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*RUMOR* Credit card needed to use Wii demo kiosk

by rawmeatcowboy
04 October 2006
GN 1.0 / 2.0

We all know that you need freedom of movement when playing the Wii, and the wired Wiimotes aren’t exactly the best setup when checking out the demo kiosks…but are they really that bad? Rumor going around is that in order to play the Wii at a GameStop demo kiosk, you will have to fork over a credit card as collateral. You give a credit card, you get the wireless Wiimote. Then you can either run home with the Wiimote and lose your card, or give it back to get your goods.

I understand that the wired Wiimote does hamper the experience, but I think gamers would understand the situation. Isn’t it extremely important to at least get the Wii out into the public in some way, shape, or form? I fear for Nintendo if this is the route they follow.

On a side note, a few months back I had heard this rumor, but let it slide off my back. The only difference was that you would need to hand over your drivers licesnse instead of credit card.