Don't Say You Weren't Warned About How Dangerous The Wii Can Be

from the domestic-tranquility dept

When the Nintendo Wii first came out, there were lots of stories talking about how it was causing users physical pain, and it was blamed for an increasing number of ER visits. Further proof that the Wii can be harmful to your health comes out of Austin, Texas, where a guy has been accused of trying to choke his girlfriend with a Wiimote strap — after she woke him up and accused him of eating all of her Girl Scout cookies. Nintendo’s already been sued once for making the Wiimote’s wrist strap too weak; we won’t hang around to see if another lawyer alleges they’ve now made it too strong.

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Twinrova says:

The biggest "pain" is shelling out $250 for this PoS.

Okay, a bit harsh, but really, where the hell are the games?
I own this system and I’m still recouping spending over $500 on this thing, which sits and collects dust while I wait and wait for games I like to be released (if ever).

In the meantime, I’ll just have to wait until after Nintendo re-releases damn near every GameCube game for the Wii because, you know, it’s not like it’s backward compatible or anything and idiots need a “simpler” controller to play them.


Dan says:

Er, does not seem likely

I mean, have you seen the wii strap? They are something like 8 inches long. That girl is either a freak of nature or it did not happen. Maybe he strangled her with the nunchuk cord?

Hey Twinrova, the wii IS backward compatable with the game cube, just put the discs in and they play. You can even plug your GC controler right in to the wii. *sigh*

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