#1 Posted by squiDc00kiE (367 posts) -

I'm playing CoD Black Ops II multiplayer and start yelling at a killcam...

I argue the merits of Temple Run over Temple Run 2...

Does anyone ever catch themselves gaming, and suddenly realize you're in a group or mindset you never thought you'd ever be in, or want to? Are you ever gaming, and suddenly feel like a bad person?

#2 Posted by project343 (2838 posts) -

On forums. Arguing with people constantly. I'm better than this *tear drop*.

#3 Posted by Doctorchimp (4055 posts) -

Yeah...I hopped back on CS: GO, after about an hour of that game I realize I'm a monster.

#4 Posted by crusader8463 (14429 posts) -

When I start dying again and again because of the games fault and not something I did to screw up then I get mad and have been known to slam my fist on my keyboard. Once I get to that point I always just calm down right after or stop playing the game.

#5 Posted by leinad44 (537 posts) -

When I find myself getting angry at people mindlessly hating on Patrick and then realising that I am just adding fuel to the fire.

#6 Posted by believer258 (12186 posts) -

...yeah, kinda.

#7 Posted by RaiaNtsu (2 posts) -

I broke a headset while playing Halo 2 online. Kept on running into cheaters. My entire team would spawn in midair then die a second later. Threw it at the wall.

#8 Posted by gogosox82 (430 posts) -

When i used to get invaded in dark souls by some dude using the bb glitch. That used to piss me off so much and then i'd feel bad b/c its just a videogame and i should be this upset about it.

#9 Posted by Animasta (14719 posts) -

your two threads sound connected because of the ellipses.

So I bought premium... I feel like a bad person

#10 Posted by vikingdeath1 (1005 posts) -

years ago a boss in Final Fantasy 12 made me repeatedly smash my new see-through/ light-up PS2 controller that my best friend had gotten me for my birthday..... I still have the other half of that controller somewhere....

#11 Posted by laserbolts (5365 posts) -

Yeah sometimes I get angry playing video games so I just mix a drink and calm down.

#12 Posted by familyphotoshoot (654 posts) -

Yelling at someone in a competitive multiplayer game online is basically the equivalent of punching your friend in the shoulder/trying to knock away his controller back in the days when multiplayer was done on the couch. It's too bad that a good chunk of people are whiny crybabies who can't deal with the tiniest amount of banter.

#13 Posted by Rattle618 (1456 posts) -

Nope, Im pretty great.

#14 Posted by 49th (2845 posts) -

I don't really get mad at games. Sometimes I swear at the screen or insult people I am playing with but that's just for my own amusement, I don't have a mic.

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#15 Posted by Skytylz (4039 posts) -

@Rattle618 said:

Nope, Im pretty great.

Do you feel like a bad person now for being a pompous douche bag?

#16 Posted by squiDc00kiE (367 posts) -

@Animasta: Haha whoops. I Should have thought that through.

#17 Posted by Peanut (955 posts) -

@leinad44 said:

When I find myself getting angry at people mindlessly hating on Patrick and then realising that I am just adding fuel to the fire.

This is super sad, brah.

#18 Posted by mosespippy (4444 posts) -

@vikingdeath1: Which boss? I don't remember any of them being particularly difficult and there is no way that I missed any.

#19 Posted by Undeadpool (4997 posts) -

@project343 said:

On forums. Arguing with people constantly. I'm better than this *tear drop*.

You and me both...

And yeah, half the reason I don't play with mics is because I don't want to hear people screeching and whining and the other half is...because I screech and whine a lot...goddamnit

#20 Posted by squiDc00kiE (367 posts) -

@laserbolts said:

Yeah sometimes I get angry playing video games so I just mix a drink and calm down.

This. Do this. Some Bookers, or a good Hulk can be a great fun enhancer.

#21 Posted by GnsDemon (115 posts) -

Whenever I play with a friend and I or him get really really pissed. Its just awkward as hell.

#22 Posted by Aetheldod (3723 posts) -

Im a bad person ... all the time :( I kind of hate myself at the moment

#23 Posted by joetom (144 posts) -

I got pissed off and broke a PS3 controller once. I felt pretty fucking stupid after that.

