In an age of notebooks and handheld consoles it is interesting that people still want a certain amount of their computer life to be sedentary. The couch potato image of video gamers may still be alive and well (even though many of us regularly throw the controller with some force across the sitting room). Worried that these gamers would be lost when faces with more energetic pursuits, Nintendo's Perrin Kaplin is alleged to have assured the world that the Nintendo Wii can, of course, be played from the safety of your cushion laden sofa. So why exactly did Nintendo think that they needed to make such a statement?
Well it would seem that the Wii is providing some with aches and pains akin to a good old fashioned work-out. Reports are seeping out which speak of such horrors as sweating so much that you may have to take a shower, and one man said that it caused him to use muscles he had not used in a long time! The term 'Wii elbow' has already wormed its way into worldly use, referring to the twinges some experience after gaming, I wonder how long it will be before it becomes a valid reason to take time off work?
So has the Wii finally brought an interactive element to gaming that we were all craving or is it merely pointing out just how lazy some of us really are? Computer programmer Jeremy Scherer seems to have the right idea, according to the Metro, saying that he is now going to try and do a nightly Wii session to improve his fitness. Maybe we can all benefit from the Wii by taking the right attitude and embracing our ability of limb movement. Nintendo say that if you are in pain when you Wii you need to take more exercise. Of course they didn't phrase it quite like that, but I just couldn't resist!