Monthly Archives: July 2009
PC World has a new article on the worst videogame consoles of all time. The systems span 30+ years, but most are from the 70s and 80s. And the winners (losers?) are:
10) The Apple Pippin
8 ) Nokia N-Gage
7) Mattel Hyperscan
6) Gakken TV Boy
5) RDI Halcyon
4) Philips CD-i
3) Tandy/Memorex VIS
2) Tiger Telematics Gizmondo
1) RCA Studio II
I am kind of surprised that the Virtual Boy (possibility of permanent eye injury), Sega CD / 32X (really testing the limits of consumers’ tolerance for add-ons), and GameGear (4 hours of life on *6* non-rechargeable batteries) did not make the list.
After administering thousands of electroshock “treatments” to videogame and internet addicts, China has decided to ban the procedure because ” it has no foundation in clinical research or evidence.”
“Patients are given psychotropic drugs as well as electro-shocks, at a cost of 5,500 yuan (805 USD) a month. Most of them were sent to the hospital by force, the China Youth Daily added.”
Forced hospitalization, ECT, and psychotropic medications (which have not been shown to be effective treatments) administered by people who are not qualified therapists at the cost of $800 per month?
Yes, I think we can agree that banning this practice is the right decision.