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Most games feature a warning related to possible photosensitive seizures as a result of playing a game below is a typical warning.
Photosensitive Seizure Warning A very small percentage of people may experience a seizure when exposed to certain visual images, including flashing lights or patterns that may appear in video games. Even people who have no history of seizures or epilepsy may have an undiagnosed condition that can cause these "photosensitive epileptic seizures" while watching video games.
These seizures may have a variety of symptoms, including lightheadedness, altered vision, eye or face twitching, jerking or shaking of arms or legs, disorientation, confusion, or momentary loss of awareness. Seizures may also cause loss of consciousness or convulsions that can lead to injury from falling down or striking nearby objects.
Immediately stop playing and consult a doctor if you experience any of these symptoms. Parents should watch for or ask their children about the above symptoms - children and teenagers are more likely than adults to experience these seizures.
The risk of photosensitive epileptic seizures may be reduced by taking the following precautions:
- Play in a well-lit room
- Do not play when you are drowsy or fatigued
If you or any of your relatives have a history of seizures or epilepsy, consult a doctor before playing.
Risk of injury has been reported when improperly using the Wii Remote. As players concentrate on a game they often will forget to maintain possesion of the remote causing it to slip from their hand and possibly damage property or injure another individual.
Nintendo reccomends that players use the strap included with Wii Remotes to prevent this from occuring. In addition Nintendo has introduced a material that slips over the Wii Remote to provide a better grip and increase safety.