The Psychology Behind Why We Game

GIZORAMA - Have you ever been in the middle of a game, whether it be the Last of Us, Chrono Trigger, or Surgeon Simulator 2013, and just stopped to think, “Why the hell do I find doing nothing but driving trains around all day or shooting at other players nonstop for hours while they make derogatory comments about my mother so damn fun?” Well, despite the fact that many people recognize video games simply as a form of entertainment, these hour-long sessions where we spend our time earning imaginary achievement points and completing (what those who believe they are spending their time more wisely by watching endless hours of television may refer to as) "realistically meaningless quests", are actually capable of drawing our attention and desire because of much more psychological reasons.

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