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Oh snap! goes the Wii Remote - Image courtesy Kotaku

This projection TV falls victim to a Wii Remote - Image courtesy Kotaku
And you thought the PS3 was having compatibility problems with TVs

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 game sessions.

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Broke one
By spwrozek on 11/27/2006 8:27:11 AM , Rating: 2
My family managed to break a strap 3 days into me owning the system. We were playing home run derby and it snapped and flew out of my cousins right hand and he lunged and caught it with the left. It was actually really cool. My girlfriend fixed the strap in about a minute and we kept playing. I think as long as you stay in control with your wiimote then you will be ok.

RE: Broke one
By VooDooAddict on 11/27/2006 11:18:40 AM , Rating: 1
The wrist straps are pretty useless is they dont' actually ... you know ... work.

Plan to get some after market ones when I can finnaly find a Wii in stock.

RE: Broke one
By MADAOO7 on 11/27/2006 12:22:07 PM , Rating: 3
Are you kidding? This is hilarious. Before you know it, reports are going to come out about some idiot buying a Katana on HSN, attaching his Wii Remote, and cutting his plasma tv in two playing Red Steel....

RE: Broke one
By Aikouka on 11/27/2006 1:04:47 PM , Rating: 1
You'd have to go with a smaller sword such as a kodachi or a wakazashi if you wanted to do that as most Katanas are meant to be wielded with both hands and if you did that, you couldn't hold the nunchuk apparatus that you need for playing Red Steel.

I'd do what you just said with my katana, but it's 68" long and definitely much easier with 2 hands, although I sure would look dorky :D. Although I do have a smaller katana to use too... but that'd take all the fun out of it =P.

RE: Broke one
By MADAOO7 on 11/27/2006 4:35:53 PM , Rating: 3
Ubisoft should make a WiiKazashi if that is the

How hard are these people flinging these things?
By Christopher1 on 11/28/2006 3:30:18 AM , Rating: 2
How hard are people flinging these things, that they are actually doing this? I mean, it says right in most reviews for the WII that a SMALL movement is enough to register. (keyword: SMALL)

These people are probably getting into "Wii Frenzy" as coined by me, and just aren't realizing what they are doing.

By KristopherKubicki on 11/29/2006 6:01:45 AM , Rating: 2
Quite honestly, you really don't know how much power you're putting behind these kinda things when youre playing a game.

I've noticed this big time -- when I'm playing sometimes I'll whip the controller really hard but not realize how into it I am until after.

Danger! Danger!
By GaryJohnson on 11/28/2006 4:47:17 AM , Rating: 4
If only there was some kind of robotic wii-mote operating 'buddy' that could manipulate the wii-mote for us via safe, simple button presses.

nintendo's response to this:
By kevinkreiser on 11/27/2006 6:29:28 PM , Rating: 2
here's what nintendo has to say about the wii-mote..

"We can't expect users to use common sense. That would eliminate the need for all sorts of legislation, committees, oversight and lawyers." -- Christopher Jennings
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