Ninty updates Wii controller for idiots

Following countless stories of smashed TVs, gashed limbs and broken furniture, Nintendo has decided to offer a new stronger wrist strap for Wii remote

Following countless stories of smashed TVs, gashed limbs and broken furniture, Nintendo has decided to offer a new stronger wrist strap for Wii remotes but insists there isn’t a problem with the original.Some over eager US-based websites have this morning been reporting a worldwide Wii remote strap recall, which Nintendo has assured us this is not true. It has, however, decided to offer replacement wrist straps to any customers who have broken theirs or are worried about embedding it in their shiny new 42in plasma.The new straps will come slightly reinforced in order to combat over-zealous playing of Wii Sports and can be snapped up from Nintendo customer services. They’ll also be included in all new Wii shipments.   In the meantime, the company has re-issued a set of guidelines for proper Wii usage. It’s resisted the temptation to call its list ‘common sense for idiots’, and simply included reminders like ‘always use the wrist strap’ and ‘keep a firm grip on the Remote’. Oh, and ‘don’t film yourself lobbing the controller at someone’s face for a publicity stunt’ is another helpful tip. Related stories: Why are Wii waiting?