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Unread 01-08-2003, 07:29 PM   #1
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Two new game-related diseases

The two new game-related conditions (coined and discovered by me) are:

GCHS - Gamer's Cold Hand Syndrome

The condition that some gamers experience where prolonged periods of time spent using a controller causes the circulation in the hands to decrease, causing the hands to become "ice cold"

GSHS - Gamer's Sweaty Hand Syndrome

The condition by which the gamer's hands overtense or move too much while using the controller, causing the hand to heat and sweat.

Prognosis: There is no cure. Even if you cease playing video games, the condition still tends to remain. Further long-term studies must be completed.

Notes: From personal experience, GCHS tends to follow GSHS. Perhaps this is because the gamer in question at first over compensates and over grips due to nervousness or anxiety. Eventually, the gamer will calm down and refine techniques allowing for minmum movement of the hand, causing GCHS.

If anyone else can contribute, it would lend a lot of help to the study!

This is all a goof on something I noticed after playing my Dreamcast for six hours at a stretch, this is not to be taken as an actual medica report.
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Unread 01-08-2003, 08:45 PM   #2
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So what's the condition called where you can fry an egg on your head after too much intense gaming (i.e. coming out of the zone)? Like after you've been playing your best character in a fighting game, or playing Ninja Gaiden.
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Unread 01-08-2003, 08:52 PM   #3
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Those have been around for years and now they're diseases?! WTF!
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Unread 01-09-2003, 02:08 PM   #4
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Recca: I've never heard of that. Have you seen a doctor about it? Seems like getting a big fever after playing a game would be a bit unhealthy...
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Unread 01-09-2003, 06:35 PM   #5
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Don't forget about the dreaded 'Dead Knuckle' syndrome. Prolonged playing of games which require constant movement of the thumbs (usually fighting or action games) resulting in the fingers cramping and becoming immobile, useless claws. ^_^;

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Unread 01-09-2003, 09:46 PM   #6
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Really? My hands gets like that when I play chess (during my more intense games.). How does Chess playing cut off my circulation.

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Unread 01-09-2003, 10:30 PM   #7
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:::Gets cold hands while surfing the net::: hmmmmmm..... i didn't know reading these forums could be so.... intense! lol
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Unread 01-10-2003, 02:57 PM   #8
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My hands don't get cold during chess because between moves, I lean down on my elbows with my hands holding up my chin. Keeps them nice and toasty. I've never had a problem with cold Chess hands. And believe me, I've played a lot of chess. Last year, I was best ranked in my highschool.
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