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Friday Debate: What’s the angriest that a video game has ever made you?

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Video games are many things. They’re cathartic, they’re social hubs wherein you and friends can go on an adventure and talk smack to one another. They’re the perfect exit from the mundane reality of life, a power fantasy for the weary or a test of skill for those who wish to prove themselves in digital arenas and establish a new persona.

Other times, games can be proper bastards.

We’ve all been there before, we’ve all been on the verge of an aneurysm thanks to a video game testing our patience to the very limit of what a human can tolerate. Maybe it was shoddy controls, poor design or just a lack of coordination on our part, but video games do have the tendency to bring out the worst in us.

Plenty of games have made my blood boil over the years. The punishing difficulty of Ghosts ‘n Goblins had me seeing red from an early age, Cousin Roman’s incessant phone calls asking me to go bowling with in Grand Theft Auto 4, whereas the more recent reboot of Need For Speed shipped with the most annoying road crew ever as I had to endure conversations with the biggest group of speed-addicted twats to ever escape a convention of wannabe Fast ‘n Furious actors.

There was one time when a video game literally had me screaming out of pure anger.

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It was the early 2000s, and I was finally playing Final Fantasy 8. Magical, charming and capable of consuming my life, I spent weeks getting my team ready for the final battle against Ultimecia. I’d spent so many hours on the Island Closest to Hell, summoning Doomtrain and taking down the biggest bads possible in that game. I had a team of fighters, maxed out and junctioned with the very best spells in the game so that their stats went through the roof.

I took on Ultimecia, I cleaned her clock in her base form and was in for the fight of my life when she transcended through time and space itself. Half my gang was gone, we were running low on spells thanks to her Griever Guardian Force wiping out my stock and she was on the brink of defeat. It was time to finally end over a hundred hours of time that I had invested in Final Fantasy 8.

Then the power tripped. I don’t think words can describe the emotions I felt at that point. I was cycling through them like Nicolas Cage during his Ghost Rider transformation, running the full gamut of despair and fury. I eventually calmed down, realised that if I did it once I could do it again and prepared for round 2 against Ultimecia.

Only to find out, that my save game on my memory card in my PS2 had been wiped clean. I swore so loud that day, that I’m certain my entire street heard me. That’s just me of course, but what about you? Care to share any repressed memories of the time that a video game made you so angry, that you actually broke your controller or punched your CRT monitor? Sound off below and let’s get some closure.

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Last Updated: October 12, 2018

92 Comments

  1. Punched my 12″ CRT monitor to a funny green glowing death when I was 12, playing GTA Vice City on a PC that was woefully under specced to handle the game.

    During my 50th attempt at that RC helicopter bomb mission, was flying toward that last bomb point or whatever and the PC shut down, for the 6th or 7th time that day.

    Turned the PC back on after calming down a bit and the monitor just glowed green.

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  2. Richard Scott

    October 12, 2018 at 11:09

    Totally lost my cool trying to beat the final boss of Heavenly Sword. Broke controller and a few other things. That game defeated me, I never managed to complete it.

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  3. G8crasha

    October 12, 2018 at 11:13

    There are so many, I’ve lost count. Most of the time I get peeved off when I’m forced to do some driving in a game. For some reason, I just cannot drive in games. I seem to be a magnet for that crash barrier, or pole, or car, or building, or whatever the hell else is put there by the developers to peeve me off!!!! PS: I hate all those developers!!!!!

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    • Original Heretic

      October 12, 2018 at 11:21

      Ha! Sounds like one of my mates. We never give him driving duty anymore, not since he plunged the entire crew down a cliff while we were all in the vehicle with him.

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    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      October 12, 2018 at 12:24

      Driving tip: Look where you want to go, not where the car is going. Your hands will take care of the rest. Most of the time.

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  4. Original Heretic

    October 12, 2018 at 11:19

    Wow, D, congrats on not going on a killing spree after THAT happening to you!

    My biggest rage moment was similar. Lion King on the Sega Megadrive. Dodgy power cable that had to be a just the right angle, or it tripped off.I was busy fighting Scar when the dog walked past and touched the power chord.

