Where are you now, sir? Have you found yourself in the dog house after a nasty argument with your girlfriend because you simply couldn’t put off FIFA 13? Cheer up, misery loves company, and you are not alone.
According to a survey performed by VoucherCodesPro, FIFA 13 has played a part in more than 1 in 10 recent break-ups in England.
Of 1,124 newly single people, 12 percent “specifically mentioned” FIFA 13 as being a contributing factor to the deterioration of their relationship, the survey found.
Furthermore, of that 12 percent, almost half said that it was due to the FIFA slave spending more time with the game than their partner. Another 31 percent said that FIFA 13 had caused a “change in mood” within the relationship.
Also, 9 percent of those surveyed said trouble connecting to online survers caused even more pressure on the already stressed relationships, as this would cause the FIFA addicts to vent their frustrations – not on EA, but instead their partner.
Men weren’t the only culprits, however, 13 percent of those addicted to the game were female.
Said George Charles of VoucherCodesPro.co.uk:
We had ’50 Shades of Grey’ causing problems in relationships during the summer, however, now it seems like ‘FIFA Shades of Grey’ as another obsession takes over! People see video games as a break from reality, but it seems that the virtual world can have implications in the real world too.
Video games can get addictive, but it’s important to keep a hold on reality and not let it detract from daily life. Games are meant to be a source of fun not strife. Players need to put them into perspective and take a step back if it gets too much. If a game’s going badly, why not just turn off and start again?!