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Posted 2006-05-09 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
I've just watched video footage of Nintendo's E3 demonstration of its next-gen Wii console, which uses a motion-sensing controller held in the hand like a wand. A tennis game was shown, and an audience member invited to play with Nintendo execs. After observing play for a few minutes, I can only come to one conclusion: The Nintendo Wii is going to result in personal, physical injury. At minimum, the damage will result from repetitive strain injuries caused by waving the controller around. Additionally, I expect players to unintentionally smash their limbs or hands into their living-room furniture, or accidentally punch a fellow gamer in the face. You wait. It's going to happen. Probably to you.
 
     
 
   
 
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Comment posted by n0wak
May 9, 2006 @ 2:17 pm
     
 
Yeah, but going by their expressions and the crowd reaction, at least we'll have fun doing it. I thought that was a perfect way to end the presentation (though they glazed over some issues I would have liked to have seen) -- with a bunch of (execs) having fun playing a game. It was a stark contrast to the calculated "play" of Sony's presentation.
 
     
 
     
   
 
 
     
 
     
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