Big N Recalls Wii’s

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?  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.  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.  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?  Any chance we can recall the people who bought the system?

If you own a Wii, please be careful.  And Nintendo, maybe this should be a sign?  The Wizard just came out on DVD, maybe this is the perfect time to bring back that cherished 8-bit nostalgia, the Power Glove?  It would certainly solve the flying Wii-mote problems.  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.

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Christopher Baggett has owned and operated The HomeWorld independently since 2009 after spinning it off from his previous concept, ‘The Anime Homeworld’. In addition to journalistic endeavors, he is an aspiring novelist. Arizona born military brat Christopher currently resides in the Georgia area.

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3 comments

  1. This is why the terrorists hate us.

  2. I want to know who the hell is crazy enough to swing the Wiimote wildly enough to actually *break* the TV when they loose their grip.

  3. According to Inside Edition, every living creature that purchases a Wii. Clearly, we gamers are ignorant in their eyes, and thus they have to Wii on our image.

    God, I love Wii’ing on stuff.

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