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OffTheChain
05-20-2008, 03:13 PM
The Daily Mail is condemningvideo games again--and this time it's Nintendo that bears the brunt of its vocal indignation. Although the Wii and DS have been generally insulated from the usual haranguing of traditional video games in such sections of the British press because of their popularity among the elderly, women, and on cruises, family friendly Wii Fit has managed to incur the wrath of the tabloid.

The reason is that an unnamed 10-year-old girl from South East England was told by the game, during its Body Mass Index test, that she was "fat." (Wii Fit actually puts users into a variety of categories, the two heaviest of which are "overweight" and "obese.")

The stepfather of the girl, who didn't want to be named for her sake, said, "She is a perfectly healthy, 4-feet-9-inch-tall 10-year-old who swims, dances, and weighs only six stone. She is solidly built but not fat. She was devastated to be called fat and we had to work hard to convince her she isn't."

The paper then enlisted the opinion of Tam Fry, a spokesperson for the National Obesity Forum, who called for a ban on kids playing the game, presumably meaning she wanted to see it brandishing an 18 age gate sticker. She said, "I am absolutely aghast that children are being told they are fat. A child's BMI can change every month and it is perfectly possible for a child to be stocky, yet still very fit. I would be very concerned if children were using this game and I believe it should carry a warning for parents."

However, Nintendo declined to entertain her suggestion, simply saying, "Wii Fit is still capable of measuring the BMI for people aged between two and 20 but the resulting figures may not be entirely accurate for younger age groups due to varying levels of development."
http://uk.gamespot.com/pages/news/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=26390271&sid=6191106&om_act=convert&om_clk=newstop&tag=newstop;title;1
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-566754/Obesity-experts-condemn-Nintendos-Wii-Fit-game-tells-10-year-old-girl-shes-fat.html

catilena1890
05-20-2008, 03:24 PM
Wow, even video games are trying to make people aware of how fat they are, what has this world come to?

Hokage4354
05-20-2008, 03:28 PM
Seriously. WTF

A little girl is told she is "fat" and freaks.

Nearly ALL American's are overweight, even if just by
a few pounds.

If you're told you're "fat" that simply means, lose a little weight.

Not complain to Nintendo like a immature 5 year old.

goku100
05-20-2008, 03:28 PM
Heard about this a few weeks ago and the hidden message from nintendo is....

"Its not our fault that your fucking fat"

Don't you just love nintendo, i do <3

But the wii fit is quite fun, obviously i didnt use it to loose weight but for the heck of it. Shame on the girl though, i mean isnt it kinda obvious not to believe a game? use a god damn mirror to see how fat and ugly you are, surely the parents had enough sense but apparently not. If your daughter isn't fat, then why the hell should you be worried. People like this piss me off, blaming video games for everything..."omggg my son killed someone....i blame manhunt"

Its pretty much the parents fault for allowing their son/daughter to buy and play the games in their own home...take responsibility morons.

hippiematt
05-20-2008, 04:02 PM
Wait the game literally said she was "fat".
I do <3 nitendo.

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj3/puertorican22792/lolps3vswiiandxbox.gif

goku100
05-20-2008, 04:04 PM
No the game doesnt use the word "fat", it says you are "overweight" which pretty much is telling you that you are fat.

Miburo
05-20-2008, 04:06 PM
Fuck yeah, Goku.

Seriously, what kind of fail parents would get pissed about a videogame saying their kid is fat. It's not the videogames fault that they're all too stupid to know that BMI readings are subject to inaccuracies. Especially when it's done by, oh shit, a videogame. >.>

What's 'six stones' in real weight (lbs) anyway? XD

Hokage4354
05-20-2008, 04:09 PM
http://www.google.com/images/calc_img.gif six stones = 84 pounds

1 Stone= 14 pounds

Got from google searching. ;D

Miburo
05-20-2008, 04:24 PM
Good job. /pets

4'9'' tall and 84lbs. Hmm, I dunno, would have to see pictures. Still, those BMIs should be taken with a grain of salt anyway. To get a semi-accurate test you need to do that one where they pinch different parts of your body (Can't remember the name of it now. >.<), and even that one is off by a bit most of the time.

z3ro06
05-20-2008, 06:57 PM
haha stupid "fat" girl.

Gerrickax
05-20-2008, 08:26 PM
Personally if i got told i was fat...i'd probably get up off meh fat arse and go outside to work out. We wonder why nowadays why kids are becoming obese at a younger age and blame everything else except for ourselves. If yer kid is a bit chunky, take his arse outsied to go play in the park or play ground and see it that little fooker don't loose that weight faster than a mofo.

Mashed Potato
05-21-2008, 04:26 AM
lol fatty

Sevi
05-21-2008, 02:32 PM
She is solidly built but not fat. She was devastated to be called fat and we had to work hard to convince her she isn't.
Lol, excuses excuses.

Man, did she really take it that seriously? These people are just waiting to make stupid, silly arguments about pointless things.

The Wii Fit is badass.

akuryuken
06-09-2008, 03:13 AM
Heard about this a few weeks ago and the hidden message from nintendo is....

