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Look closely at the picture below. Have you seen this man Mii before? Because Japanese police suspect its owner was involved in a recent hit and run incident. Wii_Mii_police_hunt This Mii could have been in a hit and run incident Cops in the Kanagawa area of Japan have begun sticking up pictures of the Nintendo Mii in the …

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I saw that Mii...

But i forgot where, could have been online. Now wheres my Money for that Info?

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Pictures

Com'on Reg you are making a fortune with all the advertising so you should be able to get a reporter to the far off distant land of the Rising Sun and have some pictures to go with this article.

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if it's not a Photofit ...

would that make it a Wii-Fit?

Mines the one with no identifying features.

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Neato

I'm sure that this guy, upon seeing his Mii mug posted all over town, won't go home and change it. This seems totally foolproof.

Maybe this isn't a Mii, and the police in the area just have a really bad sketch artist...

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Culture

Our culture?

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Behold

The Wii Foto-Fit!

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Sure i've seen it!

I have one exactly the same. Where was I at the time in question, I hear you ask?

England.

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Credit crunch

Obvious the japanese are feeling the pinch, and no longer want to shell out on sketch artists.

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Easy To Spot

Surely the perp would be easy to spot; they'd be driving a go-kart with a white steering wheel about the size of a saucer, with no steering column, being chased by an ape, a mutant tortoise, a mushroom and a bizarre (and, let's face it, slightly hot) princess in a peach dress!

Mines the one with the fishing rod cloud on the back..

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Thank you for your help, Moep...

Your 100 Nintendo Stars will be credited to your account shortly.

Virtual compensation for virtual information.

The one with the Wii-mote in the pocket please.

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Meme

How could El Reg get caught out by such an obvious meme?

Mines the one with a newly printed dictionary in the pocket.

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wasn't mii!

that is all

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Mugsy

A friend of Mugsy?.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntodcgdaVHQ

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And the passenger in the car

was a gorilla who was seen throwing banana skins out of the window.

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@ Anonymously Deflowered

Perhaps that's what caused the accident?

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"how heavily the Wii has infiltrated our culture"

Anata wa Nihonjin des ka?

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WiIdenti-Kit...?

Psst.... Most, if not all, police departments stopped using actual sketch artists years ago, in favor of the standardized IdentiKit. Originally a set of clear acetate overlays with variously-shaped heads, eyes, noses, etc. (each with a code-number); a semi-reasonable composite could be created, and then the codes could be transmitted, allowing anyone with an Identi-Kit to create the composite, rather than faxing the drawing out shotgun-style. Nowadays, of course, it's all computerized.

http://www.identikit.net/lea_product.php

@ Andy Barber:

"How could El Reg get caught out by such an obvious Mii-m?"

I fixed that for you. <gr>

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Re: "how heavily the Wii has infiltrated our culture"

@J: "Anata wa Nihonjin des ka?"

ie, boku wa gaijin desu. Gomen. Watashi Nihongo wakarimasen.

(yes, all of my Nihongo was picked up from watching too much anime. It shows.)

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And while I'm at it...

Why do I have the song "Mii and my shadow" going through my mind?

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Japanese police cutting costs?

Well, Miis can get pretty realistic. My Mii avatar actually looks a lot like myself, almost a mirror image if I must say so. Yes, I actually looked at spent two hours crafting the Mii while regularly looking myself in the mirror.

I guess they must be throwing out those 4 million+ yen dedicated photofitting software in favor of Wiis, since it could pretty much do the same thing at a fraction of the cost. Plus, it has the potential to occupy the officers on slow days.

Much better than sitting around a table eating bagels and drinking coffee IMO.

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