Poll: Has a Video Game Ever Made You So Mad You Broke the Controller?

July 11, 2014 - Andrew Eisen

Video games are fun but boy howdy can they be frustrating at times.  Failing over and over at the same task can sometimes be enough to make even Ms. Manners herself cut loose with the colorful language.

Why, sometimes we can get so fed up with a game that we have to stop playing right this bloody second and hit the console's power button without even saving the game first.

But have you ever raged hard enough at a video game that you broke the controller?

That's what this week's poll is all about folks.  Ever snap an NES controller over your knee?  Chuck a Dual Shock across the room?  It's confession time, people!  Let it all out in the comments section.  Tell us your story and maybe we'll share it with the world on the next podcast.

Speaking of the podcast, we're going to try something a bit different.  EZK and I are going to Live Stream Super Podcast Action Committee on Twitch TV this Saturday night at about 6:15p PST.

The stream will be right here so come on by and chat with us while we record the show.  It'll be fun!

(Yeah, I know my Twitch page is still set up for last year's Extra Life charity marathon.  I'm sure I'll get around to changing that at some point!)

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-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen

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Re: Poll: Has a Video Game Ever Made You So Mad You Broke ...

Aside from over use no. I almost got angry enough when playing Xenogears when I was a teenager but what a sweet game

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Nope, never broke a controller, or anything because of a video game that made me mad. Though, a video game controller broke a part of me once. And I'm sure a lot of people experienced this. The original Mario Party. One of the minigames had you rotate the analog stick really fast, and the trick to it was to use your palm. Ended up with a big blister that covered most of my (at the time small) hand.

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I did cause a crack in a PS3 controller shell if that counts.

Re: Poll: Has a Video Game Ever Made You So Mad You Broke ...

Never a controller, but I've snapped a game disc.

Re: Poll: Has a Video Game Ever Made You So Mad You Broke ...

Not only controllers but other stuff with controllers. I threw the N64 controller thru the TV table once, busted the leg clear in half. Thankfully, I caught the TV but the controller was fine. Can't say I've ever broken a controller by throwing it. Not saying throwing them didn't contribute in some way to the controller's demise but they worked after being thrown and died at a later time.

Re: Poll: Has a Video Game Ever Made You So Mad You Broke ...

Controllers cost money. That was more than enough reason for me to never chuck it across the room.

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