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ymmv
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(11-20-2012, 08:32 PM)
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From the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant

Prison sentence for threatening agents with Wii controller

A 29 year old man from Veldhoven was sent to prison because he had threatened police agents with a modded Wii controller in May. The court convicted the offender Tuesday to a prison sentence of 367 days, 180 suspended. The man also had to pay the police agent a compensation of 3,000 euros.

The Dutchman had modded the Wii controller into 92 centimeters long sniper rifle with a pistol grip. He had aimed the object looking like a firearm intentionally on the police agents who felt threatened and fired a warning shot.

In determining the sentence, the court noted that the officers felt threatened and had feared for their lives. The court found the culprit not fully of sound mind and therefore lowered the penalty. The man indicated his willingness to seek treatment for his mental problems.

Last edited by ymmv; 11-20-2012 at 08:43 PM.
Wario64
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(11-20-2012, 08:33 PM)
I need a picture of this controller
darkness_s
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(11-20-2012, 08:33 PM)
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I wish it had sword add-on or something.
Kiraly
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(11-20-2012, 08:34 PM)
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(11-20-2012, 08:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

I need a picture of this controller

Seconded-
Seda
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(11-20-2012, 08:34 PM)
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This may not be all that absurd if it looked like a real weapon.
The Boat
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(11-20-2012, 08:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kiraly

Iwata's Netherlands

Fixed.
HoosTrax
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(11-20-2012, 08:35 PM)
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This thing? I have one collecting dust somewhere I think, along with a couple of the Wiimote M1911 shells.



Edit: Just to clarify, I'm speculating that this is what he was carrying.
Last edited by HoosTrax; 11-20-2012 at 08:37 PM.
GraveRobberX
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(11-20-2012, 08:35 PM)
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It's only been 3 days of the WiiU release people, Nintendoites already taking up arms =/

^

White with Orange Cap?

Did he spray it black?
ymmv
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(11-20-2012, 08:36 PM)
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WTF! I post an article on Neogaf and only three minutes later it pops up in the Google search for "Wii controller Veldhoven". Big brother is watching NeoGAF!
hardcastlemccormick
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(11-20-2012, 08:36 PM)
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Here comes the police! Wii UUUU Wii UUUU Wii UUUU
Eusis
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(11-20-2012, 08:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Seda

This may not be all that absurd if it looked like a real weapon.

I think he fired a warning shot with this, actually, so it's even a real weapon. Or the police did.
Metalmurphy
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(11-20-2012, 08:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by hardcastlemccormick

Here comes the police! Wii UUUU Wii UUUU Wii UUUU

That's what ambulances sound like.
GraveRobberX
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(11-20-2012, 08:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Eusis

I think he fired a warning shot with this, actually, so it's even a real weapon. Or the police did.

The police fired a warning shot, no?

Originally Posted by Metalmurphy

That's what ambulances sound like.

WiiU designated as an Emergency Vehicle Confirmed!
hardcastlemccormick
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(11-20-2012, 08:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Metalmurphy

That's what ambulances sound like.

The police around my area have a sort of tonal quality to it that sounds like an ambulance alternated with the Wiiiiiiiiiiiii sound.
Last edited by hardcastlemccormick; 11-20-2012 at 08:43 PM.
HoosTrax
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(11-20-2012, 08:40 PM)
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Here's another one, that looks a bit more like a sniper rifle (if it were spray painted, obviously):

Sinthetic
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(11-20-2012, 08:40 PM)
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Brings new meaning to hardcore gamer.
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(11-20-2012, 08:41 PM)
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Judge: Destroy all Wii remotes!
ymmv
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(11-20-2012, 08:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kiraly

Rutte's Netherlands

D66 judges and weak kneed Dutch cops who can't tell a a toy gun from a real one.
TrutaS
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(11-20-2012, 08:42 PM)
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I'm sorry but what the hell can people play with that thing?
Dishwalla
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(11-20-2012, 08:43 PM)
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I remember as a kid in San Jose a news story about a teenager who was shot at by police because they thought the NES Zapper he was brandishing was a real gun. I don't remember if it was the original grey one or if it was one of the orange ones.
HoosTrax
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(11-20-2012, 08:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by TrutaS

I'm sorry but what the hell can people play with that thing?

Light gun games obviously. Which was probably the only use I got out of my Wii now that I think about it. The ones with iron sights can be decently accurate if you take the time to calibrate them.
Bending_Unit_22
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(11-20-2012, 08:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by HoosTrax

This thing? I have one collecting dust somewhere I think, along with a couple of the Wiimote M1911 shells.



Edit: Just to clarify, I'm speculating that this is what he was carrying.

Wuss, real men only load .30-06 rounds into their Wiimotes.

Anyhow, reminds me of the story of a Brazilian swat team being called in when a guy held a woman hostage with a Sega Light Phazer.
Nome
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(11-20-2012, 08:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by HoosTrax

This thing? I have one collecting dust somewhere I think, along with a couple of the Wiimote M1911 shells.



Edit: Just to clarify, I'm speculating that this is what he was carrying.

Article says it was modded, so I'm assuming that at the very least, it didn't have the orange tip.

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