I am sitting here playing Super Meat Boy on the PC with a keyboard and I am thinking about crushing my monitor with a sledgehammer so I wonder, have you ever broken anything in real life because a game has aggrevated you?
Just yelling FUCK, I've never done anything physical out of rage. Most recent example is not getting a hit on point-blank shotgun headshots in bfbc2Vietnam and having the other player turn around and kill me instead. I use the shotgun almost exclusively these days and have gold stars or wtvr using it but sometimes it just doesn't hit anything at all.
Street Fighter 4 made me do that more than a few times. I don't play fighting games and I tried getting into this when it first came out. I tried playing single player on easy, only to have the thing glitch out (which I didn't know at the time) and suddenly jump to the hardest difficulty setting. That caused some controller throwing. Every CoD game I've played made me break a controller. Fallout 2 did it as well. What a fucking stupid game that was... I tried playing it again yesterday and died fighting the first "boss." Why? Because I only had a 33% chance of hitting him, not to mention him blocking. Fuck that game! Just thinking about it makes me angry.
i never understood people breaking controllers out of anger, i mean...you would need to get it fixed / get a replacement, i mean meh
i never rage in single player games only multiplayer, the ones that spring to mind are call of duty and street fighter 4....alot in call of duty, especially modern warfare 2
Despite having a terrible temper under certain circumstances, I have never quite broken something due to a game. But games themselves never make me angry. It's things like lag that really piss me off. I'm pretty good at keeping my emotions under control, and people think I'm pretty calm, so when I do have the occasional outburst, it weirds people out.
I have beat the shit out of some pillows though. I'll also throw things like socks as hard as I can, because I know they won't hurt anything.
I don't know what it was, but Kingdom Hearts: Re: Chain of Memories on the PS2 enraged me to the point that I broke two controllers by throwing them to the floor (on different days and different points in the game). I still haven't beaten it because all I can associate with that game is pure rage.
When I was younger. I no longer get upset to the point of rage. I have to admit, I've come close when the game involves an online component. Having a bad streak of deaths in an FPS deathmatch, or having that one other player that seems like they're gunning for you for whatever reason and you're just not skilled enough to do anything to stop them. The worst would be corpse camped in an mmo like WoW. These make it difficult to not at least become mildly frustrated, especially magnified when you don't have the sense to leave it alone and do something else.
Haven't broken anything (yet), but Black Ops on Veteran is the most fucking enraging, maddening, god-damned-awful experience I've ever had. The design flaws in that campaign that specifically mean that you will die over and over again until you happen to just get lucky to pass certain parts are ridiculous.
What really iced my rage cake, and led to me stopping for a while (haven't picked it back up yet), is that, after spending over 2 hours getting through half of the campaign mission, and another 30+ mins on the second half, I got this "AI model x has more than 160 bones, check the console for details" bug that kicked me out to the main menu. And because CoD STILL SOMEHOW DOESN'T HAVE CHECKPOINT SAVES, I have to start the level over again.
Since then I've started the whole new rage cake that is multiplayer. But even the worst, laggiest, most frustrating multiplayer match has absolutely nothing on the almost-broken campaign, so I'm relatively calmer.
You need to take a break.
That comment was in no way a snarky comment. Rather, in my experience I've found if a game is starting to get under my skin to the point of anger, I need to step away from it and relax. They're games, at the end of the day, and you need to remember what's fun about the games and focus on that. If you try to will yourself through something that's upsetting you, then you're dwelling on the negative traits causing the frustration in the first place. Not a healthy way to play video games.
I've raged, but it never lasts for more than a few seconds and I never break anything. On the rare occasion I've thrown a controller, it was always into the couch because I don't want to have to buy a new one. My frugal side is more powerful than my angry side.
Although I will say, sleep is a wonderful aid. I was up till like 7AM one night and frustrated as hell on Khe Sanh, went to bed, woke up later, and actually managed to beat it.
I've also raged a lot at games that my friends consistently beat me at, like SSFIV and Madden.
For some reason whilst playing Meat Boy I stay relatively calm, Theres an occasional swear word here and there but thats about it. Pixel Junk Eden on the other hand nearly made me kick a TV over. I have told anyone if they see me playing that game again to walk up to the console and just switch it off.
I never get angry over anything ever and have been accused on multiple occasions of being a robot BUT...
...Monster Hunter once made me throw my PSP into a wall and now the battery cover falls off all the time. I don't even remember what happened that pissed me off. That's what over 1000 hours logged will do to you I guess.
First time it happened was vs mr robot midget jedi in The Force Unleashed 1 on the highest setting, goddamnit he was annoying!
Also, any Call of Duty game online, filled with campers and cheap asses, so not fun to play that game.
Oh and World of Warcraft, I kicked chairs yo!
" Haven't broken anything (yet), but Black Ops on Veteran is the most fucking enraging, maddening, god-damned-awful experience I've ever had. "World At War's Veteran campaign would like a word with you. Black Ops on Veteran is NOTHING compared to WaW, at least Blops didn't have an absolutely ludicrous amount of grenade spam.
On topic though, I don't think I've ever physically broken something or anything like that because of a game. I usually just swear. Very loudly.
Upto yet, I'm 23 years old, and the nearest I've come is to grip my control pads' arms really, really tightly whilst gritting my teeth and hatefully whispering "Which group of ass-holes created the ally AI in this FUCKING game! And why didn't they make it more intelligent for harder difficulties?!"
Gears of War 2 on Insane difficulty.
I was playing Online Co-op with a good friend of mine, in a section where your team has to split off into teams of two and you're both on your own with an AI to "help" you out.
Now for some reason the AI decides that it'd be a smart idea to run into a crowd of those big dudes that carry shields and something that's close to a mace, basically a grenade (instead of a metal ball with spikes) that's attached to a chain.
Anyway, for some reason the AI decides that it'd be a smart idea to run into a crowd of those big dudes armed only with a shotgun of all guns.
This wouldn't be so bad if the game didn't rely on us reviving their stupid AI asses every time they went down or return us to the most recent checkpoint.
once they've been revived though they only go and continue to run back into the same group of short range enemies and stand in one spot whilst doing shamelessly small amounts of damage to them yet again. Etc, etc...
We managed it, but it took us a very long while and a lot of patience to do, plus a months break between tries.