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a wii problem?



From Nintendo, a company born a stone's throw from Osaka, comes the Wii games console. Initially lauded as a whole lot of fun and frivolity, it is now seen by many as nothing less than an accident waiting to happen. And for some it already has.

Internet chatter has been rising in recent weeks regarding the increasing number of violent Wii-related incidents. Broken noses; fractured wrists; beheadings. The cause is Nintendo's revolutionary game controller, the Wii Remote, which requires the gamer to move their hand (thus arm) in a wildly reckless and highly irresponsible fashion, often resulting in life threatening injuries for those in the vicinity.

I've recently tried the Wii and quickly saw why this machine is such a danger. While playing the boxing game, I got so carried away that I ended up beating my friend's grandmother with the Wii Remote until I was restrained by three police officers.

While I would never suggest banning this wonderful games machine, I would however urge great caution when using it.


Holding a knife while using the Wii Remote is simply asking for trouble.



Do not hold pots of boiling water when using this controller.



An innocent forehand smash while playing the tennis game knocked a box of matches off a shelf and resulted in this.



This poor woman got it in the head.



Van Gogh is thought to have been an early user of the Wii.
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On Monday, 01 January, 2007, Blogger Invader Stu said:

Long John Silver also lost an eye and a leg to the Wii.

Someone emailed me an ad for a wii sex game. I don't know if it was real or not.  



On Tuesday, 02 January, 2007, Anonymous Willy said:

We will be careful with our wii.  



On Tuesday, 02 January, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is hilarious.  



On Wednesday, 03 January, 2007, Anonymous Turner said:

Yep, who would have thought you were supposed to exercise a little caution when keeping your hands on the remote.  



On Saturday, 06 January, 2007, Blogger Martini said:

Squatting and dropping the Wii controller to play The Sims: Virtual Diarrhea is kinda fun.  



On Monday, 15 January, 2007, Anonymous Mari said:

Oh you jest now but have you seen this:

http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/wii/the-worst-wii-injury-yet-221029.php

It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt!  



On Wednesday, 02 May, 2007, Blogger Silver said:

Hah, good on you. Your sarcasm is very obvious, but my mate, after reading this thought you were serious! Hope no one else does... jesus, some people are just insane, hehe.  



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