Posts Tagged with "games"

Online Gaming Tantrums

January 29th, 2015 at 5:57 pm by Chered
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Can video games stress the nervous system enough to cause mood changes? Tantrums? Explosive behavior?

Let’s be honest. By age five, these kids usually have the mouths of sailors. A wise man once said that a normal person, plus anonymity, plus an audience, equals…F@#$%wad. The tendency for anonymous crowds to be abusive is well-known, and adding in the competitive nature of online multiplayer games doesn’t help things.

You may have experienced it yourself, that player in the chat who gets angry and aggressive; calling people names and filling the screen with lines of typed abuse. If you’re on voice-chat, it could be shouted insults filled with curses, or sneered commands from someone convinced they’re superior.

This environment can become overwhelming for some, and many decide to drop out and play something else. At first, you might be driven by your emotions and react the same way, but after you realize it’s just a game and it’s not actually worth it, you’ll start looking for different online games that will not have these kinds of upsetting interactions with other players.

Gamer Level: Preschool.  "I HOPE YOUR MOM FORGETS THE PUDDING IN YOUR LUNCH!"

Poncho of the Badass

February 9th, 2014 at 8:13 pm by Mark
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Since the Crossbow of the Dixon provides +60% damage against undead, he’s pretty much unstoppable.

Daryl Dixon: Poncho of the Badass. +%60 to Critical Strike

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The Dating Game: You Can’t Win Edition

January 17th, 2014 at 1:11 pm by Mark
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I’ve seen this game played out over and over.

The corollary: I never gave a damn about where to eat — food is food, and I eat a lot of it — because spending time with and keeping her happy was always the more important priority.

Me? I’ll take a $5 Taco Bell box, and probably eat again in an hour. 😉

So then I told him, "No, you choose the restaurant. I don't care where we go. lolz"

Oh, You Need Something on Farmville?

May 12th, 2013 at 3:10 pm by Mark
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Interestingly, the people who detest Facebook games to such an infuriated degree are most likely those who once played them…

Thanks for the Farmville Request.  I sent you a tractor.

How to Make Your WalMart Experience Enjoyable

May 10th, 2013 at 5:10 pm by Mark
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If it was poker, I’d see your pregnant-with-a-tramp-stamp and raise you a homeless-man-in-a-tartan-skirt-and-heels. Yes, the heels are tartan, too…

Walmart Bingo

Note: Hat tip to Anita, via the Pinternet.