Posted by: feralfish | February 26, 2008

Dying, the ultimate stress relief.


From aFinish study on video games:

“instead of joy resulting from victory and success, wounding and killing the opponent elicited anxiety, anger, or both.” In addition, “death of the player’s own character…appear[s] to increase some aspects of positive emotion.” This latter finding the authors believe may result from the temporary “relief from engagement” brought about by character death.

I guess having your opponents’ balls on placed on your corpse is a sooting sort of thing in Finland.

Thanks to Boing Boing for the article and Jinx for the shirt design.

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