PS3 Controller+D Pad+Finger Burn = Hurts

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Apr 26, 2011
  1. Princess Rozalin
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    Okay heres the thing I recently got a new PS3 and ever since playing games like Super Street Fighter 4 I always use the D Pad but lately my fingers been hurting on the D Pad the first time I got a Giant Bulb on my finger from pressing the button too much I'm just wondering does anyone have this problem and is there a Solution? Also I'm not used to the Analog reason I use the D Pad

    EDIT: I just notice this goes in PS3 Hardware not in Games sorry about that
     
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    The D-Pad is soft and mushy in the button presses. It almost seems like you're hitting the actual plastic a lot of the time. I would suggest getting used to the analog sticks for the betterment of the feeling of your fingers.
     
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    No I'm hitting the D Pad not the Plastic and I tried getting used to it I just can't
     
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    Don't know what to say then. Sony no longer designs their D-Pads with constant use in mind. Where the PS1 controllers had fantastic D-Pads, the PS2 and PS3's D-Pads lack something on them that I can't quite place being at school right now.

    Can't really say how to make that more comfortable outside of wearing rubber work gloves when you play to prevent burn.
     
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    Weird, I, most of the time, use the D-Pad (for Dragon Ball Z Burstlimit) but don't get any burns. [​IMG]
    What part of your finger are the burns on?
     
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    Left Thumb
     
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    it's time you started to get used to a arcade stick imo, i had the same problem with my thumbs and then i moved to arcade stick i can play for longer without thumbs wearing out [​IMG]
     
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    Arcade Stick hmmm...I been thinking about buying one I just wasn't sure about it
     
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    you can buy a budget one and it still works just as good, you don't need to buy the very expensive one or you may want to have a look at the new mortal kombat 9 arcade stick (buy before they arcade sticks are outsourced because of greedy ebay sellers), it's sick [​IMG] you should count yourself lucky you can actually buy one, you can't buy them in the uk at all.
     
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    I mean, what part of your left thumb? Like the tip, or middle, and such.
     
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    Here's my solution, place cloth/tape (i use my jersey) over thumb. fix.
     
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    Buy a 360 controller and one of the devices out there that allows you to use the 360 controller with a PS3.

    Problem solved. The PS3 controller is trash.
     
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    I don't know if you have been living under a rock, but...I hate to break it to you...The 360 controller is a joke to most fighting game enthusiasts. It's hard to just find this out, I know, but it's better that you know now.
     
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    Yeah I have this same problem when playing MvC3. every time I try a hadouken with the d-pad(⇓⇘⇒ + P) it gets worse. I just stop playing before I grow a chalice(white air bubble under skin).

    A fight stick would be nice but I'd have to give my arm to get one. And I need that to even play.
     
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    Get calluses. Play until you think you're about to get a blister then stop for the day, they'll start to develop after a while.

    Either that or just put a band-aid over the blister and keep going.


    From a bad d-pad to a worse d-pad. Great solution. It's not even a Dualshock specific issue.

    edit: Trying it out, the DS3 d-pad doesn't actually seem too bad. How long were you playing for exactly?
     
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    Solution 1:
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