Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Setting your preference in Wii Sports for which hand you are, is because the game is also tilt sensitive, so playing say, the baseball game with your left hand when its on right hand setting, it's going to be sensing the bat and swing at a right handed angle which is going to be throwing you off a lot and lead to a lot of foul balls. The tennis is a similar idea. The other games I don't think that plays into effect much. I believe most games will have options to set if you're right or left handed. Zelda doesn't have this option but that game uses more of the swinging motions than tilting so you can hold it with you're left hand no problem. For this the Wii remote is ambidextrouous and the more versatile of all the systems. Just think of it as changing you're mouse and keyboard around on the computer for a lefty.
As for Wiiconnect24, keeping that on 24 hours a day will not damage the unit whatsoever. Like an above poster pointed out, routers and modems are left on all the time. In fact, in most cases technology is better suited to be always on. It's the stopping and starting that leads to defective material most of the time. Look at cars. And you're wii isn't getting as hot as you think. Of all the 3 consoles the Wii uses the lowest amount of electricity and should be generating the least of heat between the three. The standby power consumption IS a bit higher than the other 2 but that's because its the only one still doing something while it's in standby. But don't worry, nintendo makes excellent products and you're Wii should last you 10-20 years if the NES is any indication. Unless it was dead on the first few days it will work fine most likely. Very simple parts in there compared to the 4x processors of the 360 or the cell processor of the PS3. Not to mention the hard drives.