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September 9, 2020 by Tim

Maybe this only happens to me, but the Dual Shock’s vibration combined with my wedding ring turns an otherwise benign “buzz” into cacophany of obnoxiousness. It’s normally an intermittent annoyance, but Avengers appears to feature copious amounts of rumble.


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Me-me
Me-me
7 months ago

Gaming glove. Like a driving glove, but for gaming. Patent pending donotsteal.

Little smile
Little smile
7 months ago
Reply to  Me-me

Nintendo had a gaming Glove ones. “its so Bad”

Steve
Steve
7 months ago
Reply to  Little smile

Little did Lucas Barton know how accurate his assessment of the Nintendo Power Glove really was…

Hydrohead
Hydrohead
7 months ago
Reply to  Me-me

I use golf gloves during long play sessions.

BakaGrappler
BakaGrappler
7 months ago
Reply to  Hydrohead

Do you wear sunglasses as you slowly put them on? For maximum cheese factor?

David Heighton
David Heighton
7 months ago
Reply to  BakaGrappler

Most people put them on slowly …. then wear them.

Kasaix
Kasaix
7 months ago

That can mean two things.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
7 months ago

For my wife, it’s just the constant click-click-click of the controller that will drive her insane.

I’m not allowed to play Smash in bed anymore.

Serath
Serath
7 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

How unfortunate that you can’t smash in bed any longer.

Her glare, P2
Her glare, P2
7 months ago

Priceless

Mike
Mike
7 months ago

Probably a subtle nuance of your grip. You just may want to remove the ring before you game if it’s that obnoxious = P

des
des
7 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Ah, I see someone has not chosen wisely…

Bwauder
Bwauder
7 months ago
Reply to  des

A fake tape ring, painted if necessary, will pass as long as she doesn’t peer too closely…

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
7 months ago
Reply to  des
Soag
Soag
7 months ago
Reply to  des

Nah, it’s a correct choice. One which also tests if his previous one was correct or not :P.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
7 months ago
Reply to  Soag

Soag, you sound like an old friend of mine from high school. Haven’t seen him in over a decade.

Not married, for some strange reason.

Soag
Soag
7 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

How surprised you would be ;).
And I’m not even wearing it right now, no drama whatsoever. How strange, huh?
Or maybe me and my wife just have a healthy relationship :).

Dan
Dan
7 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Or get a silicone ring …

TuffMelon
TuffMelon
7 months ago

Ive had to unplug my windows xbox controller any time i touch a UE4 game, simply because they didn’t seem it prudent to allow people to toggle vibration off in most of them.

Pulse
Pulse
7 months ago

i remember hearing about a comic where hulk destroyed the world for his lost wife….i think the choice was made long ago

Tim
Tim
7 months ago
Reply to  Pulse

That would be Planet Hulk / Word War Hulk. He actually held a planet together, and later smashed his way through every single cape willing to get between him and the supers who sent him offworld to begin with, and it was all fueled by the unbridled rage of losing his wife.

He got very creative about clearing out the puny heroes. No killing, but very creatively destructive.

Soag
Soag
7 months ago

He’s not wearing headphones. I find it strange how game sounds are not a bigger distraction… And before you say ‘he could have muted the sounds’ let me just stop you right there before you even consider such blasphemy!

Teshimine
Teshimine
7 months ago
Reply to  Soag

Depends on if you have a partner that is also a gamer or not. Tim’s wife enjoys a bit of gaming herself (She used to play World of Warcraft – I was in the same guild as Tim/Brittany), so it stands to reason she would tolerate game music/effects.

ShadowWynd
ShadowWynd
7 months ago

Silicone wedding ring (favored by people working near tools or machinery or electricity) such as at SafeRingz.com … no noise, no conductivity, if it gets snagged in a blade or belt (or emergency swelling) you lose a $20 ring and not a finger. My gold ring is safely stored in a drawer, and I wear the silicone one everywhere to display marital status.

