As an admitted video game addict I know how much a game means to me when real life starts to rub me raw, and I find myself looking forward to coming home to the comfort of that virtual world.
Starting a new game is often just like a relationship- you become intrigued, invested and eventually frustrated by your new love's seemingly illogical nature, and that's when you know you'll be sticking around until the bitter end.
Because both gamers and lovers know that if there's no passion, no fire and no intrigue then there's probably no future.
Dorkly's Julia Lepetit drew up this side-by-side comparison that shows all the ways our personal relationships are like a gamer's relationship with a video game.
If only the game companies could come up with a game I still enjoy playing eight plus years later...
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