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Luke Skywalker
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Icon 1 posted November 30, 2006 07:49      Profile for Luke Skywalker     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
So ya, most everyone has heard Wii is great for sports games being realistic, as you can use the WiiMote to act like a piece of sports equipment. Its got a nice strap to keep it on your hand should you do this, and treat it like the real tennis racket, bowling ball, or baseball bat you are using in the game. Only problem is, said strap tends to break, causing the controller to possibly fly out of your hand, and hit stuff... like your big LCD TV....

http://www.wiihaveaproblem.com/

This is just one site, several others are out there too with better picts and stories. Then again, this one is keeping a good track of whos doing what.
*Me likes the one about the "Warning Labels" needed, as there are all sorts of other stupid warnings on things, my favorite being on a chainsaw:dont put chainsaw near any body part, esp. genitals...*

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Mel
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Icon 1 posted November 30, 2006 08:16      Profile for Mel     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Makes me wonder how much they've tested the strap before putting it out on the market. You'd also think they would have broke at conventions too. Maybe I should attach the strap from my digital camera onto my controller...
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Icon 1 posted November 30, 2006 09:11      Profile for Sxeptomaniac   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was just reading about this last night. Penny Arcade had their own take on it. It is too bad that Nintendo didn't make the strap strong enough, but you would think people would at least hang on to the controller before swinging it around wildly.

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Ugh, MightyClub
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Icon 1 posted November 30, 2006 09:59      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
How heavy is a Wii-mote? I'm just curious how weak those straps actually are, and how wildly people are swinging them around to actually have enough force to rip the strap and still have enough velocity to break glass.

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Icon 1 posted November 30, 2006 10:03      Profile for garlicguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
How heavy is a Wii-mote?

Simple answer: Too heavy for the strap provided. D'oh. [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted November 30, 2006 12:34      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Why do I suspect the real explanation is...

"Strap? I don't need no steenking strap"

*CRASH*

(cuts strap with scissors)

"Honest dad, the strap broke !"

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Luke Skywalker
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Icon 1 posted November 30, 2006 12:57      Profile for Luke Skywalker     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Why do I suspect the real explanation is...
"Strap? I don't need no steenking strap"
*CRASH*
(cuts strap with scissors)
"Honest dad, the strap broke !"

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Thats also quite true. Thing is though, from what little ive seen (correct me if wrong) the strap is detachable. So no scissors required.

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Icon 1 posted November 30, 2006 12:58      Profile for stevenback7   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
nice, come january 1st nintendo will probally release a better strap which will cost you 25 bucks or something

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Icon 1 posted November 30, 2006 13:29      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Luke Skywalker:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Why do I suspect the real explanation is...
"Strap? I don't need no steenking strap"
*CRASH*
(cuts strap with scissors)
"Honest dad, the strap broke !"

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Thats also quite true. Thing is though, from what little ive seen (correct me if wrong) the strap is detachable. So no scissors required.

You missed the point, I fear. TFD was suggesting cutting the strap to blame the destruction on 'the faulty strap,' not on the "I don't need a strap" luser.

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Icon 1 posted November 30, 2006 14:51      Profile for Mel     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
How heavy is a Wii-mote? I'm just curious how weak those straps actually are, and how wildly people are swinging them around to actually have enough force to rip the strap and still have enough velocity to break glass.

They're lighter than pretty much all controllers, so weight shouldn't be an issue. People are probably just too rough with their stuff. I bet a lot of people just don't use the strap at all.
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Icon 1 posted December 01, 2006 12:16      Profile for stevenback7   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Mel:
quote:
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
How heavy is a Wii-mote? I'm just curious how weak those straps actually are, and how wildly people are swinging them around to actually have enough force to rip the strap and still have enough velocity to break glass.

They're lighter than pretty much all controllers, so weight shouldn't be an issue. People are probably just too rough with their stuff. I bet a lot of people just don't use the strap at all.
Nice, was that intended to be taken two ways or is that just how it came to be?

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Steven, I think it's just you with your mind in the gutter. Probably something to do with having realised, now that you have broadband, that porn is good after all and now your mind is caved in. As such, it seems to have also affected your ability to realise that there is something just a bit unusual about impossibly long prime numbers. (The irony is that that was short prime number, I was shown a 1024-bit one later)
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Icon 1 posted December 02, 2006 15:31      Profile for supergoo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
We have a Wii in one of the dorm lounges. Most of the Wii-related incidents have come from people playing Wii tennis a bit too enthusiastically (and thus running into couches, tables, and other people).

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quote:
Originally posted by supergoo:
We have a Wii in one of the dorm lounges. Most of the Wii-related incidents have come from people playing Wii tennis a bit too enthusiastically (and thus running into couches, tables, and other people).

Best thing I can relate to that happened a week ago. One of my suitemates was playing Madden on 360 standing up, and lets just say he got in to it. Starts running for a touchdown, well he starts running in place. Cept he moved a bit, and steped on a sheet hanging off his bed, slipped and hit his head on the bed. Had to go to the hospital, gave himself a concussion.

Hes still playing Madden...but he doesnt play without sitting down now.

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