RAGE! RAGE! RAGE! We’re letting off some steam over the things in games that make us mad. (Then we’re binge eating.) In the Hangover, we’re playing Splinter Cell Blacklist and Spec Ops: The Line. Also, your comments from Twitter on Viewer Mail, and the final weekly challenge in the Backlog Attack contest!
0:00 – Intro
2:45 – Viewer Mail
15:18 – Spec Ops: The Line
20:28 – Splinter Cell Blacklist
34:10 – GAMING RAGE
56:28 – Last Call
59:08 – Outro
This Week’s Music:
“Club Wolf” and “Win” from the Rise of the Obsidian Interstellar and Level by Disasterpeace
VGHangover Animal Crossing: New Leaf friend code list – Add your 3DS code and play with the community!
Idle Thumbs on torture in popular culture (via Splinter Cell Conviction)
I’m generally a very calm dude, and I never really rage at video games, unless they have a really long waiting period before trying again. The only memorable time that I’ve actually raged was during Kingdom Hearts, when there was an unskippable, 5-6 minute long cutscene, followed by a boss fight that I would proceed to lose every time after a few seconds. It took me about 3 hours to actually beat the boss, and that included only about 20 minutes or so of actual gameplay. The nature of games (and NOT cutscenes) is to have fun and to start raging whenever something difficult happens just seems to defeat the purpose.
TL;DR, games are fun, not rage-inducing.
Oh MAN, I didn’t even think of the classic: watch an unskippable 50 minute cut scene, fight boss, die on boss, loop of doom. Nice.
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