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'Tis the season when people buy a lot of Wiis, which can mean only one thing: a 29,392% increase in ridiculous Wii scare stories from British newspapers. Over the last few days, in a bid to squeeze a story from thin air, at least two UK publications featured articles about how playing on a Wii can...

December 23rd 2008 at 8:13pm 0 Comments
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As gamers, there aren't that many times that we can try to cop a macho attitude and tell a cohort to tough it out. Maybe at a chilly overnight console launch and (in some extreme cases) after a DDR tournament. But chief on that list is injuries sustained from Wiimotes. ... Oh, not you, sweetheart,...

April 3rd 2008 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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It's been a rollercoaster few days for professional darts player James Wade. In the kind of Wii-related story the mainstream press totally laps up, Wade got a Wii from Santa, and spent Christmas Day throwing haymakers and uppercuts in the boxing game that comes with Wii Sports. All of which was gre...

December 29th 2007 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Wii injuries, often dubbed "wiinjuries," have been noted since the console's launch, but now one doctor has decided to give the tennis elbow-like symptoms caused by excessive Wii play an official medical diagnosis: Acute Wiiitis.The condition, pronounced "wee-i-tis," was named by Dr. Julio Bonis, wh...

June 7th 2007 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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We've officially got a new gadget-related medical term on our hands people, coined by Dr. Julio Bonis, who woke up one morning and realized his Wii was causing him sports-injury like symptoms. Wiiitis is the name (yes, it's different from Nintendinitis), learn it well. Although it's only good for ca...

June 6th 2007 at 10:19pm 0 Comments
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In a ridiculous labeling of a "medical condition," not to mention the ridiculous nature of placing an unnecessary amount of vowels next to each other in one lone word, Reuters is reporting that "Wiiitis" hath returned. At least, according to Dr. Julio Bonis who, upon waking one recent Sunday morning...

June 6th 2007 at 8:47pm 0 Comments