QOTW: What's the most you've geeked out over a game?

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Every week the hosts of TalkRadar present and answer a new "Question of the Week" - a personal inquiry which unearths some of our deepest, and sometimes most sinister, gaming memories. Everyone is encouraged to answer each week's question, so go ahead, tell us your most glorious, nostalgic, or shameful story!

What was your absolute nerdiest videogame moment?Have you ever obsessed over a game so much that even your nerdiest friends got tired of hearing about it?

Answer this week's question in the comments!

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Below are a few of last week's answers that tickled our collective fancies, but since we can't feature them all here, check outlast week's articleandforum threadfor more...

Thrawn2112 wrote...
"fighting seth in SFIV. I took my anger out on a guitar hero III case. I completely tore it apart. I broke the plastic into little bits, and shredded the manual. Fortunately the game disc happened to not be in the case. I don't think I would've constrained myself."

TurboBison wrote...
"mine will always be what happen to me and Chrono Trigger.

BTW, I have never told ANYONE this story.

Firstly, though I love J-RPGs, I don't have a heart to actually put my feelings into a game. Chrono Trigger is a game that had my heart. I was playing through, and got to Zeal without any problem. BUT THAT ******* TWO ARM BASTARD whooped my ass over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, AND ******* OVER!! This is how much that part pisses me off, the first time I played it on the SNES, I broke my system. I played the ROM, deleted it and lost my voice yelling at the computer. I BOUGHT IT FOR THE DS AND TRADED THE GAME AND SYSTEM!!!! I just that one ******* part."

Body Damage wrote...
"the first instance of my being pissed breaking something was when i got mad at something on NES, i can't remember what game it was, and i heel dropped my NES (like in office space). From then on i had to put a VCR remote in the top to hold the game down."

Phazon117 wrote...
"Street Fighter IV.

Imagine a cold, lonely 3 AM night. I was locked in my room, palms sweating, playing Street Fighter IV on the hardest difficulty. Both I and Seth had one win on our belts, and I was beating the shit out of him as Akuma for the first 20 seconds. Then it starts getting difficult. He starts teleporting then grabbing before I could do anything like 5 times. I have a tiny, sliver of health left when I see that I'm in a perfect position to do an Ultra Combo. Little did I know, Seth, the bastard he is, pulled a sonic boom on me, which for some reason blocked the ULTRA combo, then used his Dhalsim arms to finish me off. I threw my controller out the window, shattering the poor window. Now, in the middle of the night, when parents are sound asleep, they heard a crash and, as parents do expected the worst. My dad starts slamming on my door yelling 'WHO IS IN THERE? DYLAN, ARE YOU OKAY?' I go 'Yeah, I'm fine, but I can't say the same about the window!'

Guess who couldn't get RE5 because of this incident which I had to PAY FOR?"

Gourdmaster wrote...
"Goddamn Ace Combat 6 when you have to shoot down the big ass air craft carrier in the sky, kill all of the strigons, explode all of the other flying gunships, and dodge the piss down my throat and shit through my naval cruise missiles if you get too far away. i got so mad i bit off part of my tongue."

StonedMagician99 wrote...
"Not me, but my brother once got so angry at me beating him at Small Arms on XBLA that the took his controller and slammed it like a hammer directly onto my kneecap, which still hurts occasionally."

StickyLungs wrote...
"Rock Band. LAST song on expert. Green grass and high tides. I yelled at my loving girlfriend about how F-ing stupid the game is, how it's impossible unless you eat 50 hot pockets a day and live in your mom's basement etc. I kept trying for a few hours EVERY day for about 6 weeks. Never was able to finish the song. I ended smashing my guitar like a rock star! I still have the broken guitar. I'll take some pics if anyone's interested."

Zaphers wrote...
"I got so angry at the Race mission in Vice City where you are trying to get him as a getaway driver. That I actually spat on my own floor in anger after much swearing. I was surprised I even did this since it makes no sense to do it and it still doesnt. I was so pissed I lost my don't spit on the floor reflex."

Jun 17, 2009

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