10 Absolute Greatest Gamer Freakouts (LIST)

Gamers are notoriously emotional people. Like Sith warriors, we use the strength of our anger to propel us to victory. But sometimes, we are overwhelmed by our dark impulses and the frustration of failure. And sometimes, someone is standing nearby with a video camera, ready to capture the moment.

We’ve compiled the greatest moments of fear, anguish, wrath, coursing electricity of hate and impulses of destruction to ever flow out of video game players like a seething, putrid flood of humanity at its worst. Fair warning, some of these are potentially fake, as is always the case on the Internet, but that doesn’t diminish their entertainment value. Larger, fairer warning: These are almost universally NSFW and laden with profanity. They’re also largely hilarious and occasionally frightening.

Remember: These are members of your community, and your reaction to them is probably the same as your family’s reaction to you during those worst-of-times moments, like when you get nailed by the blue shell in Mario Kart. A good thing to keep in mind next time you pick up a controller.

10. Points for Originality

I’ll admit: this is probably staged. However, as far as rage quits go, this is among the most unique and ingenious. Losing a game does sometimes have the effect of making you wish you were dead, so this is something of an apt reaction.

9. Access Denied

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There are few things on this planet worse than a technology failure. Murder, disease, famine, disaster, technology failure — pretty sure that’s the order from worst to still really pretty bad. Here’s a video that shows the evil humanity chooses to inflict on itself, as one roommate changes the World of Warcraft password of another, and the angels weep for our dark hearts.

8. The Computer is Clearly Broken

As we all learned back in the days of the Nintendo Entertainment System, sometimes you need to wail on technology to remind it that it is the machine and you are the human, and the machine’s place is to do your bidding. Although, blowing into the control deck…that might be more of a “favor for a favor” transaction, if you know what I mean.

7. Sportsmanship, dude. You needz it.

Yes, games can be frustrating, as can be teammates. The ability to rise above the anger and preserve friendship, to tell yourself, “It’s just a game,” and to walk away without turning on those closest to you is key to not being thrown out of your guild and branded an uberdouche. Learn the lesson well.

6. Life = Ruined

This is actually pretty mean. I take it this kid’s brother and his friends, unsupervised by adults, have taken to torturing his clearly disturbed, possibly possessed younger brother. Unfortunately for the possessing demon, the tiny body it has chosen to inhabit and corrupt really has no recourse for its torment except to throw itself on the ground and flail, or plead for mercy in a tiny, whimpering voice. Satan — you choose poorly.

5. “I Feel Like F—ing Emperor Palpatine!”

Here’s 10 minutes of unbridled psychosis. This is another video that is likely staged in at least some degree, especially when it takes a turn into random movie quotes and insane cries of egomania. However, there are a few golden moments in which the subject demands healing while at the same time insulting everyone in digital earshot for their terrible abilities.

4. You Said You’d Bring Chocolate Milk

It’s a clan match, Mom. A clan match. Don’t you understand that I have made a commitment here? Have you ever had a single moment’s thought about my responsibilities? Have you ever thought, for a single solitary moment, about my responsibilities to my team? Has it ever occurred to you that I have agreed to look after the Overlook Hotel to be available for clan matches until May the first! Plus, you said you’d bring me a drink. I told you I wanted Mountain Dew, but now I want chocolate milk, and you’re not bringing it to me, and that makes you a liar. Therefore: I’m playing this clan match.

3. Cruelty

Poor, poor Jacob.

2. Quiet Rage

Listen closely to get the back story that goes with this video. Here are the details I (believe) are facts based on the monologue. The subject is:

  • 26 years old
  • The recent victim of his Xbox being donated to charity
  • A danger to himself and possibly others
  • Living with his mother
  • Probably dressed by his mother

1. The Classic

You’ve likely seen this one before. That’s okay, you should watch it again, and be reminded why it’s a good idea for this country to fund mental institutions.

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5 Comments on 10 Absolute Greatest Gamer Freakouts (LIST)


On January 14, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Yeah….you know the “Classic” World of Warcraft freakout is fake, right?

Phil Hornshaw

On January 14, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Indeed. But knowing that a magician isn’t actually magical doesn’t make him any less entertaining, does it? Well, maybe a little less.


On January 16, 2011 at 11:47 am

I can’t believe Onyserious is not on there! :p


Fantastic original freakout from World of Warcraft Onyxia fight, and 100% real lol.


On January 17, 2011 at 12:01 am

the Japanese was the best. The rest of them was a bunch of losers that don’t deserve to live…

But seriously i didn’t know the person who wrote was such a n00b and didn’t know about this one

Phil Hornshaw

On January 17, 2011 at 12:12 am

Knew about it. Didn’t make the cut.