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Submitted by Saint Sony 2756d ago | article

Wii players go from 'Wow!' to 'Ow!'

ST. LOUIS - Christmas finally arrived at Jim Henvick's house several weeks ago.
After four months of waiting, the gift he most wanted came: one of the wildly popular Nintendo Wii game consoles. The $250 systems are in such demand that retailers sell out quickly. Mr. Henvick got one at a video game store minutes after it came off the delivery truck.

Later that day, Mr. Henvick started to play - and did not stop for four hours.

"I noticed that my arms were getting sore; I was having trouble lifting them over my head," said Mr. Henvick, 35, of Ballwin, Mo. "So I finally had to stop for the night. If it wasn't for the soreness, I probably would've kept going. I was pretty sore the next day, too."

Stories abound of Wii gamers' playing so intently that they sprain muscles or tear tendons. Some gamers, in their exuberance, hurt bystanders or damage objects nearby. The Web sites WiiInjury.com and WiiHaveAProblem.com post photos and video of the worst examples. (Wii)
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unsunghero28  +   2756d ago
A good article.
Because it acknowledges that the Wii is very active and different while at the same time not going out and calling the average gamer an inactive slob.
gta_cb  +   2755d ago
yeh i see what you mean, although i doubt i would use the Wii i am thinking maybe to buy this for my younger brothers for Christmas this year.
Silver360  +   2755d ago
People gaming is HARD
put the damn wii mote down, if your arms hurt DUH!!!!!!!!!!!
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tplarkin7  +   2755d ago
Unable to play too long?
If there is a 2-3 hour limit on playing Wii games, that must hurt game sales.
darkdoom3000  +   2755d ago
you can play longer if you dont want to hurt urself!
Saint Sony  +   2755d ago
I guess Wii is like a good sports, sometimes it hurts, but damn fun!
gta_cb  +   2755d ago
"If it wasn't for the soreness, I probably would've kept going. I was pretty sore the next day, too."

now that would have been dedication lol
MrBIGGLES  +   2754d ago
Just shows ya.
There are a lot of unfit and out of shape gamers out there.

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