Friday, May 27, 2011

Game Arthritis

What are the real effects of dig­i­tal gam­ing to our fin­gers, hands, and bod­ies?
The con­for­mity of inter­faces pro­duces defor­mity. It’s a fact. Call it “the real­ity of the vir­tual”. Pro­longed vic­ar­i­ous aggres­sion lead to per­ma­nent phys­i­cal dis­fig­u­ra­tion. Gam­ing activ­i­ties pro­duce real con­se­quences for the users.

Research has been con­ducted for years in sev­eral clin­i­cal lab­o­ra­to­ries across the globe but doc­tors and researchers are not will­ing to share their find­ings with the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion. How­ever, evi­dence of new technologically-​​induced dis­eases is now becom­ing known out­side of the sci­en­tific com­mu­nity. These patholo­gies — labeled col­lec­tively “Game arthri­tis” — are offi­cially not “recognized”.

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Anonymous said...

Wow... yeah, those arent fake at all. I mean who hasnt busted their hands playing a with a GameCube controler lately.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I developed gamer thumb when I was a kid playing with those old nintendo controllers. Nothing at all like those pics. BTW what was wrong with the chick holding that motion sensing controller?

Anonymous said...

ffs, these are clearly fake. it's a stupid campgain against something that doesn't really exist. i play videogames 5-6 hours every day. my hands are fine.

Anonymous said...

hum... these might be fake, or not, I don´t know. I love gaming and because of that I sufer from tendon problems in my sholders and elbows. Its clear to me that gaming / computing damages tendons, my hands/wrists are fine though.