Video Games Ruin Relationships, Call of Duty Tops Heartbreak List

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Video games are increasingly becoming a factor in the crumbling of relationships. So says a Daily Mail reported survey by One-Poll.com, anyway. The survey polled 1500 gamers and their partners – and the conclusion is that video games break hearts.

On out of 10 respondents claimed they’d skipped a date or rejected sex in favour of playing video games. I don’t know about you, but for me? Boobs win out over digital guns any day of the week. 5% said games had cost them their relationship, while a much larger 70% said their partners become regularly annoyed at the amount of time played.

Roughly half of the women polled were jealous of the time their partners spent playing games. ‘It seems like a games console often means there are three people in a relationship.” Said a One-poll.com spokesperson. ‘It’s a bit sad if the virtual world is taking precedence over the real world.’

Here’s the compiled list of games that are likely to destroy relationships :

  1. Call of Duty
  2. Football Manager
  3. Grand Theft Auto
  4. FIFA
  5. Medal of Honor
  6. Halo
  7. Super Mario Brothers
  8. Gran Turismo
  9. Mario Kart
  10. Guitar Hero
  11. Assassins Creed
  12. Pro Evo Soccer
  13. Resident Evil
  14. World of Warcraft
  15. F1
  16. Red Dead Redemption
  17. Need for Speed
  18. Fallout
  19. Gears of War
  20. Angry Birds

I was surprised to see World of Warcraft so low on that list, until I remembered that for most World of Warcraft players significant others’ to leave would require them sawing off their own right hands. Because it’s for nerds.  On a more serious note, I definitely see video games causing untoward friction in households. I won’t lie if I say it’s caused issues in my own home – but not for the reasons stated above. No, she wants to play Fable and I want to play Fallout – and with just the one big screen TV you can see how it’s a problem. Of course, she has boobs – and that means that Fallout’s wastelands are going unexplored.

Source : Daily Mail

Last Updated: November 17, 2010

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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