NEWS FROM THE LAB - Sunday, April 1, 2007

Virus:Wii/Fun.A Posted by Sean @ 06:05 GMT

Helsinki Lab Infected via Nintendo Wii

December 8th, 2006 was the Nintendo Wii's European launch date. Three Helsinki Lab members were infected that day and two more soon followed. Kamil's Wii was immediately tested in the lab, and frankly, productivity just might have taken a hit. Wii is very infectious. Good thing it was a Friday.

Today there are now at least eight people working in or directly adjacent to the Helsinki Lab that have become infected by Wii. No telling just how many infections exist within the entire building. There's even a dedicated Wii in the Response Lab itself…

Here's some video evidence of what this thing does to people.

Careful review of the Wii's log files reveal that there are now several Tennis "Pros" and that the Wii is powered up several times a week following the Helsinki shift. It seems that we're firmly in its grip. But at least we're able to contain it to the end-of-the-day.

Helsinki Lab's Wii

So we might as well make the best of it! If you're a game developer and want some beta testers – contact us via the Weblog's e-mail address. Tennis. We want more Tennis especially. And we're quite willing to assist accessory makers as well. Cheers!