According to official court documents obtained by GameCyte, a new class-action lawsuit has challenged Nintendo's Wiimote straps once more -- and a prior 2006 case may hold the key to how it will all play out.
I can understand why people are suing Nintendo over this (i.e. people love to sue to make money), but I really hope they stop soon. Nintendo already replaced the straps and sent out better ones for free. And if people are swinging the remote so hard that it snaps even if they're told NOT to do that, that's their own fault.
but one of the particular cases Nintendo customer support handled was for a three-year old kid who flung the Wiimote into the TV. You could argue that the kid shouldn't be allowed to play Wii in the first place, but it'd be hard to say that he should know better and hold onto the remote. I think that case involved the old strap, but generally speaking...
If only I was in the US too, corporatioons are such easy prey there :P
I still have strap 1 and it has yet to break. Maybe if people weren't so stupid they wouldn't break their tv's/ It's called HOLDING the wiimote. Look into it!
Same here. I have one of the newer bands that came with a new remote I bought, but my other three are all launch ones and haven't had any problems. As long as you don't flail your arm around spasmodically trying to break it, it won't break.
same here, my younger nephews swing the remote like hell but it doesn't snap....i'm still wondering how they could make it snap.
BY playing Wii Sports baseball and stupidly thinking you need to throw a 100mph fast ball with the Wii remote to get the same effect in game..Just check out Yuotube some time.. Most of the ones I see all happen that very way.. I have the smaller strap and it has never been an issue.. Now one time I did take the strap off and did some bowling. I did lose my Wii remote but it went into the wall well about the TV.
thank god i hate nintendo! i hope miyamoto gets killed from a hired MS hitman.
you are thanking god that you hate Nintendo? What does that have to do...what? How? HEH?! LMAO Miyamoto is a hitman xD.
... and as for the lawsuit... what the ever-lovin' F***?!?!?!?
I know I'm probably gonna get flamed for this, but us americans are like cavemen, only slightly smarter. This is really a stupid thing to sue nintendo for really. =/ Ugh! Ugh! ME PLAY WII NOW! ME HAVE FUN! *swings too hard and breaks tv* UUUUUGGGGGHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAA!!! !!!!!!!!WII BROKE TV!!!!!! ME GO SUE NINTENDO NOW!!!!!!!! UGHA UGHA!!!!!!!!!!
Its just the US justice system is so F'd up, you can sue anyone for the most stupid thing now to make a quick buck, because some people are too lazy to go out and actually earn money for a living.
This reminds me of people suing McDonald's because they got fat. It's not the company's fault, they need to hold on to the Wii mote or stop swinging so hard.
yeah i was using this yesterday i nearly snapped my wrist in half i was playing mario tennis on my Wii and doing the B.J motion, pretty gimmicky if you ask me! i don't like to waggle and stuff...
Enjoy some days in the open zone. When you come back try to be a gamer not a lamer.
dude you dont own a wii and stop spamming this place up.
" i was playing mario tennis on my Wii and doing the B.J motion, pretty gimmicky if you ask me! i don't like to waggle and stuff... " You already own Mario tennis on the Wii? xD LOL
AHEM.... You sir are lying and also... it's in the safety manual to not put the wiimote in your mouth. Handjob motion is more acctuarte. STOP SUCKING OFF YOUR WIIMOTE!
How can they use a previous case to win this one? Makes no sense at all. Would that not be the same thing as double jeopardy? I know not exactly the same because DJ is criminal cases but doesnt the same type of law apply? They got sued for bad straps.. How can another group turn around and sue again? Seems like they should have to go after the first group to get their half of the money not Nitnendo.
i dont like nintendo so i hope they get sued and next time come up with a console that caters for hardcore gamers instead of casuals
Why you still wouldnt buy it? You got two options for that now and you claim 1 more will make you happy? Please... You're just pissed they stole the casual market from Sony and your chosen console is in last place.
i really wish this site was moderated better.....when a person can come in here and say"i fcuking hate this console" especially in the gamer zone i realize this site is just so much more immature then most others i have visited......makes me wonder why signed up.
Exactly, its all BS. "i dont like nintendo" Yeah, right...it shows that you would buy their system. @Product, ...good question xD. And true that.
Why are you so greedy, if you don't like it don't buy it. Plus last I look Nintendo did not corner the console market, as their are two other systems out their also. I believe that they are called the Playstation 3? as well as the Xbox360? Oh and I forgot to mention their are also these things called portable systems that you can take with you while traveling about. I don't know I just heard about them and found them to be an interesting little invention. Please have a great time searching for some of these systems. ^__^ *Thumbs up*
I agree, Product. There are a lot of immature people that visit this site. There have been some decent discussions, but they are few and far between. There are a few people's comments that I do respect and I think that's what keeps me coming back. My personal opinion on this is that this lawsuit is ridiculous. People get mad at companies for making profits, but part of that is to cover the costs of lawsuits and settlements.
um did a van full of monkeys crash outside of the gamer zone? because it looks like some of them got out anyways people these days need to get off their asses and work for a living like the rest of us i can understand suing someone but only when its really called for geez
Wow I have had my Wii since midnight the morning they got launched. The only time the Wii remote strap has not worked is when one of my friends was sipping on to much of grandpas cough syrup. Honestly I think they should have a character in the new Dead Rising game for the Wii playing at a Gameshaft kiosk. And as soon as they let the wii remote go into the LCD screen I can bash there brains in with my baseball bat that I picked up in the sporting goods store. Anyhow bottom line is that people are idiots and if I found out or knew somebody that even thought about suing Nintendo because of their own stupidity I would probably beat them over the head with my wiiremote and, continue playing Smash Bros. I think the people that make the decisions of granting people the money of these stupid lawsuits need to understand that Nintendo should not have to pay for ones peoples ignorance.
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