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Submitted by wmmn80 112d ago | opinion piece

Feeling Angry? You Might be Bad at Games

"It's an opinion long held by soccer moms and people that refuse to learn that video games are the source of all evil in the world. Specifically violent videos games, in which, they believe, young children are taught that shooting someone in the face has no consequences. They watch as Little Jimmy becomes indifferent, angry and aggressive, and then ask themselves why the government allows them to keep buying this stuff for their kids." (3DS, Android, Call of Duty: Ghosts, iPad, iPhone, PC, PS3, PS4, Ride to Hell: Retribution, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Godmars290  +   112d ago
Or you just might not like the current general style of gaming, which is either focused on first person perspectives or is trying to be "clever" with older game genres which most call "pass-say". Not understanding old game types while trying to improve them.
matgrowcott  +   112d ago
And that has what to do with the Oxford University study this article is based upon?
dboyc310  +   112d ago
It's funny how some people just suck at games. What's interesting though is the human mind trying it's best to master it leading to agitation and aggression if said person fails. What people need to realize is that It has nothing to do with the content itself. We are given a task and we try our best to accomplish it. Let it be a game like Angry Bird or a game like Dark Souls at the end of the day both games lead to frustration. Knowing that and realizing that ahead of time can bring out enjoyment out of it even if you get angry and agitated.
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micx  +   112d ago
This reminds me of the massive rages that Flappy Bird has caused.
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   112d ago
Flappy Bird is just a nightmarish reskin of some of the worst Battletoads stages, in my opinion.XD
randomass171  +   112d ago
I sometimes get frustrated, and I think I'm just okay at most games.
Omar91  +   112d ago
I think the only game I can actually say I was a pro in was Warhawk and I'm proud to say that because that game had a serious learning curve. Everything else, I'm average.
isarai  +   112d ago
Or you might just have anger issues, i suck at plenty of games but that doesn't make me angry. Most of the time i can still enjoy it even if i suck at it, and if my crappy skills are causing me to not progress then i just stop playing and come back to it at another time which usually does the trick.
randomass171  +   111d ago
Ironically violent games can often be used to relieve yourself of stress. :P
Farsendor1  +   112d ago
i die lots of times in all sorts of games i still have fun with those games. i have always had good patience though
KinjoTakemura  +   112d ago
Exactly. I do what most gamers do when they get frustrated, I curse and yell at the tv screen. I draw the line at throwing my controllers. Breaking your own stuff is just stupid.
Farsendor1  +   112d ago
i know guys who have busted their monitors while getting frustrated playing games.
Derekvinyard13  +   112d ago
Nothing wrong with tossing ur controller across the room
ZeekQuattro  +   112d ago
These days I usually only feel angry when I go back and play some of the games I grew up with only to find out that now I can't play them worth a damn anymore. Its like the average game today is so easy I forgot about the days when I actually had to try to beat a game.
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   112d ago
I don't care how non-violent you are; you're going to put holes in many walls after a few hours with some of the stages in the Game Boy Battletoads...
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Ocsta  +   112d ago
Games are the reason I'm the happiest, most contented b*****d I know :)
KinjoTakemura  +   112d ago
Classic Freudian projection. Your child is aggressive and poorly behaved so it's someone else's fault. Parents who blame video games need to understand that most children can't buy these games unless someone gives them the means to buy them. Forget drugs, dysfunctional family environments, and physical and mental abuse, blame the video games. Children and adults who are free of mental illness know the difference between a video game violence and a real violence. I don't see too many children or adults dressing up as Batman and going out to fight crime. The notion that video game violence influences children (WHO ARE OLD ENOUGH TO PLAY VIDEO GAMES) is absolutely ridiculous.
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Dark_Overlord  +   112d ago
The only thing in games that makes me rage is online MP, god the amount of bloody lag or BS reasons for dying that rarely is it my fault. Why shouldn't I get angry when I unload a full clip into someone for them to turn round and 1 shot me >:(
DoggyBiscuit  +   111d ago
I get frustrated when I play a hard game but unlike many I don't cry like a baby a wine about it

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