Gamers are liars and have the weirdest reasons for doing so.
I've seen some silly topics, but come on! This reminds me of when someone comes into a store and asks "how are you doing?" They don't really want to know, they just want something like "great, you?" Honestly, most people will tell you it's socially unacceptable to response to that question negatively. So if someone asks, you have to say "fantastic" instead of "poor" or "bad," even if the former is a lie and the latter is the truth. This also says a lot about culture, society and so forth, but I won't ramble on about it. If I had to wager a guess about this, I assume a lot of it has to do with what the other person is thinking. If someone asks me what I am playing, I respond with whatever game I recently played and want to talk about. Like I recently reviewed Omega Quintet, Mortal Kombat X, Shovel Knight, Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China, and played Spelunker Z, Mortal Kombat X mobile (want the console skins), Toukiden, Monster Hunter 4 and so forth, but if asked I would mention Shovel Knight and only Shovel Knight. Not because I'm ashamed of the rest (well maybe Omega Quintet...) or want to be current, but simply due to the fact I got nothing to say about the rest. Beyond that it doesn't matter, but there is only so many times I can explain Spelunker Z to someone or tell them that Monster Hunter is great before I am tired of talking about them.
Well the guy in this article must be talking about games journalists lying about what they play because i can tell you now, i never lie about what i am playing. Why would i lie ? I see no reason to lie about what game i am playing.
Same. Of course, I tend to play no more than 2 games at any time, and usually only 1.
I do that too. Sometimes i can't get enough of a game so i stick to that game until i complete it :P
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