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Does gaming hurt your fingers/hands?

#1Gunvalkyrie2Posted 9/26/2011 8:06:42 PM
I've been playing PGR4 for quite a while today and my pointer finger has the claw syndrome and actually hurts from using the trigger -- I try and alternate with the middle finger but I just don't have control..

yes, portions of this sounds wrong but I'm serious, my finger HURTS.
#2XShadowStrike99Posted 9/26/2011 8:10:02 PM
Usually after extended hours of playtime.
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#3SomnambulisticPosted 9/26/2011 8:13:22 PM
Not really. Maybe when I first started into gaming, but now-a-days the most I'll usually get is a bit of cramping up after extended playing time (usually after hours upon hours at LANs) or just straight intense playing time, like some serious button-mashing games.
#4Gunvalkyrie2(Topic Creator)Posted 9/26/2011 8:15:05 PM
i guess it depends on the game -- this is my first racer in like 4ever.. great game.

one of the best $4.99 games EVER, haha.
#5Chaotix410Posted 9/26/2011 8:20:43 PM
I've had sore thumbs when I'd marathon CoD, I'm guessing from pushing down constantly on the sticks.
#6peter_888Posted 9/26/2011 8:25:23 PM
Not really, when I'm playing with the controller. I don't really hurt my finger or hands(counting the xbox 360 controller, PS3 controller, and wii mote). Though that's a different story when I play on my pc though, I can't seem to play for more then 2 hours on my pc when I use the keyboard.
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#7CapnStankyPosted 9/26/2011 8:26:01 PM
It will end up giving you arthritis sooner than most other people will get it.
#8Killah PriestPosted 9/26/2011 9:28:12 PM(edited)
on the 360 not really
on the pc my forearm kinda hurts from the mouse
ps3 my palm cramps and my fingers hurt.
handhelds... DS makes my fingers cramp cuz its so tiny and the stylus is also tiny
psp makes my hands hurt like crazy because of the stupid bumpers.
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#9Frisco557Posted 9/26/2011 9:26:48 PM
When I play SNES or my DS lite(my phat as well) I start to lose feeling in my hands after a half hour or so. I think they weren't designed for my big american auto mechanic hands.
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#10art_of_the_killPosted 9/26/2011 9:30:36 PM
Nope unless it involves button mashing.
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