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Study: Gamers love dying

How come dying is so much more fun than killing? Surprisingly, this is not one for the philosophers.

How come dying is so much more fun than killing? Surprisingly, this is not one for the philosophers. Maybe it's because the game version is spectacularly dramatic and colorful, but a recent study has revealed that game players love it when they get killed. In ordinary life, you just expire, generally, or asphyxiate from a depletion of oxygen from your brain. But in a video game, you can get eaten by a dinosaur or beaten to a bloody pulp by a medieval ogre. Cool.

What else did the study reveal about the exquisite relief of pretend decimation? Read the full scientific report on Wired: "Gamers Get Their Kicks From Dying"