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    The controller for Nintendo's new Wii game console has come under fire in Britain because it can fly out of users' hands, a report said.

    The hand-held controller -- whose motion-sensing ability allows a player to mimic physical actions in games -- has become the subject of several claims in Britain that it can leave the user's hand because of a defective wrist strap, The Daily Mail reported.

    Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said damage done by flying controllers -- including damage to TV sets -- is likely be due to overuse of the straps.

    "Some people are getting a lot more excited than we'd expected," Iwata said. "We need to better communicate to people how to deal with Wii as a new form of entertainment."

    The situation has marred what has to date been a successful launch of the new game console in Britain -- which the Daily Mail said has included long lines at stores to purchase the system.

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    using the wii as a baseball bat could do some serious facial damage. maybe a broken nose? though that'll be more intensional than accidental. like a drug deal gone wrong.
    1. addict uses cash to buy a wii.
    2. dealer shows up for pay day.
    3. addict says he's addicted to games and drugs.
    4. dealer smacks addict with wii breaking legs, nose and jaw.
    in another story: Wii put Father in coma.

    Source: http://www.playfuls.com/news_05467_R..._A_Hazard.html

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    You know I'm proud of Nintendo making a new controller, this is B.S. though.

    User error, anyone? Take responsiblity for your actions! Seriously...
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    A funny joke....
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    This is why the gf doesnt want to get one. She figures it would be to dangerous. I think they are an awesome idea, Im just waiting for some pre-mods to be released.
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    The same thing we do every night Pinky. Try to take over the world!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fred861 View Post
    hey have any of you tried "rayman raving rabbits" ?

    this is one game you'd really want to play on a wii
    on the pc version that replace the controls with mouse movements but's its really not the same would be freaking awesome playing that game with the wii remote!
    Raving Rabbits is great!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hairbautt
    You know I'm proud of Nintendo making a new controller, this is B.S. though.

    User error, anyone? Take responsiblity for your actions! Seriously...
    I totally agree. Even if the strap breaks, that's the user's fault.

    You are not supposed to let the control go...DUHHHH!

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    Hey a hairdryer in the wrong hands is hazardous no ? Reminds me of lawn darts tho .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairbautt View Post
    You know I'm proud of Nintendo making a new controller, this is B.S. though.

    User error, anyone? Take responsiblity for your actions! Seriously...
    Not really.
    If it has a built-in wrist strap I'd assume that's to hold it in my hands if it slipped. So if it does slip the wrist strap should stop it. But the strap just breaks.

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    The strape breaks? What is it made out of?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hairbautt View Post
    You know I'm proud of Nintendo making a new controller, this is B.S. though.

    User error, anyone? Take responsiblity for your actions! Seriously...
    Not really.
    If it has a built-in wrist strap I'd assume that's to hold it in my hands if it slipped. So if it does slip the wrist strap should stop it. But the strap just breaks.
    The strap wouldn't be meant to work indefinitely. It would eventually fail.

    Also, Nintendo shouldn't be liable if it does.

    The wrist strap wouldn't hold it in your hands anyway. It would hang on your wrist.

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