#1
its been months since i played my last game, and i was improving well on guitaring, but when i switched on my os3 yesterday and played for a couple of hours, i cant stretch my fingers like am used to and i can’t go as fast as i used to!! Anyone noticed that?? i think the joystick grip ruins the guitarist hands!!!
#2
I don't know about your guitarist hands, but it sure as hell ruined your typing fingers.
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#3
i've been playing MW2 since it came out and I haven't noticed a problem. Maybe your guitarist hands are a little underdeveloped?
#5
Not really, unless I've been gaming all day and my hands have curled into horrible horrible claws.
#6
Not really, unless I've been gaming all day and my hands have curled into horrible horrible claws


this only

maybe u dont warm up enough to get to maximum performability
#7
Maybe you should excersice your fingers more often?
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#8
screw it - just masturbate furiously to get the blood flowing... that oughta help =DD
#9
Drink more carrot juice.
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#11
There was one point where I stopped playing guitar and was into playing games with my friends. That time I only played for a few months then stopped. When I came back and took it more seriously I actually played better.
#12
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#13
Sometimes its nice to take a break and focus your attention elsewhere such as playing a game

I know Dragon Age has been eating up A LOT of my time latley
#14
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no problem at all realli. I play guitar and games at the same time

Good to know I'm not the only one. Well, I'm assuming you keep it on your lap or have it close and play at load screens, cut scenes, etc?
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#15
I can't get any ideas other then get a jr guitar which is really stupid.
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#16
I don't know about your guitarist hands, but it sure as hell ruined your typing fingers.

#17
i didn't play a guitar for like a 4-5 days when MW2 came out and i can now play the stuff i had trouble with before near perfect

I find if i don't play for a few days every couple of months i get alot better
#18
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Sometimes its nice to take a break and focus your attention elsewhere such as playing a game

I know Dragon Age has been eating up A LOT of my time latley


Don't forget the Urn of scared ashes!


yeah, i've been playing alot of dragon age aswell.
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#19
Masturbation does wonders for your picking speed!
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#21
i havent noticed any difference but then i havent played properly for ages except guitar hero which just cramps up my hand
#22
No, in fact playing games helps give me enough 'high stimulus' activity that I'm able to focus on a low stimulus activity like guitar much better afterwards.
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#23
If you looks in the way that if you spend to much time playing games, and less time practicing, then you could lower some skills which had to be developped
#24
I don't know, guys, he might be right! I mean my xbox has been broken for like 6 and a half months, and I've been doing so much better playing the guitar lately....isn't there some scientific word for this situation?
Oh that's right! Practice! Cuz you aren't practicing when your playing video games, you don't develop skill with the guitar! (sorry Guitar Hero fans, it really doesn't help)

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#25
Has anyone noticed "vedio" games ruin your spelling skills?

Haha I've never noticed that, the only time that happened to me was because I was sick when Super Smash Bros. Brawl came out, so I played it for 11 hours straight, and I got a blister on my left thumb that made it pretty hard to play guitar... other than that no I haven't.
#26
unless your playing guitar hero
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#27
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unless your playing guitar hero


no, just no
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#28
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Don't forget the Urn of scared ashes!


yeah, i've been playing alot of dragon age aswell.

Hahah yeah

That games too good man, I'm not really a huge fan of that setting either but its done so well I was instantly drawn in.
#29
No.

If anything, guitar ruined my video game skills.
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