head and mouth on a table during one of the seizures
Evolution at work.
It claims the man never had seizures before buying a Nintendo-64 player in 1999
So let me get this straight – despite the fact that video games manufactured since the late 1980’s have had warnings in the manuals about the fact that they could possibly cause seizures and that if you experience a seizure playing them you should stop this man played them 48 hours a week for three years and his mother is shocked when it finally kills him? That’s like playing Russian Roulette every day for three years and being shocked on the day it kills you.
His mother is seeking unspecified damages… for her son’s lost future earnings.
Well look at the bright side Nintendo, the man couldn’t possibly have made much money since he had no job as we’ve established.
Yeah yeah I know – this lawsuit will never even see the light of a courtroom as it’s obviously some poverty-striken spinster who’s been taken in by some lawyer, but I just figured it would be fun to pick it apart this morning.