"Wii Elbow" Sidelines Gamers
File this one under the "Are You Kidding Me?" file. According to reports from various gaming sites and general publications, cases of injuries stemming from the physical exercise associated with using the Nintendo Wii's motion sensor controller are surfacing, causing some couch-potato chagrin.
The source on this one is the Wall Street Journal, who report that a twelve year old boy from
As a very active techie, this writer is left wondering "what's the problem?" Most people strain for hours running, cycling, and lifting weights to break a quality sweat (and thus, burning calories). How much more fun is it to do so while smacking around a virtual combatant?
Nintendo's marketing department has responded by stating that the console "was not meant to be a Jenny Craig supplement". Well, it sure can't hurt.