ClassicRadar: 800 reasons to hate gaming

Welcome to ClassicRadar, an ever-growing collection of GamesRadar’s greatest hits. Since tomorrow is the start of Week of Hate 2011 – another cathartic celebration of everything we hate about our favorite hobby – today’s feature takes you back to the first Weeks of Hate in 2008 and 2009, when we pointed out the worst of PCs, consoles, shooters, RPGs… and even ourselves. What reasons would you add to rage against these things if we were redoing the lists now? 

100 reasons to hate Xbox

Microsoft was already a widely reviled company before it set its sights on the videogame hardware market. Though the Xbox brand has been successful at taking the fight to Sony’s PlayStation products, a seemingly bottomless supply of anti-Microsoft sentiment still exists in the gaming community. We’ve rounded up the one hundred most common reasons why fanboys hate Xbox, and condensed them down to a blistering two minutes of pure, unfettered videographic rage.

Originally posted Mar 24, 2008

100 reasons to hate PlayStation

What’s the first company that comes to mind when we say “overpriced hardware” or “arrogant executives?” Sony has pulled more than its share of game industry boners, and our Week of Hate video calls out 100 of the most egregious.

Originally posted Mar 25, 2008

100 reasons to hate Nintendo

The fluffy, mom-friendly Nintendo brand has betrayed its true fans… or so say die-hards who moan about the company’s abandonment of hardcore gamers for little girls and the elderly. The runaway mainstream success of the Wii only makes the pill that much more bitter. To compensate, here are 100 of Nintendo’s most fantastic follies set to our trademark derisive banjo tune. Is nothing sacred?!

Originally posted Mar 26, 2008

100 reasons to hate PC gaming

Now that we’ve honed your console hatred to laser intensity, we must turn our attention to the biggest snobs in gaming. You know, those guys and gals who think consoles are children’s toys and pour every last dime into keeping their PCs upgraded with all the latest components (no one at GamesRadar is like that, we swear.) When you try to tell these people they could have purchased a comfortable mid-sized sedan for the amount of money they’ve dropped on video cards alone, they’ll launch into a diatribe about gigaflops, nanolatency, or some such eye-glazing jargon that makes you wish you hadn’t brought it up in the first place. Thus it is with some trepidation that we present you with GamesRadar’s 100 to hate PC gaming. Please don’t haxxor our servers.

Originally posted Mar 27, 2008

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  • Mboy1100 - April 27, 2011 8:02 p.m.

    Whops i mean pretty much stuff that is actually good and originally made for wii.not stuff that is awesome on Xbox but adequete for Wii.
  • Mboy1100 - April 27, 2011 8 p.m.

    What nintendo needs are some M rated games of their own. And I'm not talkin about stuff companies throw to Wii and make for Xbox, but something that will perfectly utilize the Wii's unique qualities (but will be bloody and gory....hmmm lets give mario a Gat!)
  • MurphyMan - April 25, 2011 8:52 p.m.

    Check out Evtron's Portal 2 and Mortal Kombat Giveaways here, YOU CAN WIN A FREE COPY OF EITHER!!!!!!!!! Portal 2: Mortal Kombat:
  • Rovert 09 - April 25, 2011 4:04 p.m.

    RIIIiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiddddge RACEEeeeeer!
  • Eliath - April 25, 2011 2:35 p.m.

    The only thing I hate about the week of hate is that it's only a week. I love it. Also, I want more artwork from Tyler.
  • drunkunicron - April 25, 2011 1:33 p.m.

    so their starting another week of hate? well in that case LET THE HATE BEGIN!?
  • NatDaGamer - April 25, 2011 1:18 p.m.

    lol, and advert for the new SOCOM game came on before the '100 reasons to hate shooter' irony much?
  • FauxFurry - April 25, 2011 12:40 p.m.

    If you all are looking to keep GamesRadar off of the radar when those heat-seeking hate projectiles start being vomitted everywhere this week, how about you run a Top 7 Best 'Moobs'/(male)Topless scenes in E and T rated games. Nothing like non-dairy, gum based shakes to get the boys/girls to run to the yard, am I right? That's the secret to how Burger King deposed the Dairy Queen. Shh! Fanboys/girls must be insane. Who could hate 'robots' at GamesRadar? Doesn't everyone love ReCaptcha? "CXXXIX, talowi". That just makes my morning.
  • crashonskis - April 25, 2011 12:36 p.m.

    I kind of agree with all of them, I like my PC best, but never drop more than 200 on a card. Hate xbox with their "Getting DLC First" though. all that does is punish others, not sell consoles! I mean, who buys an xbox for the sole purpose to get DLC first?!?! People can be so stupid.
  • 8bitBaby - April 25, 2011 11:58 a.m.

    at first, i hated it because, the timing of the videos was too fast, so i had to go through videos more than once or stop them just to read a joke. but i got used to it by the third video then i hated it because, by the time i got to the third video i was still listening to the SAME music, and i was too lazy to hit the mute button. but then i hit the fourth video and i suddenly didn't mind so much. but THEN i hated it because, got to the end of the article and the very last video and realized that this was a repost of an old article that i missed because i found GR a year after it originally posted. but then i stopped hating myself and games radar, and just watched the videos again.
  • fetalspray - April 25, 2011 11:48 a.m.

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  • philipshaw - April 25, 2011 11:38 a.m.

    Love the week of hate, can't wait to see what you guys do for it this year
  • CitizenWolfie - April 25, 2011 9 a.m.

    I fully expect you to rip on the PSN's recent downtime next week.
  • quincytheodore - April 25, 2011 5:36 a.m.

    I don't hate you~~~ (in Portal turret mode)
  • BigBrother - April 25, 2011 5:25 a.m.

    I lol'd a the fact that i love gr precisely for many of the reasons on the "100 reasons to hate GR" video. :D @fattoler DOWN WITH GOLDSTEIN YAY FOR BIGBROTHER
  • NanoElite666 - April 25, 2011 4:49 a.m.

    I second what BladedFalcon mentioned. You guys seriously need to do a "100 Reasons why Gamers Hate Activision" this year. OR I WILL HATE YOU FOREVER!!! Orsomeshitlikethat
  • powerpc127 - April 25, 2011 4:36 a.m.

    Reasons no. 101 and 102 to hate Gamesradar: Halo Reach *inception noise* Mortal Kombat *inception noise* Both games scored an 8 when they are both obviously the BEST GAMES OF ALL TIME EVER!!!!!! *inception* You should make 100 reasons to hate Gamesradar's readers.
  • BladedFalcon - April 25, 2011 4:15 a.m.

    @ThePigHostage Huh, hadn't remembered about "Trauma Team" Specially, but you are right, those are all pretty good games, and all are from third party companies. I take back what I said about the wii regarding 2010. Now excuse me while unjam my foot out of me mouth >>;
  • WelcomeGhosts10 - April 25, 2011 3:21 a.m.

    I fucking love this website, that is all there really is to say about that.