Another freak gaming death has prompted a mother in Louisiana to sue Nintendo for an unspecified amount after her 30 year-old son died playing on his N64 games console.
The unidentified woman is suing the gaming giant for "loss of future earnings" after her son hit his head during a seizure allegedly brought on by playing on the console.
The man had apparently suffered seizures since purchasing the N64 in 1999, and had played on it for around 48 hours a week. Nintendo is denying responsibility for the death.
While the incident is tragic, gaming news website Eurogamer.net noted: "It's hard to see how the woman can seriously expect to sue Nintendo for her son's lost future earnings when he was a 30 year-old who spent 48 hours a week sat in front of the TV playing Mario."
Nintendo's defence is also supported by the standard warning that comes on its gaming packages.
All N64 games now bear the message: "Some people may have seizures or blackouts triggered by light flashes while playing video games.
"Anyone who has had a seizure, loss of awareness, or other symptom linked to an epileptic condition should consult a doctor before playing a video game, and should stop playing immediately if any of these symptoms are experienced."
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