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Are gamer girlfriend rage videos the new game cake? [NSFW]

Hey, you. Yeah, you. Stop playing video games right now and pay more attention to your girlfriend or she might post a video of herself breaking all your shit on the internet. Girlfriend rage videos seem more popular than ever. The latest to reach viral status features a melodramatic young woman cursing like a sailor while she shreds her ex-boyfriend’s beta invitation to StarCraft II after bragging that she’s hacked his email account…


Above: Why Brad won’t be playing the StarCraft II beta… supposedly


Above: Another video for this Brad person we keep hearing about

FAKE! It just has to be, right? Check out the channel of the original poster of these videos, ThisisforBrad, and you’ll see that the two videos embed above are the only ones the author has posted. After listening to the exaggerated screaming and the way the girlfriend mutters “Oh shit,” just as after she breaks Brad’s windows, it all seems suspiciously convenient and just too perfect. Like a staged video that mixes just the right amount of amateur camera work and sensationalism, the This is for BRAD video has all the trappings of something that’s been purposefully crafted with care just for internet prime time.


Above: An angry girlfriend smashes her boyfriend's 360, but the couple is always posting videos of them pranking each other

But maybe that’s the point. Staged or not, girlfriend rage videos are here to stay because they’re just too much fun to watch. They tap into the same voyeuristic desires that make reality TV shows so hard to resist. Add cursing, violence, danger, and a person with a vagina screaming about popular game stuff to a mostly male audience - and you’ll be well on your way to scoring at least 100,000 views on your YouTube video. Most importantly, these videos tap into the age old dilemma  of men and women just not understanding each other at all. You know, the whole “Men Are from Mars, Women Don’t Understand First-person Shooters” thing.

That’s why we think gamer girlfriend rage videos are on their way to becoming the next game cake, if that hasn’t happened already. Expect to see more, not less, seemingly staged and sensational videos featuring girlfriends kicking and screaming about whatever’s most popular amongst gamers at the moment.


Above: Is it staged? Is it real? Does it matter when trying to figure out whether it's fake or not is part of the fun


Above: Fake or not, more videos by girls like “Brad’s girlfriend” might suck up all the game-related YouTube traffic with their giant screaming mouths

Apr 9, 2010 

39 comments

  • soren7550 - April 17, 2010 2:31 a.m.

    Brad got himself a new Starcraft 2 beta key courtesy of Attack of the Show. He'll be fine. (granting someone else didn't take it first.)
  • thaaman20 - April 16, 2010 10:13 p.m.

    isn't that vandalism in the second one
  • BizzyB - April 15, 2010 11:07 p.m.

    The dumb bitch should have sold it on EBAY. http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1311&_nkw=starcraft+2+beta+key&_sacat=See-All-Categories
  • R0CKWELLS - April 15, 2010 9:33 p.m.

    So, with Brads so called Ex, can she deep throat with that big mouth of hers? I mean, in the pic, not the vid, but in the pic her mouth looks pretty big. And.... The chick with the golf club, come on, you can do better than that, you do know your nails grow back or you can just glue another fake one on.
  • SenorHurt - April 14, 2010 1:27 a.m.

    Wow, I didn't even know these were out there I hope my wife never sees one of these videos. Good thing I don't have any golf clubs around the house.
  • Mexiflan - April 13, 2010 6:25 p.m.

    I just know nikki and john's relationship is gonna end with a trial for manslaughter/homicide
  • eee - April 12, 2010 6:59 p.m.

    Also to reply to Cwf2008 yeah you right I got more to worry about like where I'm gonna bury that bitch.
  • eee - April 12, 2010 6:56 p.m.

    I agree with JizzyB, all my money gone to waiste because I forgot to call you one day sorry for the attitude ladies but BITCH GOTTA PAY!!!!
  • Spybreak8 - April 12, 2010 9:25 a.m.

    Yeah I was going to say at least that crazy chick didn't smash up his PC and only shredded his beta invite lol. Que crazy chick number 2 smashing 360. EEEEeeee!
  • Skykid - April 11, 2010 4:32 a.m.

    Guys, Take a very careful note of this: If your girlfriend smashes your 360 or shreds your beta file, time to find a new hobby or girlfriend
  • Cwf2008 - April 11, 2010 3:01 a.m.

    you got more things to worry about if your girlfriend is breaking your crap than your crap being broken
  • QWERTYCommander - April 11, 2010 12:39 a.m.

    The video of the girl smashing the guys xbox while playing with him is staged. I know because the guy, Tomska, even said so numerous times.
  • CaseD - April 10, 2010 9:58 p.m.

    On the last video, anyone else notice the conveniently placed knife? I think that mite have gotten pretty messy.
  • GodofPS314 - April 10, 2010 9:39 p.m.

    The last one... that was crazy fake, but still really that girl was crrrazy. Brad tsk tsk
  • slamma - April 10, 2010 9:04 p.m.

    NikkiAndJohn = Morons
  • philipshaw - April 10, 2010 10:15 a.m.

    I love that we live in a culture where we know everything is fake
  • ToyMonkey - April 10, 2010 5:20 a.m.

    Hey Tyler! you missed this gem of the internet! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJVBsUX-zCM
  • invadgir - April 10, 2010 2:47 a.m.

    I think theyre warrentys might of gotten voided XD
  • speno93 - April 10, 2010 2:33 a.m.

    as if there isn't enough crap on youtube.
  • speno93 - April 10, 2010 2:33 a.m.

    as if there isn't enough crap on youtube.

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