08/18/2012 03:02 pm ET Updated Aug 18, 2012

7 Epic Video Game Fails: The Most Painful (And Hilarious) Run-Ins With The Wii And Kinect

Ah, video games.

America has a love-hate relationship with this industry. Some say they're too violent or the cause for high rates of bullying in today's youth. Others suggest more positive effects: One study says that adolescent girls who game with their families have an improved "mental well-being,"

Either way, there's one thing most of us can agree on: we love to watch epic video game fails.

Whether a Wii remote flies through a television set, or a father accidentally knocks his kid over while playing on the Xbox Kinect, these unfortunate videos crack us up. We know we look ridiculous jumping around the room, far too invested in Wii Sports, so it's fun to see someone looking more absurd than us, for a change.

Check out the slideshow below of 7 epic video game fails. Do you have a crazy gaming story? Let us know in the comments section! Then check out the 11 of the most beautiful video games ever and these seven websites to waste your time on.

7 Epic Video Game Fails