Not three of them in a row, anyway:
It sounds like a made-up malady like the dreaded “bonitis” from Futurama, but apparently some Wii gamers are truly suffering from a condition known as Wiiitis. The condition, which seems to be caused by overuse of Nintendo Wii, was recently described in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Dr. Julio Bonis had seen a “couch potato” patient with a sore shoulder who had recently played a great deal of Wii Tennis and described that the “variant in this patient can be labeled more specifically as Wiiitis.”
Unlike the dreaded bonitis, Wiiitis is apparently non-lethal:
“The treatment consisted of ibuprofen for one week, as well as complete abstinence from playing Wii video games,” the doctor wrote.
There hasn’t been a game-system-related disease since a number of seizures were reported by avid players of Grand Mal Auto a few years back.