Medical marvel

Quite a short one today, but I simply have to relay this story of a quite incredible coincidence.

I’m currently in the middle of playing through Wii title Trauma Team, the latest in the Trauma Center series, for a review early next week. Previous titles have been all about the surgery, but there are a number of different disciplines to master this time. Diagnosis has you examining the patient, questioning them, studying symptoms, CT scans and x-rays etc., Emergency Response has you tackling multiple patients at accident scenes with a limited set of surgical tools. Forensics sees you investigating mysterious deaths via autopsies and crime scene analysis, and Orthopaedics has you re-positioning bones and hammering and screwing metal plates into place.

Then there’s the Endoscopy section, which is pretty much as it sounds. Except three operations in and I happen across one dealing with the other end; in other words, a gastroscopy. A gastroscopy on a person suffering with oesophageal problems and intermittent peristalsis. Can you guess which person with incredibly similar symptoms is having a near-identical procedure done tomorrow?

Yep, amazingly I was using the Wii remote to guide a camera down an onscreen oesophagus, in much the same way a doctor will be doing to me at around 10.30 in the morning. It seems fate is not without a slightly dark sense of humour and exceptional comic timing.



  1. Ooh, I’m looking forward to this one. I haven’t played the others in the series, but I hear they’re pretty rock hard. Is this one rock-hard or is it easy like Sunday morning?

    Good luck with the otherendoscopy by the way.

  2. It’s easier than the others. At least so far (10 hours in). And significantly more varied. There’s a whole investigative side that’s not a million miles away from a medical version of Phoenix Wright.

  3. I love love LOVE the Trauma Center games. Can’t wait for this one to come out over here, though going on past experience it will be at least half a year later. I really like the look of the new stuff, too. The forensics stuff looks great.

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