Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Locutus of Borg

Where no man has gone before - Being a huge Trekkie fan (and yes I've been to a Star Trek convention but no, I didn't dress up) I'm as happy as Captain Kirk being held captive by a curvy green alien babe. Why? Because Star Trek Legacy came out for the Xbox 360 last week and I can now download Star Trek themes and pics through Xbox Live Arcade.
Is Kirk or even bad boy Locutus available? Unfortunately not but I'll take what I can get. Pics and themes run from 100 points ($1.25) to 150 points ($1.87) each for packs of Romulan, Klingon, Borg and Federation wessles.
What a Slimeball - Yahoo reported that earlier this month, a Wii buyer in Austin, Texas filed a suit against Nintendo, alleging the publisher of violating the Washington Consumer Protection Act (Nintendo is based in the state of Washington, where the suit was filed) by engaging in "unfair or deceptive practices" by telling consumers that the wrist strap was to prevent the controller from flying out of a user's hand during use, and then providing a strap that was "ineffective for its intended use." The suit also claims that the Wii Remote strap's problems constitute a breach of warranty, and seeks to become a class-action suit in which anyone who has purchased a Wii would be able to join.
In his original filing, the plaintiff demands Nintendo cease what he sees as its unfair and deceptive practices, to refund or replace the strap with one that works as intended, reimburse him for legal expenses, and "such other and further relief as the Court deems just and proper."
It never ceases to amaze me how greedy people can be. This is the same kind of person who sues McDonalds because they burned their tongue on hot coffee. If this guy spent half as much time trying to make money by having a regular job, he wouldn't need to sue Nintendo and waste tax payers expenses on frivolous lawsuits like this. Jerk.

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