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    Is Nintendo's Wii a hazard?

    Nintendo's Wii game console isn't just flying off store shelves -- it's flying out of players' hands.

    The game company's president announced Thursday that the company was investigating reports that players were losing control of the game's remote, causing it to crash into nearby television screens, ceiling fans, even windows and dishes.

    The system's weak point is, ironically, its unique selling point: a motion-sensitive controller that's waved like a wand as players participate in video swordfights, bowling, golf or tennis.

    But apparently, some gamers aren't wearing the controller's strap around their wrists or are wearing it too loosely.

    There are even some reports that the strap is prone to tearing without notice.

    Multiple reports have surfaced of out-of-control Wii accidents; the Web site Wii Have a Problem is keeping a running tally.


    Communicating with customers
    Nintendo President Satoru Iwata acknowledged Thursday that the company may indeed have a problem."Some people are getting a lot more excited than we'd expected," Iwata told the Mainichi Daily News in Japan. "We need to better communicate to people how to deal with Wii as a new form of entertainment."

    The company sent an e-mail to new owners this week reiterating the need to wear the strap properly. The company has not decided on any specific measures to change the strap, Nintendo spokesman Yasuhiro Minagawa said.
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    Lol Want a shield for your tv click here .
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    that shields pathetic...

    also, thats old news. They've already recalled the controllers and replaced the strap with a thicker one and gave out free wiimote gloves to protect your tv/wall/etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigred
    that shields pathetic...

    also, thats old news. They've already recalled the controllers and replaced the strap with a thicker one and gave out free wiimote gloves to protect your tv/wall/etc.
    Lol, I know people should just be smart and wear the strap .

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    oops sorry my bad, got it from MSN, i just looked at the date it said 12/8/2006

    didn't read the year...heh

    again sorry all, my bad

    mod please close....
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    I don't wear the strap. I didn't order the glove. Unlike some people, I can actually hold things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disturbed1
    Nintendo's Wii game console isn't just flying off store shelves -- it's flying out of players' hands.

    The game company's president announced Thursday that the company was investigating reports that players were losing control of the game's remote, causing it to crash into nearby television screens, ceiling fans, even windows and dishes.

    The system's weak point is, ironically, its unique selling point: a motion-sensitive controller that's waved like a wand as players participate in video swordfights, bowling, golf or tennis.

    But apparently, some gamers aren't wearing the controller's strap around their wrists or are wearing it too loosely.

    There are even some reports that the strap is prone to tearing without notice.

    Multiple reports have surfaced of out-of-control Wii accidents; the Web site Wii Have a Problem is keeping a running tally.


    Communicating with customers
    Nintendo President Satoru Iwata acknowledged Thursday that the company may indeed have a problem."Some people are getting a lot more excited than we'd expected," Iwata told the Mainichi Daily News in Japan. "We need to better communicate to people how to deal with Wii as a new form of entertainment."

    The company sent an e-mail to new owners this week reiterating the need to wear the strap properly. The company has not decided on any specific measures to change the strap, Nintendo spokesman Yasuhiro Minagawa said.
    everyone that had that happen to them are mentaly retartded or just plane stupid like srsly who the hell lets go of a wiimot whean thay are boxing on wii sports huh? its stupid and most of them are adults u'd expect it woul be little kids

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disturbed1
    But apparently, some gamers aren't wearing the controller's strap around their wrists or are wearing it too loosely.
    Well then it's their own fault..

    Nobody I know has had any problems with theirs because their not retarded.

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    A buddy I know wasn't wearing the strap. Accidently hit his hand on the coffee table during Wii Bowling. Broke the TV. Sometimes they really are just accidents.
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    I don't know how they could "better communicate" to the customer to where the wrist strap. You have to be told to put the wrist strap on 3 times to play any Wii sports game. And you're told twice for most other games. I guess if you didn't where the remote, and you threw the remote at your TV, then too bad .
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    I wish everyone would read the damn manual instead of posting a post about a dumbass question like the one asked in this thread.

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