Let’s not dwell on this for too long, since it’s largely a non-issue. President Obama, speaking to the American Medical Association (mostly about health care, such as it is), listed “video games” as a potential bad guy… for your health. You know, sitting on a couch all day long trying to rack up Achievements.
Here’s what the president said:
The second step that we can all agree on is to invest more in preventive care so that we can avoid illness and disease in the first place. That starts with each of us taking more responsibility for our health and the health of our children. It means quitting smoking, going in for that mammogram or colon cancer screening. It means going for a run or hitting the gym, and raising our children to step away from the video games and spend more time playing outside.
As I see it, there’s nothing too controversial about that statement. Kids should exercise, right? (Unless you’re a paranoid parent, afraid to let the kids play outside because there’s Unknown Unknowns out there.)
Score one for the Wii, then.