The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recorded 13,073 visits to emergency rooms “associated with (but not necessarily caused by)” video games in 2020. The infographic shared by the commission on Twitter shows a malevolent cartoon video game controller saying it’s up to them next, Luke-And maybe Luke should be more afraid of the “controller’s face,” because many injuries seem to be associated with game controllers.
It’s a bit unfair to attribute malice to the controllers themselves, though. There are a lot of controls that are thrown or “in [the] direction “of people who suffer injuries related to the controller. Perhaps the biggest problems are anger-quitters and irritable bowel movements. Also recorded are” celebratory injuries “and various falls.
This is not to say that there are no real dangers with gambling: the data collected have highlighted a number of people who are admitted to the ER because of pain from extended gambling, often back pain, chest and wrist. A few people have also reported skin irritation after using virtual reality headsets, and while brand names are written in the dataset, there is a good chance they were using the Oculus Quest 2. The headset was recently removed from Amazon EU storefronts due to the presence of irritants in its padding which affected a small number of users.
Sometimes a game-related injury is just an injury — the person most responsible for you put a tooth in his ear half session is likely for you – but sometimes there is a structural flaw, as we saw with last year Cyberpunk 2077 includes a potentially crisis-inducing sequence. Which is why we have things like consumer product safety commissions in the first place.
As for a scorpion injury reported by the USCPSC, it’s hard to miss the game: “15-YEAR-OLD PATIENTS SITTING ON THE TOUCH OF VIDEO GAMES WHEN HE HEARD A SUDDEN STING ON HIS MEMBER SENPORITY SUPPORT VENTURE COUCH WHERE THE PATIENT FEELS ”.
Back in 2018, Chris compiled one worth of decades of games and ER visits related to the computer, which include gems like that tooth in the ear mentioned above, as well as people injured by their laptops in various ways.