Art of Gaming: FFS! How frustrating must a game be before you lose interest?

By Staff, Wednesday, 21 June 2017 11:13 GMT

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Sometimes it’s hard to resist the urge not to throw your games console out of the window when you get those uniquely annoying words – GAME OVER – on the screen.

Where does this frustration come from? This week, Melek talks to journalist Dennis Kogel and psychologist Andrew Przybylski, as they play some games. Slightly annoying games. Actually, very annoying games.

VG247 has teamed up with European culture channel ARTE to exclusively debut new episodes of Art of Gaming, a 10-part series looking at the most important games of the past few years.

Hosted by French gaming blogger Trinity and German journalist Melek Balgün, each episode sees the pair play classic games and discuss their impact on entertainment, the player and games culture at large.

You can watch previous episodes here:

More episodes of Art of Gaming will debut on VG247 every week throughout June and July.

ARTE, the European culture channel, has been subtitling its programmes since the launch of ARTE in English in November 2015.

The project is co-funded by the European Union and aims to bring Europeans together through a shared love of culture. Find out more about ARTE in English here.

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