Keyboard vs Controls: Turns Out, I’m Horrible At Both

How can I even call myself a gamer.

For real though – I am maybe marginally better at using a keyboard. Maybe. Infinitesimally better. At least there’s fewer buttons to keep track of. I sometimes use an XBox 360 controller with a USB cord to connect to my gaming laptop, and boy, I am not sensitive enough to use it.

My biggest weakness, I think, is the thumbsticks. I don’t have nearly enough precision to point them accurately, so looking around the environment is out, walking is wonky, and, apparently, I prefer inverted controls, something I literally figured out last night while my friend Sam was walking me through a difficult spot in A Story About My Uncle.

So, am I allowed to call myself a gamer? Is the rest of “mainstream” gaming off limits to me because of my lack of ability? It’s just lucky for me that I prefer the point-and-click adventure games of the first half of the semester. Competitive gaming just doesn’t fit with my style, my attitude, or my hand-eye coordination. Oh well. At least I can find solace within Two Dots.

0 thoughts on “Keyboard vs Controls: Turns Out, I’m Horrible At Both

  1. Okay, I am glad I am not alone. I was playing Remember Me five minutes ago. Took me half an hour to figure out how to lift my head and look around. Once I did, I still had trouble with the thumbsticks and kept veering into walls. After fighting off these mutants, my hand started cramping and I had to take a break from the xbox 360 controller. I feel like such a weakling. Our class should have a hand exercise session where we figure out the controllers and build up some hand muscles and appropriate gaming motor skills

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