But that's not all. The British Society for Surgery of the Hand said it has also witnessed an increase in the number of injuries after gamers have spent too much time with the Wii.
"We treated a patient this week who had injured herself using a Wii," Richard Milner of the BSSH told The Daily Telegraph. "She was playing tennis with a partner and fractured one of the bones in her finger when he hit the back of her hand with the control."
Where are all these people who have experienced such pain and anguish from playing a video game? These kinds of reports have been floating around ever since the Wii was released, and so far, I've yet to meet one person who was forced to rush to their local emergency room to seek help. I've heard about sore muscles, but all these "injuries" have somehow escaped my grasp. Wii knee? What a joke.
Maybe injuries are on the rise, and I'm sure some (a very small number, most likely) can be attributed to the Wii, but in the end, I simply don't believe that the Wii should be implicated in the injuries of gamers. In fact, I think we should blame it on the fact that people don't exercise and get way too excited when playing Wii Tennis.
The Wii doesn't hurt people; people hurt people.… Read more