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« on: November 20, 2006, 02:31:30 PM »



 crybaby

(btw, that's not me or my TV, don't worry!)

http://www.engadget.com/2006/11/20/wiimote-strap-breaks-controller-destroys-tv/
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2006, 02:32:33 PM »

Yea, I read this a lil bit ago.  HE CLAIMS that the Wiimote strap broke and he chucked the mote into the TV which broke it.  Somehow I sincerely doubt it...
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2006, 02:34:49 PM »

Quote from: Hetz on November 20, 2006, 02:31:30 PM

(btw, that's not me or my TV, don't worry!)

I wouldn't worry seeing as how if it was you, you'd go buy 3 bigger ones to replace it.  :slywink:

I am kind of curious what a person would be doing to make that happen.  The strap is meant to be a last ditch kind of thing if it happens to slip out of your hand.  I playd all day yesterday and never once felt like I was going to lose the wiimote.  I guess accidents can happen, though.
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2006, 02:35:08 PM »

I call BS
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2006, 02:48:31 PM »

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  I guess accidents can happen, though.

I blame those shameful sideburns and the trailerpark hat.   icon_twisted
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2006, 03:14:16 PM »

He just wants an excuse to get rid of that ancient RP set.
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2006, 07:26:10 PM »

2 problems:

1. how HARD would it have to have been thrown to break the tv?

2. My guess is the Wii mote would break before the screen did
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2006, 08:47:21 PM »

The thing that gets me is that the dude doesn't look angry or upset.
If that happened to me, you'd bet I would.
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2006, 08:50:26 PM »

Anyone notice the fly strip dangling from the ceiling?

Something tells me that the TV/entertainment center is worth more than his house...
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2006, 08:58:29 PM »

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Anyone notice the fly strip dangling from the ceiling?

Something tells me that the TV/entertainment center is worth more than his trailer...

I fixed that for ya....
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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2006, 09:12:35 PM »

Here's the full thread if you want to see the pics:

http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2183346
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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2006, 09:16:54 PM »

Quote from: Graham on November 20, 2006, 09:12:35 PM

Here's the full thread if you want to see the pics:

http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2183346

First few posts and no calls of BS. Do they later or are they all morons?
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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2006, 10:54:44 PM »

That's gotta be BS. If he was using the strap, it's got to be able to take a good deal of the speed/energy of a flying remote before it gives, even if it is faulty. And how fast would you have to whip the damned thing in order to break the strap? I can see the guy not wearing the strap, losing his grip, hurling the controller across the room, and then cutting the strap afterwards as some sort of excuse.

Either that, or he's the most intense gamer ever.
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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2006, 11:04:34 PM »

I'm not so sure this is bullsh!t, and quite frankly I'm disappointed that many people here need to mock the guy's living arrangements and appearance. I doubt everyone here is a supermodel. And just because everyone isn't calling him a liar doesn't mean they are "morons."

A few other people have reported broken straps already, including IGN:

http://media.wii.ign.com/articles/745/745202/vid_1742357.html


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2 problems:

1. how HARD would it have to have been thrown to break the tv?

2. My guess is the Wii mote would break before the screen did

Depending upon the manufacturer, certain TV screens can easily be shattered, especially if the impact takes place toward the center of the screen.
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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2006, 11:36:15 PM »

Someone need to turn this into one of those "OWNED" pictures.
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« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2006, 02:15:52 AM »

Quote from: warning on November 20, 2006, 11:36:15 PM

Someone need to turn this into one of those "OWNED" pictures.

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« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2006, 02:53:52 AM »

Quote from: Dante Rising on November 20, 2006, 11:04:34 PM

I'm not so sure this is bullsh!t, and quite frankly I'm disappointed that many people here need to mock the guy's living arrangements and appearance. I doubt everyone here is a supermodel. And just because everyone isn't calling him a liar doesn't mean they are "morons."

I didn't know Brettmcd was over here. icon_twisted (If you don't read OO, nevermind.)
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« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2006, 01:38:29 PM »

Hmm. Maybe there is some truth to it and I'm the morron.

Cover story at Cheapassgamer is re: a broken laptop screen.
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« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2006, 02:36:43 PM »

I smell a recall, all it will take is the Wiimote flying through some kids head for a nice big lawsuit.  Buddy of mine says his strap is "Fraying" at the connection point, so I think there could be some truths to all of this.
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« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2006, 02:51:40 PM »

What on earth are people doing to their Wiimotes that causing the straps to fray and snap already?  I thought the strap was a fail-safe to prevent the controller from flying out of your hand accidentally -- not twirling them around at high speed like grappling hooks.

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« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2006, 03:13:51 PM »

It's time for Nintendo to issue a statement.  I think it should read like this:

  • If you are using a Wiimote you actually have to fucking hold onto it with your hand you astounding idiot.
  • If you are incapable of understanding this fact or if you are so incredibly lazy or your hand is so tired from the hours of choking the chicken that this will be a problem for you, you probably shouldn't buy the Wii.
  • If your hands are slippery from the hours of slapping the salami with a bottle of Jergens you should probably wash your hands first.
  • There are other things which will damage your TV if you throw them at it: knives, bowling balls, pets that have claws, bricks and possibly your slimy bottle of Jergens.
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« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2006, 03:18:32 PM »

Hardcore gamers superglue the Wii remote to their hands.  Obviously these people are not hardcore.  Frakking pansies.
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« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2006, 09:01:06 PM »

Another Wii owner takes it in the crotch:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/67362032@N00/sets/72157594385230468/


Please be careful, guys. Especially those of you with children.
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« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2006, 09:23:41 PM »

Wiimote to the groin... classic.
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« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2006, 09:39:11 PM »

Quote from: Dante Rising on November 21, 2006, 09:01:06 PM

Another Wii owner takes it in the crotch:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/67362032@N00/sets/72157594385230468/


Please be careful, guys. Especially those of you with children.

Boo.  I thought you meant it literally.
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« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2006, 09:58:05 PM »

I just practiced hurling this thing at my couch, and I can't imagine this being easy. There has to be a defect among some of those straps as I was trying really hard to throw the mote and it wouldn't break. It stinks, but when you think about it, you have to really fling that thing to do that kind of damage to a TV.
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« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2006, 10:29:44 PM »

There must be a strap defect here-this does not appear to be complete bullshit.
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« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2006, 10:50:25 PM »

Again...i can't fathom the amount of force it must take to shatter these screens...
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