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    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      October 12, 2018 at 12:10

      Ahhh man! But that game is infinitely replayable! Methinks it was better than Maximum Carnage. All-time favourite

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    • Skyblue

      October 12, 2018 at 20:47

      ROFL, you said “power chord”

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      • Original Heretic

        October 15, 2018 at 08:02

        Metal all the way!

        It’s known as the inadvertent awesome typo.

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  5. Pariah

    October 12, 2018 at 11:21

    Man this is a tough one. Growing up I raged at anything that moved in a manner outside of my fancy, and games were just one of those things. Every game I played growing up had me raging at it, so those are all out. Those weren’t the games’ fault.

    As an adult though the only game that had me angry was DOTA2, and that was all due to people and not the game itself. The game itself is rather chill and relaxing for me. Obviously playing solo isn’t *really an option there though. But that’s about the only game that really got my blood boiling.

    *Bots don’t count.

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    • Guz

      October 12, 2018 at 11:31

      Yip some dota matches get so salty you’d think your in the deadsea or something, especially in pubs if your team is losing but it not that persons fault it must be the rest of the team they proceeded to swear and shout non stop

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    • Guz

      October 12, 2018 at 11:31

      Yip some dota matches get so salty you’d think your in the deadsea or something, especially in pubs if your team is losing but it not that persons fault it must be the rest of the team they proceeded to swear and shout non stop

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    • Original Heretic

      October 12, 2018 at 11:29

      You seen that there’s a Darkest Dungeon voice pack for DOTA2?

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      • Pariah

        October 12, 2018 at 11:31

        Yeah I have, and they added a ton of new triggers for the pack as well. Still, I haven’t played in a long time and I have approximately 0.000 desire to return.

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        • Original Heretic

          October 12, 2018 at 13:32

          Kinda like me and Smite.
          Every now and again, I feel the urge to hop back in. After one game (win or lose), the urge is gone.

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          • Pariah

            October 12, 2018 at 13:43

            Yeah I don’t even get the urge on my end. XD

          • Guz

            October 12, 2018 at 13:47

            I really enjoyed dota(2000+ hours) but it got a bit much after a while, if you want to be good you gotta play nearly every day and I dont have that kind of time. I rather just watch the majors when they on to get my fix then I’m done

    • Guz

      October 12, 2018 at 11:31

      Yip some dota matches get so salty you’d think your in the deadsea or something, especially in pubs if your team is losing but it not that persons fault it must be the rest of the team they proceeded to swear and shout non stop

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      • Pariah

        October 12, 2018 at 11:39

        Man, I still have trauma from this one Invoker mid player who went full right-click build and used literally 0 spells the entire game, but raged at all of us the whole time. It was… Special.

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        • Matthew Holliday

          October 12, 2018 at 11:52

          I was playing WC dota, was a tournament game or something, my friend picked brood and went mid, dropped a web in the middle, then on teamspeak was like “gotta go, brb” and went afk, was away for 30 minutes, we were barely defending our t3’s, the whole team was raging, you know how it is, I found myself considering cutting ties with one of my oldest friends.

          When he got back we were all mad, but he hadnt died and had been earning passive gold and xp, bought a radiance and boots and ended up winning the game for us.

          Crisis averted, luckilly.
          But the rage was real for those 30 minutes.
          Dangerous game.

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        • Matthew Holliday

          October 12, 2018 at 11:52

          I was playing WC dota, was a tournament game or something, my friend picked brood and went mid, dropped a web in the middle, then on teamspeak was like “gotta go, brb” and went afk, was away for 30 minutes, we were barely defending our t3’s, the whole team was raging, you know how it is, I found myself considering cutting ties with one of my oldest friends.

          When he got back we were all mad, but he hadnt died and had been earning passive gold and xp, bought a radiance and boots and ended up winning the game for us.

          Crisis averted, luckilly.
          But the rage was real for those 30 minutes.
          Dangerous game.

