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'Tis the season when people buy a lot of Wiis, which can mean only one thing: a 29,392% increase in ridiculous Wii scare stories from British newspapers. Over the last few days, in a bid to squeeze a story from thin air, at least two UK publications featured articles about how playing on a Wii can...

December 23rd 2008 at 8:13pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo's Wii has been maiming careless gamers since the day it was launched, but an inexplicable uptick in Britain has professionals scratching their heads. According to Dr. Dev Mukerjee of Broomfield Hospital: "There has been a 100 percent increase in patients complaining of Wii-itis." Turns out...

December 23rd 2008 at 11:35am 0 Comments
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As gamers, there aren't that many times that we can try to cop a macho attitude and tell a cohort to tough it out. Maybe at a chilly overnight console launch and (in some extreme cases) after a DDR tournament. But chief on that list is injuries sustained from Wiimotes. ... Oh, not you, sweetheart,...

April 3rd 2008 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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French national football soccer team coach Raymond Domenech is a strange one. A keen astrologer who shies from picking Scorpios for his squad (apparently, he "doesn't trust them"), Domenech has now banned his players from playing on the Wii. We like to think that Raymond is a regular Wii Fanboy read...

March 10th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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It's been a rollercoaster few days for professional darts player James Wade. In the kind of Wii-related story the mainstream press totally laps up, Wade got a Wii from Santa, and spent Christmas Day throwing haymakers and uppercuts in the boxing game that comes with Wii Sports. All of which was gre...

December 29th 2007 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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In a ridiculous labeling of a "medical condition," not to mention the ridiculous nature of placing an unnecessary amount of vowels next to each other in one lone word, Reuters is reporting that "Wiiitis" hath returned. At least, according to Dr. Julio Bonis who, upon waking one recent Sunday morning...

June 6th 2007 at 8:47pm 0 Comments
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We shouldn't have to remind you just how hazardous free-hanging Wiimotes can be to the health and safety of those around you, but if you or your loved ones have suffered from an unfortunate Wiinjury, a solution has finally arrived. For those of you with the stronger, beefier Wiimote straps, keeping...

April 5th 2007 at 10:25pm 0 Comments
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After ordering for new Wiimote strap the day Nintendo announced its replacement program, our sister site Engadget finally got a little manila envelope that is sure to safeguard their television screens. Those who also ordered straps shortly after the program was announced should have them shortly (...

December 28th 2006 at 1:55pm 0 Comments
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What do you do when you need more screen size than available (or perhaps destroyed your TV)? Well, you can do like these guys do and head on down to an empty theater and hook your Wii up there! Look at the size of those Miis, they're huge!As always, video is embedded into the post past the jump.

December 25th 2006 at 3:25pm 0 Comments
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It didn't take too long for the first Wii-related injury to surface, and it was even shorter before Wiimotes folks starting breaking things with their wild flinging antics, but when your product spurns the creation of an entire website devoted to users getting banged up when misusing the controller,...

December 16th 2006 at 4:02pm 0 Comments
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CNN posts an AP story about Wii "gamers gone wild" -- no, not the good kind of wild going -- hyping the Wii accident-buzz in the mainstream media. The article is light in tone and suggests that the injury murmurs on the internet may be generating positive Wii press despite the occasional, horribly s...

December 15th 2006 at 8:55pm 0 Comments
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The Wii is quickly becoming the deadliest console ever made, with Wii controllers dramatically detaching from wrists and hurtling straight into the nearest television, priceless vase or unprotected grandmother. Other times, the wiimote inflicts massive damage without even leaving the hand, swung wil...

December 12th 2006 at 3:45pm 0 Comments