#24 Posted by RandomHero666 (3183 posts) -

As soon as I scroll down into the comments section of a youtube video I instantly become a Grade A cunt

#25 Posted by Demoskinos (15143 posts) -

I nearly put my fist through the screen of my laptop over FinalFantasy XI once yeah.....ruined that

#26 Posted by Yummylee (22538 posts) -

@Undeadpool said:

@project343 said:

On forums. Arguing with people constantly. I'm better than this *tear drop*.

You and me both...

And yeah, half the reason I don't play with mics is because I don't want to hear people screeching and whining and the other half is...because I screech and whine a lot...goddamnit

Yyyyyyyyyup, this. It's why I never stick to a multiplayer game for too long, because eventually I start holding myself to much higher standards after I've been playing for a long while, and if I can't match those standards then I can sometimes get a little... emotional. X_x

#27 Posted by MikkaQ (10344 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

I nearly put my fist through the screen of my laptop over FinalFantasy XI once yeah.....ruined that

I would too if I had spent money on that game.

#28 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

Yeah. I don't particularly like Call of Duty nor Halo. Yet, I always end up buying these games and I roughly spend 50 hours during a year playing on each games. Yet, I bitch about map packs and I never considered myself a CoD player. I'm better than this, am I not? :(

#29 Edited by Willtron (243 posts) -

Whenever I play NHL online and dominate someone and still lose, I can get pretty animated. It's fucking stupid.

But I'm not as bad as my friend. Completely normal dude, but when he plays games online? He becomes the most offensive, racist person I've ever heard. It's so awkward and insane that it just becomes funny at some point. Then it circles back around to being awkward and insane.

Not just related to gaming, I don't think I'm necessarily a bad person. I can become very argumentative, though, and I can very easily just shoot someone's opinion down. If I feel strongly enough about something, I don't disagree with someone's opinion. They're just straight up wrong -- which makes no rational sense, obviously. My girlfriend can get a bittttttt pissed when I do that shit. And rightfully so. I'm an asshole about that stuff. And I rip on people. And hate people. A lot. I'd say I'm most definitely an asshole. Maybe not a bad person, all morally speaking.

#30 Posted by GnaTSoL (836 posts) -

@RaiaNtsu said:

I broke a headset while playing Halo 2 online. Kept on running into cheaters. My entire team would spawn in midair then die a second later. Threw it at the wall.

Thats awesome!!!! The only cheats I ever ran into was auto Sniper Rifles, but that would also make me lol.

#31 Posted by Demoskinos (15143 posts) -
@MikkaQ

@Demoskinos said:

I nearly put my fist through the screen of my laptop over FinalFantasy XI once yeah.....ruined that

I would too if I had spent money on that game.

Hey, I played that for two years and loved it! Only MMO I've ever bothered investing in.
#32 Posted by MikkaQ (10344 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

@MikkaQ

@Demoskinos said:

I nearly put my fist through the screen of my laptop over FinalFantasy XI once yeah.....ruined that

I would too if I had spent money on that game.

Hey, I played that for two years and loved it! Only MMO I've ever bothered investing in.

Well alright, if that was your one MMO then you could have done worse. Still that game was just such a weird move on Square's behalf. Giving it a sequel was even crazier though!

#33 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5990 posts) -

If anything frustrating or shitty happens to me in a game, I never find myself angry. I instead just laugh at my own misfortune. Not in an ironic or sarcastic way, more of a " That's Fucked up, oh well" way. I can't find it in me to get mad at a video game or anything tangentially related to it.

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#34 Posted by Rattle618 (1456 posts) -

@Skytylz said:

@Rattle618 said:

Nope, Im pretty great.

Do you feel like a bad person now for being a pompous douche bag?

Not really.

#35 Posted by Arabes (345 posts) -

@project343 said:

On forums. Arguing with people constantly. I'm better than this *tear drop*.

This right here :) It happens every 6 months or so and I get all worked up about something and then afterwards feel like a fucking tool.

#36 Posted by WarlordPayne (705 posts) -

@Yummylee said:

@Undeadpool said:

@project343 said:

On forums. Arguing with people constantly. I'm better than this *tear drop*.

You and me both...

