• Rorschach - January 6, 2015 9:01 a.m.

    My roommate talks through dialogue and plot ALL THE TIME. Yesterday, when I was playing Far Cry 4, he was prattling on about something comic-book-related (I love comics too, but this guy is a NUT) when I was trying to listen for a soldier/honey badger that was undoubtedly trying to shoot/eat me. Yet he always tells me to shut up when I make the tiniest amount of noise when he's reading ("How DARE you breathe when I'm reading?!") So, roommate, my advice to you is: SHUT UP WHEN I'M TRYING TO PLAY VIDEO GAMES!
  • anthony-zombo - May 19, 2014 10:14 a.m.

    Not wanting to pay for DLC is not a bad thing. Most of the time DLC is just shovelware for most of AAA titles. Game genres like RPG, character actions, and adventure games are worth getting DLC because you are basically getting another installment. In other words, it's a true expansion of the game instead of maps that feel exactly like the ones that came with "said shooter" Fighters on the hand, the DLC are just new characters. You can either wait for the "Complete edition" or download the DLC. Me on the other hand, I just wait for the complete edition. I do it for other games all the time time. I will download something on PSN, Steam, and the eShop if it's a classic or a downloadable game only.
  • Kasaix - April 26, 2014 5:57 p.m.

    You forgot "Shout out memes" whenever something happens. i.e. 'Boom headshot!' 'you got pwned!' and the like. Trying to pull off a 'Leeroy Jenkins' type thing is never acceptable.
  • 1337Guy101 - April 27, 2014 8:41 a.m.

    The friend that uses O.P. weapons in games.
  • stanfan112 - April 26, 2014 5:56 p.m.

    In third person fighting games: Using the same move repeatedly/ grappling more than once....
  • Deth65 - April 5, 2014 7:57 p.m.

    I have learned and been burnt by lending games by my closest friends & family. I do not let anyone borrow games anymore. They can set in my game cave for hours and play a game but the game stays here when they leave.
  • mothbanquet - March 27, 2014 9:59 a.m.

    #7 is a definite yes for me. I am a perfectly nice person until pair with one or two specific people. Then I transform into the biggest troll around.
  • Fubar_jr - March 26, 2014 11:16 a.m.

    Refuse to play on any mode other than Easy, and rage quit multiplayer whenever there is slight to moderate competition. If a game has God mode, that's the only way they play.
  • bang1221 - March 26, 2014 9:12 a.m.

    I had a friend who used to do #1 to me all the time. Talked me into buying Halo 4 the day of its release even though i was pretty close to broke. We only played it for the first week and then never touched it again.
  • FoxdenRacing - March 26, 2014 8:40 a.m.

    #3 and #4 are my biggest peeves. Now that Titanfall's out and that's all the rage [and soon to be victim to #1], it's not 'Have you decided between XBO and PS4', it's 'When are you getting XBO'...a system I have no interest in...and Borderlands 2 lost so much of its appeal due to the 'no, don't stop and explore, don't stop and read the lore, there's an objective marker over there!'
  • alllifeinfate - March 26, 2014 3:39 a.m.

    Thank goodness that I always playing alone & just have to rotate the time on the computer with my younger brother...
  • homestar99 - March 26, 2014 1:54 a.m.

    Thank you for managing to pinpoint one of my old "friends". God, that guy was an asshole. All twenty slides perfectly describe him. He's now in the same brick in head category as Mark Zuckerburg. Me and my friends are still trying to figure out why we ever liked him.
  • mafyooz - March 26, 2014 1:02 a.m.

    Can I add actual physical violence to the list? My wife recently punched me in the arm for talking during an important piece of dialogue whilst she was playing The Walking Dead! Although to be fair I was just doing it to be a dick after she'd got me killed on Dark Souls 2 earlier, by trying to get me to choose a colour for her to knit our daughter a teddy bear in during a boss fight ;)
  • revrock - March 25, 2014 6:36 p.m.

    Borrow your games and never give them back... usually they end up selling them off somewhere down the road, too.
  • Chris_Danger_Donahue - March 25, 2014 5:49 p.m.

    Rollin, great article! You really nailed the hardships of playing with friends. Every single one of these is soooo true...I admit...I've done many.
  • Sentey - March 25, 2014 5:40 p.m.

    Kill the most important NPC of a quest before starting it o while on it.
  • Zzombie99 - March 25, 2014 4:31 p.m.

    My best friend is so guilty of this: EATING WHILE IN A PARTY To make matters even worse, we both have pretty good headsets, so I can hear everything. Every jaw movement, throat contraction, lip smacking...EVERYTHING.
  • EAC73 - March 25, 2014 2:50 p.m.

    I think the two dialogue and plot sides were to go next to each other, but there is a slide between them?
  • Brett35 - March 25, 2014 2:50 p.m.

    I may or may not be guilty of annoying a friend into giving Deadly Premonition a full play through. :P
  • ryanjohnson - March 25, 2014 2:19 p.m.

    "Refuse to play as part of the team". This can be intentional or just complete buffoonery. See: Leeroy Jenkins.

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