“Indignant, hysterical and incoherent screaming brought on by video game induced frustration” – Urban Dictionary.
Even the best of us has experienced it. Getting killed for the 10th time by a camper called ‘XTREME_KILLA_1998’ in Call of Duty, losing an online game of FIFA by a goal in the 90th minute or accidentally pressing the Windows key during a vital moment in a game of StarCraft 2. Nerd rage takes on many forms, and due to modern day technology, hilarious footage of the ugly beast rearing its head inside of an innocent gamer is just a few clicks away. This is a collection of some of the best and most cringe worthy fits of gamer rage found on the internet. Please note that what lies ahead contains quite a lot of excessive swearing.
Angry German Kid – 3.85 Million views
We will start with one of my favorites. The majority of you have most likely seen this or a variation of it, as redubbing the translation became some what of an internet craze. It would of been criminal not to include it in this article. Sit back and enjoy a German kid trying to load up Unreal Tournament, and breaking the sound barrier in the process.
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Swarm at Intel Extreme Masters LA – 9.83 Million views
Next we step up a notch, to SK Gaming’s professional World of Warcraft team and Swarm’s little amusing tantrum. His team mate deserves a medal for remaining calm, because if I was in his boots I would place his keyboard so far up his rectum he would be spitting keys. There was an uproar by the community when this footage hit the net, slating Swarm’s behaviour in the spotlight as a professional gamer with backing from the likes of Steelseries and Toshiba. The hissy fit kicks off at 55 seconds.
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Rock Band Rage! – 2.3 Million Views
Everyone loves a bit of Rock Band, spending a nice relaxed evening with friends and drinks, having a sing along and pretending you’re the next Slash or Travis Barker. You may even want to turn it up a notch and really slip into the Rockstar role by smashing a up your TV like this guy. Rock and Roll Baby!
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Chubby Kid Black Ops Rage – 144,000 Views
This video appears to be a clip from Paranormal Activity 3, with demonic screaming and dodgy camera work, but it’s actually much more terrifying. All the commotion is actually the result of some good old Call of Duty rage, something which I believe everyone has experienced at least once. You have to watch it to the very end as it is comedy gold!
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Francis Gets His Warcraft Account Hacked – 2 Million Views
This video consists of a train wreck of emotions. Everyone has heard of World of Warcraft, Blizzard’s huge life hoover MMORPG. Francis, a hardcore player, get his account hacked. A mixture of crying, shirt ripping and smashing his mouse on his head ensues. Remember kids, if you play WoW too much this is what you will ammount too.
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Buried Alive : Gary’s Mod – 500,000 Views
For those of you who don’t know, Gary’s Mod started off as a Half Life 2 mod before becoming a standalone game. It’s a sandbox game, allowing you to join objects together in a variety of ways to create awesome constructions or build genius Rube Goldberg machines. Alternatively, you can grief 12 year old American’s for hours of hilarious entertainment, pinning them against a wall underneath a mass of metal.
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We hope that’s enough Nerd Rage for you to sink your teeth into and brighten up your day! Post your gaming rage moments in the comments below. The best one will receive a free anger management course courtesy of the highly appraised therapist, Dr. Google.