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          • Pariah

            October 12, 2018 at 11:54

            Oh I can imagine the rage. And I completely would agree with said rage. Don’t join a game if you have to afk! *jdhfkjsdgfjdsg*.

            XD

          • Guz

            October 12, 2018 at 11:55

            lololol thats one of those “friendship over” arguments that you laugh about later, can only image all the flak he got when he got back to his PC

  6. Daniel Hallinan

    October 12, 2018 at 11:21

    OH BOY DID I GET ANGRY AT GAMES. I used to get immensely frustrated when struggling with games. The 3D GTA games, Homeworld 2 and PARTICULARLY that thrice damned and Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (the only game I’ve uninstalled and never played again after a fit of rage) do stand out as games that broiled my knickers.

    I’m… a lot better with that now, though 😛

    That said, Bloodborne still gets me frustrated and angry (chalice dungeon bosses in particular) – but more in a “I’m going to stop playing now”, rather than a outwardly shouty way. Hollow Knight, though, maaaaaan that game made me as salty as the Dead Sea, to the point where I was going “I’m not bad, THE GAME IS BAD!”.

    I also know I get salty in MP team games when I feel we’re spending a long while doing something fruitless. When I first jumped into Overwatch, friends wanted to play the mode where powers recharge almost imemdiately, and it almost always resulted in us simply being spawn camped. I did not enjoy that mode >_> (Though I do feel guilty about complaining about it to my friends as we were playing >_<)

    Furthermore, my PS4 controller is broken – when I put a bit too much pressure on L3, it (for some bizarre reason) triggers L2. Playing the recent God of War and Bloodborne with that quirk is not conducive to a relaxing experience.

    Finally, anything with time limits. I hate time limits with a corrosive, vitriolic passion.

    I've never broken anything in rage before, though – but I suspect I tend to clamp down on my controllers quite tightly.

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  7. Psyduck

    October 12, 2018 at 11:22

    When fighting the Orphan of Kos for the 32nd time and he has 1% hp left when you die. I bashed by brothers laptop bag with my controller. Lucky me he was using it at that moment.

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  8. For the Emperor!

    October 12, 2018 at 11:22

    Never got physical with peripherals or with any hardware, but I have had a few moments where I wanted to. Mostly when I feel a game is “cheesing” me to lose. Looking at you NBA where I am subbed for 3 minutes and there is a 20 point swing! That is most of what I currently remember, as I used to be good at games back in the day…

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    • For the Emperor!

      October 12, 2018 at 11:23

      Although WoW had its moments

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  9. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 12, 2018 at 11:22

    Probably not the angriest I’ve ever been, but on Monday evening I completed a champion lvl boss fight in Darkest Dungeon, my team was still in great shape, full health, one a bit stressed, so I decided to explore the rest of the dungeon for more loot & I came across the Shambler summon spot. I thought to myself, hey I’m still in great shape and I can do with the money, let’s kick his arse. Then it’s minions start landing major crits every round while my main damage dealer can’t hit the side of a barn with a sword of barn-side smiting +9000, and a few rounds later my entire lvl6 fully upgraded team of heroes was dead.

    I was angry with both the game and myself, and I’ve been too angry to play the game since.

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    • Original Heretic

      October 12, 2018 at 11:25

      Darkest Dungeon can be so cruel. So, so cruel.
      Your tale does not surprise me in the least.

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  10. Admiral Chief

    October 12, 2018 at 11:25

    XCOM
    Missing a 98% shot from point blank rage

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    • Admiral Chief

      October 12, 2018 at 11:26

      With a SHOTGUN

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    • For the Emperor!

      October 12, 2018 at 11:33

      Thanks for bringing up my repressed memories! Though admittedly I did save-scum the hell out of that game!

