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Reader Comment We've all heard about Wii related damage to property and people, but I think my case is perhaps a little different. If it wasn't for the fact that the inevitable outcome would be for every Wiimote sold from this date to be encased in an inertia-dampening field and under no circumstances be actually used by a person then I would also let Nintendo know this.

Playing Wii has broken one of my ribs. This is not a wind-up or some clever anti-Wii post by a Microsoft or sony fan-boy - I have an Xbox and a PS2, and they are all loved in their own way like small children. But the Wii is my favourite. Just don't tell his brothers...

Here's how it happened.

I'm not of the more competitive ilk out there. I enjoy my games, but if competition rears it's ugly head I'm likely to get bored and wander off.

Bear with me, it all makes sense in the end.

However, if I have to increase my own skillbase, well now, that's another matter entirely. So having said that, imagine me with Wii Sports' tennis game. At first, it's all good fun until I realise that I can affect my Pro rating...

Well that's it, I'm going to be the best, I'm going to be top of the scale.

In a short matter of time, I managed to hit the exalted heights of Pro - 100 points. Then I figured out that you can actually double that and get to 200, but things are much harder...

And I'm spectacularly losing, and I keep slipping down, but climbing back and slopping back and if I can just hit this damned ball it will be WHOAH that's a fast serve and-

WHAM!

-I punched myself in the rib.

Oh and also? If three weeks down the line you think it's all good now, get a bit 'mashed-oop' and sling yourself down on the sofa whilst playing the latest Zelda title on the DS, you conceivably might really hurt yourself and have to go and see the Doctor.

Who might laugh at you. A lot.

Be careful out there, kids. Video games can really mess you up.

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