Nintendo turns families into monstrosities: that's the argument of this Daily Mail story.
But these monsters aren't very, well, monstrous. Although the afflicted are children, the tabloid article presents none of the customary fears of children and technology: nothing sexual, violent, deadly, or seriously subversive. The worst crimes seem to be time management, or aesthetic:
This is actually a species of humor, like Erma Bombeck's. And we should expect to see more of it, grounded by cultural items focused on more serious anxieties.
(thanks to Peter Naegele)