PS2 or jackhammers...take your pick

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  1. Michael*K

    Michael*K Screenwriter

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    Who knew playing video games could be so hazardous?
    British Medical Journal on Video Game DANGERS [​IMG]
     
  2. Jared_B

    Jared_B Supporting Actor

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    Oh

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    God

    I actually got that syndronme while operating a power paint sprayer. Caused part of my finger to go numb for weeks. The video game controller don't vibrate anywhere near as bad as that old sprayer.
     
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    Next thing you know, they'll say playing with yourself will make you go blind!
     
  4. Joseph Young

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    I run a greater risk of injury from all the typing I do on the HTF, not to mention work...
    ...oh wait, that IS where I spend my time on the HTF! [​IMG]
    Honestly though, such articles, while lending themselves to several documented cases, are filler and propaganda at least, and at best, confirmation of things that we long-time gamers have been aware for years.
    Can't be nearly as bad as Konami's Track and Field on the NES. [​IMG]
    Joseph
     
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    Clueless. 1 documented case in 25 years of videogames? Then they go on to say it's only a matter of time before the first videogame-related case of carpel tunnel syndrom? Hell, I've had carpel tunnel for the last 10 years from playing videogames....whoops. :b

    But seriously, I've been playing videogames for 25 years (blushing again) & I had far more problems when I was a soundman working the knobs on a soundboard. I'm not arguing against moderation in videogaming (or anything else for that matter), but I do think that this article is clueless.

    -Dan
     
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    Clinton McClure Casual Enthusiast

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    I think that this is another "video games are evil" article and here's why thing. If anything bad can be said about video games, it's that you are sitting and not being active while playing them. I've had a duel shock controler for my PSX since they were first avalable and I can't see how it would cause any harm.

    If you do anything for for too much time it can be bad for you. I think there's far more important things to worry about than vibrating controlers.
     
  8. MikeAlletto

    MikeAlletto Cinematographer

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    The kid played video games for up to 7 hours everyday! Well duh...no wonder thats the only thing wrong with him. His parents should have taken it away long ago and yelled at him to go outside
     

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