Destroying controllers in slow-motion

No one really breaks their controllers in a fit of unchecked aggression for failing in difficult games like Ninja Gaiden II. That doesn’t mean we don’t secretly glance at our systems periodically and crave to bash the ever-loving crap out of what we hold dear as some sort of cathartic release. Well, you can’t. After all, gaming is an expensive hobby/lifestyle/deviance. We, however, have the resources at our disposal and have collected a number of old controllers (and one unlucky Xbox) for a smashing excursion. Behold: all the fun we’re having!

Above: A samurai sword made short work of the Xbox controller 

Above: We finally destroyed a Guitar Hero controller like a true rock star 

Above: The Xbox is the toughest console we’ve ever seen 

Above: Like a gruesome car accident. Almost beautiful 

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Sep 2, 2008


  • cj12297 - June 9, 2010 10:14 a.m.

    that xbox is pretty strong
  • damunsta - October 21, 2009 7:49 p.m.

    sweet article
  • AuthorityFigure - October 21, 2009 12:11 p.m.

    Smash a Wii-mote next time please. I have a theory that there's an airbag inside of it. Yes. *Inside* of it.
  • Dr.Mr.Gamer - November 19, 2008 4:12 a.m.

    best thing i ever smashed up that bad was an apple 2 computer me and friends threw out of a second story window. that didnt kill so then we hit hit with a hammer.
  • Fransinn - October 23, 2008 6:30 p.m.

    Omg! Fatality! But you only destroyed Guitar hero and Xbox controllers. Why not destroy like ps3 or wii controllers. =]
  • NullG7 - October 22, 2008 12:13 a.m.

    i threw my xbox out of a tall tree once and it bounced into my pond I quickily retrived it and dried it in the oven and... wait for it... IT WORKED
  • seth7706 - September 18, 2008 1:05 a.m.

    *sniff* so...... beautiful!
  • ALF - September 14, 2008 12:24 a.m.

    I NEED to do this! Now where's my old Xbox controller.....
  • gamer31596 - September 11, 2008 8:19 p.m.

    What no PS1 systems are gonna be smashed?
  • Marioninja1 - September 7, 2008 12:12 a.m.

    What's that song?
  • gamerunleashed - September 6, 2008 11:44 p.m.

    i shuld buy a SEGA Dreamcast and then go out to Busch Stadium or Arvest ballpark and play baseball
  • 4everbored - September 6, 2008 4:56 p.m.

    u guys are jokers
  • TheSuburbiaRuins - September 6, 2008 4:54 a.m.

    Aww chris you look so cute, Haha.
  • supercheese9000 - September 6, 2008 3:14 a.m.

    xbox controller got powned by sword. must see ps3 vs mini gun
  • Kryith - September 5, 2008 11:19 p.m.

    Heh heh. X-Box golfing. FORE!
  • Wizrai - September 5, 2008 6:45 p.m.

    Future Tanks will be made out of Xbox's.
  • Smeggs - September 5, 2008 2:38 a.m.

    Very tough XBox...I guess the phrase "More bang for your buck" would be a groan inducing pun here :P
  • KillDrone - September 5, 2008 2:33 a.m.

    Nice use of the Replacements! Great way to take out the trash too.
  • YouDontImpressMe - September 4, 2008 10 p.m.

    If I ever get rich, I'm gonna buy some controllers just to smash em up. You should do another article like this but centered on consoles (Wii, 360, PS3, ect.) instead of controllers.
  • dannycon739 - September 4, 2008 6:30 p.m.

    you guys are so cool you really go above and beyond when thinking of new features

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