Because Nintendo Wii users are losing control of their Wiimotes, the official Nintendo website has decided to update the safety instructions for the Wii on its website. If you own a Wii, you’ll find most of the safety precautions the same as when you start up a game on your console, for those who haven’t managed to get a Wii yet, check out some of the things you have to be careful about. My personal favorite is:
In Wii Sports bowling, the proper way to let go of the ball while bowling is to release the “B” button on the Wii Remote—DO NOT LET GO OF THE Wii REMOTE ITSELF.
The other safety precautions include holding on to the Wii remote firmly, always wearing the wrist strap when you play (apparently the strap has been breaking on users) and giving yourself plenty of room so you don’t accidentally hit something or someone. I can’t wait to see what Nintendo puts up on its site when Super Smash Brothers Brawl comes out. Probably something along the lines of “Do not use the Wiimote as a weapon.” I doubt anyone will listen.
Nintendo Updates Wii Safety Instructions [Nintendo]