A young man has died after collapsing while playing Wii Fit. Tim Eves, 25, from Hopton-on-Sea, was said by his girlfriend to have been jogging on the spot when he suddenly slumped to the floor. Although an ambulance was called, and Eves was rushed to hospital, he was declared dead on arrival. Eves' mother said she had spoken …
Sadly, there's no IT angle.
As your final paragraph notes, people *do* sometimes just drop dead. Go to any running club and they'll have numerous such stories of former members.
Having said that, no doubt the Luddite faction of the Daily Wotsit will be up in arms that such dangerous technology is sold for entertainment value to the nation's vulnerable (overweight) children.
..."have been fit and healthy"
Cleary not, otherwise he wouldn't of dropped dead.
Whos gonna take the Fault?
Yeah, guess what, Gaming now not only causes People to go Berserk, it causes Sudden Death. Now It only has to take the blame for spontanius Combustion and we´re all set for the big Nintendo Witchhunt.
meh life sucks, then you die. Just hope you've passed on your genes before hand, or failing that watched enough porn and drunk enough booze not to care.
I love it when healthy people die out of the blue.
Why is it important that he was playing Wii Fit?
His heart did not explode as a result of excercise. He did not kill himself after being called obese. He didn't break his neck falling off the balance board. It seems to be a rather lame attempt at implying causation in order to create a sensational headline.
"Just hope you've passed on your genes before hand..." Onan would be proud.