Taken from IM PLAYIN
"I’ve played plenty of stupidly frustrating games over my decades of gaming. Dragons Dogma, Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Temple Run, Call of Duty 2 (0n veteran difficulty), the list is endless. A few days ago I downloaded Flappy Bird, and it’s jumped to the top of my ‘games that make me want to tear out my hair or punch random members of the public in the face’ list. There’s something about frustrating games that really grates on me. It’s not the fact that they’re difficult, or that I can’t do them. Nor is it the fact that I spend so much time trying to succeed but always inevitably fail. What really gets me is the fact that I keep on trying. I can’t put my finger on it, but something drives me to say ‘one last go’ at least seven or eight times before I actually give up, and giving up takes some real doing. It’s never truly giving up, either. Give it a few hours, or even a few days, and I’ll be right back at it, trying to crack that difficult boss or, in the case of Flappy Bird, mindlessly tap my way past the first level."