In all the excitement of owning one of the hottest
items this holiday season, some Wii owners are finding that rogue Wiimotes
launched from the hands of spastic gamers are destroying their television sets.
If you’ve spent any time with a Wii, you’d know that before
every game comes a reminder for the user to don the wrist-strap on every
Wiimote. Now, for users who do not heed the instructions and find themselves
with a broken TV from an airborne controller will get no sympathy from us.
However, even the good little boys and girls who always
practice safe Wii are finding that the wrist-straps are
no match for the force at which gamers fling. This poor
bloke featured on Kotaku has
anguish on his face after a Wiimote cracked his projection TV. Joystiq has another account of a similar occurrence.
Then these other guys captured on video a Wiimote being
tomahawked onto a table.
Some users, especially those with enthusiastic children, are
poking Nintendo for a recall of the wrist straps. Until that time, our only advice
to you is to be mindful of your movements when using the Wiimote, and to try to
remove the lubricant-like sweat substance from your palms periodically during