The US Consumer Product Safety Commission recorded 13,073 emergency room visits “associated with (but not necessarily caused by)” videogames in 2020. The infographic shared by the commission on Twitter shows a malevolent cartoon videogame controller declaring that it’s their turn next, Luke—and perhaps Luke should be more afraid of “controller face,” because a number of injuries do appear to be associated with the game controllers.

It’s a little unfair to ascribe ill-intent to the controllers themselves, though. There’s a lot of controllers being thrown at or “in [the] direction” of people who sustain controller-related injuries. Perhaps the greater issues there are rage-quitters and irritable siblings. Also recorded are “celebration injuries” and various falls. 



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