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Old 06-26-2009, 10:18 PM   #1
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Most Dangerous Accessory for Wii

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from "Plugged In" Yahoo's game blogs.

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June 23 3:08 P.M.


Way back in 2006, there was a spate of media reports about new Wii owners damaging their TVs, prized furniture, elderly relatives and/or pets after losing their grip on a remote while playing Wii Sports Bowling. Nintendo, to its credit, took the problem in hand, first mailing out beefier remote wriststraps to all owners, then following that up with rubberized grips for even more security. But this bowling ball controller, from third-party firm CTA Digital, could take the cake.




CTA Digital's bowling ball peripheral


Says the official web site: "This Wii peripheral is the first of its kind to be fashioned after an authentic bowling ball, turning your wii-mote into the optimum performance-enhancing accessory! To operate simply ...plug the three holes with your fingers, as you would a bowling ball. Lastly, make sure to wear the wrist strap securely around your wrist, this will prevent the ball from accidently flying out of your hand...Even though holding and bowling the ball is so like-like[sic] to the actual sport, never, ever release the ball!!"
Uh, yeah. Nothing bad could ever come of this.
What's that, CTA Digital? "CTA Digital, Inc. is not and will not be held responsible for any damages resulting from the bowling ball attachment," you say? No, we're not too surprised to hear that. We haven't actually tried out this wrecking ball of a peripheral, but we're dying to...just as soon as we find a TV that we dislike sufficiently.

NB: Since this article was published, the wording on the ball's catalog page has changed. Quotes referenced in this article may not reflect the current wording on CTA Digital's web site.

http://videogames.yahoo.com/events/p...o-far-/1328813

Even more weird peripherals here....

http://videogames.yahoo.com/events/s...herals/1285118

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Bowling to the extreme,
and profiting over the Wiimote's gimmicky values.

Not bad eh?

Why do companies try to bait the casual gamer
in to buying this junk?

You have to be a fool, or absolutely in love with your Wii,
to get such accessories...


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Old 06-27-2009, 01:39 AM   #2
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Why do companies try to bait the casual gamer
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Because the companies don't care if the consumer is happy with their product, they just care about the fact that they bought the product.

But yes, this is ridiculous. People just need to use the Wii Jacket that comes with the Wii Remotes, and use the normal Wrist-Strap and just make it tighter.
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Wii zaper is pretty dangerous as it encourages people to shoot other poeple xD.
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Best comment ever.

And I've never heard of this accessory. Should be made out of foam.
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I didn't care enough to correct his language. Although on occasion I do it to Sparticus just to mess with him. Had to choose someone, and for some reason I decided it would be him.

To get technical though, my name is op, not Op.
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