Righty? Lefty?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by nintendofreak, May 2, 2007.

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  1. nintendofreak

    nintendofreak Around. Shoot me a PM.

    Mar 27, 2006
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    Ya know, i hear that Left handed people tend to live shorter lives because the world is "designed" for right handed people.

    A question has been bugging me. How you left handed ppl play FPS? Do you find it harder to play em? For the past week, ive been using my left hand (im a righty) to use my mouse. (exception of games). Ive made some progress, and its working good [​IMG]. But Still, not close enough to come to the accuracy and speed for a FPS.

    Thankee to all the Leftees. [​IMG]
  2. TLSpartan

    TLSpartan Kills threads

    Oct 20, 2006
    I do everything with my left hand(and I mean everything) except for gaming.
  3. Opium

    Opium PogoShell it to me ™

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    Dec 22, 2002
    I'm left handed but do a lot of things right handed.

    If something involved only one hand, eg: writing or cutting something with just a knife I'll use my left hand.

    If it involves two hands I'll do it the right handed way eg: play the guitar, wiimote + nunchuck, knife and fork.
  4. OSW

    OSW Wii King

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    Oct 30, 2006
    Naturally i will use my right, but theres a few things i can or do use my left hand for. Only because i have trained it enough though.
    For example i haved trained myself play table tennis fairly well with my left hand as with my right hand.

    If you practice it will become more natural.

    Edit: I've decided to try out using my left hand for the mouse. so far its going "Ok"
    I think it would eb nice to give my right hand a rest for a while.
  5. 4saken

    4saken Retired Ace Attorney

    Nov 28, 2006
    Right handed. The only things I can use my left with are those complementary tools (knife and fork, etc). I've been trying to use my left to shoot the ball in soccer to allow greater versatility, but that isn't going well [​IMG]

    EDIT: I remember now! I can shoot with my left hand in basketball! I can also type with my left hand.
  6. FrozenOne23

    FrozenOne23 GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 23, 2006
  7. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    Jan 14, 2007
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    I'm predominantly left-handed, but essentially ambidextrous.
  8. Sil3n7

    Sil3n7 GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 28, 2006
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    Right handed here [​IMG]
  9. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Right handed but I trained left hand use up somewhat, going to have to again though as it is now sporting a fetching pink cast.

    Mouse can be used in both hands (especially useful when watching stuff in bed).
    Tools: force, if necessary comes, from the right although for stuff like a chisel I can use both.
    Knife (as in weapon) I prefer right, knife and fork it is really up in the air, chopsticks I can barely use my left for.
    One handed typing, both although my choice of passwords leans towards the right somewhat. Normal typing tends to favour my left being used for shift, control, alt and the like unless it is games where I finally use WASD (I used arrows for years) or a pad.
  10. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

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    Jun 30, 2006
    United States
    th' south
    Right handed, but occasionally I'll set up my drums the opposite way, just to train the ambidextrosity a bit.
    .. not saying I'm any good with 'em like that, but it does help a bit.
  11. skullstatue

    skullstatue Banned

    Dec 3, 2006
    United States
    Left handed, we pwn you all. Our race will soon rise and the rebellion shall begin. Death to America!
  12. Mars

    Mars Radioactive Propaganda Minister

    Dec 19, 2006
    United States
    I'm right-handed, but I can shoot with my left in basketball
  13. OrR

    OrR Rice-megatron Expert

    Nov 24, 2005
    Gambia, The
    I'm left handed for pretty much everything. However I chose to type with my left hand and use the mouse with the right hand because all the awesome mice are for right handed people (Logitech MX500 [​IMG] ). Also because I got used to it. I only need my left hand for typing (plus the right one for shift, enter & backspace). I also eat like right handed people because I find the fork much more important than the knive.
  14. Digeman

    Digeman GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 5, 2005
    I'm right handed but eat like a left handed [​IMG]
  15. Shinji

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  16. sirAnger

    sirAnger GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 4, 2002
    United States
    I'm a righty.
  17. bladetears

    bladetears Advanced Member

    Mar 18, 2007
    United States
    I'm a lefty and I find it pretty easy to play FPS games. Since I first laid my hands on a mouse, I used my right hand because it was designed for the right hand.I pretty much got use to using the mouse with my right hand and my left hand is used for moving (W,A,S,D in CS).
  18. Issac

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    I think lefties have it easier to "learn" using the right hand, because the world is "designed" for righties...

    it's like english...

    it's easy for ppl to learn english, becuase almost everyone uses it..
    but it isn't as easy for enlish-speaking persons to learn the other languages... you get my point?
  19. Bridgy84

    Bridgy84 Yub Nub

    Sep 8, 2003
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    Right all the way!
  20. Icarus

    Icarus fire walk with me

    Feb 3, 2006
    United States
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    I use different hands in different cases. For example, I write or eat with my right hand but I play basketball or play guitar(or guitar hero) with my left hand. When I need to throw something, I use my left hand. I guess I can use my fingers better on my right hand, but I have more arm power in my left arm.