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The Wii’s all-white, but it’s hardly a raunchy unit. So, if you’ve been looking for ways to sex-up your console, then how about a private pole dance? US manufacturer Peekaboo, which already sells a pole-dancing kit endorsed by Carmen Electra, is currently inking plans to teach millions of gamers how to pole dance in their living …

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Paris Hilton

Where's the marketing picture?

Surely there's some marketing pictures of what they expect it to look like when in use, perhaps some images of the dancers they drew inspiration from?

Paris, because she would never forget such a thing.

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Anonymous Coward

Welll...

looks like I will be buying a Wii, just so as I can get my missus "to get fit" using the pole, and seeing if I can use Monopoly money to encourage her in this...

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And the age rating...?

Some people really don't learn, do they?

It was a Pole-dancing Set from Peekaboo (complete with extendable pole) that landed Tesco in such hot water when it turned up in their 'Toys & Games' section for kids.

What measures will be taken to ensure that the same thing doesn't happen again?

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Paris Hilton

marketing?

please add some marketing snaps ala eeepc to this story

paris, cos, well you know

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I'd dance the pole!

but maybe not THAT pole... at least not as described: telescopic poles tend to have one or more skin snagging joints along their length. Owwww! I can hear the embarrassing 911/000 calls now!

(I know this from using adjustable temporary building supports which I certainly did not dance on, but managed to slice my hand badly on once!)

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Nothing against the game but...

...I wonder how long it will be until feminists, Amnesty International, paranoid parents and people with nothing better to do with their lives complain about this saying it encourages girls to be strippers and lead a life involving drugs and prostitution, all to be ended prematurely in a bloody frenzy.

No joke, I'd put money on this.

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Coat

Multiplayer version

While someone dances on the pole other people shake the Wii remotes as hard as they can to simulate "Wrist action"

It all sonds a bit sleazy to me.

Packet of hankies in the pocket...

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Paris Hilton

Puzzled??

As the dancer's hands will be busy hanging on to the pole, where does she put the Wii controller?

No - surely not!

I wish I hadn't asked.

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Paris Hilton

Two-faced adults

My daughter works for Game and said that many adults buying the new GTA had their children with them. The 8 - 10 year olds ensuring that their dozy folks didn't get them the wrong game.

Considering the odd rationale that gets parents to dress up young girls as 'princesses' and Britney lookalikes and then moan about pedophiles everywhere, we will get the same thing. "It's good for fitness and agility" they'll say, never quite able to understand that dressing your kid as jailbait and teaching them all the 'right' moves is not exactly a good place to start when also 'protecting' the kids from dodgy men.

Get 'em started young then they'll be ready for the 'massage parlour' or the awful 'contact' ads on telly.

Yup, teach them to behave like Paris but forget that she can afford the lawyers, all you can do is pretend that Page 3 is a serious career move for a 17 yr old

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Anonymous Coward

Watch the video

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6737827788243640890&hl=en

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Coat

If you are watching ...

your missus poledance, where does a games console come in?

If you have the real thing in front of you doing her stuff why would you need any sort of virtual experience going on in the background as a distraction?

I can see a pole dancing kit being included with games like halo 3 etc to be used by video game widows to tempt their partners away from the console for periods at a time but to have a game that goes on in the background AND a pole for the missus to slide up and down in her skimpies and the the idea is to use the two together is just daft. We are either concentrating on the mildly pornographic dancing or concentrating on what is on the screen. If you want to do both at the same time then you watch mildly porographic dancing on the screen. Remember men can not multitask.

Mine is the long dirty brown mac with the well thumbed copy of razzle in the inside pocket

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Joke

but what about the children?

poor little children will be exposed to this, and probably grow up gay, communist, or worse still - Liberal.

hehehe

nah, sorry, can't keep a straight face typing this

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@Big Al

>> What measures will be taken to ensure that the same thing doesn't >> happen again?

You would hope this would get an 18-rating, which would trigger a ban from Nintendo - they don't allow 18 rated games to be published for their consoles. Besides, how exactly would it work - I mean, you can do a lot with a Wii-mote, but pole dancing?

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For gods sake think of children...

And there was me thinking the Wii was aimed at the family orientated casual gaming market.

You can see the Daily Mail headline now: "Seven year old wants to learn to bump and grind, immigrants,teenage mums and cannabis blamed"

Wonder when a company will go whole hog and release a groin attachment such as one featured in Red Dwarf.

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In the same league as Guitar Hero?

You only become good when you can do an upsidedown version of the splits when furiously mashing away at the Orange Button?

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Firefighters?

>> "However, he clearly hasn’t considered other markets yet, such as the game’s ability to train future firefighters."

Wow, I didn't know that pole-dancing was a useful skill for firefighters. Is that what they do during downtime at their headquarters?

-dZ.

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@Johnathan

And remember the obligatory case study too:

"I was smoking so much cannabis that I really was hyper, and needed to lose all that energy, so I took up pole dancing on an evil games console."

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Re: @Big Al

"You would hope this would get an 18-rating, which would trigger a ban from Nintendo - they don't allow 18 rated games to be published for their consoles."

18-rated games - like the Wii version of Manhunt 2, you mean?

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@ Elmer Phud

Well said!

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US

Peekaboo are UK based. In hammersmith iirc

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shaking that game

A game this explicit needs to have an add-on so the gawkers can put that motion-sensing "joystick" to good use.. -t

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Joke

Oh god

This gives a new name to the Dio song Holy Diver now doesnt it?

On a side note what is the Wii mote going to be known as now a Wee Di***....ok Ive thought better of that one

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Go

Re 18 rated games on Wii

Steogede:

"You would hope this would get an 18-rating, which would trigger a ban from Nintendo - they don't allow 18 rated games to be published for their consoles."

Elrond Hubbard:

"18-rated games - like the Wii version of Manhunt 2, you mean?"

And Resident Evil - The Umbrella Chronicles... No More Heroes...The Godfather (Blackhand Edition)... Mortal Kombat Armageddon...

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