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    • Hargrim

      October 12, 2018 at 12:13

      Apparently the game works out shot percentages to a few decimals, but gives you the rounded number. I learned this when my Sniper missed a 100% shot on a Muton. So it was a 99.5 or better shot, and it missed

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  11. Chris

    October 12, 2018 at 11:28

    Candy crushes slogan – Swipe. Match. Relax. Swipe and lose and lose and lose that you get so frustrated you break your phones screen trying to break the candy inside! Swipe. Match. Relax…

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    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      October 12, 2018 at 12:16

      Candy crush is not a real ga…. Wait 1 hour for the rest of the comment or pay $1.

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  12. Mielies the Magnificent

    October 12, 2018 at 11:36

    Literally ANY game forcing you to babysit or protect either a base or NPC. Fuck that.

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    • Mielies the Magnificent

      October 12, 2018 at 11:37

      Not talking about base building games like C&C or warcraft where that is the actual point.

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    • Mielies the Magnificent

      October 12, 2018 at 11:37

      Not talking about base building games like C&C or warcraft where that is the actual point.

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      • Dutch Matrix

        October 12, 2018 at 11:38

        Ugh. When Said NPC gets in the way of your perfect headshot! I can then murder that NPC and the dev responsible with my bare hands!

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        • Pariah

          October 12, 2018 at 11:40

          Oh I hate when that happens when killing the innocent retard forces a game over. Man that’s annoying.

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  13. Guz

    October 12, 2018 at 11:36

    lol reminded me about final fantasy x trying to get the Venus Sigil by doing 200 lighting dodges, must of tried for over 10 hours+ to get it, you get so far and one mistake and boom have to start all over again

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  14. Kromas

    October 12, 2018 at 11:39

    Skyrim 50+ hours in save file corrupted.

    But co-op Res Evil 4 (or was it 5) had me breaking my keyboard and hating my friend and he broke his mouse. QTE madness.

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    • Matthew Holliday

      October 12, 2018 at 12:06

      Had a similar issue with skyrim
      Also lost my Mass Effect 1 saves, like 3 playthroughs worth, when I formatted and forgot to back them up.

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  15. Dutch Matrix

    October 12, 2018 at 11:43

    The Sims 4. I lost a whole Sim week when the power went off! And I finally got that one Sim pregnant…

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  16. Admiral Chief

    October 12, 2018 at 11:43

    This year, had issues with my ADSL, and just as a match is about to complete (so that I can get the rewards for job well done), the ADSL line spazzes out for a minute or so, throws me out of the game, log in again, try to join match to look at last 30 minutes invested….just to be met with “the game you are trying to join already ended”

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  17. Matthew Holliday

    October 12, 2018 at 11:45

    Punched my 12″ CRT monitor to a funny green glowing death when I was 12, playing GTA Vice City on a PC that was woefully under specced to handle the game.

    During my 50th attempt at that RC helicopter bomb mission, was flying toward that last bomb point or whatever and the PC shut down, for the 6th or 7th time that day.

    Turned the PC back on after calming down a bit and the monitor just glowed green.

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    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      October 12, 2018 at 12:14

      That’s what 12 year-olds get for playing 18-restricted games. /s

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      • Matthew Holliday

        October 12, 2018 at 12:17

        Easy to comment on it now, but try convincing a 12 year old without resorting to “because Im your father and I said so.”

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        • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

          October 12, 2018 at 12:23

          /s = sarcasm 🙂 I know it’s impossible lol

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  18. I_am_Duffman!

    October 12, 2018 at 11:45

    Back in the day I wasn’t in the position I am now, so I couldn’t buy all the games I wanted (needed) to. My copy of GTA San Andreas was not so legit even though it was one of my favourite games of all time. I easily spent more than a thousand hours in that game. Collecting EVERYTHING, until I got to the very last oyster… I just could not collect it. It didn’t matter how many times I tried, it just never worked. My 100% completion goal was lost and I was broken.

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    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      October 12, 2018 at 12:14

      That has to be the best form of DRM ever

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  19. Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    October 12, 2018 at 11:49

    I broke my x360 controller playing FIFA against a couple of buddies. Slammed it into the ground in a fit of rage, then we all immediately laughed at what I just did.

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  20. konfab

    October 12, 2018 at 11:58

    The year was 2004.
    The game was Half Life 2.
    The internet was Dial Up.

