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The Nintendo Switch Helped Someone on Reddit Detect a Tumor

A few days ago, Reddit user ChrisChalms shared a story in the /r/NintendoSwitch subreddit. Chris posted about how playing the Nintendo Switch helped him detect an early tumor. After playing Mario Kart, Chris noticed that when the controller vibrated he felt a pain in his palm that extended through his index finger.

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letsa_go216d ago

So wouldn't any vibrating controller have helped?

ThatDudeMunkee216d ago (Edited 216d ago )

If you had read the article, it states why this was specific to the switch. "A few days ago, Reddit user ChrisChalms shared a story in the /r/NintendoSwitch subreddit. Chris posted about how playing the Nintendo Switch helped him detect an early tumor.

After playing Mario Kart, Chris noticed that when the controller vibrated he felt a pain in his palm that extended through his index finger. “I found that I wasn’t playing the Switch anymore because of this weird pain when the controller vibrated. I’m primarily a PC gamer, and use an Xbox One controller but never had any pains with that,” Chris said in his Reddit post. The Nintendo Switch has a feature known as HD Rumble, which is a vibration pattern other consoles do not use. Picking up coins in Mario Kart gives off small vibrations that were causing Chris discomfort."

mikeslemonade214d ago (Edited 214d ago )

rumble is overrated

DJK1NG_Gaming215d ago

Because Switch has HD Rumble which no other system controllers has. More advance and feels.

letsa_go215d ago

I played through Mario Odyssey and Blaster Master Zero, and didn't really notice a difference in the rumble capabilities compared to other systems.

luckytrouble215d ago

Yeah, the rumble doesn't feel all that different. I can understand how it can be more intense in spurts though than standard rumble, which in this case is what the person needed to really know something was wrong. That said, I've played games that hit rumble so hard on older consoles, I thought the controller would manage to give me a blister. That said, I don't think Nintendo's rumble is necessarily all that different, but rather just better controlled than other existing forms of rumble.

DJK1NG_Gaming215d ago

@letsa_go
I think you're playing the wrong games. The best game with this example from people who played it is Shinbi Refle: Senran Kagura or even Fast RMX not every game use it that why

rainslacker215d ago (Edited 215d ago )

Sounds more like the configuration of the controller coupled with the vibration aggravated the specific nerve endings which caused the pain. Not unlike how my carpel tunnel flares up more on mobiles because of the controller layout, but still is a problem at times on any regular controller.

The force and accuracy of the rumble seems moot to the pain itself.

Good he noticed it early though, and it's fine to give credit to the Switch I guess. But it's not like the Switch could do this regularly. It's not like it's an unintended feature or anything.

As to the feel of the rumble, I haven't noticed any significant difference which makes it seem like you can feel objects in your hand like it was promoted to be like. There is maybe a bit more variation to the rumble, but I never really paid that much attention. Perhaps its a problem with no one implementing the feature in a way that really shows it off, although I'd expect Nintendo to do that since they made such a big deal about it at the reveal.

Uken12214d ago

Speaking from experience, the rumble is much different. Especially on the Joy-Cons, it's pretty cool actually.

The Joy Cons have very precise rumble that you don't feel as much in a Pro Controller.

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deafdani214d ago

Try playing Mario Odyssey with detached joy cons in case you didn't already. It helps big time to feel the nuances on the HD rumble. It definitely has some pretty neat cool tricks that the other controllers can't replicate.

Fist4achin216d ago

Its not a tuma!!!

Holy $#!+ the switch also helps detect tumors? Is there anything it doesn't do?

septemberindecember216d ago

Well, it doesn’t do cloud saves :P

SR388214d ago

Meh cloud saves suck :p

Genuine-User216d ago (Edited 216d ago )

I doubt you would like an honest answer, lol.

Prince_TFK215d ago

It doesn’t wash your dishes.

CaptainObvious878214d ago

It doesn't do simple voice chat without an external device.

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Elda215d ago

Put all Switch's in medicine cabinets & hospitals.

Sgt_Slaughter215d ago

Right next to all the Kinects that only medical places use

blackblades214d ago

So, basically get a switch and let the vibration vibrat on certain part of body to see if it detects a tumor.

SuperSonic91214d ago

Like the Wii can make anyone loose weight and slim you very very exercise?

LoL!

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