Nintendo Wii Not For the Wiik
from the pain dept
Every new gadget seems to bring along new maladies. The iPod and the PlayStation have both been implicated in causing injuries, owing to repetitive strain. Seems the human body just isn't designed to make certain motions for hours on end. It looks like the Nintendo Wii won't be able to avoid this fate, as already people have complained about back, neck and elbow pains after playing one. The controller on the Wii differs from typical videogame controllers, as the player swings it around in many games, as they would a tennis racket or a sword. This of course makes us wonder if the pain that people are feeling is not injury, but rather the typical soreness associated with actually getting some, you know, exercise. Nintendo seems to think that's what it is, and is telling people that if you want to play, you should stretch and be in shape. What else would you expect from the company that created the Power Pad? Of course, injuries or damage that comes from controllers flying out people's hands are a different story.