"Its not our fault that your fucking fat"

Don't you just love nintendo, i do <3

But the wii fit is quite fun, obviously i didnt use it to loose weight but for the heck of it. Shame on the girl though, i mean isnt it kinda obvious not to believe a game? use a god damn mirror to see how fat and ugly you are, surely the parents had enough sense but apparently not. If your daughter isn't fat, then why the hell should you be worried. People like this piss me off, blaming video games for everything..."omggg my son killed someone....i blame manhunt"

Its pretty much the parents fault for allowing their son/daughter to buy and play the games in their own home...take responsibility morons.

LOLS manhunt

Greendayfan82905
06-09-2008, 07:50 AM
I agree. If the girl's parents didn't want their daughter to be called fat, then they shouldn't let her do the Wii BMI test. Plus, if it was done by a video game, it wouldn't be that accurate.

Hokage4354
06-09-2008, 08:06 AM
I agree. If the girl's parents didn't want their daughter to be called fat, then they shouldn't let her do the Wii BMI test. Plus, if it was done by a video game, it wouldn't be that accurate.

Well, Wii Fit is literally made to do exersices and know your body
movements by your feet, I have it so I should know. The game is accurate.

dirk667
06-09-2008, 04:21 PM
lol, i think it was just some people who saw an excuse to get publicity, and have a lawsuit and make money by bitching. lol, whi weight 11.4 stones. coool ;p

ShinobiKnight
06-09-2008, 08:47 PM
Heard about this a few weeks ago and the hidden message from nintendo is....

"Its not our fault that your fucking fat"

Don't you just love nintendo, i do <3

But the wii fit is quite fun, obviously i didnt use it to loose weight but for the heck of it. Shame on the girl though, i mean isnt it kinda obvious not to believe a game? use a god damn mirror to see how fat and ugly you are, surely the parents had enough sense but apparently not. If your daughter isn't fat, then why the hell should you be worried. People like this piss me off, blaming video games for everything..."omggg my son killed someone....i blame manhunt"

Its pretty much the parents fault for allowing their son/daughter to buy and play the games in their own home...take responsibility morons.

Fucking win post.

IMO, this is part of the reason obesity is becoming more common. Back in the good old days, if you were obese, and someone called you a fatass, you'd try to lose some weight and change that, and deal with the criticism in the meantime. Now, if someone even implies that a fat person is fat, they start bitching about how everyone is picking on them and how low their self-esteem is and how it's unfair, etc. while doing nothing to solve their weight problem. Being fat, unlike many other things people are commonly picked on for, is something you have the ability to change, or avoid before it happens. So you should.

sheik
06-11-2008, 12:58 PM
I don't know why the girl is blowing it out of proportion....

BMI is not that accurate anyway. It doesn't take in the account the amount of muscle you have. You could be 5'10, 220 pounds and very built, the BMI will not know that and will say you are serverely overweight.

Mal
06-11-2008, 05:02 PM
Good job. /pets

4'9'' tall and 84lbs. Hmm, I dunno, would have to see pictures. Still, those BMIs should be taken with a grain of salt anyway. To get a semi-accurate test you need to do that one where they pinch different parts of your body (Can't remember the name of it now. >.<), and even that one is off by a bit most of the time.Even taken with a grain of salt, 4'9" 84lbs. gives you a BMI of 18.2, which is actually in the "Underweight" category.

That said, how exactly did WiiFit screw up so badly it got an "Overweight" out of the exact opposite?

Hokage4354
06-11-2008, 05:11 PM
Simple, the daughters fat and the fathers a bad liar.

AkatsukiHunter
06-11-2008, 06:08 PM
*falls over laughing* That. Is. Awesome.

Even taken with a grain of salt, 4'9" 84lbs. gives you a BMI of 18.2, which is actually in the "Underweight" category.

That said, how exactly did WiiFit screw up so badly it got an "Overweight" out of the exact opposite?


Because it is a piece of highly tuned Nintendo technology xD

DemonRage
06-14-2008, 08:21 AM
Nintendo: "We're sorry, because you're FAT you voided the warranty of your balance board." :D

radio_trey
06-14-2008, 09:15 AM
wats this about

YoshiToshi
06-14-2008, 08:18 PM
If Nintendo says she's fat, she must be fat.

radio_trey
06-14-2008, 09:11 PM
fat i dont think so nintendo yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Mal
06-15-2008, 05:25 PM
wats this aboutWhat do you want me to do? Record myself reading out every thread on NL and email the WAV files to you? No can do, that'd take about as much work as it would for you to learn to read, and then do it. It's just not good for me to do all the work for you, you'd never become independent if I did and you'd have to continue to rely on your parents like the average 4 year old.

Because it is a piece of highly tuned Nintendo technology xDTouché.

kenneth20748
06-16-2008, 08:21 AM
If the girl was fit as so claimed by the parents, then what is the big deal. If she was fit as she claims, then why should she care about what a video game says. If you bought the game to lose weight, then you have to come to grips of the harsh reality, but if you bought it for fun, then just excersize and be done with it

shigshwa
06-16-2008, 12:20 PM
For her age, she could change weight anytime, considering she is near the age...

Mal
06-16-2008, 01:10 PM
If the girl was fit as so claimed by the parents, then what is the big deal. If she was fit as she claims, then why should she care about what a video game says. If you bought the game to lose weight, then you have to come to grips of the harsh reality, but if you bought it for fun, then just excersize and be done with itYou know absolutely nothing about girls. Thank you for wasting our time.