From Fun to F@*% This: When Video Games and Happiness Don’t Collide

Video games at their core are supposed to be entertainment. For many of us, they’re a stress relief of sorts or an escape. But what about when video games and happiness no longer intersect? As Elsa says, it’s time to let it go.

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Thank you for the post. Although I definitely am not a trophy seeker, I too have experienced rage/quit moments when I’ve get to a point in a game where I get stuck and no matter what I do, or how it’s explained on How To YouTube videos, I just can’t overcome the challenge.

When I was kid, this was the point where I threw a tantrum or drove my Colecovision controller straight into the game console, destroying them both. Obviously that never helped matters.

Thankfully, I’ve grown up at least a little over the years, and now when I reach that point where the game is no longer fun (ex. Tom Clancy’s the Division), I shelve it for a while and work on another one. If I’m able to go back to the game because it’s added either new content or my attitude has changed then great, but if it’s started gathering dust after several months I just sell it and leave it at that.

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The First Titans Trailer Is a Brutal Introduction to Another Very Dark DC Universe

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If you’ve ever wanted to hear Robin say “Fuck Batman” before knocking the hell out of and killing a couple of street-level criminals, then allow us to show you the very first trailer for DC Universe’s upcoming live-action Titans series. Suffice to say that Teen Titans Go!, this is not.

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Going to be honest, I don’t know how exactly I feel about Titans at the moment, but trying to compare the new series to Teen Titans Go is a non-starter.

I actually picked up the first issue of the New Teen Titans back in 1980, and although the team itself were teenagers many of the themes they dealt with over the last 4 decades, including Roy Harper’s addiction to heroine, were pretty heavy. Some would go so far as to say rather dark, and the team was definitely not portrayed as those cool cats from the 60-70’s. Which is why I’m confused with all the hate for the first trailer.

I mean, yes there was some stuff I found a tad…dismaying, but I have to keep reminding myself that just like many of the other TV adaptations there is a reason for them. I personally wait until I actually see the first episode before labeling the series as crap.

How to Deal With Blamers | PairedLife

A ‘blamer’ is a type of narcissist (meaning they have an inflated sense of self) who, in their own eyes, can do no wrong. Everything that happens wrong around or to them, whether their own fault or not, they immediately place the blame on the other people in their life

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Wow. As I read through the list of the Personality Traits of Blamers, as described by the columnist, one person’s name literally jumps to the fore.

The conventional wisdom about not feeding trolls makes online abuse worse – The Verge

“In many cases, ignoring a troll can carry just as dear a price as provocation.”

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So true. I’ve lived through many situations where by staying quiet, I allowed a situation to impact my life for year, instead of confronting it.

Pacific Rim Uprising. Why All the Hate?

I loved the first movie, Pacific Rim and Uprising was a fantastic sequel except for the title itself.

The film was a natural progression from the previous movie without the usual rinse/repeat. The story, taking place 10 years after the Rift had been closed makes absolute sense and leaves more than enough still; for a third film if Del Toro is ever allowed to make one to wrap things up with a tidy bow.

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