There have been numerous stories in recent times regarding serious accidents caused to individuals and property resulting from the over energetic use of the Wii controller. This is predominantly caused through the Wii handset controller flying out of your hands during an energetic game.
There is, however, an existing safety feature inbuilt within the Wii controller consisting of a safety wrist wrap. The strap is attached to the bottom of every Wii remote control and this restraint is the main preventative method from stopping the remote from slipping from your hands and damaging yourself and others.
Putting on the Wii safety strap is simple, simply put the wrist strap on your wrist and slide the self adjusting strap toward the base of the controller and place your hand through the loop. Tighten the adjustment giving you a snug and not too tight fitting.
Following the launch of the Wii console Nintendo was notified of a number of users whereby the Wii controller safety strap broke. Soon after Nintendo issued a product recall and introduced new and enhanced sturdier straps in 2006. Therefore, all units manufactured after December 2006 will already come shipped with these new stronger and more robust safety straps. Should you have purchased your Wii console prior to December 2006 then you are due some replacement straps. These can be obtained directly from Nintendo using their online form.
Following further enhancements to the Wii handset safety features, Nintendo then introduced a clear plastic outer jacket to be slipped on to the Wii remote. This, in effect cushioned any impact, which may occur should the Wii remote-control be accidentally released from the safety strap.
To ensure the safety of you, your fellow game players, and your property, ensure that your safety strap is snugly fitted and has not deteriorated in any way before playing each game. Do also ensure that you have plenty of room to move around when playing Wii games and leave yourself plenty of room between you and your television.
Right now video games are moving at an alarming rate. Video games today compared to the way that they used to be have changed dramatically. Back in the 80’s the 8 bit systems such as Nintendo and Sega were the two powerhouses of the decade.
Then in the 90s the Sony PlayStation delivered high quality graphics that were never seen before. Games in the sports genre and action were so realistic, so detailed that you actually felt like you were in an arena or in a real life special ops mission. Nowadays there are more quality game consoles than ever before. Notably the top 3 are the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii. We will discuss what system may be best for your gaming style.
The Sony PlayStation 3 is the true leader of sports video games. When it comes to games such as Madden football, NBA Live, and Fifa Soccer, the PlayStation 3 creates realistic graphics that make you feel like you are in the game. The controls were well thought out for sports games and it is true that the PlayStation will rule the sports genre for years to come. However, it is not to say that the action games aren’t fun. The PlayStation delivers over 3 million pixels of colors for an exhilarating experience of game play. All in all if you are a sports fan the PlayStation 3 is the way to go.
If you want great action and adventure RPG games you may want to take a look at the Xbox 360. The 360 is the top tier of action games. The Xbox 360 game engine is catered to providing out of this world game play. 1st person shooter games such as Halo have been one of the biggest blockbusters that Xbox has released, and is a bestseller year after year. If action games are your specialty then the Xbox 360 is your cup of tea.
Last but not least is the Nintendo Wii. The Wii is a new generation video game console that provides the user with up close and personally “physical” reaction game play. With the Wii people have access to a remote that allows them to interact with the game such as a racket for tennis or a bat for baseball. Whilst the Wii is thought to be mostly suited for children, adults all around seem to have a blast with this interactive powerhouse.
Whatever video game genre that you like there is a console for you. Video game consoles are getting more and more realistic by the year and they have no signs of slowing down whatsoever.