'Wii Dad' Columnist Pens Response to Kotaku CommentersOwen Good1/24/10 12:00pmFiled to: ParentingWiiShoppingNintendoWii dad952EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink"It's clear most of these commenters can't seem to conceive of a world where everyone doesn't play video games all day long," writes Chris O'Brien, whose column about returning a Christmas-gift Wii summoned a tempest of gamer fury .AdvertisementTo recap: O'Brien, a columnist for the San Jose Mercury News, thought he was penning "a pretty innocent tale" of a family decision. The O'Briens were a little put off by hidden costs (namely, batteries), but more concerned they'd be introducing a games console to their children and throwing their lifestyles, attention spans and study habits out of balance.Totilo picked it up on Wednesday with a pretty straight recap, but the more than 800 comments it provoked were not as even-handed. O'Brien was stunned by the response on Kotaku in particular, and has written a response. Its tone is a respectful reminder that there are some families out there not headed by hardcore gamers, so parenting decisions are sometimes made without that community's values foremost in mind.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.