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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:30 PM
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After "broken TV sets, windows and other calamaties," Nintendo replaces Wii wrist straps
NYT: December 15, 2006
Wii Have a Replacement
By Tom Zeller Jr.



Nintendo said today that it will replace some 3.2 million wrist straps on its popular Wii computer game controllers. This comes after a deluge of reports that the Wii Remote a signature game controller that responds to users body movements was slipping from users hands and coming untethered from their wrists, resulting in broken TV sets, windows and other calamities.

Users will be able to exchange the thin strap for a beefier strap, according to the Associated Press: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061215/ap_on_hi_te/japan_n... .

Information on the replacement program can be found at the Nintendo website: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/strapreplace.jsp .

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2006/12/15/wii-have-a-... /
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:58 PM
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1. BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

One of my English students suggested handcuffs after we read the original article in class. GREAT PICTURE!!!
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Laha Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:03 PM
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2. What a lovely idea!
I'll have to dig out my cuffs. :evilgrin:

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Little Wing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:05 PM
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3. We've become so unbelievable lazy and uncoordinated
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 01:06 PM by Little Wing
users of the Wii can't even hold on to a piece of plastic and coordinate themselves at the same time.

It's fucking PATHETIC!
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:05 PM
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4. rofl check out the video
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 01:07 PM by Cocoa
I was having a hard time imagining how this could be a problem, then saw the video which the NYT helpfully provided...

http://www.youtube.com/v/6OMCwwTjvuM

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2006/12/08/wii-have-a-...
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semillama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:11 PM
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5. holy wha!
is she playing a game or having a fit???
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:40 PM
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6. What this console needs..
is a Jart Simulator.
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