April 29, 2020
We live in extremely stressful times. We’re dealing with a COVID-19 pandemic. A lot of people’s livelihoods are shut down. We’re all going a little stir crazy under stay-at-home orders. Everyone is looking for some stress relief in their lives. Thankfully, for gamers we have an outlet to relieve a lot of that stress! In these crazy times, many of us have turned to games as a way to cope with the stresses of the real world. Comfy Sacks, a maker of bean bag seats, wanted to capture just what games people are playing to help reduce stress. They surveyed over one thousand people who play games regularly, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch was voted the second-most stress reducing game! This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has played Breath of the Wild. We know how peaceful it can be to get lost in the wide open Hyrule! You can check out Comfy Sacks’ study here to see what other games are great for stress relief – and what games cause the most stress!