And yeah, half the reason I don't play with mics is because I don't want to hear people screeching and whining and the other half is...because I screech and whine a lot...goddamnit

Yyyyyyyyyup, this. It's why I never stick to a multiplayer game for too long, because eventually I start holding myself to much higher standards after I've been playing for a long while, and if I can't match those standards then I can sometimes get a little... emotional. X_x

Me, too. The only game I used a headset for was SOCOM because it had push to talk so people seemed to scream and whine into the mic a lot less and no one had to put up with me bitching into my mic.

I miss push to talk.

#37 Posted by Undeadpool (4997 posts) -

@WarlordPayne said:

@Yummylee said:

@Undeadpool said:

@project343 said:

On forums. Arguing with people constantly. I'm better than this *tear drop*.

You and me both...

And yeah, half the reason I don't play with mics is because I don't want to hear people screeching and whining and the other half is...because I screech and whine a lot...goddamnit

Yyyyyyyyyup, this. It's why I never stick to a multiplayer game for too long, because eventually I start holding myself to much higher standards after I've been playing for a long while, and if I can't match those standards then I can sometimes get a little... emotional. X_x

Me, too. The only game I used a headset for was SOCOM because it had push to talk so people seemed to scream and whine into the mic a lot less and no one had to put up with me bitching into my mic.

I miss push to talk.

Yeah, I feel like they really backslid by reversing that and making it so you had to push to mute.

#38 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4701 posts) -

I rarely get mad when playing games, even less so in multiplayer. Except once when I was young and my dad beat me at some wrestling game. I threw that controller across the room.

#39 Posted by clstirens (847 posts) -

@Animasta: It's a damn good deal for all of those map packs, why feel bad?

If anything, I DO feel bad that I'll never get my old knife back, though.

#40 Posted by Atlas (2457 posts) -

I am in no way, shape, or form a misogynist - my mother wouldn't have stood for it. But if I'm playing against an AI opponent in say a driving game or something like that, and I'm trash talking to myself, I will call them a bitch. It's just the word you use to trash talk women, none of the others really fit. Sometimes I'll use words like whore, but I don't think I've ever described myself as raping anybody. I don't think I would use this sort of language in real life, like if I was playing multiplayer against someone who I happened to know was a woman, whether I knew them or not - my misogynistic language does not extend beyond the boundaries of digitised ladies. Still, it's a tiny bit troubling. I don't think I've ever used the word nigger if I was trash talking to a black AI character, so I dunno why I do it with women.

The only trash talking I ever did in actual multiplayer against people was on TF2 servers and that was all very light-hearted and it never got out of line. And TF2 is the only multiplayer experience I had where I didn't get unnecessarily angry when I screwed up or we lost or whatever. I do have a bit of a temper and I can be very competitive, so losing can bother me and make me swear. I don't think either of the two things I mentioned makes me a bad person, per se. I mean, none of us are perfect, right? I'd rather be a good person in real life and an asshole while playing games than the other way around.

#41 Edited by Legion_ (1557 posts) -

@squiDc00kiE said:

@laserbolts said:

Yeah sometimes I get angry playing video games so I just mix a drink and calm down.

This. Do this. Some Bookers, or a good Hulk can be a great fun enhancer.

Make a drink when your angry? That doesn't sound healthy at all.

#42 Posted by JonathanAshleyMoore (283 posts) -

@Rattle618 said:

Nope, Im pretty great.

You're my hero.

#43 Posted by squiDc00kiE (367 posts) -

@Legion_ said:

@squiDc00kiE said:

@laserbolts said:

Yeah sometimes I get angry playing video games so I just mix a drink and calm down.

This. Do this. Some Bookers, or a good Hulk can be a great fun enhancer.

Make a drink when your angry? That doesn't sound healthy at all.

When you're legitimately upset of course that's a bad idea. But when you know you're angry at a game, and feel stupid for feeling that way, a little happy juice never hurt.

#44 Edited by BabyChooChoo (4807 posts) -

@project343 said:

On forums. Arguing with people constantly. I'm better than this *tear drop*.

*sigh* Sad, but oh so true. When I feel someone has said something I think is dumb/completely wrong, it's hard for me to just let it go...