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, a buzz was being made about "PlayStation palmar hidradenitis" after a girl developed painful red lumps on her hands after playing PlayStation for a number of hours per day.
Sony has responded to the matter by indicating there are possible consequences if gamers do not follow common sense and the guidelines.
To quote: Sony has issued a statement following an earlier report linking use of its PlayStation console to a skin disorder.
Earlier today the British Journal of Dermatology released a report in which it named a skin disorder "PlayStation palmar hidradenitis" after researchers at Geneva University Hospital in Switzerland studied an afflicted 12-year-old girl.
She had developed painful red lumps on the palms of her hands after using her PlayStation for several hours a day before symptoms first appeared.
Sony has stated that it will study the findings, but points out that this is the first time it has heard a complaint of this nature.
"We firmly believe that video gaming is a legitimate entertainment pastime like watching movies, listening to music, or reading books," reads the statement.
"As with any leisure pursuit there are possible consequences of not following...