So, the other day I'm going through a bunch of games that I haven't played in a while and I come upon Ninja Gaiden: Black. Looking at the box art, I was immediately reminded of the love/hate relationship I had with the game. Now, I'm not the type to throw a controller at a TV or punch a coffee table because I keep dying do to enemy cheap shots. The most I'll ever do is get up and walk away for a few hours or whatever. I play video games to relax, not break shit. However, I've known a guy (Not naming any names.) for years now that I have seen fucking LOSE it due to video games. King of Fighters '99 cost him half of his VHS collection. He had this weird way of breaking controllers where he'd rip them out of the system roughly, yet carefully, so as not to pull the system to the floor, spin them from their cords and once its speed and his mounted rage had reached their explosive apex he'd slam them into the ground where they would explode into a million tiny tears of plastic. I saw him do this...I don't know, 6 times. Man, I saw him burn through two VHS copies of Friday in one day. No, I DON'T know why he had two copies of Friday. Probably because its so good; if you have to ask. And I'm not even going into the strange, primal grunts and howls of anger that accompanied all of this. Anyway, that's my story. What about you? Have you or anyone you know ever gotten so angry that you just obliterated an inanimate object? Let us know! :D No judgement. Not from me anyway...the internet, as always, is going to judge the shit out of you.
The only time I've ever gotten frustrated enough in a game to damage something was when I threw (more like dropped) my Xbox 360 controller on the floor after losing a certain match in SFIV. It bent a small bit of the plastic on it and I realized that that was a silly thing to do.
Oh, there was also that time yesterday when I lost in StarCraft II and crushed a nearby soda can.
I never understood the concept of flipping out over video games to the degree where you actually break shit. Like yeah, I've gotten annoyed but I simply stop playing then. I just never understood it.
Same here. I can't think of anything that would compel me to break a $40 (or whatever the hell they cost now of days) controller.
When I first started playing Metal Gear Online I got pissed because I never could figure out why I was getting killed in two seconds whereas people I shot a bunch of times seemed to be invincible. One day I picked up my nearby paperweight and chucked it in a random direction ... went through our cheap drywall and I had to patch it up.
I've broken a lot of controllers over the years. I try not to let my rage get to the point where I want to throw or break something; I usually just end up cursing increasingly louder, but sometimes I can't help it, because FUCK SOME GAMES. And when my anger does hit the boiling point, these days I try not to abuse the controller and instead use something I don't care about or that is not easily damaged. I definitely have anger issues, and I seriously wish I didn't because it makes it incredibly hard to play and enjoy a lot of games when even the slightest thing goes wrong.
As for most damage done, years ago I was lying on my stomach playing Assassin's Creed 1, and for whatever reason I was getting super pissed at the game. I ended up inadvertently kicking a hole through my wall. I didn't even realize it until later on when I quit playing and turned around. Also, Geometry Wars caused me to break two controllers, one of which wasn't even mine.
I kicked the shit out of an armchair on multiple occasions while playing F-Zero GX. I think I've calmed down since then.
That story about controller-smashing guy is hilarious to me. Surely as you're starting your swing, you say to yourself "Hold on, maybe this is a bad idea."
While I am glad I'm surrounded by a bunch of zen-ass muchachos/muchachettes (I think 'muchachas' is the female counterpart to a 'muchacho'. Doesn't matter.), I'm surprised that a lot of you don't at least know 'that one guy'. The weird thing about it is that he was otherwise a very non-violent guy. Something about that little Rugal sprite uppercut kicking little Terry to death over and over again just set him off.
I once got so mad at Call of Duty 4 on veteran that I bit my 360 controller. Now there are tiny little indents from my teeth on parts of the controller. Only did it the one time, but man, what an infuriating experience. NEVER AGAIN!
Also, It wasn't game rage, but I lazily tossed a Nintendo 64 controller onto a couch cushion less than a metre away and it managed to land face down and break the goddamn control stick off! That was really dumb.
Only one time, back in my WoW days when ulduar was the hot shit. The guild that I was in was working our way through Hard Mode 25 man ULD before the nerf and got stuck on Firefighter of course. After a night of wiping on that one fight for 5 hours straight because idiots couldn't get out of the fire I slammed my fist down on my keyboard tray and busted it in half.... I stopped playing WoW soon after that.
I broke the A button on a GC controller due to Mario Party rage.
I was playing with my friends and I came upon an event that was going to give me a star just as long as I said yes to it. One friend slaps my controller and refuses the star. Controller is promptly thrown.
Why the fuck would there be an option to refuse a star? Mind boggling.
This, however, was when I was a bit younger and more prone to getting upset at games. I haven't done anything that egregious since. Video games aren't worth getting upset at.
I got a stress ball that broke while playing Dark Souls... does that count?
Also punching pillows... maybe biting them helps as well. Just remember, what you are holding costs enough to buy 40 MCdonald french fries and is 2/3s of a new video game price. Don't let controllers break!