Most people hold controllers the same way, the wrong way around

Gambling is a deeply personal hobby and passion for many people. There are countless ways to play and enjoy video games, with no correct way to do it. There is, however, a correct way to hold a controller, and almost none of you heathens seem to care.

A ResetEra poll sparked a heated discussion in which gamers debated how they held their controllers. The question was: index or middle finger on the trigger? This is the R2 button for PlayStation fans. the results (at the time of writing) are 300 for the index finger and only 29 for the middle finger. This is unacceptable.

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92.1% of you are holding a controller in the most inefficient way possible – using only your index finger for the trigger and bumper. Why? You can use both buttons at the same time, without having to move a number between them if you just let the light into your heart and use both your middle and index fingers like a reasonable person.


Many players in the thread acknowledge that while they default to the index-only method, some frantic games require them to mark their middle finger as well. So what they admit is that it’s the best way, they’re just too lazy to use it all the time.

The OP asked the question to try and prove he was right, as they thought it was weird that their friend only used their index finger. Obviously they are right, but the masses disagree. “What the fuck are you stopping, I’m being gaslit,” they pleaded, to no avail.

What the poll didn’t take into account was the claw grip – shown in the featured image at the top of the article. This grip is commonly used during Soulsborne games, as it allows you to dodge and attack with minimal delay. This is especially useful for bosses when you’re locked to a single enemy, as it also frees up your thumb, meaning you can attack light and heavy, and roll/use items with relative ease.

The index finger-only grip is fake and you should feel bad for using it.

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