An Opera GX survey found that more than two-thirds of gamers get angry when they lose and even more get upset when lag, or a subpar internet connection ruins their gaming experience. That sparks “gamer rage,” which often leads to the destruction of gaming gear and accessories. The study found that one in five UK gamers (19%) and one in three US gamers (29%) admit to having destroyed their accessories in the past.
But Opera wants to do more than just provide stats on gamer rage, it wants to help gamers manage and control it. The company has teamed up with Dr. Alok Kanojia, a psychiatrist and gaming mental health advocate, to provide tips that will help gamers keep their anger in check and manage those frustrations associated with gaming. Dr. Kanojia’s tips can be found on Opera GX’s website.
Gamer rage is common and nothing to be ashamed of, although it is something that we all, me included, probably need to work on. Most gamers admit to struggling with their own anger issues, or felt the wrath of other angry gamers.
Nearly three-quarters of all respondents in the UK (73%) and US (74%) admit to often feeling the need to reflect on their own outbursts in the past, while the negative attitudes of those experiencing said anger have made nearly half of all gamers feel down by association.
So if you’re one of those “rage quitters,” check out Dr. Kanojia’s tips for creating a happier gaming experience, there’s some really interesting and helpful stuff in there!
(All information was provided by 14 News WFIE)