Saturday, April 10, 2010

NERDRAGE CONFESSIONS: Properly considered, perhaps all time spent video gaming is time misspent. But no time feels more misspent then when you start off thinking, "Okay, I have ten more minutes--let me get in a little more of this activity." But then, because you're rushing, or the video game gods hate you, you start failing. Failing where things had been easy before! And ten minutes turn into twenty, and then thirty, and as you're counting the time spent compounded with the bitter bitter failure the nerdrage sets in, and you have to restrain yourself from destroying your controller/handheld. That sort of time spent really feels like time wasted. It gnaws at you, squandering moments of your existence in such a fashion. But you carry on! The games almost always get easier.

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