Talking Point: What Is The Most Frustrated You’ve Ever Been With A Video Game?

From button mashing to controller smashing.

We love playing video games. It can be a mode of escape, a time to relax, a story to get deep into, or something to stimulate the mind. But the fact of the matter is, we also hate playing video games. They can be really hard, we lose unfairly, a mechanic doesn’t sit right, or we forget to save.

Of course, these frustrations are never permanent (isn’t that what keeps us coming back, after all?), but this doesn’t make them any less annoying. Sometimes we really need to complete a certain task to move on with the game and other times it is all about our own sanity: “I have to overcome this obstacle/defeat this boss/find this item before I can put it down.”

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