Questions dealing with real-life health issues related to gaming, such as muscle strain or vision problems.

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Gaming with an ergonomic keyboard?

I'm thinking about about buying an ergonomic keyboard, but, I'm worried about gaming with it because I had never owned one. I currently have at my eyes at the "Perixx PERIBOARD-512". Are ergonomic ...
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Healthy Gaming Snacks [closed]

I tend to snack on junk food whenever I settle in for a long gaming session, but I can only imagine this being a terrible thing for my health. What are some alternative healthy snack options for ...
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How to avoid neck pain when playing handheld devices? [closed]

Whenever I play my Game Boy or Game Boy Advance for a long time (more than an hour), I noticed that my neck starts to hurt from bending down to look at the game. I also start to get some finger pain ...
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Is there any application that can help limit my gaming time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I limit my gaming? I'm under a lot of pressure from my parents in regard to the amount of time I spend on video games and I don't blame them, I do intend to spend ...
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Why do I get sick when I'm lost (in a game)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent Gaming Sickness? (I'm not sure if this is where I should ask this but it's related to gaming so...) This usually happens when I'm playing a FPS but it ...
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What are some WASD alternate control schemes to avoid repetitive strain injury?

There are a lot of games out there that assume that players will use WASD as their keys to move the player (ie. most flash games). I don't use WASD as my player control when using keyboard and mouse. ...
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What is visual strobing and how can I reduce it?

In the question "How can I prevent Gaming Sickness?", the answer given by GalacticCowboy suggests reducing "visual strobing" as well as increasing framerate. I get how to increase the framerate in ...
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Is a trackball good for playing games?

I toy with the idea of purshasing a trackball, because I've heard it will greatly reduce the strain of the hand, that normally occurs when using a mouse. But I have some doubts if it will fit all my ...
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Trouble getting to sleep after gaming session

If I've played for about an hour or two directly before going to bed I have trouble getting to sleep. Images of the game are still in my head and it takes some time before I can find some sleep. ...
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7answers
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Dry eye from not blinking enough

Sometimes when I play games that require a lot of focus (CS, Starcraft 2) after 10-20 minutes of game I notice that my eyes are red, from not blinking enough. If this happens to you too how do you ...
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9answers
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How do I limit my gaming?

I love to play games, but being married now and going to school I find myself falling into the pit of spending too much time gaming. What are some good techniques to limiting my game-play so that I ...
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Dizzyness playing first and third person games

I get dizzy and my head starts to hurt when playing games like: hellgate london SW: jedi knights series third person rpgs like Risen first person view in fallout 3 some first person shooters, I ...
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How does everyone make time for gaming these days? [closed]

I recently just started playing FFXIV, but I only play maybe three or four days a month. :( I'd also like to add that I want to play a wider variety of games, but I only have time to play one at a ...
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0answers
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How do you cope with nausea in FPS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent Gaming Sickness? I find that in some of the first person shooters (HL2, Doom3), I get extremely nauseated. How do you guys cope with it? or is it just ...
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9answers
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Techniques to deal with game 'addiction'

I'm sure it's happened to all of you that around midnight you realize you've been playing for four or five hours more than you had time for tonight and it's not first time this week. (well maybe not ...
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Hand exercises after a gaming session?

I hope this is not off-topic, but this is important for me, and I assume to many other gamers as well. Unlike most other computer applications, many PC games make liberal use of the mouse for most ...
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How can I prevent Gaming Sickness?

Some gamers call me a wimp, but games like Spyro send me reeling and running for the bathroom in a matter of minutes. I get a massive headache, nausea, and sick to my stomach. I can play Portal, Ape ...
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How can I play without breaking my thumbs?

I have 'Katamari Damacy', and love it, except I have an extremely hard time controlling the rolling ball. It always feels awkward to me, and when I settle into playing, my thumbs quickly begin to ache ...