With more and more people turning to gaming as a new hobby during lockdown, some relationships are feeling the strain. According to a study from Brigham Young University, 75% of spouses are looking for their partner to put “more effort into their marriage and less into video games.” Thankfully for those people, OnlineGambling.ca has the answer [via TheGamer].
OnlineGambling has created the “Anti-Gaming spray,” a stinky substance which you can spritz onto gaming controllers and keyboards to keep your partner off Call of Duty: Warzone (or in my case, Persona 5 Royal).
The Anti-Gaming spray, which you can check out here, sells for $5.99 and currently has a five star review (if the product is real, that is).
The stinky spray’s ingredients include: durian fruit essence; patchouli essential oil; kala namak (eggy black salt); garlic essential oil; vinegar. Yum.
The website, which aims to bring awareness to video game addiction, explains the philosophy behind the spray, writing: “Our Anti-Gaming Spray is designed to repel anyone who’s reaching for the console, it’s been created with fed-up family members and partners in mind. We developed this spray to keep the gamer in your life from getting hooked on the latest release, and revive your relationship.
“Sick and tired of your partner paying too much attention to video games? We’ll be honest here and level with you: you’re not the only one.”
On the topic of hardcore or excessive gaming in a relationship, relationship counsellor Sian Jones says the following: “A relationship could potentially break down if the person who is online… refuses to stop. These arguments usually occur because one person feels ignored, less important or lied to. It can leave people feeling threatened, jealous, suspicious, and angry.”
Whether or not the product is actually real remains to be seen, but either way, it’s a cool campaign to bring awareness to a very serious issue.
At the time of writing, it’s currently sold out. Find out more here.
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