The Top Ten Things Gamers Hate Most

What really ticks you off when you're trying to have some true gaming time?

The Top Ten

1 Lag

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Really its annoying, like who the heck finds this not annoying! Put it like this, you are playing your game and you are on the last level, all of a sudden it lags back then you have to start all over again, and also, you are prestige in Call of Duty II tenths level 2 noob comes out and kills you with an executioner at long range!

It makes me rage so hard - sparta999

Yes, I find this annoying in SSBB when I screw up because of the lag.What happens is when I attack (I usually use bowser) they know I'm attacking and have time to react then if there character has quick attacks that/or have a wide range.I usually take damage.and I suck at this game enough already...Or if you're playing a game that it jumps off a cliff and crashes...better load the game again

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2 You're about to finish a hard level and the power goes out.

When I was a kid I was up to the last level on crash bandicoot 1 and I was near the end and the power went out, I was so pissed of. - dragon13304

This happened to me so much, I absolutely hate it with a passion. What's even worse is not only the power goes out, but you forgot to save and you lose all your progress. Seriously raging. - lukestheman4

OMG, I've had this happen to me and I nearly lost my mind. - masongilbert74

The biggest pain the A@# after playing through this incredibly hard level your about to finish after nearly losing all your lives then the power goes out. - egnomac

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3 Your illiterate younger sibling accidentally erases your save file for your favorite game that you were really far on.

I read this story where some kid at school was playing Pokemon FireRed at school during lunch, then left the room with his GBA in his seat. A bunch of other kids turned on his GBA and deleted his save file.

That's genius! - KalloFox34

Legend of Zelda: Windwaker, Fable 2, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, and very recently... Sims 3... EACH AND EVERY ONE WAS COMPLETE! Then, boom, gone...

Its like they will never get it.

Wow. This has happened to me SO MANY TIMES. GOD DANG YOU GABE! Haha. Good thing he isn't allowed to play video games any more! :)
I have beat tomb raider, was playing splinter cell on hard, and quite a few other games, all ruined by him. Not to mention the countless discs him and my brother broke by leaving the disc out or trying to clean it when it skipped with soap...

I totally agree with fireinside96. I feel sorry for jbar62. If someone did this to me, oh boy, would it suck for them or what, man? First, I would cut their limbs off, then I will feed them to a bunch of angry, hungry bears.

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4 You're in an intense part of the game and you need full concentration, but your mom screams at you and makes you do your chores.

"I can't pause an online game mother! "

"Yes you can"

"No I can't lady! Or else I'd pause before I release my bladder all over the damn place"

OH MY GOSH! This is the most annoying thing ever! Its just like "Can't I just finish this level or at least get to a save point, mom? " and then shes all like "NO! ' and shut of the system! Now next time, when I want play that game again, I will have to do the whole thing all over again! (That REALLY annoys me! ) - Flowerwave

So many times, Especially when online. - Chaos

Ahhhh I Hate It, Happened So Often - copkiller

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5 You bought a game then you realized that it didn't work

I bought a Powersave the other week, but it came without a license key. Therefore, I couldn't even use it. I'm just glad I got a refund and that the seller was a good sport about it. - KalloFox34

*Trying to download 'Star Wars: Battlefront' on Origin flashbacks! * - ACKREIK

Yes! That was the most annoying crap I ever heard! - sdravenson

One time I bought a copy of Forza Motorsport 2, and the game disc had a scratch ring around it. It was unplayable!

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6 You have failed several times to beat a hard part and you know you can beat it on one of your next tries, but that annoying person, be they a friend or a sibling or something else, keeps saying Can I try?.

No one can resist asking but it is still annoying as hell, espescaly considering the fact that you are most likely already frustrated with the game itself. - Drbazinga

It ANNOYS THE HECK OUT OF ME! I don't wanna hurt my friends feelings, but it drives me INSANE! So I can't do the hard part!

heck yea

When I scream GO AWAY or just don't pay attention

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7 The game suddenly has some ridiculous glitch that screws you over

Even though The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword is one of my favorite games of all time, it had this insane glitch, where at a random moment while I fighting a boss, Link was randomly running in circles, and I couldn't control him at all. So annoying! - TheGameBoy815

OMG this happened to me before and I didn't save for like half the game and it froze - JonasStartsARiot

That is really annoying... That's happen to me in black ops and battlefield 3!

This happens so often! I make the most glorious thing, and it all gets destroyed!

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8 Your game freezes

Always when I'm at my best. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

Call of Duty when you are 1 kill from prestige and your game freezes and you have to restart your system and your whole game doesn't save after dropping a nuke and going flawless

I was playing ncaa 10 today and I just finished a game and game froze as soon as the game ended

I hate this the most - RickyReeves

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9 When you are really far into the game, you forget to save, your console runs out of power and lose all your progress.

I seriously hate it when this happens. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

Same I was playing miitopia and my 3ds died and I forgot to save all my progress from the land of fay gone😣

10 Difficulty

When you wanna play online and your internet is hella slow!

100cc, 150cc, and mirror should not be that hard. they should be easy like the 50cc

The Contenders

11 Hackers

Call of Duty hackers are a nightmare. I was playing Call of Duty with my sister (who was 21 at the time and I was a smart 11 year old) and somebody jacked it and messed it up. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

In halo they make it look like it's lag but when you re spawn you are fine then it happens again when you get near them.

Call of Duty hackers are the worst because the game is fun but then the one guy comes and says hello having fun? GOOD. Cry in a corner while I rain bullets on your skulls and watch you die 50 times after I make it so you can't quit also called ignorant modders the hackers are the worst.

