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19% of gamers have broken their console in frustration

11% claim to suffer from computer rage syndrome

Nearly one in five (19 percent) of gamers have broken their games console after getting frustrated playing a game, says MyVoucherCodes.co.uk.

According to research by the comparison website, seven percent revealed they'd hit their console with an object. In fact, on respondent said he'd used a bat to vent his frustrations. However, 91 percent said after their 'episode' they immediately regretted taking their frustrations out on their controller.

Over half (51 percent) of gamers admitted to getting angry while playing games. Furthemore, 11 percent said they suffered from 'computer rage syndrome' (CRS).

Nearly a third (32 percent) claimed they had thrown a controller during a game, with 10 percent of these admitting they threw it with such force it broke.

Furthermore, 11 percent have fallen out with a friend while playing computer games and 14 percent said they get angry when a computer character 'didn't do what they wanted it to do'.

"I'm pretty certain that if anyone has ever played a computer game before they will know how frustrating it can quite often be when something isn't going your way," said Mark Pearson, chairman of MyVoucherCodes.co.uk.

"While it might seem like a good idea at the time to lash out at your console, it is probably best to take a deep breath before making any rash decisions."

See also: Study: 60% of female players don't call themselves 'gamers'


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