This game hurts.

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#1 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

So I was playing Mortal Kombat with the PS3 D-PAD for not even that long (30mins - 1 hour if even that) and now my thumb is starting to form a blister type mark. It's not there yet but It looks like it's forming. Have games ever hurt you, even if its something really small?


Thanks.
#2 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

You serious?  MK9 doesn't even need the same smooth movements that MvC3 and SSFIV needs...it's just buttons by theme selves.

You playing wrong, young Keyblade master.

#3 Posted by Sticky_Pennies (2019 posts) -

MK9 told me "I suck" via Shao Kahn ): ): ): ): ): ): ): ): ):

Then I landed an X-Ray on him :D :D :D
#4 Posted by Tennmuerti (8056 posts) -

Use spit.
It helps reduce friction until your skin hardens.

#5 Posted by Lemegeton (780 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba said:
" So I was playing Mortal Kombat with the PS3 D-PAD for not even that long (30mins - 1 hour if even that) and now my thumb is starting to form a blister type mark. It's not there yet but It looks like it's forming. Have games ever hurt you, even if its something really small?

Thanks.
"
ha. you know nothing of video game injuries. try growing up in the 80's with things like the dreaded joystick waggle.
and try playing an hour of MK2 or SF2 on the good old snes joypad. that thing was rough
#6 Edited by Jasta (2217 posts) -

My index finger was ready to fall off by the end of Super Meat Boy.

#7 Posted by Bocam (3705 posts) -

Mario Party... That is all.

#8 Posted by Bestostero (2758 posts) -

The only problem i have with my thumbs is when i'm doing the Test Your Might crap...those are so dumb and malicious to do lol

#9 Posted by Alphazero (1536 posts) -

Arcade version of 1942 gave me a huge blister.

#10 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2379 posts) -

Rock Band 3. For regular games Mario Party and any game where you have to REALLY button mash to win.

#11 Posted by sushisteve (182 posts) -

Playing with the old dreamcast analog stick, with the ridges tore up my thumb. Even with those, thumb slips were the most frustrating thing while doing graffitti in Jet Grind Radio...
#12 Posted by elko84 (1058 posts) -

weak

#13 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -

man up

#14 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

Everyone is being mean to me!!! :( Anyone know why it even happened? 

#15 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

Hey my whole hand has Calais from playing el fuerte in ssf4. You know how hard it is to do rsf.

#16 Posted by Tally_Pants (591 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba: my thumbs haven't hurt since I played SF2 on the SNES....You get some serious D-Pad thumb burn from the SNES controller...but it was 100% worth it!
and I thought there were no quarter turns / half turns etc in MK? cause thats where all the pain comes from!
#17 Posted by wealllikepie (757 posts) -

my finger is swollen from mk, but thats nothing compared to guitarherothritis :P

#18 Posted by Bocam (3705 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba: I thought Mortal Kombat was banned in country, maybe that's why.
#19 Posted by Rumour (95 posts) -
@Bocam said:
" Mario Party... That is all. "
Yep. There were some mini games where you just gotta spin the analog stick around really quick.

Ripped the skin off my palm and fucked my N64 controller real quick...  Good times.
#20 Posted by Sayishere (1840 posts) -

SF4 hurt my thumb pretty bad

#21 Posted by ptys (1925 posts) -

Use the analogue stick, it's quite responsive even if you miss an input it kinda does it anyway.

#22 Posted by EvilDingo (589 posts) -

I actually had the same problem with this game after first day of getting it. My thumb was sore a few days after :-)

Apparently I've either toughened up or improved my technique, because I don't have the problem now.
#23 Posted by Korolev (1703 posts) -

Mario Party on the N64. Shy-Guy. Bicycle mini-game. You know what I'm talking about.

#24 Posted by The_Hiro_Abides (1260 posts) -

The NES dpad used to kill my left thumb after long sessions.

I'll admit though my left thumb hurt a bit after beating the campaign in MK in two sittings. I felt fine in a hour though.

#25 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

Nah, I used to play with the thumbstick or 360 d-pad, which are both pretty smooth. Now I play with a fightstick and that's even smoother.

#26 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5139 posts) -

You are weak! You must now sacrifice a goat to the gods and ask for there forgiveness and promise you will not shame them next time you play video games.

#27 Posted by Getz (2995 posts) -
@Bocam said:
" Mario Party... That is all. "
haha, too true
#28 Posted by Damodar (1330 posts) -
@Korolev said:
" Mario Party on the N64. Shy-Guy. Bicycle mini-game. You know what I'm talking about. "
There is no answer other than this.
#29 Posted by TheSmashing (313 posts) -

 MGS4 Microwave Tunnel

#30 Posted by MEATBALL (3155 posts) -

I've been finding the D-pad on that Silver 360 controller Microsoft released last year feels pretty good. No Street Fighter thumb as of yet.

