Wednesday, 10 November 2010

The truth to how I broke a bone in my foot

Ok so here it is – how it all happened!

For the last 6 weeks I’ve had a broken bone in my foot which as I have told everyone came from me “falling over my own feet”. Well that’s kind of true, and kind of not as I’ve left out some of the details of the tale mainly down to me signing an NDA or non-disclosure agreement as a result of product testing.

So I hear you all cry just what the hell were you testing to break a bone in your foot? Well for the last 2 months I have been taking part in a closed beta session for Kinect – you know the new motion controller for Microsoft? Yeah that!

So I’ve had a unit since the end of August and I’ve been under an NDA since then about the whole topic. Anyway back to the point here, I broke a bone in my foot playing Kinect Sports – more accurately on the 100m running section of the game in a mulitplayer against my brother.

I simply was in free space with no objects (just another person by the side of me) and was running on the spot when my foot went under from me and I felt a sudden sickening pain as I went over and had to pull up (most importantly loosing the race). The worst part is the sadistic thing filmed the entire event and played it back to me almost as if it was laughing at what a prat I’ve been.

The replay showed it clear as day that I simply just had my foot bend underneath me and with all my weight (please no jokes) I went and snapped a bone in my foot. While my younger brother has found this highly hilarious (as well as a few very close friends) it was my own fault and a freak accident of my own making

Now go ahead and laugh!


  1. It's still less embarrassing than how my physics teacher broke his foot. He fell off a kerb.

    Hope it's better soon - and I look forward to a review of the Kinect when you're allowed! Also, HTF did you get that gig, you jammy git?!

  2. I was incredibly concerned when you told me... once I'd composed myself from laughing so much!
    I've said it before, and I'll say it again.
    You're a clown, sometimes!