What Are Your Pets Doing When You Go To Work?

After a long night of playing Wii, we set off to work, leaving our pets at home and figuring that they will sleep all day long. Lucky animals. But what we don't realize is that they are waiting for us to leave so that they can have their own turn at playing the Wii!

Wii Blamed For Ridiculous Increase In Hospital Visits

Wii Injuries

Nintendo’s Wii game console continues to get lots of exposure, but not all of it is due to the cool new features. The above picture is a small showcase of those on the injured list from Wii-itis, reportedly due to game play injuries using the Wii remote control. Some of these injuries could possibly be resolved with the stronger replacement wrist strap, but not all of them.

Nintendo's Wii has been maiming careless gamers since the day it was launched, but an inexplicable uptick has professionals scratching their heads. According to Dr. Dev Mukerjee of Broomfield Hospital: "There has been a 100 percent increase in patients complaining of Wii-itis." Turns out, Wii-itis is their word for playing so much Wii that you injure yourself.

Astonishingly, up to ten people per week are being "hospitalized with injuries caused by playing Nintendo Wii games," which has forced medical personnel to "issue warnings of the dangers associated with the video game system." Some of the most common injuries are Wii-knee (seriously) and tendon stretching / tearing, both of which could likely be avoided if gamers would bother to stretch before breaking a sweat. Sheesh -- what do folks even learn in Physical Education these days?

Wii Fit Plus

Nintendo recently announced, Wii Fit Plus will be available starting October 4th, 2009. Retailing at US$100 for a complete set or US$20 just for the game if you already own the Wii Fit board.

Wii Fit Plus

Wii Internet Channel now FREE

With the Internet Channel, everyone in your family can browse the Internet with ease. A simple point of the Wii Remote™ controller brings email, news, and online video right to your living room. Plus-sized navigation buttons, and a handy zoom feature makes viewing websites a breeze—without even leaving your couch. The Internet Channel is available to download* from the Wii Shop Channel today, for 0 Wii Points™.

*Wireless broadband connection required to access Check Mii Out Channel.

Important Announcement
If you have previously used 500 Wii Points to download the Internet Channel, at the end of October we will be offering you the opportunity to download, at no cost, one NES game of your choice (valued at 500 Wii Points) from the Virtual Console catalog. Details of this download offer will be provided via the Wii Message Board and on Nintendo.com soon.

1. Connect your Wii console to the internet.
2. Visit the Wii Shop Channel from your Wii Menu.
3. Go to the Channels section, and download the channel—for 0 Wii Points!