Father Kinects With An Elbow to the Face

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Father Kinects With An Elbow to the Face

The first documented actual human injury sustained while playing with Kinect is quite a doozy.

It was bound to happen sooner rather than later with how frenetic your actions are when you play a game with Microsoft's Kinect for the Xbox 360. Other than the emotional injury of Dance Central recording you naked, and the property damage from a Kinect player bombarding his TV with a ceiling fan pullstring, a video depicting a young man getting an elbow to the face from his father seems to be the first bodily harm caused by Microsoft's peripheral. The video was uploaded on November 4th, the day that Kinect was released in the US, and it's amazing.

I love the contrast of the first 20 seconds of wholesome family fun. The sun is shining in through the blinds, and the mother is clearly enjoying watching her husband and son playing together. It seems like something out of a modern day Norman Rockwell painting.

That is, until Dear Old Dad throws his elbows back and connects with his son's face. The Mom shrieks in terror, "Oh my God," and if you listen close you can hear moans and grumbles from the injured kid before the video cuts out Cloverfield-style.

I'd be lying if I said I didn't watch the moment of impact about 25 times in succession. It's just good, clean fun!

Source: Youtube via G4

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Damn, right in the kisser!

I'm sure one day they'll look back at this and laugh, as I am now.

Good god... that elbow had to HURT.
These people really should've watched the "Room to Grow" episode of ENN.

Greg Tito:

I'd be lying if I said I didn't watch the moment of impact about 25 times in succession. It's just good, clean fun!

Erm... Greg? That's a little worrying.

OT: Can't say I didn't see that coming. But, hell, it was one HARSH impact.

Hilarious! See, THIS is exactly what we get from stupid concepts like motion control. Let's be safe and ban it entirely!

Ohhh! Hes gonna feel that in the morning!
...And right now lol

It looks like Kinect is going to be a fantastic source of gaming related accidents. It's only just been released and we've already seen quite a few hilarious stories.

In the words of Mel Brooks, "If I cut my finger, its a tragedy, if you fall down a open manhole and die, its comedy."

That said, I lol'd.

You know, I wasn't quite sold on this whole motion gaming at first, but after that video I have to admit that the concept has grown on me.

Greg Tito:

I'd be lying if I said I didn't watch the moment of impact about 25 times in succession. It's just good, clean fun!

Thats a very dickish thing to do, Master Tito.

Which is why I am sending you a high-five for it.

Mydnyght:
Good god... that elbow had to HURT.
These people really should've watched the "Room to Grow" episode of ENN.

Imagine what playing Kinect is going to be like in those little Japanese apartments.

Jaredin:
Ohhh! Hes gonna feel that in the morning!
...And right now lol

My response exactly. So much for the Kinect being safer than the Wii. Also lol at the title of this article.

And soon all future Kinects will be bundled with elbow protectors.

Damn that had to hurt. Let this be a lesson to others. Don't stand very close to each other while playing.

This reminds me of a Michael McIntyre joke...

I didnt pay much heed to these when they were about the wii and i wont be biased and hate on kinect when they get them. Truth is clumsy people will be clumsy no matter what tools they use though the boy could have moved out a little more (noticed him get closer and closer with each move he did).

Hopefully people will learn from these accidents and the general public wont see much of this happening and more people use it.

I'm laughing but I really want to know what game has you do those positions. Were they just dicking around or does a game actually reward you for it?

Calumon: Maybe he shouldn't have put his head there? Silly people. :p

WanderingFool:
In the words of Mel Brooks, "If I cut my finger, its a tragedy, if you fall down a open manhole and die, its comedy."

That said, I lol'd.

Someone watched this weeks Escape to the Movies =P

I feel bad about laughing, but I really can't help it.

ha, obviously you don't live in a microsoft sized mansion where there is the proper 3 square meters per player zoned off.

Heh, it was funnier than I thought.

I think its just me, but the dad said "Derp" right before he went Chuck No-remorse on that kids face.

I mean, he really leveled that kid. Like, MMA style.

...that made me very uncomfortable.

I know how incredibly awkward it can get when a parent hits their child by accident.

(My dad smacked me with a Wii-mote once)

siddif:

WanderingFool:
In the words of Mel Brooks, "If I cut my finger, its a tragedy, if you fall down a open manhole and die, its comedy."

That said, I lol'd.

Someone watched this weeks Escape to the Movies =P

And someone else has an incredibly good looking avatar.

Wait? No one? Ok then:

FALCON ELBOW!!!

I can see this hurting Kinect's image in future, "Games hurt children, they really do"

kouriichi:
I think its just me, but the dad said "Derp" right before he went Chuck No-remorse on that kids face.

I mean, he really leveled that kid. Like, MMA style.

They should sell Kinect in Afghanistan, then all we need to do is sit back and watch the Taliban elbow eachother to death.

We're going to have a really ugly-looking new generation of gamers if this keeps up.

Im laughing alot but in a kind of OMG way
FUCK! was my initial reaction!
This is gonna happen alot.

ok, i figured it was going to be a good blow, but damn, that was frikken hard, it looks soo painfull

and i cant stop laughing at it

it reminds me of http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/moviebob/8285-Laughing-at-Terrorists about detachment in fun

hahaha

Ouch that had to hurt. But they shouldn't have been that close together.

Hahaha, I feel I can quote family guy on this one.
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POW right in the kisser!

Ouch, that was one clean hit in the kisser. I feel rather sorry for him.

Hope the kid's ok.

...

POW! RIGHT IN THE KISSER!

Stabby Joe:
Wait? No one? Ok then:

FALCON ELBOW!!!

oh and one more for shits and giggles ' KINECT'S A REAL HIT!'

btw instead of quoting you I accidentally reported you! sorry

Jack and Calumon:
Calumon: Maybe he shouldn't have put his head there? Silly people. :p

WARNING -- Do not position your head where other people's body parts might be.

That's some sound advice, Cal. It really is.

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