(Closed) Why do guys like shoot ’em up video games?!

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Maybe it’s the primal man grunt grunt thing.  So scientific I know lol.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

heheheeh when hubby use to play the tombraider games i use to sit on the couch yelling at him to shoot things

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I will never understand guys and those dumb shooting games! My brother used to play those all the time. I think theyre so pointless and i hate them!

Post # 6
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Honey bee

While I can’t answer for a guy, my sister says she loves those types of games (and she too is non-violent, won’t smash a bug, etc) as a way to release pent up frustration from folks she deals with at work.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I like them. Good way to release frustration, as was mentioned above.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

@okqueenbee – yeah, i dont mind the games that arent too realistic. fortunately hubby feels the same way so he doesnt play alot

i have a friend who is married to a marine and she says when he came home from deployment (august i think) he went thru withdrawls as he played so much while away he was addicted

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@okqueenbee- i feel your pain!!!! FI just got into Call of Duty and i can’t even watch anymore, its so gross / makes me angry. I understand releasing frustration with a game, but sometimes i wish it wasn’t sooooo graphic and disturbing. On the flip side, i grew up not being able to play with water guns so i may be tooo sensitive to games like these.

i wish he’d get back into mario bros! Cool

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

My fiance is terrible at first person shooter games. So he just plays mario kart and yells at king boo a lot.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Mine claims it helps him blow off some steam after a long day at work.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Mr. Scissors is constantly playing modern warfare 2. I’m so tired of hearing those noises over and over again. :p

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