The recent wave of reports about Nintendo’s Wii gaming console causing damages to properties and personal injuries to gamers have now been dealt with by Nintendo, to a certain extent. They would now replace all broken straps once consumers had filed a complaint.
I don’t have my own Wii console, and would probably never get one, but I could hardly blame Nintendo for these mishaps connected with the Wii. No one could be solely blamed for this. Heck, I nearly broke my wrist when I was still playing Need for Speed Most Wanted PC(aff) with Logitech MOMO Force Feedback Racing Wheel(aff) last year. We gamers just have to be extra careful when we play games, especially the ones that engage us the most. I remember my sweet childhood days literally screaming and jumping about while I play Pacman on the classic Atari console.
A friend of mine even thought that a class suit against Nintendo would ensue because of the apparent ‘defect’ in the straps of Wii’s remote controller. Whether this would happen remains to be seen. Still, it would be wise just to take a few safety steps to minimize damages, injuries and other unwanted results. Nintendo reminds us of the following safety tips:
Always wear the wrist strap while playing.
Keep a firm grip on the Wii Remote at all times.
Make sure people and objects are out of the range of movement before play begins.
Players should keep at least 1m (3 feet) from their televisions.
Players should dry their hands if they become sweaty or wet for any reason.
Do not use excessively rapid, violent or wide swinging motions during game play.
Just follow these tips and our commonsense and I’m sure our gaming experience would be far better and without wrecking our homes or causing us to loose a limb or two.