A study published in Computers in Human Behavior has shown that a group of 48 subjects decreased their levels of stress after playing Mario Kart.
Eh? - I find that hard to believe. Mario Kart is just one of those games that practically ruin friendships...I mean, come on - when you get knocked by THIS THING while you're in first place, just about to cross the finish line - HOW ON EARTH IS THAT A STRESS RELIEVER?!
Total bullshit. I haven't raged this hard at a game since Gears of War, the Blue Shell can go fuck it's face.
Lies. Mario Kart is a very difficult game and highly competitive, even against computers. This game is more like a punching bag that mocks your sissy swings.
I'm going to get a ton of disagrees but I have consciously thought this. I feel it is a fun, competitive, and chaotic....yet very relaxing game. They organize it so well and the gameplay has a awesome addicting rhythm to it I can't describe unless you play often. It relaxes me. Others may have road rage so they take it out on karts in the game....maybe it helps them de-stress.
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