The Psychology of Playing Games We Hate

Exploring the motivation behind playing games we hate, focusing on the challenge and addictive nature that keeps us hooked.

00:00:00 The video explores why people continue to play games that they hate, focusing on the motivation behind playing competitive games despite the frustration of losing.

The Concord, a supersonic aircraft with twice the speed of sound, had high maintenance costs and was not profitable.

Despite its flaws, only Air France and British Airways purchased the Concord.

The question remains why the creators persisted with the Concord despite its lack of profitability.

00:03:00 This video explores the phenomenon of why people continue to play games that they hate, focusing on the challenge and addictive nature of such games.

💪 Some games are built to make you feel frustrated and hate them, but this pain actually makes you stronger and more determined to succeed.

🎮 Games that evoke feelings of frustration and difficulty can be found in every genre, not just competitive or difficult games.

😡 The constant struggle and shifting blame in challenging games can be both maddening and rewarding, pushing players to overcome adversity.

00:06:01 Why do we play games we hate? The challenge and skill factor make winning more meaningful, keeping us hooked. Adding other players and the evolving meta create a competitive environment. Keeping up with new tech and balance patches can be exhausting.

🎮 Difficult games create a sense of addiction and perseverance, as winning becomes more meaningful when it is not guaranteed.

👥 Adding human players to games introduces a new challenge and competitive element, as the meta constantly evolves and requires players to adapt.

The metagame and constant updates can make it exhausting for non-professional players to keep up, leading to feelings of frustration and the struggle to recapture the initial enjoyment.

00:09:02 The video explores why people continue playing games they hate, falling victim to the sunk cost fallacy. It delves into the psychology of sticking with a course of action despite the loss of time and resources. The video highlights the struggle of quitting a game after investing a significant amount of time and effort.

🎮 The sunk cost fallacy influences people to continue playing games they hate despite the time and effort invested.

Quitting a game early is often seen as a waste of time and effort, leading players to stick with it even if they find it unpleasant.

💔 Some players feel obligated to finish a game before expressing their dislike for it, leading them to invest significant hours in order to form a valid opinion.

00:12:04 Why do we continue playing games we don't enjoy? People often feel the need to wait and see if the game improves or if they're missing something. Social influence and fear of missing out play a role in our decision to keep playing.

🎮 People often continue playing games they initially dislike because they want to give the game a fair chance and see if it improves over time.

🧠 Informational influence plays a role in why we continue playing games we hate. We trust the opinions of others and think there must be something we're missing.

🤔 Sometimes we keep playing games we dislike simply because everyone else loves it and we don't want to feel left out.

00:15:04 A discussion about why we continue to play games we dislike, even when we notice their flaws and shortcomings. Is it better to move on or keep playing until we're sick of it?

When we play a game for a long time, we start noticing its flaws and annoyances.

The realization that something we love is flawed can be heartbreaking.

Knowing when to walk away from a game depends on what we are looking for and if the experience is still enjoyable.

00:18:05 Understanding when to let go and move on from games, a reflection on human nature rather than the games themselves.

🎮 The video discusses the idea of why people continue to play games they hate.

🌍 It emphasizes the importance of letting go and knowing when to move on.

🚀 The video highlights the personal nature of this struggle and encourages viewers to find what they're looking for.

Summary of a video "Why Do We Play Games We Hate?" by Daryl Talks Games on YouTube.

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