The Wii Bowling Ball: The Most Dangerous Wii Accessory Yet

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The Wii Bowling Ball: The Most Dangerous Wii Accessory Yet

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Here's a surefire way to destroy your expensive TV or severely injure your loved ones: CTA Digital's Wii Bowling Ball, an accessory that'll give Wii Bowling that extra edge of realism that's acquired by nearly guaranteeing you'll break something while using it.

For all that Nintendo tries to make sure that people's idiocy or clumsiness doesn't get the better of them and cause something to be destroyed while using the Wii, at some point it just becomes inevitable. Or, rather, more than inevitable if you're talking about using something like CTA Digital's newest accessory, the Wii Bowling Ball.

Designed to be the first accessory "to be fashioned after an authentic bowling ball," the Wii Bowling Ball, should you be ballsy enough to try it, will probably break windows, TVs, expensive vases, and maybe some bones too. It's supposed to turn your Wiimote into "the optimum performance-enhancing accessory," which I think is a secret code for wrecking ball.

Here's how it works: You open up the ball, place your Wiimote inside, and then stick your fingers into the three holes, just like a real bowling ball has. Then you can proceed to enjoy Wii Bowling, Brunswick Pro Bowling, Ten Pin Alley 2, and other quality bowling titles. Don't forget to put on that industrial strength wrist band though, and, finally: "Even though holding and bowling the ball is so like-like [sic] to the actual sport, never, ever release the ball!!"

There are two exclamation marks there, so don't forget that advice. CTA Digital is not liable for any kind of destruction you cause with this thing, as they point out twice (once in regular print, once in CAPS) on their product page. This product is not "licensed, designed, sponsored or manufactured" by Nintendo. Big surprise, they probably don't even want to be mentioned in the same breath as this thing.

[Via Engadget]

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I give it a week at most before the first YouTube video of a ball smashing through a Wii, a 50-inch HDTV, the window behind it, and a 3-year-old girl on a trycicle outside the house, all in the same fumble.

ACCESSORY OF THE YEAR

The device puts me in mind of some sort of pokeball. Can't wait to see the havoc wrought by this monster.

You can play one mean immersive game of Pokemon with that thing.
NINJA'D

Wow, those are some nice blue balls. (Sorry, I had to)

Honestly, seeing that people somehow still have accidents with Wii peripherals, I don't see why they would release something like this.

Clashero:
I give it a week at most before the first YouTube video of a ball smashing through a Wii, a 50-inch HDTV, the window behind it, and a 3-year-old girl on a trycicle outside the house, all in the same fumble.

I give it an hour

Now we just need Wii pins. Then we could throw the ball at the pins and it would be just like a real game of bowling.

Huh. I wonder how well it works. Wii Bowling is my second worst sport in the game (right ahead of friggin' Tennis), 'cause it took me so long to learn how to control the damn thing. Something like that might also keep me from hurting my arm by overshooting.

NoMoreSanity:
Honestly, seeing that people somehow still have accidents with Wii peripherals, I don't see why they would release something like this.

Resignation? "Well, no matter what, whatever we release will cause accidents in the hands of clumsy people, so why should that stop us here?"

Hamster at Dawn:
Now we just need Wii pins. Then we could throw the ball at the pins and it would be just like a real game of bowling.

I laughed so hard.

NeutralDrow:
Huh. I wonder how well it works. Wii Bowling is my second worst sport in the game (right ahead of friggin' Tennis), 'cause it took me so long to learn how to control the damn thing. Something like that might also keep me from hurting my arm by overshooting.

NoMoreSanity:
Honestly, seeing that people somehow still have accidents with Wii peripherals, I don't see why they would release something like this.

Resignation? "Well, no matter what, whatever we release will cause accidents in the hands of clumsy people, so why should that stop us here?"

Well if that's their train of though maybe they'll finally respond to my letters and make a Wii Kitchen Knife for Cooking Mama. It cuts so cleanly...

The only thing that could be more retarded than this, would be WiiDarts.

Clashero:
I give it a week at most before the first YouTube video of a ball smashing through a Wii, a 50-inch HDTV, the window behind it, and a 3-year-old girl on a trycicle outside the house, all in the same fumble.

You mean Disaster Girl?

This is a joke... right?

No-one could be so stupid...

