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Community Poll #16

On 07/23/2013 at 01:03 PM by Chris Yarger

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Have you ever been so mad at a game that you've thrown a controller?




07/23/2013 at 01:07 PM

Plenty of times but the worse of it was because of the final boss on Heavenly Sword


07/23/2013 at 01:07 PM



08/11/2013 at 05:38 PM

Definetely now what you mean! So tough, felt like I beat him out of pure luck.

Ryan Bunting Staff Alumnus

07/23/2013 at 01:10 PM


1.) Milon's Secret Castle

2.) Ninja Gaiden 2

3.) Slingshot AI in any simulation racing game

4.) Every bonus stage in any Spyro game ever.

5.) Castlevania's jump arcs + enemy placement (early on at least)

6.) Mike Tyson in Punch Out!!

7.) Ghosts'n'Goblins

8.) Ghouls'n'Ghosts (Yep, twice)

9.) GTA 3, the coffee stands across all 3 islands. Timed.

10.) Ocarina of Time - The Water Temple, you spoony MOTHERFUCKING bard. Use a key in the wrong place? GG.


08/11/2013 at 05:44 PM

'spoony MOTHERFUCKING bard' ...omg, love you. x)

I've been so mad I've thrown a controller, but this was when my Mad Catz push button for my nice metal DDR mat was refusing to stop cycling "select". ~.~


07/23/2013 at 01:11 PM

Probably while playing Battletoads back in the day. I don't get that mad anymore at games though. I played Ninja Gaiden on NES recently and was so close to finishing it.. before giving up. If I get that stressed out I just stop playing. 


07/23/2013 at 01:33 PM

Jak II.  I was so frustrated I not only threw the controller.  I smashed it to bits on the ground.


07/23/2013 at 01:42 PM

Who hasn't?

Chris Iozzi Staff Alumnus

07/23/2013 at 03:06 PM

I never was much of a thrower, but if I did it would have been the NES days.


07/23/2013 at 03:23 PM

I threw one back in the Sega Gensis day, however after that I havent thrown one. Waiting for dad to buy a new one taught me a lesson,lol!

Nick DiMola Director

07/23/2013 at 03:30 PM

I totally used to smash my NES controller on the TV when I was a kid. Mega Man 3 was almost always to blame. Thank god they were big thick CRTs back then, because nowadays that would be a high price to pay for rage. I don't get that worked up about games any more, so I haven't thrown a controller since then.


07/23/2013 at 03:40 PM

No.  I never purposely throw a controller, but I did swing my arm in rage and the controller slipped from my hand. Cool

Matt Snee Staff Writer

07/23/2013 at 04:45 PM

I don't remember.  But my nephews were throwing my controllers when they visited me and it pissed me off!  Yell


07/23/2013 at 04:56 PM

More like PSP screen biter. I remember doing that with Resistance: Retribution and the harder enemies in Dissidia: Final Fantasy. That's all I got for now.


07/24/2013 at 02:11 AM

That, my friend, is awesome. I never thought to bite my PSP screen out of frustration. Now I will.


07/23/2013 at 05:05 PM

I don't remember exactly which Genesis game it was, but it was definitely a Genesis game.


07/23/2013 at 06:11 PM

I like to play difficult games but I never throw controllers. I can't remember ever throwing a controller, the only damage the happens to mine have always been accidents by stepping on the cords and making them fall from an entertainment center or dropping them in my hands onto the floor.

As a kid I never threw controllers either, I always knew that the controllers were a product that I had to take care of and without it I wouldn't be able to play my games, and they are expensive so I never wanted to waste them by tossing them around. Some of it is just patience and never getting too upset at video games, but some of it was always just respecting my property and not wanting to ruin stuff.

I did kick a computer and screw it up a bit once, I hate all the computers I grew up with, we never had anything up to date and they were all mildly functional and I never got used to it like everybody else did. They would overheat and shut down all the time, get viruses, HDs would crash, speeds would be super slow, normal computer stuff. I tried to kick one of them to death one time and broke up some of the shell and maybe messed up some of the multimedia drives I think.


07/24/2013 at 02:13 AM

Yea! Kick those darn towers. They're on the floor. That's what they are there for. Kick away!


07/23/2013 at 06:22 PM

thrown hell. how about snapped.


07/23/2013 at 06:59 PM

No, I always knew that if I broke a controller, I wouldn't be able to get another, or I'd be paying for that instead of a game. I've yelled at the tv plenty of times though.


07/23/2013 at 08:06 PM

I don't throw controllers, too expensive. I just yell and swear at the TV like a mad man.


07/23/2013 at 09:48 PM

The final boss battles in FFVII all made me want to throw it. Then kick in the TV for mocking me! How dare you,sir!

Blake Turner Staff Writer

07/23/2013 at 09:50 PM

Yeah... fucking Skate 2 was the first game to get me there and that was because the physics kept fucking my shit up. Most other games I acknowledge it was my fault and persevere, but the fucking death races in Skate 2, I swear to god!

Vice's Assistant

07/23/2013 at 10:04 PM

Plenty of fighting games to that to me, sad to say. Ranked matches+ seriosus lag= unhappy Corey. I remeber the first Wizpig battle in Diddy Kong Racing was so bad when I was a kid I threw the controller and chipped it. I got in trouble for that too.

Justin Matkowski Staff Alumnus

07/23/2013 at 11:57 PM

That's a yes! When things have gotten particularly hairy, I also may have bitten a controlller or 2 in my youth!


07/24/2013 at 02:26 AM

Man, we need a biters support group on Pixlbit. But mainly because I want to hear more stories of people biting controllers and systems. Yeah!


07/24/2013 at 02:21 AM

I remember throwing my SNES controller to the floor many times, or just dropping it, mostly because of the Ice levels of Donkey Kong Country. It was on carpet, so no harm done. Those SNES controllers were pretty hard to break and I never worried too much about them. Today, I just make a mock gesture of throwing the controller at the TV screen. It's really unthinkable now with those things costing $60 to replace. Plus today's controllers are high tech gadgets themselves, not just a piece of plastic housing a tiny board with buttons on it.

Super Step Contributing Writer

07/24/2013 at 05:27 AM

No, I actually would shake the controller up and down violently on rare occassions, but never threw anything.


07/24/2013 at 03:12 PM

Yeah. These days I just quit if I get frustrated. Shoot, when I was younger I was biting them. lol


07/25/2013 at 09:03 PM

Nope. I'm kinda zen when it comes to games like that. When I sense myself getting mad at a game (for any reason) I get up and shut down the game. That's when I know it's time to take a break for awhile.

What? stop looking at me like that! Not everyone gets mad that quickly!


07/26/2013 at 06:46 PM

I'm thinking marvel vs capcom 2... Lmao the AI can be so CHEAP

Joaquim Mira Media Manager

07/26/2013 at 11:01 PM

I almost threw the controller once. The culprit? Super Monkey Ball on the GameCube.

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