Gaffes and Blunders in 06
Next-Gen has put together a top 10 list of the top ten biggest screwups (in their opinion) in the video game world for 06. Check out the number 7 spot below.
7. Nintendo Says ‘when hand gets sweaty, simply wipe ‘em’
The Nintendo Wii, current darling of the videogame press, has a dark side: it can kill unexpectedly. Kill televisions, that is, especially expensive HDTVs. With a flick of the wrist. The Wii remote straps that shipped with the first systems were wispy, flimsy, and — in a word — an imminent threat to high-end home entertainment equipment, windowpanes, and sibling noggins everywhere.
It’s really inexcusable. If your commercials show beautiful people thrashing about in the throes of videogame ecstasy, you have to expect that consumers are going to want to do the same. But those models in your commercials are trained professionals working in a controlled environment. As soon as you take that lethal Wii remote out into the Real World, accidents are possible, even likely.