Arm-Wrestling Game Recalled in Japan

August 21st, 2007 in Technology / Other
Arm-Wrestling Game Recalled in Japan (AP)
In this undated photo released by Atlus. Co. in Tokyo, an arm wrestling arcade game machine "Arm Spirit" is shown. Distributor Atlus Co. said Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007, it would remove all 150 "Arm Spirit" arm wrestling game machines from Japanese arcades after three players broke their arms grappling with the machine's mechanized appendage. (AP Photo/Atlus Co.)


In this undated photo released by Atlus. Co. in Tokyo, an arm wrestling arcade game machine "Arm Spirit" is shown. Distributor Atlus Co. said Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007, it would remove all 150 "Arm Spirit" arm wrestling game machines from Japanese arcades after three players broke their arms grappling with the machine's mechanized appendage. (AP Photo/Atlus Co.)

(AP) -- Lose a game of chess to a computer, and you could bruise your ego. Lose an arm-wrestling match to a Japanese arcade machine, and you could break your arm.



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