Source: Yahoo! News
Looks like Nintendo is having to recall a bunch of Wii-mote’s after the wrist straps designed to keep the controller attached to your person started snapping.
The beauty of the “flying wii-mote”, said to injure persons, tvs, and fragile glass objects?Â Its done by people who are doing the exact opposite of what the Wii-manual (see how I Wii’d on everything?) by flailing their arms around like a madman, and doing so in close vicinity of other objects and/or people.
For fuck’s sake, there is a big damn diagram with giant red arrows depicting a person standing in the open, saying in big letters to make sure no one or nothing is around you while you play.Â It also says (and I’ve played these things, I know this is true) that you don’t need to flail; the system will detect the smallest of movements.Â Hell, even the sarcastic folks over at Penny Arcade were saying that one when the system came out.
So, in a time when the console war rages on and there are nothing but shortages, in a time when Christmas is fast approaching and people are still (lets face it, foolishly) trying to find a Nintendo Wii, the big N is forced to recall the system because people are idiots?Â Any chance we can recall the people who bought the system?
If you own a Wii, please be careful.Â And Nintendo, maybe this should be a sign?Â The Wizard just came out on DVD, maybe this is the perfect time to bring back that cherished 8-bit nostalgia, the Power Glove?Â It would certainly solve the flying Wii-mote problems.Â Until, of course, some gang member decided to wear said Power Glove on a series of thefts.
But that’s a story for next-next gen.