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The Most Frustrating Experiences As A Gamer

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All gamers know that there are so many things that can go wrong with the lifestyle, and many ways in which you can end up being frustrated by how things are turning out. If you find that you are going through one of those situations at the moment, it might be helpful to know that other people have also been through it in the past. But what are these common frustrating experiences that gamers have? Let’s take a look at just a few of them, and discuss what you might be able to do about them when they arise.

Same Game, New Controller

It’s amazing what a difference the controller can make. How often have you been around a friend’s house when they have suggested that you play a game that you both know and love – and one that you happen to be particularly good at – only to find that they are playing it on a different console to what you are used to? Then you suddenly find that you are simply not as good at it as usual, owing to having to use a controller that you are just not used to. This is especially annoying when it’s that one friend who always seems to beat you.

The Interference Of Real Life

From time to time, something happens in your real-life where you suddenly have to stop your gaming for a while, and that can be a particularly annoying experience for any gamer. A good way to approach this, however, is to put your all into whatever the life occurrence is, getting whatever help you can get, so that you can then return to your gaming life as soon as possible, and without having to worry. Let’s say you suddenly need to move house. Just hire a mover – click here to learn more on that – make the move happen smoothly, and you can essentially just get back to gaming pretty soon.

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If you’ve ever had a powercut while you have a lot of unsaved work on your game, you will know just what a frustrating thing this can be. There is really nothing you can do to get it all back, and it might be that you have to just leave that particular game alone for a while before you can get back into it. Powercuts can happen at any time, so it’s a good idea to save your game regularly. Of course, these days autosave is becoming more and more common, so it is less likely that you are going to lose too much data in one fell swoop, even if it does happen.


If you’ve really overdone it, then you might start to experience some Repetitive Strain Injury. Not only is this a problem that you need to have dealt with medically straight away, but it also means that you will have to leave your gaming alone for a while, which is never the best thing that you want to happen. You can avoid it, however, by taking greater care as you play.

DeAngelo Murillo aka Darth Mexican loves trying to help the community in any way he can. Marching for Black Lives Matter, attending rallies for LGBTQ rights, protesting what he feels hurts the common folk, and more! DeAngelo won't stop until the world is a better place!

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