I'm an avid gamer. I'm a weird gamer, too – I don't branch out often. I still rock Mario Kart, MediEvil, and various GTAs, but still. I understand the struggle. I know those moments that make you want to throw your controller at the TV. I'm here with you. We can get through this. First, see if any of these GIFs make you so angry that you're ready to go on a rage-bender.
1. Rainbow Road
RAINBOW FRIGGING ROAD. In every version of Mario Kart, it's the prettiest level and the hardest to beat. Once you get up there in more recent games, it's even more maddening. Augh! RAINBOW ROAD.
2. NEVER Making THAT Jump
I still can't make this jump. Yes, I've tried. I literally try like every six months. I suck.
3. When They Get Beginner's Luck
Actually, anytime anyone plays for the first time and pulls off some massively impressive feat, it's aggravating and annoying and generally awful.
4. When You Die Right before the Checkmark
SO IS THIS.
5. When You Keep Dying in the Same Place
There is nothing more maddening than this. Absolutely nothing.
6. When the Game Has to Rub in That You Died
This makes me angrier than actually dying. Why you gotta rub it in? Why you gotta mess with me like that? Because now I'm shit-talking to a TV screen and it's not a good look for me.
7. The Never Ending Staircase
You find these in so many games, not just Mario games. There is almost always a mysterious staircase that never ends and you're just waiting to get to the boss.
8. That Stupid Baby Penguin
But back to the subject of Mario, I hate that penguin.
9. That Feeling when You've Killed Every Enemy
BYE, GUYS. SEE YOU NEVER.
How does this happen? How does this always happen?
11. The Maps
The only thing I really hate about maps is navigating them. It's boring and it takes forever when I just want to plaaay.
12. Those Loops
But once you perfected this, it was pretty cool, right?
Running across something that makes no sense whatsoever just leaves you sitting there, staring at the screen and questioning your life choices.
14. It's so Much More than a Video Game to You
IT IS NEVER JUST A GAME.
15. That Curve
Video games make me paranoid about soft shoulders.
16. Getting Hit
Any time. Ever. Even if it's your fault. It always sucks.
17. This Run
This is me. Not when I play this game, either, just when I try to go for a run.
18. WTF? Part Two
The Sims just … they're the Sims.
19. Why Fly?
Where you goin', Luigi?
Now, have you experienced any of these moments? Okay. Take a deep breath. Stretch your fingers. Try again. Or launch your controller at the TV, that's acceptable, too.