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"