AnimeReaper03
AnimeReaper03
7 months ago

Should get one of those rubber/silicon workout rings they sell at sporting goods stores. Then you can keep your rumble and marriage…win win

Egg
Egg
7 months ago

Silicone wedding band ftw

vash989
vash989
7 months ago

Easy solution. Get a silicone ring. They are safer than metal rings (ask Jimmy Fallon), no controller click, and you can always wear your “good” wedding ring when you want/need to be fancy.

Kenju
Kenju
7 months ago

Pro tip, put a Band-Aid on your controller where it is touching your wedding ring, the little pad will act as a buffer.
I picked that trick up from my father whose also a gamer ^^

Matt
Matt
7 months ago
Reply to  Kenju

I like this. Additionally, you can also get a silicone wedding band

Kasey
Kasey
7 months ago

Same thing happens to me. The controller actually has a small worn down patch where my ring is buzzing up on it all the time.

XeonBlue
XeonBlue
7 months ago

Get a silicone ring. Not only would it be silent, but you also reduce the chance of a degloving incident!

Rolan7
Rolan7
7 months ago
Reply to  XeonBlue

Protip: Do not image search degloving. Just be aware that it is exactly what it sounds like.

Brandon
Brandon
7 months ago

I use my ring from groovelife for work and when gaming. Its nice not risking a finger on the job, and it is far more comfortable gripping a controller with a ring with some flex.

MisterJay
MisterJay
7 months ago

Silicone wedding ring. Works wonders.

Biff Tannen
Biff Tannen
7 months ago
Reply to  MisterJay

Seriously good idea. I have coworkers with them or tattooed rings since ring avulsions or loss of digit is a common injury.

Ray
Ray
7 months ago

These are some of my favorite comics and always have been. My wife and I have loved your work for years. For one of our first anniversary gifts I bought a print of Ethan and Lilah gaming in bed together (my wife loves it still). She has bought every one of your books for me including the digital version for our anniversary (as much for her as for me me). Seeing a slice of life like this, oddly we have two boys as well and the gaming force is strong with them as well, lets us know we aren’t alone… Read more »

Ffaelan Condragh
Ffaelan Condragh
7 months ago

This made me snort. Thank you.

Villainous_Muse
7 months ago

Compromise: coil your ring/pinkie fingers so the tips of your fingers are what are bracing the left side of the controller. Probably not the most comfortable thing buuut you get to keep vibration on and not piss off the wife.

Arvex
Arvex
7 months ago

You could fix it with a piece of grip tape on the side of the controller where the ring contacts. Cheaper solution would be to just stack adhesive bandages on it and line up the little pads.

CritDoge
CritDoge
7 months ago

See, if you keep the wedding ring, you get to love your wife and ALSO smash…

Greeny
Greeny
7 months ago

Maybe try a Silicone ring for max comfort in the evening.

https://ensorings.com/collections/silicone-rings

Roborat
Roborat
7 months ago

Why don’t you just take the ring off?

Steve
Steve
7 months ago

Athletic tape works wonders, amigo. Just wrap around the ring two or three layers and BAMMO! you’re good to go.Helps avoid weird vibration callus/blister dealies too.

Ilx
Ilx
7 months ago

Hulk better think with thinker not with dinker or Hulk be sad

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
7 months ago

Shameless CarbonFi(.com) plug. Because Solution! and they do custom wedding rings as well!

will
will
7 months ago

simple solution… hulk now single

Eric
Eric
7 months ago

Get one of those silicone rings. I prefer Qalo

Tyler Robinson
Tyler Robinson
7 months ago

I turned off the rumble real fast with Avengers. Most games I hardly notice, but they really over did it with that one.

mark
mark
7 months ago

It’s not normally an Argument level issue, but I HAVE been known to take my ring off when playing Overwatch… It can be immersion breaking during some cutscenes, too

Ranil Wijeyratne
Ranil Wijeyratne
7 months ago

Haha same here mate!

Steve Lyman
7 months ago

I keep a cup full of wedding rings near my front door and switch them out based on my mood. It’s like Iron Man suits for loving commitment.
It helps that a nice titanium or tungsten wedding band for men averages about $20.
In the scenario above, Tim should switch to a silicone ring which is the ring-finger equivalent to a gimp suit.

AlaskasWorld
2 months ago

Thanks for the information.