GodsOneMistake:

Clashero:
I give it a week at most before the first YouTube video of a ball smashing through a Wii, a 50-inch HDTV, the window behind it, and a 3-year-old girl on a trycicle outside the house, all in the same fumble.

I give it an hour

I'd give it a week, not because no one's dumb enough to do it in an hour, but because not many people put the wii in front of their 50-inch HDTV. The video of all of that except for the Wii? Half an hour as a joke, but an honest guess pegs it at 36 hours.

Words fail to express just how..."special"...this is.
Perhaps a pseudo-math equation works best.

Ahem.

Wii Bowling ball = Failfailfail
If that makes any sense.

Neonbob:
Words fail to express just how..."special"...this is.
Perhaps a pseudo-math equation works best.

Ahem.

Wii Bowling ball = Failfailfail
If that makes any sense.

Well, you wrote it backwards, but it does make sense. If 222 = 8, then your statement is correct (though improperly written).

As it was said many times before in AVGN: "WHAT WERE THEY THINKING"?

All these peripheral designers seem to have missed the point of the Wiimote completely.

lolarious.
roflmao.
wtfh? fail. This bowling ball is useless. Nobody ever liked wii bowling (only wii sports disc toss.) It will fail, but will be funny.

Hamster at Dawn:
Now we just need Wii pins. Then we could throw the ball at the pins and it would be just like a real game of bowling.

I'm waiting for the Bowling Allii.

I am hereby starting a betting pool on the exact number of minutes between the retail release of this accessory and the first cracked (human or animal) skull it causes.

I've got ten bucks on 344 minutes.

*grabs popcorn and soda* if anyone needs me I'll be sitting on that couch over there.....waiting for the fail to come down upon some poor sap.

*much munch* anyone want some? I've got a popper machine in the next room.

The Rogue Wolf:
I am hereby starting a betting pool on the exact number of minutes between the retail release of this accessory and the first cracked (human or animal) skull it causes.

I've got ten bucks on 344 minutes.

Your seeming faith in humanity astounds me. I say five minutes. Tops. Someone's going to brain their cat/dog as it walks by.

Clashero:
I give it a week at most before the first YouTube video of a ball smashing through a Wii, a 50-inch HDTV, the window behind it, and a 3-year-old girl on a trycicle outside the house, all in the same fumble.

/Thread

Damn man, you almost made me choke on my soda when I read that.

Keane Ng:

The Wii Bowling Ball: The Most Dangerous Wii Accessory Yet.

Most dangerous? Laws no. Most potential for property destruction? Heck yes.

I mean, people have enough accidents with NORMAL bowling balls. I should know: I've seen plenty of them. Bowling balls have a strange and mystical field that attracts the worst of luck, and when you combine that power with a device that tends to get thrown into valuable stuff, I have no doubt that the results will be catastrophic.

Khell_Sennet:
The only thing that could be more retarded than this, would be WiiDarts.

It's been done: read my above post for a link :D

Why are we providing add-ons that make it more 'realistic'? Why don't people just go play REAL bowling?

The odd part is I can't help but make a comparison to Gurren Lagann, only less epic. These people are certainly kicking reason to the curb anyway, and possibly going beyond the impossible in coming up with Wii accessories more dangerous than the last. I mean, we've had darts, dumbells, and now bowling balls. Next? Something for the hardcore audience, of course. The Wii Morning Star.

A normal day for a five year old:

"Hey guys, watch me bowl on my wii, WITH A REAL BOWLING BALL!"
. . .
"HIDE THE T.V.! HIDE THE T.V.!"

Krakyn:

Hamster at Dawn:
Now we just need Wii pins. Then we could throw the ball at the pins and it would be just like a real game of bowling.

I laughed so hard.

Me too :D

Wii is for little kids and drunk people. Neither of which have a great track record for bowling without destruction.

This is the worst idea anyone could come up with.

"Boy kills brother while using the Wii Bowling Ball"
I can see it now........

As we have learned: Putting a Strap on something doesen't fix the problem. People will still refuse to use it, and TV's everywhere will hate them for it.

Krakyn:
ACCESSORY OF THE YEAR

that, combined with your avatar and the plight at hand (the bowling ball) makes these four words win.

whats odd is that the wii was designed so you wouldn't need to have all of these things to have a great time doing virtual things.

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