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Sakurai dealing with repetitive strain injury

"Using a mouse, keyboard or gamepad make my arm tired, so I can't use them in a continual manner. The only device I can use for an extended period of time is a joystick. It's posing problems when I'm test-playing something in progress." - Masahiro Sakurai

Sakurai says that his RSI is so bad that it's at, "the point where it's starting to restrict my work and lifestyle." Sakurai plans on switching to a trackball to get his work done.

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30 Jan 2013 15:54

I tried thinking of a good Smash 4 joke, but I've got nothing.
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30 Jan 2013 16:00

Oh wow, that really sucks considering what he does.
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30 Jan 2013 16:05

YoshiRider123 wrote:I tried thinking of a good Smash 4 joke, but I've got nothing.


"your arm may be in pain, but you don't have time to ponder such questions, as Link has just grabbed a Smash Ball!"

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In all seriousness though i hope he gets better, i work on a computer all day and i know how annoying something like that could be and since theres really no way to ease it when work must be done, finding a alternate method might be his only choice.
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30 Jan 2013 16:40

Heart Container for Sakurai?
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30 Jan 2013 17:02

Let's just all pray that he never decides to play as Fox/Falco on Final Destination in Melee...
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30 Jan 2013 17:52

Hope it does not take up too much time from development. But, he surely should take a breather so it won't s.train more
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30 Jan 2013 19:37

He must have randomly tripped and fallen on his arm.

Sorry, that was awful :P
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30 Jan 2013 19:39

I don't know why, but I always envision Sakurai as looking just like Kirby.
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30 Jan 2013 20:51

Gamingboy wrote:I don't know why, but I always envision Sakurai as looking just like Kirby.


I cant imagine why... they look nothing alike lol

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30 Jan 2013 21:08

Mouse and Keyboard puts strain on you? I find it the most comfortable input method.
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30 Jan 2013 21:21

Wow, how does that even happen to someone. The answer is obvious but just hard to believe.
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30 Jan 2013 22:18

HylianHeroLOZ wrote:
Gamingboy wrote:I don't know why, but I always envision Sakurai as looking just like Kirby.


I cant imagine why... they look nothing alike lol

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DEAR GOD!
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30 Jan 2013 23:03

Gamingboy wrote:DEAR GOD!


haha now thats all youll think of when you think of him
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30 Jan 2013 23:21

Repetitive strain injury? I've never even heard of that before. I hope it doesn't get too bad on him and that it doesn't hamper his life style too much. :/

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