Its Monday and time for Ask Kotaku, the weekly function in which Kotaku-ites deliberate on a single burning question. We ask your take.This week we Ask Kotaku: Have you ever thrown a controller?good and raged thing he was born long after Ninja Gaidens heyday.Screenshot: Tecmo/ MobyGamesFaheyWhile I have never tossed a controller myself, I have actually been around somebody who has. In fact, I helped bring him into this world. My kid, Seamus, presently 9 years old, has actually broken 2 various televisions by tossing Xbox One controllers in their general instructions. While Ive not seen it occur myself– the tvs were both in the kids space– his twin, Archer, tattled on him on both events, which is bad from a sibling viewpoint however a-okay from a parenting point-of-view. Interestingly enough, neither controller toss was due to aggravation over game playing. Because the Xbox controller ran out of batteries, I think the first time was. That occurrence was followed by a lengthy conversation about how it was more affordable to change a number of AA batteries than a $500 tv. Because the controller buttons got stuck with some sort of gross child-goo, the 2nd time was. Melted chocolate, sticky juice, perhaps some mucous. All the reasons I have my own controllers and will not deal with theirs anymore without anti-bacterial wipes.Maybe its not so much about the controllers as it is the catharsis of tossing things that upset you. I state this due to the fact that Archer recently tossed our Alexa off our second-story veranda due to the fact that I made it play “Cotton-Eye Joe” by the Rednecks one a lot of times. Perhaps I simply require to stop taunting the children.AlexandraIve never thrown a controller, and honestly I d be flipped out if someone I was playing a video game with unexpectedly got so angry regarding begin flinging projectiles. I d also be really not impressed. Like, obtain yourself, youre makin me feel judgy. (Not hard, admittedly.)Ive certainly had my own little outbursts, simply called back to 3 or 4 rather of 11. In my more youthful days I d occasionally appear with a frustrated curse upon consuming shit in some high-stakes games sitch. OK, possibly more just recently too. In moments of specific disappointment I will go so far as to punch my right thigh with a modest level of force. I do not recall ever seeing swellings later however all the exact same, my leg does not be worthy of that. Sorry, bud!Sometimes when a video game intensifies me, and its not quite at thigh-abuse level, Ill squeeze the controller truly difficult and begin to twist each side in opposite instructions, as if I were trying to wrench it apart. However as quickly as plastic starts to creak I back off right away, since my mom raised me too well to break perfectly good gamepads. Damn things are pricey nowadays! Letting out that bit of charged emotion prior to I compose myself for another attempt feels great though.Called in some favors at Pixar.Image: Zack ZwiezenZackI have actually gently tossed my controllers onto a sofa or bed in disappointment. I wasnt attempting to break them in these minutes, simply freeing myself from the video game. However, and Im going to put a family member on blast, my sibling has chucked some controllers.One event that sticks in my mind happened when we were younger. He was playing something on the Xbox 360, possibly a Madden or a FIFA game, and he snapped. In a minute of rage, he chucked his controller across the room. We had wood floors and the controller left a large, visible damage in the wood. The controller, shockingly, still worked. The grips were cracked a bit, but some duct tape fixed that. Another time he slammed the controller into the floor with such force it bounced back up into his hands, though the battery pack flew out.In current years he has actually cooled down somewhat, which is excellent due to the fact that controllers arent inexpensive. I tried to explain to him that breaking controllers wasnt a terrific concept, but he didnt care! The one guideline I had was he couldnt have fun with my controllers. And he never ever did. Instead, he had a small collection of somewhat damaged gamepads that took more abuse than a GTA Online NPC.A queen on her throne.Photo: Lisa Marie SegarraLisa MarieI treat my controllers with the utmost regard. I clean them routinely and keep them nicely. I would never ever secure my aggravation on them. Y all are wild.IanIve never ever been one for tossing computer game controllers myself– specifically with the costs they opt for nowadays– however Ive been around some really … lets say, passionate anger from my time at battling video game tournaments.Its not unusual at events like the Evolution Championship Series to be strolling through the competitor location and hear a holler or shriek as someone gets their ass handed to them. And while it hasnt occurred in my vicinity, thrown pads and game sticks do happen, though possibly not as frequently as in the Smash community.Dont get me wrong, I absolutely understand. The frustration of losing at something you love, integrated with the fact that another person might have simply removed you from an essential tournament, can draw out the rage monster in anybody. I d prefer folks count to 10 and breathe a bit prior to going crazy, however as long as youre not hurting anybody, do what you got ta do!How About You?Kotakus weighed in, however whats your take? Have you gone full rage mode, or has a serene life of meditation and reflection blunted your baser impulses? Have your say! Well be back next Monday to ponder and debate on another nerdy problem. See you in the comments!.
We ask your take.This week we Ask Kotaku: Have you ever raged and thrown a controller?Good thing he was born long after Ninja Gaidens heyday.Screenshot: Tecmo/ MobyGamesFaheyWhile I have never ever thrown a controller myself, I have actually been around somebody who has. All the factors I have my own controllers and will not manage theirs anymore without anti-bacterial wipes.Maybe its not so much about the controllers as it is the catharsis of tossing things that upset you. Maybe I simply need to stop teasing the children.AlexandraIve never ever tossed a controller, and frankly I d be freaked out if somebody I was playing a video game with all of a sudden got so mad as to begin flinging projectiles. Another time he knocked the controller into the flooring with such force it bounced back up into his hands, though the battery pack flew out.In recent years he has actually relaxed down rather, which is good since controllers arent low-cost. Y all are wild.IanIve never ever been one for throwing video game controllers myself– especially with the prices they go for these days– but Ive been around some really … lets say, enthusiastic anger from my time at battling game tournaments.Its not uncommon at occasions like the Evolution Championship Series to be strolling through the competitor location and hear a roar or yell as someone gets their ass handed to them.