"Arm Spirit", a Japanese arm wrestling video game, has been responsible for breaking 3 arms during its brief release in Japan. Atlus Company (the manufacturer), which had 150 machines in arcades, backs up their game, but is pulling it as "a precaution". Spokeswoman Ayano Sakiyama says:
"The machine isn't that strong, much less so than a muscular man. Even women should be able to beat it. We think that maybe some players get overexcited and twist their arms in an unnatural way."
Now I'm not saying that the people that got their arms broken were weak or anything, but I am saying that I've played this game before. And by played this game I mean as soon as I started putting quarters in it caught fire and the robotic arm fell off. It could sense the pain coming.
Arm Wrestling Game Breaks Arms [engadget]
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