People who get right into these games and its like a matter of life and death,

@jugsjugs (13045)
March 8, 2013 7:33pm CST
or worse still its like if they are playing for a real army when playing their war games online. My husband use to buy pc games for him to play online with his other friends and now it is war games on face book and he takes it all to heart with his army men. When hes on the game it is like I am busy, mmmmm, he looks it sitting there on his chair, lol. He gets right into the game and when the game go down he gets really angry, like all these people are going to die, its like trying to tell him its only a game, just like you would to a small child, except a child would listen.
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@GardenGerty (100438)
• United States
9 Mar 13
It would be funny, if it was not so sad. It is just as annoying when the TV is that important to someone as well. It is rude and annoying and you cannot get people to even look you in the eye and the television is so loud that you cannot even stand to be in the same room.
• United States
9 Mar 13
Yes, all those BULLET SOUNDS! Makes you yell.
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@GardenGerty (100438)
• United States
9 Mar 13
Lots of loud things make me want to yell.
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@jugsjugs (13045)
9 Mar 13
Trying to talk to a person when they have their head in a tv or pc is really hard, that is without trying to get above all the noise to get the other person to hear you. I also find it strange why people are on a pc as well as have their back to the tv yet saying they are watching the tv.
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@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
9 Mar 13
I see that here in my internet cafe. They kids rent my ps and start yelling and going crazy with these games. Sometime I have to tell them to leave. Especially when 2-3 get at it. very sad. But I need the business.
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• United States
9 Mar 13
Yeah I can imagine it would be very loud within your cafe when these t ypes of players become so aggrivated and loud from dying in their games. I woudl think you would have to ask them to leave unless others be upset by it, as well as you, who has to tend to them.
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@jugsjugs (13045)
9 Mar 13
I hate all the noise from the games as well, as even with head phones on they have it loud that you can still hear all the noise from the games, as well as all the talking from all the players as well.
• Mexico
9 Mar 13
Yes, they sometimes get loud and rough here. I have to get on them sometimes. But most are great kids just having fun here.
@bunnybon7 (36911)
• Holiday, Florida
9 Mar 13
i know men get so crazy with those. it used to be bad when i was first married i had to watch and not win to much in cards as my first young hubby would get so mad. once i couldnt help it, i just kept winning and he took the cards and threw them in the stove! said i was cheating. so after that i would not play anything with him unless i was his partner in mixed company. when the younger guys lived here, id hear them cussing at games all the time. its one thing i dont miss Ive never been a sore loser and i think most women are that way from training. lol. My oldest son here has played board games with me since he was 7yrs old and online with me later and always been a good player win or lose. because from a young age i taught him that no one wants to play if you dont except losing some times.
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@BarBaraPrz (20128)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
9 Mar 13
Hmmm... I wonder if he's related to mine... (see below)
@jugsjugs (13045)
10 Mar 13
My children as in my sons take after him, as he is the one that also plays against them and with them on the pc for some games, they are also sore losers that tend to get stressed out when they are not winning. I sit here most nights knowing that no matter if I wanted to say or talk about anything to my husband it is impossible, as he is in his army game or chatting to people on it saying whos army they are going to blow up next, crazes me. It must be a male thing, lol.
@bunnybon7 (36911)
• Holiday, Florida
10 Mar 13
yes i think men naturally prefer talking and doing things with other men. we are versatile! women, that is. my son spends most of his time either in the front room in his lounger when at home, watching army or western shows on tv or talking on the phone or in his room playing pc games. i think thats why i miss my daughter most because no one else spends time talking to me at home because the rest were all men. even when we talk (sons) its like its fast and they just want to get on with their own thing.
• Indonesia
19 Mar 13
since games are the escapism from reality. Not only games, TV series, internet, manga, novels all can be the escapism from the reality. Since the reality is not perfect as we can hope to be. In the games, we ca be a leader, a hero, or something which in the reality we are probably just an ordinary person. That's is why people can be so obbsessed with games or any form of entertainment.
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@jugsjugs (13045)
19 Mar 13
I think that you are right about they can be imagine what they like on these games.I do feel that some people need to chill out doing something that they enjoy as a hobby when they have been working all day, but when they are on it for hours on end it is a person with a habit. People who tend to live on their pc, or phones playing games are rather unsociable people, as they seem to be hard to try to get to talk to, as their head is in the pc.
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@jugsjugs (13045)
20 Mar 13
I feel that people tend to play these games rather than have a social chat with their real life friends and it is a shame, as that is how things are now that more people have a pc.
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@kprofgames (3096)
• United States
19 Mar 13
I am guiltily raising my hand to this.... I have since taken a back seat to one online game that was so involved with that had all kinds of alerts, bells and whistles going off to keep on top of attacks going on. If a person ticked me off, it was 2 full days of hitting them back. These games are addictive and sometimes a person gets overly involved. I can say have met some honest to goodness people through them. I'm planning a trip this summer to meet up with a person that I've played online with for 3 years.
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• United States
20 Mar 13
KOC is still a weakness of mine today
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@Memnon (2173)
14 Mar 13
While it's probably good to escape into a little alternative reality, it is all too easy for that to take on a life of it's own. Sadly, it's not just games. You only have to observe the number of reality programs on TV to see that we seem to have an obsessive nature. I work mostly with guys, and the conversation seems to revolve around football (probably one reason why footballers are paid so much more than the armed forces or emergency services)! That's enough from me; time to get to harvest or my citizens might starve- then I'll be facing riots.....
