"I don't play games for fun"

Getting burned out on games isn’t something many of us struggle with, but in this article on the subject, I found this quote which I found fascinating:

The last thing I do is play games for fun. They stress me out. And that’s a big part of the reason why I like them, strangely enough. When I get home after eight hours of sitting on my butt updating a spreadsheet, I need some excitement. That’s something video games can provide.

via Insult Swordfighting: Burnout revenge — Video Game Reviews and Rants.

About Richard Clark

Richard H. Clark is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Christ and Pop Culture. He has a Master of Arts in Theology and the Arts from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He lives in Louisville, Ky. He is also the managing editor of Gamechurch and a freelance writer for Unwinnable, Paste, and other outlets.
E-mail: clarkrichardh [at] gmail [dot] com.
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  • http://sitzimleben.com Brandon W

    Sounds like someone needs a new job.

  • http://ohbuoyancy.net Reese

    Some games stress me out, I don’t like it, I don’t play them much. I like games that either allow me to relax and have fun or use a different part of my brain.
    Also, I don’t see what this has to do with game burnout, I think that’s a different thing.

    Reeses last blog post..It’s all crazy!