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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Mystery_Meat, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest


    Wii Have A Problem
    By Tom Zeller Jr.

    Nintendo is highlighting some tips for using its Wii gaming console and its special remote. One tip for those in the same room as a Wii user: duck. Seems customers are discovering that Nintendo’s new Wii gaming console, which debuted last month and has a signature game controller that responds to users’ body movements, may have an unintended side effect: game controllers flying around living rooms and smashing into lamps, windows, televisions and foreheads.

    The wireless controller, called the Wii Remote, is designed to attach to the wrist with a strap, and permits users to emulate the motions of games they are playing — a bowling stroke, say, or a tennis serve. Many users, though, are apparently using the game with more enthusiasm, perhaps, than Nintendo’s testers anticipated, and they are apparently saying the strap breaks a bit too easily.

    A user with sweaty palms claims the strap broke on her Wii Remote while playing a game of Tennis. The Remote ended up outdoors. She submitted her story to the Web site WiiHaveAProblem.

    In a statement yesterday, Satoru Iwata, the president of Nintendo, said “We are investigating. Some people are getting a lot more excited than we’d expected. We need to better communicate to people how to deal with Wii as a new form of entertainment.”

    Toward that end, the company has highlighted some safety warnings on how to use the Wii remote on its Web site — showing the need for plenty of room and, perhaps more importantly, the need to take a break if you find yourself getting a bit too … excited:

    Even while wearing the wrist strap, make sure you don’t let go of the Wii Remote during game play and do not use excessive motion. For example, in Wii Sports bowling, the proper way to let go of the ball while bowling is to release the “B” button on the Wii Remote — DO NOT LET GO OF THE Wii REMOTE ITSELF. If you are having so much fun that you start perspiring, take a moment to dry your hands. If you use excessive motion and let go of the Wii Remote, the wrist strap may break and you could lose control of the Wii Remote. This could injure people nearby or cause damage to other objects.
  2. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Wii injuries:

  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

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