here's why i don't own a wii

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  1. optimusprime42

    optimusprime42 Autobot Leader

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    CINCINNATI -- The Nintendo Wii might seem like a great way to get the family together and have some fun.

    But one local doctor says it can be downright dangerous.

    Complaints of muscle soreness and injuries from playing the game are piling up.
    So fast, there are Web sites out there showing injuries gamers have gotten -- a black eye, a bloody hand, a knot on the knee, and arms in slings.

    "Those type of injuries you wouldn't expect from indoor play with a video game," Dr. Bret Bruder said. "The popularity of it, the explosion of this has been unexpected and amazing."

    Bruder, an emergency department doctor, said injuries are adding up as more people get the game.

    Unlike previous game systems, the Wii often demands considerable physical motion to play effectively.

    And the sheer popularity and fun of the game system doesn’t help matters.

    "You get caught up and you don't want to quit and take a break," Matt Vieth said

    "Young children through middle-age people being overexuberant, coming in after hours and hours with their arms, shoulders and joints aching," Bruder said.

    Zach Martin had problems with his arms after boxing a few rounds on the Wii.

    "It kind of stresses out sometimes," he said.

    Bruder said a little common sense goes a long way.

    "A little bit of stretching if you're going to be doing some of the more vigorous activities like the golf and tennis,” he said. "Don’t play for hours and hours on end. Try to spread it out. We know it's fun, it's addictive, but keep it to a limit."
     
  2. 333HE

    333HE HERSHEY'S GONNA EAT JOO.

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    Five bucks says they WERE playing nonstop in order for that to happen. People need to know when to take a break...when your hand starts to bleed from playing Wii Sports, any person with half a brain would know to put the damned controller down before it even got to that point.
     
  3. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    The same thing can happen when playing basket ball, swimming too long or walking around at the zoo all day.

    One of my kids did get a swollen lip from standing behind one of the other kids when he was playing bowling on the Wii, but the son in question is seven and should have known better - though he hasn't done it again since.
     
  4. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    pussies!
     
  5. 333HE

    333HE HERSHEY'S GONNA EAT JOO.

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    Exactly.
     
  6. kronos

    kronos PSN = KRONOSX1

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    wow, lame. People shuld realize their own limits.
     
  7. nkelsch

    nkelsch Do you know this Icon? TFW2005 Supporter

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    People having fun excersizing? And Excersize makes you tired if you do it too much? Is this the twilight zone?
     
  8. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    In a nation of fat ass kids that sit all day long playing games, a video gaming system that makes kids exercise to some degree comes along, and yet some people will still complain about it. What a sad development indeed.
     
  9. optimusprime42

    optimusprime42 Autobot Leader

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    a guy in his 40's i think was out of shape swung the controller
    like a bat and hurt himself
     
  10. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    I hope he youtubed it cause I need something to laugh at.
     
  11. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    I love my Wii......exercise and fun at the same time....

    A buddy of mine at work was gonna get one for his son.....as soon as his son found out how you play it, he didnt want it anymore......true story
     
  12. dark_mullet

    dark_mullet Banned

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    Of course there will be sore muscles. You're using your muscles. They get sore when they're healing/getting stronger. Your muscles will eventually stop getting sore.

    It's as if these people never heard of excersize.
     
  13. seali_me

    seali_me Buhawi Gabay-Tala

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    i don't own one but my nephew does. that household has 5 kids. lol. play responsibly. i never thought saying that about a videogame console. :D 
     
  14. QuinJester

    QuinJester T. Bison

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    Aw shit. Excercize while gaming causes injuries? I had better not play Wii, and just go outside instead.

    Oh no... wait...

    Better stay inside and play XBL. It's the only way to be safe!
     
  15. Wreckgar

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    I call this natural selection. Only the strong should survive.
     
  16. Blackstar

    Blackstar Aaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Welcome to America: Common Sense Not Required
     
  17. Greenshadow0

    Greenshadow0 Well-Known Member

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    Haha, QFT.
     
  18. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    What Smag said.
     
  19. NotFastEnuff

    NotFastEnuff I'm a smartass...

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    Let me see here. How is the best way to put this....if your fat, lazy ass isn't used to doing anything but sitting on the freaking couch, and all of a sudden you actually start DOING something, HELL yeah, you're fat ass will hurt. Go run, go work out, go do anything physical. Guess what, all those muscles you're not used to using are gonna hurt. Stupid people shouldn't breed, or in this case, play video games.
     
  20. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Ha ha too true.

    Just another sign of the impending Idiocracy that will run this country.
     

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