COD, Other Games Blamed for Relationship Troubles


Videogames like Call of Duty and Football Manager are being increasingly blamed for breakups across the UK.

Hey, you! Are you in a relationship? Do you play games like Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto? Some would say that your videogame hobby might cost you that very relationship – or at least it’d be blamed for the breakup.

A survey of 1,500 gamers and their significant others carried out by found that half of the partners who responded were “jealous” of the amount of time their loved one spent gaming, reports the Daily Mail. 5% of gamers admitted that their gaming had cost them a relationship, and – perhaps related – one in ten said that they’d blown off a romantic evening to get their game on.

“It seems like a games console often means there are three people in a relationship,” said a One-Poll representative. “It’s a bit sad if the virtual world is taking precedence over the real world.”

The game series most cited as being responsible for splits in romance is none other than Call of Duty, the game that cost a UK tennis star his girlfriend and that just recently shattered sales records with Black Ops. Other series named include Football Manager (that’s “kick kick” football, and not “throw catch” football) and Grand Theft Auto – the top 20 is below:

1. Call of Duty
2. Football Manager
3. Grand Theft Auto
5. Medal of Honor
6. Halo
7. Super Mario Brothers
8. Gran Turismo
9. Mario Kart
10. Guitar Hero
11. Assassins Creed
12. Pro Evo Soccer
13. Resident Evil
14. World of Warcraft
15. F1
16. Red Dead Redemption
17. Need for Speed
18. Fallout
19. Gears of War
20. Angry Birds

Really? WoW down below Resident Evil, Mario Kart and Assassin’s Creed?

That doesn’t sound right at all.

(Daily Mail, via CVG)

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