Why Do I Suck at Videogames?

July 16, 2023
David Sunnyside

Video games are interactive software that are played on a Windows PC, mobile device or specialized gaming console like the Xbox or PlayStation. They can range from simple puzzlers, like Tetris and Candy Crush Saga to immersive, story-driven fantasy worlds like Nintendo's Breath of the Wild and Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series.

A gamer's skillset is often developed over time and practice. However, even seasoned gamers can make some major errors while playing games. Whether it's staring at the wrong screen or character during a heated split-screen multiplayer session or failing to read in-game text, these mistakes are bound to happen to everyone. Here are some of the biggest reasons why you might suck at videogames:

1. You're Not Practicing.

If you're a casual gamer, it might be tempting to skip practice and just play the game you enjoy. However, playing a game without practicing will only lead to frustration, and eventually you'll give up on it completely. This is a recipe for failure in both gaming and life.

2. You're Not Paying Attention.

Unlike TV shows or movies, videogames require attentiveness and action. They can also be highly challenging, as they frequently present a set of rules and objectives that get increasingly harder over the course of a single-player campaign. This is particularly true of role-playing games, where players are required to pay close attention to visual and audio cues in order to advance their characters through the game's narrative. This type of action requires a level of concentration and task management that not every gamer is used to or can perform well.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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