    I have never been so angry as I was then when I bought the game and they needed to “update” Steam. Back then Steam and internet connectivity was a match made in hell.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/09a1aa2fcdedfce97a410565562e6d49f49f7f8ce1a5bda65929508956d1409d.gif

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    • Pariah

      October 12, 2018 at 12:01

      I had a friend use his work’s internet to download the files, which he did for our entire friend group. Funny story, he created my Steam account and the account name is still his old pseudonym.

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    • Skyblue

      October 12, 2018 at 20:47

      Agreed, 4 days of hell carting my PC to work and back before it was fully installed, number 1 bullshit.

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  21. Viper_ZA

    October 12, 2018 at 11:59

    Too many to mention, but what about playing co-op on a single keyboard — Too many key presses and it fails to register at the most inconvenient times, whereby one of you die? 😛

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  22. Fiona

    October 12, 2018 at 12:04

    Im still not over the Mass Effect ending – I spend years and countless hours playing and replaying all 3 games just to get everything perfect and then she just DIES….

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    • Pariah

      October 12, 2018 at 12:06

      I am one of the VERY few people alive who actually loved how the ending made everything you did in the games futile. The perspective that nothing we do matters in the face of the universe was amazing. Loved it. I was actually shocked to see how many people hated it.

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      • Matthew Holliday

        October 12, 2018 at 12:53

        Up until that point though, the game was pretty great.
        It just never finished anything well enough.

        I had images of running past Salarian STG groups
        rescuing a squad of Turians that were about to lose a vital point of defense
        dodging Admiral Hacketts dreadnought crashing down onto the planet and rushing to make sure he survived
        asari commandos boosting you into the air so you could slam into something for a massive omniblade attack
        Krogan hordes bashing through buildings to make an opening for me
        Rushing to save squadmates that you didnt select, hearing them over comms that theyr being pushed back.
        Finding the body of Conrad Verner (your fan that follows you throughout the series) dead next to a pile of dead husks, with civilians telling me that he had saved their lives.

        I expected drama, right up until the end, I expected resolutions, I dont really even care about the final few minutes, bring on the catalyst scene and tell me that, in the end, nothing i did matters, thats fine, thats their creative license, but I wanted to feel like the decisions I made in the years, the hundreds of hours spent on the game, mattered to the PEOPLE in the game.

        They did so well up until that point, with the whole Mordin and Legion scenes, that made me feel like my influence on their lives had affected them.
        Instead I had to go to a third party comic with that Marauders Shields fan comic to get anything meaningfull from the people in the game.

        The game was about the characters and the relationships, but all we got from the people in my squad was “its been a wild ride, youre the best, hope you dont die”

        Edit: sorry, got a bit carried away there.

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      • Matthew Holliday

        October 12, 2018 at 12:53

        Up until that point though, the game was pretty great.
        It just never finished anything well enough.

        I had images of running past Salarian STG groups
        rescuing a squad of Turians that were about to lose a vital point of defense
        dodging Admiral Hacketts dreadnought crashing down onto the planet and rushing to make sure he survived
        asari commandos boosting you into the air so you could slam into something for a massive omniblade attack
        Krogan hordes bashing through buildings to make an opening for me
        Rushing to save squadmates that you didnt select, hearing them over comms that theyr being pushed back.
        Finding the body of Conrad Verner (your fan that follows you throughout the series) dead next to a pile of dead husks, with civilians telling me that he had saved their lives.

        I expected drama, right up until the end, I expected resolutions, I dont really even care about the final few minutes, bring on the catalyst scene and tell me that, in the end, nothing i did matters, thats fine, thats their creative license, but I wanted to feel like the decisions I made in the years, the hundreds of hours spent on the game, mattered to the PEOPLE in the game.

        They did so well up until that point, with the whole Mordin and Legion scenes, that made me feel like my influence on their lives had affected them.
        Instead I had to go to a third party comic with that Marauders Shields fan comic to get anything meaningfull from the people in the game.

