I've done violence to peripherals. Squeezing. Twisting. Button mashing. Angrily dropping. The works. Outside of the occassional 3$ headset breaking, which I've bought a bag of, after a 100$ headset died on me (I didn't do it any harm whatsoever), I've never actually lost my restraint to the point of downright wrecking a peripheral.
Well, today I lost it. I picked up my keyboard with the left, and punched it once semi-fiercly with the right. Keys flying everywhere. The outer shell coming apart. Dust and other ugliness accummulated over the last decade spilling all over my desk. Even after some reconstructive surgery, it didn't come to life anymore. Apparently, the last keystrokes it registered - before it croaked and fell forever dormant under my foolish angry blow - opened the game's console, and entered the letters AZ - as in donkey's ass.
I'm not going to lie, it felt almost as good, as it was dumb. Nonetheless, a sad story, and I'd appreciate if you'd make me feel better about this misstep, by sharing your crimes against better judgment and character - what hapless innocent peripheral did fall victim to thine game-induced fury?
P.S. It's the first time in years I've really looked at my keyboard in the sober light of day, when I threw it out, and damn if it wasn't the vilest thing I've ever seen. Years of minor spills and dust crusted the innards of it to the point of it being more organic matter than machine. Ugh.