Monday Musings: Why So Mad, My Brother? a.k.a. Rage Quitting, Competition, and Video Games

So this past weekend, I had the chance to participate in the Street Fighter V beta testing, reliving my passions for fighting-based video games born in my youth going to Atlanta arcades.  I had a lot of fun with it, learned a few things about myself, and had my share of success and loss.  It’s competition.  That happens.  No one wins every game!  However, it also let me experience (something I have seen before but never really pondered) one of the most unique phenomenon to competitive online video games: the rage quit.