Doctors Warn that Steam Sale Could Lead to Possible Health Concerns
By Halolz Senior Budget Gaming Correspondent Mike Moore

Valve recently announced that they will be running a sale on a large number of the game available on their downloadable game store Steam, which is slated to run from June 24 to July 4.

While Valve says on the Steam storefront that, “While we do not keep statistics on groin pain, there are no reports of injury or death as a result of playing games on Steam.” Some Doctors are still wary.

“While players are unlikely to break a bone playing a game, they should be concerned with other possible health issues that could arise,” said Dr. Farnsworth, who studies nerd and gamer health issues. “Playing all these games indoors could lead do a vitamin D deficiency, as well as something I call ‘lazy fat-ass syndrome.'”

He suggests that anyone playing to play games for a long period of time should invest in vitamin supplements or, “Move your gaming outside. Pick up your DS or PSP and go play under a tree, or if you have to play a Steam game play it on your laptop outside.”

The doctor also noted that gamers should be careful not spend all their money on games during this sale, otherwise they might not have enough for food or electricity. “Sometimes we forget how expensive things can be because they are on sale. How terrible would it be to lose your electricity, or pass out from malnourishment, because you spent all your money on games that you now can’t play because you have no electricity or are unconscious?”

When asked about gaming outside on an iPhone the Dr. Farnsworth stated, “That’s not a real gaming device. The games are so short of that thing that if everyone was playing games only on that, we wouldn’t have all these gamer health concerns.”

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40 Responses to “[ARTICLE] Doctors Warn that Steam Sale Could Lead to Possible Health Concerns”

  1. Paulrus-Keaton? on June 30th, 2010 9:21 pm


  2. MrRaccoon on July 1st, 2010 1:24 am

    "Lazy fat-ass syndrome"
    Oh, so that's how it's called, gotta tell my doctor

  3. Aboithagameboi on July 1st, 2010 1:28 am


  4. Miles on July 1st, 2010 1:32 am

    Steam doesn't work on my computers! D:
    What condition is that?

  5. fmarulz on July 1st, 2010 1:39 am

    lies! I broke my finger playing counter strike.

  6. ZombieGoatse on July 1st, 2010 1:44 am

    Aaaaaaand. I'm sad.

  7. TheTopHatKid on July 1st, 2010 2:07 am


  8. TheTopHatKid on June 30th, 2010 10:09 pm

    Health problems? In MY gaming society?

  9. LeoTheProdigy on July 1st, 2010 2:31 am

    Good news, everyone! I invented a machine that allows me to give interviews to humor-based sites 1000 years in the past!

  10. Daifuku on June 30th, 2010 10:38 pm

    Good doctor, there is one problem with your theory about gaming outdoors. Have you tried to find a hotspot with enough bandwidth to support competition grade gaming outdoors? Or for that matter, find me a tree with enough power outlets to support my HDTV, Ecksbawks, and 7:2 surround sound system. Mabe then I'll listen.

  11. Alpar on July 1st, 2010 2:39 am


    Wait wrong submission.

  12. TCC on July 1st, 2010 3:25 am

    oh my. :U

  13. Ataeru on June 30th, 2010 11:48 pm

    Well luckily I don't suffer form Lazy fat-ass syndrome.
    Woo, I don't get an Iphone ^^

  14. jrharbort on July 1st, 2010 4:33 am

    With it hitting 115 degrees outside right now for me? No thanks!

  15. Ivan102 on July 1st, 2010 4:56 am

    Now I Know, It Was Them Folks At Steam All Along… Even Went It Was Them Immigrants, It Was Steam…

  16. Nick Soapdish on July 1st, 2010 12:10 am
  17. TCC on July 1st, 2010 5:38 am

    lol, idk

  18. TCC on July 1st, 2010 5:42 am

    they say something about dummkopfs and being on a point… I dunno, I hardly listen to them anymo-*backstabbed*

  19. supreme_slayer on July 1st, 2010 3:38 am

    Not trying to be a jerk by pointing it out, but there's an errior in this article.
    "He suggests that anyone PLAYING to play games for a long period of time should invest…"

  20. Dimomarg on July 1st, 2010 7:17 am

    It's like a nut you can play with outside the cure for the lazy fat-ass syndrome.

  21. Tifakitteh on July 1st, 2010 5:10 pm

    Take a piece of games, put it in the slot..
    Push down the lever and the wires get hot and get toast…

    O wait you said steamed.

  22. Inky Blue on July 1st, 2010 3:18 pm

    That was quite interest… OH CRAP, I've went 27 minutes without playing games on steam

    -loads up TF2-

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