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wiimote protection isn’t wii at all

WiiMotion Plus

When Nintendo announced the Wii, we all thought, “pretty system, terrible name.” But due to the idiocy and law-suit loving American public, the Wiimote soon got a nice, gigantic, rubber covering to keep people from continuing to be a danger to themselves.

As a disclaimer, I’ve let the Wiimote slip from my hands several times, since I refuse to use even the lanyard. I’ve also been a victim, experiencing near-total-knockout due to Wiimote by the means of my ex-girlfriend’s Wii Sportage.

But, really, Nintendo, is this huge, aesthetically demoralising rubber coating necessary? I’m sure crazy Wii Sports Tennis players will still fling Wiimotes, hitting bystanders, screens, speakers, small animals, and pedestrians alike. Let us hit these people in fashion instead: forgo the rubber outing and just swap out the string lanyard for a nice metal chain. Even the victim will be more pleased: “I was attacked by a swinging remote on a chain”, rather than “I was attacked by a rubber monstrosity that bounced off of my head but still knocked me out and smashed my television.”

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  1. Mouse

    July 31, 2008 @ 9|28 pm


    Moop moop! You should post more happy things — not all these technological failures. Makes me want to dig a hole and hide in it with a book. Not a bad idea, either way.
    Hrmmmm — but very chic website/blog
    HUGZ! Love you, handsome bi ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Isaac

    July 31, 2008 @ 9|32 pm



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