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- Sep 9, 2012
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Playing PC games with keyboard and mouse in all my life career, I murder no controllers.
Don't you play some games with controllers? Like fighting games?
I'm in the same group as Theoallen, no murdered controllers yet as I spent most of my life on PC with Mouse and Keyboard. Though I do remember a monitor almost getting it once, but that was because it was almost dead anyways (the only reason I was still using it was because I was just being cheap and trying to get a few extra months out of it) so I didn't care too much what happened to it.
So any mouse casualty? I play PC games occasionally, and have actually banged on the keyboard and mouse on my old laptop. Haven't been doing that recently, though. Last year, when I was playing CS, I encountered the last guy on the other team, and had a first shot on him. All of a sudden, my internet connection dropped, and I ended up dying after it reconnected. The whole room asked what the hell I was doing. The router almost died that night.
I've never broken any controllers...any things that stopped working were just from overuse, haha. I have kicked out a small window before in anger, though.
Me and my brothers together have destroyed about 5-6 controllers. Some PS2, some Xbox 360... Also destroyed a Namco game console, which technically counts as a controller since the whole thing was one unit (controller + console).
Wow, so now I know it's my fault and not that the controllers are made to die about 2-3 years after they're made.
Is this out of rage or they were just broken from tear and wear?
I grew up with the Atari and Nes so I kind of got used to taking out my frustrations on the controller. Those things were tanks, though, and could take a beating. Fast forward to PS1 and 2 era and I murdered quite a few.
Not sure about the Atari but if I recall correctly, there's no way a NES or SNES controller could be more durable than a PS1 controller. I mean... they are literally thinner and smaller!
I've broken them through regular use a couple times but not because a game makes me emotionally unstable and I break them in a rage.
No, I usually take out my frustrations on a punching bag or by lifting weights, used to take them out on human volunteers in mma matches before I busted up my knee. Ill just straight out quit a game long before I get to a point where I feel like getting physically violent or anything. The whole reaction makes no sense, if your entertainment is making you that flustered then it ceases to be entertainment entirely.
I don't get it, either. Sometimes I question myself: I play games to relax, so why the hell am I getting more stressed out like this? It's true what you said. But again, sometimes things get out of control and rage happens.
Not like anyone want that. Some games are pretty bs at some parts. They can be unfair and rage inducing, and some of us got caught by those emotional moments, and we implode.
Never. Also I can't understand this.
As videogames being my passion, my love.. how could I possibly do this?
Yes, also can get annoyed etc.. I am also getting annoyed at times by my kids.. would I smash them for this? - Never.
So imho either you don't care enough for those things if you destroy them.. or you have a way too much money.. or you have a problem, keeping yourself under control.
- talking here about breaking them in rage, not because of "normal use"
Just to be clear, I don't intent to compare controllers with kids.
I just give this example to explain, that it is actually possible to keep urself under control if you care enough.
Eh, I guess it's something with keeping myself under control. Maybe after an exhausting day I just want to chill on the sofa, playing some games. But then the game pisses me off even more and all that steam just blew up. But I always try to keep my composure as much as I can, lol.
I'm with Henryetha, I don't understand being so emotionally out of joint that you can no longer choose to control yourself on some level. To me that would require a pattern of behavior where I am consistently removing myself from accountability, blaming that emotional overload or action on someone or something else. I would be reacting instead of acting, being buffeted around by everyone else's actions instead being the person who decides what I am doing. I vastly prefer to be more in control in my own life, and don't understand it when others make different choices. Life is unpredictable enough, why shouldn't I do everything I can to take charge of the things that I can take charge of?
That doesn't mean I don't know what it's like to be overwhelmed by emotion. Like I mentioned before, I'm bipolar. An external emotion pounding down on me and distorting my view of reality is a very common thing. But I've always, on some level, had a choice.
Well, I guess it's a quick second of losing all sort of rationality and bam. Not that I deny my own part of the blame or anything.
Two, but they were really, really cheaply-made PC controllers and they somehow stopped responding, probably because of something that Windows XP was doing. The remarkable thing is that they broke because I put them in my mouth and bit with force in my anger, shattering the plastic.
So you bite your controller instead of smashing them? That'll cost you more to replace your teeth than just buying a new controller.
*Sigh.* Now I feel bad after reading this thread.