Can't I Just Have a Nice Long Game of Pokemon?

So you might as well go look at the comic first, otherwise it'll just seem more like an illustration for this paragraph. I love my GBA. I love that it fits in my shirt pocket. I love that I can play RPGs, and racing games, and puzzle games in the car (usually when I'm not driving), or at the train station, or, as I did at E3, while waiting in line to see a preview of another game. My only real complaint now, since they fixed the screen with the SP, is that it only fits in the hands of the faerie folk. If I play a game, especially if it requires a lot of attention to the shoulder buttons, I know I'm in for hand cramps of epic proportions. I am aware I just praised the GBA for its compact stature and portability in more or less the same breath as I whined about the same features. But just as the GBA already folds in half to minimize its footprint, can't we have an even bigger GBA that folds up, perhaps, four or five more times? I'm thinking something along the lines of a transformer GBA or a Hoberman Sphere GBA. Clearly it's the GBA that has to change because my hands are spectacular.

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Faerie folk? *glances at hands* Up yours, mister!

Dude, what are you doing with a GBA when you could be out crushing peasants' bones to make your bread?!

I'm with 1Dgaf - the GBA fits my hands just fine. I can see where it'd be a giant PITA for bigger folks, though.

I have little girlie hands but I still get cramps from gaming on my GBA. I bought one of those hand grip thingies a couple of weeks ago for it. Haven't tried it out yet but it looks like it might make a big difference.

I know what you mean Sway--I love my GBA SP, and that I can slip it in a pocket and take it everywhere, but I'm 6'1" and my hands hate the thing. Thankfully I don't play much that requires extensive use of the shoulder buttons, and whenever possible play with it sitting on a table or similar object, sparing my poor hands. The fact that I spend all day typing on a computer doesn't help either . . .

Think positive thoughts Sway, you know what they say about men with big hands...

Garrad wrote:

Think positive thoughts Sway, you know what they say about men with big hands...

They need big gloves?

They like the original Xbox controllers.

mateo wrote:
Garrad wrote:

Think positive thoughts Sway, you know what they say about men with big hands...

They need big gloves?

They have big pens.

P.S. excellent drawing as usual, Sway.

Couldn't you just acquire an old 'original' GBA and get one of those afterburner (I think that's the name) backlighting mods performed on it?

Hmm, I thought it was that they were well endowed sexually.

I may be speaking anecdotally though, because my hands are huge! There, now you have that image to deal with for the rest of your lives.

I may be speaking anecdotally though, because my hands are huge!

Maybe they only look big next to your small penis!

WOO! BURN!

Going down hill fast here! Aim for the breakdown ramp.

It's nice to see someone finally fitted you with a helmet. I've always thought you needed one.

Did you notice my steely blue gaze through the face guard there? Big hit with the ladies in the mental ward.

Maybe they only look big next to your small penis!

WOO! BURN!

Quite litterally a LOL.

1Dgaf wrote:

Faerie folk? *glances at hands* Up yours, mister!

Amen there bro. I know it may be difficult for you ogres, but hey, c'est la vie. Cheers.

I just bought my wife the madcatz "microcon" controller for the xbox (20% smaller controller).

As for me, speaking for the crowd that was (and you would be, Sway) told by the violin professor, "Maybe this just isn't your instrument" because my fingers are so...large...that I can't ever hope to play notes in tune...

Big hands mean:

big gloves
big shoes
never having to say you're sorry for playing the violin out of tune