        The game was about the characters and the relationships, but all we got from the people in my squad was “its been a wild ride, youre the best, hope you dont die”

        Edit: sorry, got a bit carried away there.

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      • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

        October 12, 2018 at 12:08

        Wow! When you put it that way… I gotta play this series again with that perspective!

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      • Matthew Holliday

        October 12, 2018 at 12:13

        Thats a fun way to look at it, but damn man, that was such a cop out on the writers part.

        Mass Effect 1 – boss fight – tense fight with Saren
        Mass Effect 2 – boss fight – tense fight with human reaper
        Mass Effect 3 – boss fight – dialogue for 10 minutes, spend 5 minutes staring at the screen to make decision, make said decision, shut down game and walk away.

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        • Pariah

          October 12, 2018 at 12:14

          Cop-out or stroke of genius? I think the latter. It’s only because of public backlash that they added the DLC ending.

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          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            October 12, 2018 at 12:18

            Considering they’re EA, and as much as I wish that it was a stroke of genius, i’d have to go for cop-out.

          • Pariah

            October 12, 2018 at 12:42

            EA didn’t write it. That was BioWare. Seriously lol

          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            October 15, 2018 at 10:16

            Yea but writers sometimes have to be bend to publisher whims. In this case maybe it needed more time but EA needed to make that 1st quarter quota back in 2010, before Red Dead Redemption released a month later.

          • Matthew Holliday

            October 12, 2018 at 12:24

            Cop out.
            They couldnt find a way to resolve your previous game decisions or in fact any decisions from the same game, in any meaningful way, so they ignored them, slapped on some dialogue and the “War assets” number thing. and called it a day.

            They couldnt, so they didnt.

          • Fiona

            October 12, 2018 at 12:27

            cop-out but i appreciate your viewpoint on this. I dont agree but I appreciate it 🙂

      • Matthew Holliday

        October 12, 2018 at 12:53

        Up until that point though, the game was pretty great.
        It just never finished anything well enough.

        I had images of running past Salarian STG groups
        rescuing a squad of Turians that were about to lose a vital point of defense
        dodging Admiral Hacketts dreadnought crashing down onto the planet and rushing to make sure he survived
        asari commandos boosting you into the air so you could slam into something for a massive omniblade attack
        Krogan hordes bashing through buildings to make an opening for me
        Rushing to save squadmates that you didnt select, hearing them over comms that theyr being pushed back.
        Finding the body of Conrad Verner (your fan that follows you throughout the series) dead next to a pile of dead husks, with civilians telling me that he had saved their lives.

        I expected drama, right up until the end, I expected resolutions, I dont really even care about the final few minutes, bring on the catalyst scene and tell me that, in the end, nothing i did matters, thats fine, thats their creative license, but I wanted to feel like the decisions I made in the years, the hundreds of hours spent on the game, mattered to the PEOPLE in the game.

        They did so well up until that point, with the whole Mordin and Legion scenes, that made me feel like my influence on their lives had affected them.
        Instead I had to go to a third party comic with that Marauders Shields fan comic to get anything meaningfull from the people in the game.

        The game was about the characters and the relationships, but all we got from the people in my squad was “its been a wild ride, youre the best, hope you dont die”

        Edit: sorry, got a bit carried away there.

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        • Pariah

          October 12, 2018 at 13:24

          Hahaha no worries. Your opinion is shared by around 99% of the people who played the games.

          But doing what’s not expected, doing something totally against what YOU want, that’s called an anticlimax, and in literature it’s a respected (albeit with much chagrin) way to end a story. I always love a good anticlimax. I love the surprise, the suddenness of it. I also love open endings, but ME3 wasn’t open at all. It was very clearly ended in a way that you had no control over, that made everything else meaningless.

          It was the most glorious and profound anticlimaxes of recent gaming storytelling, and I love how it got everyone’s knickers in a knot. For me it highlighted in great detail how entitled we as gamers have become. We expect A, and when we don’t get exactly that there’s outrage. If we’re given B, which is the very antithesis of A, but still 100% viable, then we refuse to accept it. We shun it, we rage at it, we rage at people who may or may not be responsible. It’s messy and it’s ugly, and ME3 just brought all of that to the fore so very clearly for me.