@jugsjugs (13045)
19 Mar 13
I know what you mean, as there are loads of people that I know that can not go with out their reality tv shows as well as their soaps that they also think is real life. I use to have a friend that use to turn her phones off so she did not get disturbed, so that she did not miss a second of viewing the programs.
@BarBaraPrz (20128)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
9 Mar 13
My erstwhile husband got so incensed that I wouldn't sell him a property when we were playing Monopoly, that he tossed the board and walked out of our friend's apartment. The rest of us just stared at each other.
@bunnybon7 (36911)
• Holiday, Florida
9 Mar 13
its possible but i divorced him 40 yrs ago and likely cant find out. im glad my (and his) son is more like me.
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@jugsjugs (13045)
10 Mar 13
My husband is the type of person, who is a very sore loser even when he use to play cards with his brothers, that use to be every christmas. Playing on a pc you would think that they would not moan, as a pc can not answer back, lol, but you should see the smile on my face when he says his army has been destroyed, lol.
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@BarBaraPrz (20128)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
10 Mar 13
Does it look anything like the one my avatar is wearing?
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
19 Mar 13
I noticed alot of people get very absorbed in video game and seem to forget that they are just a game. I've had a few react quite angrily when reminding them it is just a game (and that its time to go to school) There are much more important things than games!
@jugsjugs (13045)
19 Mar 13
I am with you on that there are a lot more things that are more important that they could plow time into doing. I do feel that there are people that seem to always be playing on these games all day, as well as all night, as they need to get to another level and oh when you try to talk to them they get angry as they need to concentarte on the game.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
23 Mar 13
They get angry, chores don't get done, people don't eat properly. Video games can be a huge huge huge addiction for people. Just like gambling.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
9 Mar 13
Hi Jugs, haha..your hubby sounds like my son he plays Point Blank everyday, all the spare time that he has, he just turn on the PC and start gaming and angry too if anyone disturb him
@jugsjugs (13045)
9 Mar 13
It is like it is real life to them and if they do not play the game to keep their army or what ever a live they are really going to die. Each time he says his been destroyed I sit here with a big smile on my face, good job he do not turn around, as sometimes I am not the only one in the room who has a smirk on my face when he says his army has been blown up. You can not even talk to them when they are playing, as you know if the army gets destroyed it will be blamed on you for disturbing them, plus that is only if they hear you.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
11 Mar 13
my son will blame anyone near him if he lose his army points blank is really make him out of his mind
• United States
10 Apr 13
I know exactly what you mean. I used to like to play multi player online games for fun, like world of warcraft. I never took it so seriously, I just wanted to pass my free time and enjoy the game. But soooo many other players were so hard core like it was real life, and they just ruined it for me because to them it was all about "success" rather than enjoyment. Tried playing a different one a few months ago that my bf plays, and that ended badly as well, people found out that I'm a woman and started to harass me. I think if there was a mmo that only women played, it would be a lot different :P
@jugsjugs (13045)
14 Apr 13
I feel that there are far to many people that feel like the world is going to end if they do not play on their games, as well as think that they are going to win the war no matter what. I do feel the same as you, that if there was a game that was for women only it would be far better as well.
@KrauseHome (35326)
• United States
11 Mar 13
I can relate, as our new tenant who is renting a room from us is like this. They are so into their game playing that thy sleep when their friends are not online and that is strange hers. They do not work due to medical problems so many times they spend more time doing this than anything else. Many times my husband says I am online a lot, but many times he knows it is spent in here. But to be playing games all the time like this, I really don't get it.
@jugsjugs (13045)
19 Mar 13
I do not get why they are forever on the games.I feel that there are other things that they could do with their time, rather than getting all stressed out over a game on the pc. Have you ever tried to talk to a person that is playing on a game, oh my, you have no chance, lol.Ipod in ears on full blast and yes I can still hear the game that they are playing.
@tinkerick (1256)
• United States
11 Mar 13
As an online gamer myself, I can rightly say that interactive games can very easily draw you in and keep you caught up in them. Research says that video games, and the wins or losses you experience on the games, creates the same exact effect in your brain as if you won or lost something in a real life event. Therefore - telling players that it's just a game - doesn't always work! LOL. It took a while for my youngest son (who is the most avid video gamer of the family) to learn that he doesn't need to get so upset at the games when he's struggling. We had to teach him to take a break from the game and do something else to calm down and then retry what he was stuck on. Adults who start gaming at a later age, may take that much longer to learn that lesson! (My hubby still curses at the people on the games we play) LOL!
@jugsjugs (13045)
19 Mar 13
My husband is worse than any child I know, as he is like hooked on the game and my son is getting really bad on another game. I feel that there are a lot of people out there that spend more than half of their life on games on the pc or online on a consol. I do try to shut off when he is playing his games, even with an ipod in my ears I can still hear him, lol.
@joystick (1680)
10 Mar 13
It is like real life to some people and I will say that they do take these games to seriously. I also feel that they tend to be on there all the time rather than spending time with friends chatting, or family.
@jugsjugs (13045)
10 Mar 13
You are right there, I feel that there are times that he thinks that he is there in his game as a army man.All I get to hear is his co ords and how many more air attacks and fighters there are going to be in another 24 hours.
• United States
9 Mar 13
i have one of these in my house.i hate the temper tantrums that follow if they lose. go ahead,break the game.don't expect to get another.
@jugsjugs (13045)
9 Mar 13
My husband is worse than the children when he loses a battle and he gets rather offish with everything when his army gets killed, anyone thinks its the end of the world for him.You can not even talk to him when he is on his game, as he is right in the screen, lol.