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    Butch is offline -Hacks Neophyte
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    SONY'S new handheld video game can cause paralysing seizures in youngsters,medics warned yesterday.

    The world's leading expert in photosensitivity said flashing lights and the flickering screen on the £180 PlayStation Portable can cause attacks similar to epileptic fits.

    Graham Harding, professor in clinical neurophysiology at Birmingham's Aston University, said: "Any video game has flashing images but it's the proximity to the screen that can induce the seizures.

    "And people hold handheld consoles, such as the PSP, very close to their faces.

    "The most likely seizure will be photosensitive - it's basically the same as an epileptic attack in children.They are twice as likely to occur in girls than boys. We don't know why this is."

    One case per 100,000 people is reported each year in the UK - but in people aged seven to 20, the frequency rises to 5.7 per 100,000.

    A Sony spokesman said: "The warnings about playing video games are made quite clear in our manuals and they instruct people to take breaks while playing."

    Around 185,000 PSPs were sold within days of its UK launch this month. There are fears of a shortage in the run-up to Christmas.
    Source: dailyrecord.co.uk

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    lol well i think that will happen with anyvideo game if you hold/stare right into the screen....lol

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    lol...i remember sezuire bots....lol thats so old though...hehehe

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    isnt that only for kids with that epilepsy crap

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    lmao........this (bot thing) got my mom soooo pissed lol
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    I think we at PSP-Hacks need to put our foot down and state that anyone under age of 18 should not be playing games due to health risks.. Therefore I regret to inform you that you must immediately dispatch your PSPs to PSP-Hack...

    :razz: :razz: :razz: :razz: :razz: :razz: :razz:

    Just kidding..

    You need to take a break occasionally from gameplay -> go eat something..


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    isnt that only for kids with that epilepsy crap
    yes epilepsy and photo sensitivity
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