#31 Posted by coryrx8 (175 posts) -
@MEATBALL: I'm with you. The transforming D-pad on the silver 360 controller is awesome. Granted, mine spends 90% of its time in the "plus" mode and nearly no time in the "disc" mode, but it's nice having the option, and both options work very well.

That said, the best solution to Street Fighter thumb is an arcade stick.
#32 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

I got a blister from my PS3's D-pad after my first half hour playing MvC3. It was pretty ridiculous, but it hasn't happened since.

#33 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -
@AnimZero said:
" MK9 told me "I suck" via Shao Kahn ): ): ): ): ): ): ): ): ):
Then I landed an X-Ray on him :D :D :D
"
And then he landed his X-Ray and you died for the 40th time right? ;)
#34 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4909 posts) -

Get some thicker skin on those thumbs man, ASAP, and thats an order!

#35 Posted by AlwaysBeClothing (1455 posts) -

Dj Hero 2 made me develop some weird callouses.

#36 Posted by StarvingGamer (8124 posts) -

You just gotta stay loose. If you're already blistering then you're getting way too intense and mashing your thumb into the D-Pad. Pressing it harder does not make you better. I have the same problem when I've been playing for a really long time and start getting mentally fatigued. I forget to relax and end up with sore fingers and thumbs.

#37 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2712 posts) -


I had that problem, but just barely, and it had to do with the fact that I played it over 10 hours straight in one sitting.

 

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#38 Posted by EndlessObsidian (474 posts) -
@Bocam said:
" Mario Party... That is all. "
The first Mario Party for N64. Bowsers Tug o War. HELL.
#39 Posted by Ares42 (2610 posts) -

Had the same for the first few days too, but starting to develop a good NES thumb now =D

#40 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2355 posts) -

Ease off on the d-pad. All you have to do is tap it.

#41 Posted by Sticky_Pennies (2019 posts) -
@Yanngc33 said:
" @AnimZero said:
" MK9 told me "I suck" via Shao Kahn ): ): ): ): ): ): ): ): ):
Then I landed an X-Ray on him :D :D :D
"
And then he landed his X-Ray and you died for the 40th time right? ;) "
54% Damage. ):
#42 Posted by vmehnert (224 posts) -
@xhavoc86: 
Regarding the Test Your Might, this is an old trick dating back to the first Mortal Kombat game for home systems.  Just make a fist and use the 2nd joint part of your hand (not your knuckles) to rapidly rub across the buttons.  It works like a charm and does not hurt nearly as much as the old days. 
#43 Posted by WoodenPlatypus (1365 posts) -


Everyboday hurtsssssss.

I dont think I've ever had blisters from playing, I used to get them from riding BMX so I already had callouses from that so theres no room for anything else :)

#44 Edited by thegoldencat7 (1496 posts) -

After playing SSFIV pretty much non-stop for a fortnight after its release, my left thumb was a disaster. Too much mashing I suppose.

That shouldn't be happening with MK motions though.    

#45 Posted by TheRandomKo (240 posts) -

playing the drums in the first Rock Band for about 10 hours... soar arms..

#46 Posted by galloughs (191 posts) -

SSFIV gave me a pretty serious right thumb blister until I bought a fightstick. Can't say if MK would've, because I bought the MK:TE, and have only ever used the stick it came with to play MK.

#47 Posted by Bestostero (2758 posts) -
@vmehnert said:
@xhavoc86: Regarding the Test Your Might, this is an old trick dating back to the first Mortal Kombat game for home systems.  Just make a fist and use the 2nd joint part of your hand (not your knuckles) to rapidly rub across the buttons.  It works like a charm and does not hurt nearly as much as the old days. 
Yeah...I won't be doing these after doing them in Challenge Tower...the last one seriously left me numb lol

I kinda came up with my own strategy for these, I won't start until 4 seconds are left and then start mashing away, because if i start at the beginning I'll usually end up hurting and slow down and lose lol
#48 Posted by Portis (1286 posts) -
@Ginormis said:
@Bocam said:
" Mario Party... That is all. "
Yep. There were some mini games where you just gotta spin the analog stick around really quick.

Ripped the skin off my palm and fucked my N64 controller real quick...  Good times.
Totally.

Remember that free glove they offered to send people because of that? Sent out for one because I thought it was going to be some bitchin' N64 branded glove, and it ended up just being some generic brand fingerless glove. :(
#49 Posted by Kasswara (178 posts) -

I remember a half-assed Superman game on the PS2 that really required some impossible button mashing/analog rotating, my cousin's thumb was left a bloody mess, skin was ripped off and blood was just everywhere.
 
Seriously, MK9 isn't really rough, it just takes some getting used to.

#50 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2779 posts) -

MK9 isn't nearly as bad as the Street Fighters. My worse was when I rented Super SFII on the SNES I got hand cramps and thumb blisters.

Second worse was DOA:Xtreme Beach Volleyball where I got other cramps and blisters.

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