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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.40
Well, we have heard all the problems with PS3, but finally there is a problem with the Wii. Apparently players are losing their grip on the controller and the strap that is suppose to prevent the controller from flying is failing, thus the controller is breaking things.

http://videogames.yahoo.com/ongoingfeature?eid=494785&page=0

I don't own a Wii, but I tend to think a lot of this is gamers getting carried away. Then again, kids will be playing these things and frankly they tend to get carried away, so perhaps Nintendo should have foreseen this.



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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.08
    Originally posted by ges7184
    Well, we have heard all the problems with PS3, but finally there is a problem with the Wii. Apparently players are losing their grip on the controller and the strap that is suppose to prevent the controller from flying is failing, thus the controller is breaking things.

    http://videogames.yahoo.com/ongoingfeature?eid=494785&page=0

    I don't own a Wii, but I tend to think a lot of this is gamers getting carried away. Then again, kids will be playing these things and frankly they tend to get carried away, so perhaps Nintendo should have foreseen this.


This is definatly gamers get carried away. You don't have to swing the thing hard at all. It's almost crazy that people would be swinging it hard enough to break a strap and lose their grip.

Heck one of the few stories they had there was of a drunk chick so that makes sense.
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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.79
I think Penny Arcade has the most logical take on this matter.

Comic (penny-arcade.com)

Blog post (penny-arcade.com)

    Originally posted by Penny-Arcade blog
    Nintendo has countered this behavior with a friendly and informative online brochure, whose bipartite wisdom can be expressed as

    1. Hold On To The Controller,

    and

    2. Do Not Let It Go, respectively.




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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.70
    Originally posted by ges7184
    Well, we have heard all the problems with PS3, but finally there is a problem with the Wii. Apparently players are losing their grip on the controller and the strap that is suppose to prevent the controller from flying is failing, thus the controller is breaking things.


This should lead to the greatest third-party (non-)innovation since the Power Glove. Until then, overeager Wii players should follow Nintendo's advice. Then again, playing with a portable remote-like object carelessly trumps common sense. Maybe I can start a negative PR campaign if I can find some cases of people tripping over controller wires.



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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.04
    Originally posted by ges7184
    Well, we have heard all the problems with PS3, but finally there is a problem with the Wii.


I can do you one better ...

We were finally able to track down a store which had some Wii systems in stock (we had tried Best Buy on Sunday, but their 12 were already gone by the time we got there); our local Target had 30 systems come in on Tuesday morning (it was good timing on our part, as I called the store just ten minutes after the shipment arrived!). So, we hurry down to the store, pick it up (five of the thirty were already gone when we got there), get it home, and are all set to start putting all those games we bought to good use.

Plug in the system, no problem. Calibrate both controllers, no problem. Create our personal Mii characters, no problem. Pop in "Wii Sports" for a test drive, problem.

Apparently, the Wii we purchased has a faulty disc reader; you put in the game, and nothing happens. We try Zelda just to make sure, still nothing happens. Hell, we even put the disc in the wrong way, just in case someone on the assembly line put the disc reader in backwards - nothing.

Luckily, Nintendo's customer support line was very helpful, and we should be getting a replacement system via UPS within 3-4 business days ... still, the whole thing has become very disillusioning. This is the first Nintendo system (going back to the original NES) that we've ever had to return as faulty merchandise. *Sigh*



(edited by Alessandro on 30.11.06 1031)


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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
I returned my original Gamecube due to lockups in Metroid Prime and Super Monkey Ball 2. I never really did figure out if it was bad or not, but I had 3 days left to return it so I did just to be safe. It usually worked fine.

When I put my Wii in the vertical stand, the disc seems to be upside down how I put it in. It plays fine, and I think it is actually the right way, but it is hard to get used to.




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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.08
So people have of course been busy hacking the hell out of the PS3 and the Wii. Here's what I've seen on the Wii so far, some neat, some Wiitarded:

Web browsing: People have found that if you work with the way your router forwards ports you can do a sorta kinda lame web browser. Pointless as you can't go anywhere you want at any time without changing settings and they will release a true browser next year anyway.

Next and much more important, people have very easily converted the Wiimote to work with PCs. Just a bluetooth device so that wasn't a huge suprise, but it's not taking long for people to write their own scripts that allow it to function in lots of different ways. I've seen videos of people playing shooters on the PC, which works ok but not as well as the traditional way. I've also seen it used to move around Google Earth, which was very cool.

It seems to me that this could be a revolution of sorts, if you parden the term. This control is clearly able to work in windows and allow for some extra functionality that a mouse can't. Perhaps a 3d version of windows? It's not anywhere near far fetched and really could be interesting. I have no clue how viable it would be though, but it's definate that the Wiimote is opening paths that weren't there before, at least not at this level.

Amazing what Nintendo has done. I'm just stunned at the impact this system is having thus far.
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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.70
Personally, I'd just be happy if there were some goddamn Wiis in goddamn stores. I've been checking multiple places on a daily basis and there's nothing. My friends have been trying too - no luck either. And yet one of them found a PS3 online, and another saw PS3s for sale in an actual store.

