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The Daily Mail serves up a rather bizarre video game bash piece this morning. Journalist and English mum Rosie Millard (left) writes that the Nintendo DS, of all things, turned her family dysfunctional:

The ‘toy’ caused endless rows, sessions of screaming andincreasingly regular parental punishments… What is constructive aboutplaying football on a tiny screen, or washing a virtual dog, orwatching a hideous pink pony trot around a pink palace decorated withshells?

…Our Nintendo had taken the guise of a small but toxic drug which, little by little, was poisoning my children…

I have first-hand evidence that using a Nintendo turnsmy delightful, curious and funny children into argumentative demonsfull of aggression, wholly uninterested in anything apart from playing,and then playing some more.

Although it doesn’t necessarily read that way,we’re thinking Ms. Millard’s article may be a bit tongue-in-cheek. Bythe way, did she buy her kids a chipped DS? Call the piracy police!:

When the pale blue, £150 Nintendo finally arrived lastNovember, fresh from Hong Kong (I had bought it on the net), crammedwith a ‘bundle’ of 20 games including Brain Trainer, Fifa 08, andNintendogs, my children hugged me tightly.


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