For the record, The Escapist does not advocate playing Kinect anywhere near your small children.
I want to make it perfectly clear that the video filled me with equal amounts of dread and amusement. You know exactly what’s coming before you ever see it, kind of like how a horror film preys upon the audience’s knowledge that the protagonist is going to be killed or maimed and draws out the scene to create that suspense. Here, a father is just happy to be playing Kinect Adventures with his son and daughter watching before, well, you guessed it, the poor little girl gets smacked in the face. Hard.
I think it’s the raised arms, the horrible smack, subsequent thud and keening wail that really make me laugh *cough* I mean, shudder with horror.
Let this be a lesson to all you parents who bought a Kinect to play with your young children. Invest in seat belts or some other kind of restraint to lock your child down when you decide to take a swing. Har de har.
Oh man, I’m going to hell.
In case you need it, here’s the remixed version with some slow mo goodness and the real audio preserved: