Submitted by ktchong 2550d ago | news

Video gamers complain of pain called "Wiitis"

Amsterdam, New York, 12/27/2007 -- It was one of the hottest gifts of the holiday season and it's still sold out at many stores.

But for those who were lucky enough to survive Wii-mania many are now finding themselves dealing with wii-pain-ia.

So many players have come down with Wii-related injuries the New England Journal of Medicine has a name for it, wiitis.

[ The full story includes a link to a TV news video clip. ] (Culture, Wii)

gta_cb  +   2550d ago
lol, i managed to get a Nintendo Wii for Christmas, im not complaining although i did buy an extra controller which was faulty :(
BrianC6234  +   2550d ago
Another good reason to not buy a Wii. First it has crappy games. Now it will injure you. Since you can't find them anywhere why not buy a real gaming console, like the PS3?
ChickeyCantor  +   2550d ago
Even using a normal gamepad can injure you, fool
gta_cb  +   2549d ago
@ BrianC6234
dont worry my friend i dont need convincing i own all three :) although i havnt got my Nintendo Wii online i have got my Xbox 360 and PS3 online if you want to add/check im not a liar check my profile :)
ChickeyCantor  +   2550d ago
"Wii-related injuries"

how come when i play MEtroid for ours my arms wont hurt a bit =/.

" Isakson spent hours in front of his Wii on Christmas morning playing everything from bowling to baseball.

When he woke up on Wednesday he says he was still feeling the burn.

yeah well jack@ss, read the instruction booklet it says take a break after each hour.
ChickeyCantor  +   2550d ago
People actually disagree AHHAAH LOL guess you guys never seen the WARNING booklet that comes with any gaming console.
bozemanriverrat  +   2550d ago
OW! The burn
I went to the gym yesterday and used the barbells to do bench presses and curls, and I woke up this morning and my arms hurt! This just proves that free weights are so LAST GEN!!! It is old technology that only casual gym rats use. The Total Gym is a TRUE next gen workout for hardcore workout freaks. It will definitely win this generation of gym equipment!!!!

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ChickeyCantor  +   2550d ago
kalistyles  +   2550d ago
I got bursitis in the elbow from Wii Bowling. My elbow blew up like the size of a baseball. I had to go to the doctor and get some anti inflamatory for it to go down. It hurt like hell. That Wii can be dangerous.
lynx1halo  +   2550d ago
its a real serious injury that Wii owners should be aware of...
Salvadore  +   2550d ago
Are all these injuries related to over-exaggerated moves?
BrianC6234  +   2550d ago
I'd say a lot of the injuries are due to people not being in shape. I guess kids will have to go to the gym before they're allowed to get a Wii.
KidMakeshift  +   2550d ago
I can't wait for the spoof videos of pale, bald headed children in wheelchairs suffering from "Wiitis" telling their life story while coughing up blood.

Mario and Peach coming to the terminal ward to comfort all their dying victims. He can't stand watching them suffer so he decides to help put them out of their misery by jumping on all their heads.
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BLuKhaos  +   2550d ago
purin  +   2550d ago
very funny ^_^
ps360  +   2550d ago
wii or 360
i dont know witch to buy. i have a ps3 but im yerninig for som more games
AngryTypingGuy  +   2550d ago
The fact that two people disagreed with your comment proves how extreme and pathetic some fanboys are on this site. All he said was that he wanted a different system, he didn't trash the PS3. Homos.

By the way, do yourself a favor and get a 360. The Wii is cool, but for every good game it has, there are twenty crappy ones. The 360 has better games than any other system out there.
ChickeyCantor  +   2550d ago
Or get a Wii, because i can assure you that allot of PS3 and 360 games are multiplatformers
sovietsoldier  +   2550d ago
I get the same thing when i jerk off too much!
KidMakeshift  +   2550d ago
while thinking about nappy ho's
wiizy  +   2550d ago
its call stop being such a couch potato or better yet stop playing other consoles and keep playing wii eventually you'll get use to moving your body
WilliamRLBaker  +   2550d ago
Nearly all these injuries
Are related to stupid moves, Overexaderated movies, and the fact most of these people haven't WORKED A day in their life, If your muscles are burning the next day...it means they got a work out....And its your own fault. I never have a problem with pain in this game because, I use the correct moves and I work out.
Tyrael  +   2550d ago
i got limp d*ck and a broken wrist from playing Wii wack off 2K8

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