Nintendo passed FiringSquad a PR statement, saying the Wii strap lawsuit is "completely without merit." Nintendo says it has "already taken appropriate steps" to replace the straps and continues to tell idiot excited gamers not to let go of the remote.

While some of the Wii-related injuries and damage are real -- and bad things can happen to good people -- we think that the people getting out of control need to look at a mirror, not late-night attorney ads. But even with our hope that Wii users take responsibility for their flailing, we hope that this lawsuit finds its way in front of a judge for public ridicule before being tossed out.

See also: Nintendo to replace 3.2 million Wii straps

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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