The anonymity of playing a game online against strangers often brings out the inner asshole in people, which is why most of the time I just mute people whenever I can, if it's possible. That alone takes away half the frustration for me.
I've got a decent collection of games, but I'm pretty bad at sticking with one game for long periods of time. I get bored pretty quickly, so rather than carrying on playing, I just switch to another game. Variety of different types of games keeps me sticking at it and keeps my gaming fresh. MW3 is probably the only game on Xbox I play at least a couple of times a week, even though it's become pretty stale for me. The rest I alternate between.
Try playing some more with friends too. When I find MW3 or whatever game a bit boring, or frustrating, playing with a friend or a few friends makes it that much better for me. Usually because even though we're often on the same team, I want to be the best, so it adds a bit of fun competitiveness in.
i've been playing heaps of retro games lately. nes, mega drive, snes etc. so much more fun. you just pick up and play, the stories are minimal, the games load quick, you can finish some games in 1 sitting.
games today have really gone over the top with trying to be elaborate and the next big thing. sometimes less is more.
any game that has more than a 20 second cut scene aggravates me. the great thing about games with little story is that you use your imagination to fill in the blanks. mario has to save the princess or sonic has to stop dr robotnik, everything else is entirely made up in your head.
the great thing about quake or doom wasn't that you got to watch hours of cut scenes. its that you were given a premise and you acted it out.
this is why i mostly play sports and racing games now.
I like a good story line sometimes.. I play SWTOR and get my dose of playing online.. I'm not really a mmorpg guy.. I like the story more than the whole rpg thing..
But sometimes, my mind doesnt want to think about all the things that go on in a story. There is alot to consider when playing some of these games especially a star wars game with a sh*tload of people & places and powers and situations.... I play more sports when I want to simply play a good game and be entertained for a minute... somethng simple and rewarding
Thus i dont ever feel I should lose...ever. Which i know is terrible its just how i see it. So when something doesnt go my way it irritates me.
I have alrdy quit gaming.
I am far to competetive and I would like to focus more on school and put my competetive heart, effort, and time towards achieving more in the real world.
And lol @ challenge of online gaming...ppl online are morons.
Online gaming is a challenge, which is why people who don't like losing get frustrated. You have to adapt to new players at different skill levels and completely different styles of play. Why say it's frustrating and then laugh at someone saying it's a challenge? That's a bit...odd.
A balanced human being should be able to give all the effort and focus needed in real life while having a hobby, especially a hobby like gaming which should not have any effect on your life.
The only people who think online games are challenging and have fun playing online games are people that are bad.
Because if you are bad like 90% of the people that play online games you have no pressure or standards.
You have a f*cked up perspective on things. None of what you say is true, and the whole bit about you being so bad ass and good which is why you're frustrated, you're not fooling anyone. You are just another sore loser who can't cope with video games because you obsess over it and it takes over your personal life. You've all but said it in those words dude.
It's a great thing you're giving up video games. Bravo for being able to get rid of such a burden. I'm sure you'll make a killer omelette someday because of it.