          On its own, the ending was profound in that it showed how futile the actions of anyone actually are in the face of the universe. We weren’t the hero. We were just a spec of dust on the beach, and no matter how far we travelled along that beach, we were still just a spec.

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        • Fiona

          October 15, 2018 at 08:31

          wow i was right there with you reading this. Made me damn near nostalgic for something that never happened. Methinks Bioware needs to hire you asap

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  23. Magoo

    October 12, 2018 at 12:06

    Before the internet, before autosave was a thing, I once binged Worms 2 over a weekend. Playing easily 16-20 hours worth over the weekend, while leaving my PC on overnight. It’s kind of ironic, I spent much of that time wondering WTF these disambiguate codes were that popped up after every match.

    Yeah, actually, I don’t get angry easily. Or at all actually. I have the world’s longest fuse.

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    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      October 12, 2018 at 12:07

      Please stop bragging about the length of your “fuse”.

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      • Magoo

        October 12, 2018 at 12:09

        Nudge nudge, sparkle sparkle.

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  24. Magoo

    October 12, 2018 at 12:07

    When you decide to give mobile games a chance. Play for 15 minutes and then “insert coin to continue”

    WTF, you asshole.

    2 hours later, homescreen notification “Hey, you can come play now!”

    Fuck you, you asshole. GTFO

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    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      October 12, 2018 at 12:22

      You gave a chance that was not deserved.

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  25. Fiona

    October 12, 2018 at 12:08

    ALSO – Adventure Islander – 1994 – back when there was no save, there was no do over, when your lives are done you are done and have to start all over. I played for hours and hours trying to finish that game. I threw many many controllers in pre-teen rage fits

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    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      October 12, 2018 at 12:10

      And Safari Island

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  26. PoisonedBelial

    October 12, 2018 at 12:16

    The last few god damn Batmobile Races in Arkham Knight.

    The threat of the screen becoming 1 with the controller was real…

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  27. Ghost In The Rift

    October 12, 2018 at 12:18

    GTA: San Andreas…those RC helicopter missions….2 keyboards laid to rest in a month and a angry dad…eish.

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  28. Gavin Mannion

    October 12, 2018 at 12:20

    FIFA, Fifa makes me rage more than any other game I’ve ever played.
    Playing online against people who are blatantly cheating by being more skillful than I is completely unfair and I can never handle losing with grace.

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    • Pariah

      October 12, 2018 at 12:43

      I mean I’d be raging just at the fact of owning FIFA in the first place… Who even does that? 😛

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      • Gavin Mannion

        October 12, 2018 at 12:46

        FIFA is by far the best football game on the planet, EA may be the devil incarnate but FIFA is still amazing

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    • Jonah Cash

      October 15, 2018 at 14:19

      I also tend to lose my shit with Fifa online. Especially in FUT, where the guy spent all his savings to buy a Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar front free. Try and tackle them…

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  29. Sageville

    October 12, 2018 at 12:20

  30. Kurt

    October 12, 2018 at 12:50

    Going for the Mile High Club Achievement in Call of Duty 4. Spending hours trying to finish that stupid level only to finally do it and get the message “True veterans get headshots”.

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  31. Frans J Smit

    October 12, 2018 at 13:38

    Need for speed Underground 2. After staying ahead for who knows how many laps which felt like infinity, I get to the last bend, I can see the finish line!! Out of nowhere some other car managed to catch up and bam, pushes me off the track. Retry and repeat to a point where bashing my CRT started to no longer display a few colors. Man I hated that game but simply had to finish

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    • Frans J Smit

      October 12, 2018 at 13:42

      Oh and my PS4 hates me for Bloodborne. I stopped playing after a while simply because I thought I might actually have a stroke

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  32. Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd

    October 12, 2018 at 14:26

    Grand Theft Auto San Andreas – Train Mission …

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