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Well, at least BF4 works with SLI; more than you can say for Titanfall atm. I will admit the lack of support for SLI was making me rage a little.

BF4 may work with SLI, but at least titanfall can hold constant framerates and not crash you out of a server 20+ times a day
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Well, at least BF4 works with SLI; more than you can say for Titanfall atm. I will admit the lack of support for SLI was making me rage a little.

BF4 may work with SLI, but at least titanfall can hold constant framerates and not crash you out of a server 20+ times a day

Oh. I've never actually had that happen.
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I can vouch for this "aggression" theory. I once ripped a ps3 controller in half after playing COD4. I was getting my ass handed to me...and I snapped.

I also punched the footrest on my recliner once and broke it in half. Same game.

I've calmed down a bit since then...biggrin.gif
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Can't count how many Madden discs have been ripped out of various Playstations and snapped in two in my day! tongue.gif
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This study is great! I love it when people look a the right situations.
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"Players of games without any violent content were still feeling pretty aggressive if they hadn't been able to master the controls or progress through the levels at the end of the session."

This reminded me of a study I did in Uni. Video games have established rules and boundaries. People tend to very quickly seek out these rules and test them. Cheating is a means of bending or breaking the rules. Once people understand the rules and how to manipulate them the game is fun and engaging.
Life has rules and boundaries, but they are constantly in flux. That is why people like playing video games. Because once you understand the rules in a video game they don't change and you can defeat the game with a clear understanding.

When a video game does not let you understand the rules or makes it very difficult to manipulate those rules the game is not fun or engaging, but more like life, frustrating. A game is probably much worse in this case though because despite the rules being difficult to master they don't change, unlike in life where they can, which can very quickly create frustration.

The study I did way back in Uni focused more on Rules rather than the emotional response, but both studies seem to directly cross paths!
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Broken or non functional mechanics in a game make me angry. You know exactly what was suppose to happen but there was an unpredictable error in the game that caused something else to happen.

I press a key to throw a grenade. Nothing happens. I try again, but still nothing happens. Someone shoots at me and I take cover. Oh now it throws the grenade. *BOOM*.

With life, most things are unpredictable so you react differently, but when something happens that should not of happened that's when you get frustrated. At least in life things can be corrected or avoided. In most video games you can't just open the source and fix the problem.
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post #27 of 55
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Can't count how many Madden discs have been ripped out of various Playstations and snapped in two in my day! tongue.gif

I can confirm some of the validity of this study!

NBA 2k14 makes me RAGE!!!! devil.gif

It's actually because I suck.
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post #28 of 55
Someone should forward this article to DICE's design department...
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Feelings of aggression after playing video games are more likely to be linked to gameplay mechanics rather than violent content, a study suggests.

Yep. I blame the game and game mechanics for me losing instead of my own lack of skills. haha.

But if the mechanics is too hard to get used to, I won't get super angry but I'll get frustrated and never play the game ever again.
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i really only get angry in mmo games when the game itself causes a wipe or pvp loss, such as game freezing on the server end or lagging on the server end. Thats when i rage, if i die/lose on my end i usually will admit its my fault and work to find out what i did wrong and fix it. Not much to fix when a game is taking a dump in its pants on the server end.
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