Gaming pains; do you get them?!


#1

You guys ever get gaming pains? Like after 3 hours your hand or shoulder starts to hurt?

For me, its my middle finger knuckle from slamming the buttons. After like 3 or 4 hours that knuckle feels like I jammed it or something. If I give it a good tug it pops and feels a little better, but still hurts.


#2

It’s usually after 6-9 hours of continuous play that my hand will hurt a bit. That and sitting down for that long also tends to cause back pains. I just fight through it. :tup:


#3

I’m new to the stick. Hell yeah.


#4

Painting fence for 3 hours straight takes it’s toll on you. To cure that, you gotta jerk off more often. Build that arm strength.


#5

Yeah, usually it just my head but other times, my neck really start cramping.


#6

My right hand has a pain for life, after soooo many RB2 Yamazaki’s 5th level attempts.
You have to press a button 13 times then ABC to perfom it.

It was 8-10 years ago but now, if I try to do it again, my hand gives me some good real pain :smokin:


#7

i used to get blisters alot till i switched to stick. now all i get is ignorable pains in between the bones in my right hand.


#8

only thumb hurts after awhile. freakin jabs…


#9

Popping your fingers and stretching your arms a bit can help prevent before playing, assuming you don’t do much to build up your arm area to begin with.


#10

I have had 10 hour Marvel sessions. No pain at all. If you do experience pain, you are probably being inefficient in your execution. Pushing a joystick around and pressing some buttons should not be physically exhausting.


#11

takes notes :smokin:

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but for real:

sitting on the floor for a long time makes legs fall asleep and my back ache

im old D:?

nothing ever with hands, after a long session they do feel kinda warm


#12

I got pains on the tips of my fingers that I use to hit the buttons. I hit with the points of my fingers as apposed to the bottom side. I know a few other people who do the same and we all got what I like to call arcade calluses. They are little but they are just a tad under the fingernail, more or less between the middle of the tip of your finger and your fingernail. When I first was developing them a really long time ago they made my fingers all tender and sore for a damn good while.

-DJ-


#13

Well I used too get blisters back then (Super Street Fighter 2 on Genesis) and I’ve yet to get a stick so my hands still hurt (mostly because of Hokuto no Ken on PS2)


#14

i just get massive headaches trying to beat cpu on ST


#15

Practicing some characters in AC gives me pains. Especially I-No. My middle finger would be sore for awhile after practicing her BnB combos for hours.


#16

I used to get fingers pains when im playing my nigga 'Rog on ST.
You always have to charge, sometimes its painful.

Pad warrior BTW.


#17

This is pretty much it in my experience. I usually get mental fatigue but that’s about it.


#18

HHAHAA! Thats real as hell lol

I sometimes get this like crazy muscle pain in my arm ( the flexors according to this pic http://www.bodyteen.com/fan/anmuaro.gif ). I have to stop playing for awhile till it gets its shit together.


#19

Too play on those systems compared to the arcade was a toll in itself. I could never reach the fierce punch button when I wanted to. What a noob I was back then…still am. Damnit.


#20

Most of you are doing motions way too hard and wide if you’re actually tiring yourself out.