#1 Edited by HolyCrapItsAdam (598 posts) -

I was just curious if you fellow duders hands ever get clammy or sweaty when you are playing games? How do you remedy the situation?

#2 Posted by Clonedzero (4206 posts) -

generally no, if im doing something thats nerve-racking then yeah they might get sweaty.

Like the other day i was playing darksouls and i was in anor londo walking on those thin rafters with the painted guardians throwing crap at you. My hands got really sweaty then, i just wiped them off on my pants after i finished the part and it was fine for the rest of the day.

#3 Posted by 49th (3200 posts) -


I wipe them on my pants.

#4 Edited by ConfusedOwl (1087 posts) -

I'll get sweaty hands every now and than, mostly in summer because my room turns into an oven so I just sweat a lot in general.

I wipe them on my pants or wash my hands every now and then.

#5 Edited by falserelic (5725 posts) -

When it get hot I start getting sweaty. Sometimes it gets too hot to the point I'm drowning in my own sweat. Afew times I ended up taking off everything except my underwear, and even then its still hot. I try to combat this by drinking lots of fresh cold water. Problem is it makes me go to the bathroom alot.

Funny thing is when its too cold I tend to wear my hoody,pants, shirt, jacket, and shoes then go to sleep. Makes me feel like I'm hibernating sometimes. Though when it's hot I feel like I'm in the last circle of hell.

#6 Posted by TobbRobb (5324 posts) -

I think everyone get sweaty hands depending on what is going on and the environment you play in. It's less common nowadays for me, but DotA really can bring out some sweat every once in a while >.<

#7 Edited by Video_Game_King (36565 posts) -

That just means you're in love.

#8 Posted by myketuna (1791 posts) -

My hands get clammy when I'm being introduced and talking to strangers.

My hands get sweaty when I've been playing a game intensely for 3+ hours.

#9 Posted by TyCobb (2010 posts) -

Only when I need them not to be. Usually means I am getting pissed off because of something difficult. It just makes things even more difficult where you need precision.

#10 Posted by ArtisanBreads (5505 posts) -

Not anymore, when I was young this was a definite problem though and is gross.

#11 Posted by Vuud (2052 posts) -

Only when I play a 1v1 RTS match or CS. That's how you know a game is competitive. BF3 is not competitive because it never makes me nervous.

#12 Edited by HerbieBug (4228 posts) -

I've never been clear on the definition difference between clammy and sweaty. In practice I usually ascribe a temperature component to each; meaning clammy as lukewarm or cold hand moisture, and sweaty as more of a warm or hot moist hands.


#13 Posted by Coafi (1519 posts) -


#14 Posted by TyCobb (2010 posts) -

I've never been clear on the definition difference between clammy and sweaty. In practice I usually ascribe a temperature component to each; meaning clammy as lukewarm or cold hand moisture, and sweaty as more of a warm or hot moist hands.


I believe clammy is considered moist. Like on the verge of sweaty, but not quite there yet. When I think of sweaty, I think of actual beads of sweat are on your hands. Clammy would be more like after a hot shower you dry off, but are still moist.

#15 Posted by audioBusting (1875 posts) -

I get sweaty but cold hands when I play video games, so not exactly clammy.

#16 Edited by the_lens_flare (13 posts) -

Sometimes, though it usually depends on the temperature of the room. I'll just wipe my hands off and keep playing, or take a break and wash my hands in cold water if it's bothering me too much.

#18 Posted by Nictel (2666 posts) -

That just means you're in love.

I must really love abusive relationships then. Super Meat Boy dark world.

#19 Edited by Brodehouse (10800 posts) -

Not when I play games, but when I take notes in cursive my hands become a swamp for whatever reason.

#20 Posted by Vanick (333 posts) -

My hands get sweaty playing games like Super Meat Boy and Dark souls. Pretty much when games get really intense or difficult.

#21 Posted by SomberOwl (882 posts) -

I remember having this air flow controller for the PS2 that blew air out of it to keep your hands dry.

#22 Edited by 34f3ecwdc3 (171 posts) -

Only when I concentrate too much and I am getting hot.

#23 Posted by ajamafalous (12601 posts) -

Literally never.

#24 Edited by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

I do! I just go wash my hands and dry them thoroughly every few hours.

@somberowl Haha I had that controller, I kinda miss it. Gimmicky but awesome.

#25 Posted by WickedFather (1694 posts) -

Remember seeing some pro-gamer stuff years ago and they had cans of anti-perspirant to spray their hands with. I thought wow and just keep a roll-on around. Put it on one hand, rub them together, game on. CIA agents used to spray it on their hands when doing polygraph tests.

#26 Posted by Kr7stof (75 posts) -

When the game gets really tence. And off course when its hot outside:)

Otherwise, not so much.

#27 Posted by alwaysbebombing (1918 posts) -

When I play scurry games.

#28 Posted by Kr7stof (75 posts) -
#29 Posted by Veektarius (5521 posts) -

My hands definitely get clammy, not sweaty. My body oils are also kind of corrosive, leaving permanent damage on the surface of the controller that can't be cleaned off. It's gross.

#30 Posted by Whitestripes09 (565 posts) -

Depends on the game. For instance playing halo or cod on the couch is more relaxing for me. While with CS:GO and dota Im just sweating out of every hole. Those games are just more intense I guess.