People are debating the validity of this NeoGAF post, which details how a very igorant Mom destroyed a brand new Wii, but I’m inclined to believe it. I’ve got an aunt I can easily see doing something like this, and I’m sure many of you know some technical illiterates who might as well. Observe:
“…Mom asks me what VC is, and I told her. I told her that all she needed to do was put in her credit card when prompted on the Shop Channel, and get the amount of points she wanted. I also told her what WiiSpeak is, and how to connect her Wii to the internet via an ethernet connection.Anywho, I got a call today from the mom telling me that the Wii is not working. I asked what was wrong and you won’t believe it………
SHE PHYSICALLY PUT 3 CREDIT CARDS INTO THE DISC SLOT.
HOW STUPID DO YOU HAVE TO BE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Also while putting the Wii Speak on top of her sensor bar, she apparently cracked it open. Just ugh. I told her she has to cancel her cards and call Nintendo for a 75USD repair, and now she expects ME to pay for this. Her husband is on my side of the issue, but she is steaming at me right now. Seriously, she put in 1, and thought that that one could not be accepted, so she kept putting them in and they will not come out.”
Good Lord, I’ve heard of five year olds stuffing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches into a Sega Genesis, but this is something else entirely. Do you think this is legit? I do. As they say, “you can’t write stuff like this” and honestly it’s not as far-fetched for someone who’s a complete tech retard. Alright I’m off to buy a game on XBLA by ramming quarters into the hard drive.