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Is the wii dangerous?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by kbearmoney, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. kbearmoney

    kbearmoney WiiChat Member

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    http://www.wiidamage.com/ :yikes:

    The link above is to this site, showing holes in peoples' TVs, doors and other damages made by people playing the wii. Is this some kind of joke, or does this stuff really happens. I just bought a wii for when my nephews and younger cousins come to visit me, but I don't want my entertainment room destroyed or them getting hurt. If you already got a wii, do the controllers really slip that easily?
     
  2. Blue

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    I have owned the Wii since launch. I have never accidentally dropped or let go of the wiimote once. I am not sure what people are thinking when playing so hard. No game requires that much movement that would have a result in damage that severe.
     
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    I thought this was solved ages ago...when Nintendo released thicker straps. I find it ridiculous that people complain about this, when...:)yikes:) they did it. As long as they wear the wrist strap tightly then nothing should happen wrong. The majority of people who have a Wii have not broken any of their possesions. And just to point out, the last submission on that site was in Jan.
     
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    no that the old wii remote it had a thin rope that broke
     
  5. Jangles

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    I have the old strap and it dosent just break off are slip off when people come over they dont even use the strap its pretty safe except I have went to bowl and hit my arm on the closet door that was my fault though Should have payed more attention
     
  6. kbearmoney

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    ok, I didn't check the date of the site, mainly b/c I was searching for something else and happened to come across it.
    NEway, do u think the wii is easy enough for an 9 yr old "un-supervised". Like switching from GC to Wii, syncing the controllers, etc. that kind of stuff. Basically, is there NEthing complexed about it or is it just like operating a PS, GC or Xbox?
     
  7. Brady280

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    Nothing has happened to mine but my cousin was pretending to throw it and it slipped and hit the wall.
     
  8. ssbb_lover

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    It'll be fine. If my 18 year old sister can go un-supervised, i'm sure your 9 year old can.
     
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    my wiimote was and is ticking but other than that
     
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    I prefer wii have a problem dot com..
     
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    nintendo even shows you how to check for the strap and see if it needs to be replaced. i think they replace that for free.
     
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    TortillaChip520 One of the Oceanic 6

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    the only problem i had was when i tried to bowl left handed w/ out the strap and ended up flinging the remote across the room and down the (wooden) stairs....
    but it's fine. the only thing that broke was one of the tiny plastic pieces in the battery cover
     
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    I've punched my girlfriend in the arm once while boxing. Haha
     
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    the wii is only dangerous if you dont follow the rules, when you do its awsome
     
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    If You Consider A Crap-Load Of Douche Bags Who Flail Around The WiiMote Without The Wrist Strap, Then Yes. The Wii Is Dangerous.
     
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    Most of the injuries are not related to the strap.

    Imagine playing a game like golf or bowling and smacking your hand on the coffee table mid swing like I've done.
     
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    OR imagine the fact the instuction manual AND some games like Wii Sports advise you every now and then to make sure you don't have any objects in the way and can swing around without hitting anything,,,, So you shouldnt be hitting anything if you can follow instructions (Ps... i smacked my desk lamp on a backswing in baseball i thing... that bloody hurt but thats my fault :) )
     
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    i smacked the coffee table behind me in bowling, it not only hurt, it ruined the game! my score went down 4 points!!
     
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    what a sad site..
     
  20. Byuakuya

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    I agree. I have seen some people flail their arms about like there is no tomorrow. Those movements are unnecessary. Simple wrist movements, which was stated by Nintendo, are more than enough to enjoy the games on the Wii console.
     

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