@JordiGH Hahaha... Good gravy.
@Shufei Remember, this was proposed to *alleviate* the discomfort people were saying they were experiencing with the original retail unit.
@JordiGH Hahaha, imagine the spike in physical therapy for neck and shoulder strain. Not to mention little kids choking on it. That thing was heaps heavy.
@Shufei "Hey, Gunpei, people are complaining of neck strain."
Gunpei Yoko, mad genius, with a glint in his eye: "let's add a neck strap to that baby."
the thing was secured to a display stand on the table like a fixture
i just assumed that the end user experience was supposed to be like that and you'd need to put it on a table every time you wanted to play
@JordiGH imo Nintendo should give the virtual boy another shot. maybe it will work this time. If nothing else, it won't be like 30 fucking pounds this time.
@lapis I like to believe that fucking-pounds (abbreviated Flb) is a larger unit of measurement than the ordinary pound.
@JordiGH how does it compare to the "shit-ton"?
@lapis I'm starting to think of how could we seriously answer this question. Can we measure the degree of emphasis speakers use for each? We could do real science if we tried.
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