I can't even find a nunchuck controller anywhere (though Wiimotes are finally starting to be somewhat readily available) and I've seen PS3 Sixaxis controllers all over the place.

[edited to remove an ambiguity]

[as if you care]

(edited by KJames199 on 14.12.06 1049)


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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.08
    Originally posted by KJames199
    Personally, I'd just be happy if there were some goddamn Wiis in goddamn stores. I've been checking multiple places on a daily basis and there's nothing. My friends have been trying too - no luck either. And yet one of them found a PS3 online, and another saw PS3s for sale in an actual store.

    I can't even find a nunchuck controller anywhere (though Wiimotes are finally starting to be somewhat readily available) and I've seen PS3 Sixaxis controllers all over the place.

    [edited to remove an ambiguity]

    [as if you care]

    (edited by KJames199 on 14.12.06 1049)


They are all being held for this coming Sunday. Forgot to mention it to you before. Best Buy, Target, Circuit City and Wal Mart are all waiting supposedly until that date to sell what they have. If it's common enough knowledge, which it seems it would be because I asked at a Target and they told me it was the case, then expect a night of camping.

http://www.ps3seeker.com/wii/#gmap

(edited by wmatistic on 14.12.06 1000)
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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.70
Thanks for the tip, but I can't see myself camping out for a video game console, no matter how awesome a video game console. I'll just pick one up once they're readily available, which I figure will be February sometime.



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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.40
Nintendo has decided to recall 3.2 million controller straps:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061215/tc_afp/afpentertainmentjapancomputergamecompanynintendo_061215083058

I find it interesting that they specifically mention the United States, implying that Japanese users are not having this problem. I wonder if that's true. Anyway, the people that are throwing controllers are stupid, but I think Nintendo has to do this, as it is only a matter of time before somebody decides to file a lawsuit.



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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.07
    Originally posted by ges7184
    Anyway, the people that are throwing controllers are stupid, but I think Nintendo has to do this, as it is only a matter of time before somebody decides to file a lawsuit.

I'm sorry, I must have missed something. Why are they stupid?

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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.08
    Originally posted by StingArmy
      Originally posted by ges7184
      Anyway, the people that are throwing controllers are stupid, but I think Nintendo has to do this, as it is only a matter of time before somebody decides to file a lawsuit.

    I'm sorry, I must have missed something. Why are they stupid?

    - StingArmy


Apprently you did. Very few of them broke something because the strap broke. Most stories I've read and seen reported are people that got way too carried away with the games and lost their grip on the remote or just swung their whole hand right into a table or light fixture.

Even for those that did have a strap break you don't have to do a full hard swing of your arm enough to break it. You can do very small movements actually and it's more accurate.

This is indeed people being stupid.
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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.40
For example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAKM4ybePRE



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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.04
So I guess you guys are saying getting too into the game = stupid. Interesting.

- StingArmy
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#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.70
    Originally posted by StingArmy
    So I guess you guys are saying getting too into the game = stupid. Interesting.
Getting so into the game that you hurt yourself? Stupid. Getting so into the game that you launch the controller into the television and crack the screen? Stupid.



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#37 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
Yeah, but I don't want to throw a ball by figuring out what the little wrist flick is that will simulate it - I want to do the ball throwing motion.

The problem is, the ball throwing motion has a sense memory associated with it - which involves releasing the ball at the end of a throw.

Um... I'm definitely not stupid, and I have had a few times where I have let go of the controller because I was not actively thinking about it. This would be during the bowling game on Wii sports. I've also almost let go of it while pitching. Any motion where the natural response is to let go will probably trigger this.

Yeah, I could probably bowl by flicking around my wrist, but that really isn't the point of the system, now is it?




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#38 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.56
I wouldn't call the people who have thrown their controllers stupid, but it is a bit careless. I actually have a clear space where I can move around for all the sports games. I even take forward steps on bowling, because that's how I actually bowl. The thing is, you are indoors, and if you're going to be moving around and swinging things you should keep a clear area, and even if it comes to loosing your grip on the controller there's no real reason why you should be swinging around as hard as you can. I don't advocate playing Wii tennis sitting on your couch like a tool, but there's no reason to go all the way to the other extreme either.
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#39 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.04
I also clear out lots of space for myself and anyone else who's playing with me, but have gotten quite into the games at times. ESPECIALLY with Wii Tennis (gotta love those comebacks).

I agree with everything Guru said. One of the big, perhaps the biggest, selling points of the Wii is that you can use the remote to "be the game." It's not like every other console where you just sit on your butt and press buttons. You actually do/act out what you want done in the game.

Also, I don't think the problem is that people playing the Wii necessarily are getting too into their games. I think with any good video game or video game system, you're occasionally going to get really into it. However, getting into a Wii game is inherently riskier than getting into another console game because it's more physically involved.

Oh well. Bought myself a Wiimote glove. Now I can flail around like a madman!

- StingArmy

(edited by StingArmy on 16.12.06 2212)
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#40 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.05
Yeah, the glove really helps with improving grip.



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