So I've been preparing for destiny just as hard as the next guy, took off a week of paid vacation, remodeling my basement so I could have a man cave by 9/9, bought a new headset, and was even planning on replacing my ps4's HD for recording purposes. Yesterday I went to the doctors because I jammed my left thumb playing basketball earlier this week, and I found out I broke my thumb and need surgery on Tuesday to put the bone back together. I will have a thumb cast on for 4 weeks and will be unable to pick up the sticks until then, and then it depends on how successfully they get the pins out, whether I can play or not. I realize I will probably get hate for this post, but I'm extremely butt hurt and wanted to share my story. Although I won't be able to join for a few weeks, good luck to all you gaurdians who will be playing at launch, leave me some fallen scum to obliterate though! Edit/Update: I got home from work and decided to try and test ways to play without my thumb. Tyler12400 mentioned playing claw, which I instantly dismissed, due to preconceived notions that it still needed the use of 2 thumbs. I found out I was wrong, and after I'm done watching Divergent with my girlfriend, I'm going to try out using claw in Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare. I will update later or tomorrow morning, thank you everyone for your kind words and encouragement. 2nd Edit/Update: Tried playing claw while trying out PVZ, the drop in performance was expected but it was a little uncomfortable on the thumb and my index finger as well. Does any one else use the claw setup? If so, does it hurt regularly or is it because mine is busted? 3rd and final Edit/Update: Been almost a week since surgery, but I've been too jacked up on pain pills to make a comprehensive update. Surgery went along with no hiccups, except there was a part of the surgery I didn't anticipate. I didn't realize how large the pins are that they put in my hand and one of them reaches all the way to my index finger. The doctor emphasized that I not attempt to play video games, as I had shown him the claw grip wondering if it would be ok (I guess the strain it puts on the hand could break the pin). There may not seem like a reason for this update but I just wanted to thank everyone for the encouragement and kind words, I should be able to join the fight 2 weeks and a day after launch but until then good luck to everyone else, and enjoy this game changing product bungie is putting out!