Glutton for Punishment

Glutton for Punishment

Glutton for Punishment

by Steve Napierski to Comics

Been there, done that… Well, except for the breaking of the controller part. I’ve never intentionally broken a controller. I have worn out many an analog stick on N64 controllers, but never intentionally.

Discussion (9)¬

  1. 21michael
    21michael says:
    August 1, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    Playing Crash Bandicoot 2 these days, struggling with the level wear you first get chased by a huge polar bear and you then jump down to the secret level, a FREAKING hard level!!! And yet I keep playing

  2. porkroll
    porkroll says:
    August 1, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    Reminds of the end of Psychonauts.

  3. BigLord
    BigLord says:
    August 1, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    We keep playing because of the sensation that gets us when we finally beat the level/boss/whatever. Damn it feels good!

  4. Triaxx2
    Triaxx2 says:
    August 1, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    I have never broken a controller. I have broken other things with them. Everything else is about right though.

  5. bidoopoo
    bidoopoo says:
    August 1, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

    The broken controllers, does it still count if it breaks from being hurled across the room in a rage-filled swear-laden moment of weakness?

  6. Kintrex
    Kintrex says:
    August 1, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

    I didn’t start swearing out loud until I played the Hades level in the first God of War.

  7. Xuncu
    Xuncu says:
    August 2, 2013 at 12:12 am #

    Huh, my 64′s sticks still work like a dream. Gamecube, have had one wobbly stick, and PS2, both 1st and 3rd party sticks are too damn fragile, and get wobbly real quick. one of the reasons I’ve actually held off on buying a PS3.
    I’ll take the opinion of anyone with chewbacca hands, who eats walnuts bare-handed, for what brand makes durable controllers.

    • Shiratzu
      Shiratzu says:
      August 2, 2013 at 10:24 am #

      My original N64 controller’s stick kinda sucks for quick rotates, but it would probably be fine if I took it apart and cleaned the base of the stick, since I kept seeing crap come out of there after a long day of play. Not sure how anything got in that though. I do have chewbacca hands though, so as for a good brand…I can’t give you one. Almost all of the new controller sticks feel like they’re about to break in my hands. My 360′s sticks already have problems like my N64′s reading for rotates. Doesn’t seem like much until you hit a setup that calls for one, and then you’re screwed. PS2…well, honestly if the game allowed control pad operation for movement, I used it, and I’ve still broken two controllers from normal use.

  8. TheyCallMeTomu
    TheyCallMeTomu says:
    August 2, 2013 at 10:28 am #

    I think the last game I played where I was like “Ugh, this is complete garbage” was Star Ocean 3.

    I’m not complaining about the “twist” even-and I was playing the undub (shhhhh) so I’m not complaining about the voice acting. But the “HEY SPEND 50 HOURS RUNNING BACK AND FORTH” aspect of the game was just sooooooooooooo horrible.