has gaming caused you any health problems

  MJS WARLORD 15:13 16 Jun 2018

This is a large posting but please take the time to read it , I would be grateful for any feedback if any of it relates to you.

I am 62 and have been a die hard gamer since 1982 when I started by using a zx81 , to cut a long story short I moved to pc gaming in 2002 , I guess you can imagine all the changes I have seen in different aspects of gaming over the past 36 years.

Anyway , to the point of my post , for legal reasons games companies put seizure warnings on boxes just to cover themselves. luckily I have never had one.

I have always said years of gaming has never affected me but I am now beginning to think otherwise. I game about 5 hours per day Monday to Friday and in between other things that need sorting out I spend most of the weekend gaming.

As games become more intense you need to be in the zone more and if I go too long a session I feel physically drained. Also , burning too much midnight oil makes me feel shattered when I get up the next morning and I still have to go to work.

I do not believe my eyesight has suffered because I have a glasses prescription midway between reading and distance use that is just right for all my pc use.

I have problems with my elbows from years of resting them on the arms of the office chair.

I am currently having problems with my hands. My fingers are all twisted and at work I cant pick up small screws without dropping them. I think years of typing have damaged the nerve ends of my fingers because on a bad day I cant grip a bag of crisps and pull them open. The first joint on 2 fingers on my right hand have large lumps of bone build up on them , again I think I must reluctantly admit this has been caused by 16 years of mouse tapping.

TIPS ..... Take regular breaks and have a little walk round the room during a gams session. Make sure you have plenty of support in a good quality office chair. I personally rest my feet on the castor base of my chair to take strain from my back. Finally , make sure you have padding on the arms of the chair , make your own even if it looks out of place.

  mrcalif 15:32 16 Jun 2018

Is this real?

  Quickbeam 15:39 16 Jun 2018

No... No injuries...

  Quickbeam 15:40 16 Jun 2018

...not unless RSI counts from shaking a snakes & ladders dice in a cup :-)

  lotvic 15:52 16 Jun 2018

mrcalif, me too :)

  MJS WARLORD 16:00 16 Jun 2018

Mrcalif why do you say is this real , do you really think I would make this up just to see the post in print ?

lotvic we have been reading each other postings for a long time you should know by now I don't post bull**

  Belatucadrus 16:18 16 Jun 2018

Closest I ever got was feeling distinctly sea sick after overdosing on Quake.

  mrcalif 16:25 16 Jun 2018

Mrcalif why do you say is this real , do you really think I would make this up just to see the post in print ?

With the greatest respect.

Personally I have a job to go to and a Wife. Seems a bit puerile.

  mrcalif 16:26 16 Jun 2018

lotvic we have been reading each other postings for a long time you should know by now I don't post bull**

Hummmm!

  MJS WARLORD 16:29 16 Jun 2018

In 36 years only 2 pc games have made me feel ill . Devils tuning fork..... you don't see anything till you press a key then as you move everything is wire frame with strobe lighting.

Windlands ….. as I swung through the trees on the ropes I felt as if I was going to fall out of my chair.

  mrcalif 16:34 16 Jun 2018

Windlands ….. as I swung through the trees on the ropes I felt as if I was going to fall out of my chair.

My apologies again, a bit like this thread. ;-)

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