I was playing this game on my phone ( Minecraft Pocket Edition ) and when I played on a server for the first time, hackers...hackers every where ( Not really )

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12 Escort missions

Escort the payload - sadical

I die during does missions a lot

I hate escort missions because if the person gets killes, the game "gets mad" at you and force you of start over. Then I get mad

Just, Goldeneye, *sheds tear*, why do this you stupid woman, there is a gun man right there. - DapperPickle

13 Extremely hard bosses

Nothing annoys me more when I can't beat a game or pass a level because of a stupid boss!

Diddy Kong Racing dude, I only use my laptop because of him. - DapperPickle

The templar grand master in assassins creed unity

14 You're about to beat a hard level but all of a sudden a wire gets unplugged and shuts down your game system

Oh my god this has happened so many times to me!

My dogs tail hit the off switch

15 Your game (if it is full screen) suddenly minimizes because something in Windows pops up and it takes you forever to try to get rid of it when you are going to sell something at a great price (or anything else for that matter)

Ugh, I have a problem like this in Sims 3. Windows 7 ALWAYS decides when I'm playing is a great time to bother me about backing up data or something. When the problem is solved. Open it and all you see is a black screen and I have to turn of the computer.

Same with me. I had to get a new computer just to play The Sims 3 without continuous crashes. - KalloFox34

This problem is with me in tf2, and my computer is very old, 2003 old. So it lags a lot. I can deal with it. What I can't deal with is when A NORTON AD COMES RIGHT WHEN I'M ABOUT TO DOMINATE SOMEONE AND I FREEZE FOR 15 SECONDS, CLOSING THE AD, WHICH I CAN'T CLOSE WITH THE X MARK (because it's in the top corner, always). I then have to click "subscription to norton", wait, click close when it comes up, then go back, to find that my team lost. Thanks, norton.

This never happened to me ever because 1) I don't really have a pc and 2) it never happens when I play toontown rewritten on my nanas pc - Gamecubesarecool193

This is probably the most annoying thing on this list. It's even worse when there's a system hotkey to bring up a menu or something that is also used within the game, but no way to change it ingame or in the OS itself.

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16 You're really far on your game and then the memory card gets corrupted and you just want to kill yourself

one of the most annoying things. it is worst than lag because all the data that is being saved inside the memory card (lots of saved games inside it) will not be played anymore. In a game there is usually a saving point near to the boss, so this one is the most annoying. what if your in the last boss and you played it for months? - ronluna

my brother once earsed all my memory in super smash bros melee and it took me 2 years to unlock so many characters and I had 2 more characters left I was so mad I wanted to kill him - FreddyGodzilla

the worst, you can buy another memory card but you can't retain the time you wasted playing those hard to beat games - ronluna

My Pokemon Leaf Green. Gone. Goodbye, Blake. You will be missed. (Blake was my Charmeleon. ) I was at Lavender Town!

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17 See a trailer for an awesome game, then realize it's on a console you don't have.

Yep... Just like me with Kingdom Hearts 3. I love the franchise and have all of the final mixes on PS3, I see the trailer for the new installment that is meant to be the best (and my favourite character is getting revived too! Yay! ) And... I Don't even have the right console... :(

See that awesome game.Its from your favorite must have it.laugh out loud not happening

This gets to the point that drives you crazy...bad luck with me is that I don't get gaming stuff for my BDay or Christmas...:(

Why does Super Smash Bros have to be on the Nintendo systems? I despise you, WII. - DapperPickle

That's pretty much the most devastating thing ever

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18 When you die right after getting a power up or an awesome weapon

God damn! Same with me on Mario kart!

Happened in Minecraft when I got a diamond sword

19 Jack Thompson

He hates on every game and. Makes lies about them

20 You go in your living/bedroom (whatever room your console is in) and your brother/sister is playing your game.

God I have to say I hate when my brother tries to play metal gear or dead space because he doesn't know what he's doing asks constant questions and does annoyingly stupid things - TheSorrow1

This is funny because its relatable

They always wind up throwing away all your best weapons or dying or getting lost... the list is endless. - TheGrammarPolice

I just want to play PS4 and my dad always gets on Xbox to play Call of Duty ghosts and it is annoying

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21 The wifi doesn't work

When your friends or people invite you to join the Xbox game party online and your Wifi is slow.

Wifi drops me out of a game all the time

Happens to me on PlayStation partys

Play offline. It's not that hard. - KalloFox34

22 Being grounded from playing

hate iit

23 When you need to pee during a boss battle

Everyone says that pause the game when you need to pee but I can't pause I on online LOL

Everyone is saying to pause it...but what if you are playing an online game with other people and you can't pause it? Lol. - ACKREIK

That is why they invented the Start/Pause button. - FasterThanSonic

Have you ever heard of pause button

24 Your younger sibling or troublemaker accidently throws the disk in the oven and turns the heat up.

trust me
most annoying thing ever

I'm just glad this has never happened in my family

25 Low Batteries

Then grab the charger. - KalloFox34

26 Games require you to download and install updates before you start playing


It’s good if your game updates - sadical

27 A nearby house had a fire and it damaged you computer, TV and other consoles like Playstation and X-Box
28 Thank you Mario, but our princess is in another castle!

Mario in a nutshell. - ACKREIK

That is so messed up...
That happens in the game!
And the character saying this has a sprite that looks like he is showing his middle finger! - meows

The Mushroom Kingdom needs a map to show where the pointless castles are. - DapperPickle

It happens in the actual game - Gamecubesarecool193

29 You're at a really energetic part of a game and you're really getting into it, and the controller comes unplugged and the game freezes.

it happens. I killed my ps2 I was so annoyed - GlonnAtronnAdonnAdict

30 12 year old kids

I think many start playing video games from childhood.
If they were a kid in 1977 too now.

They just really ruin the game when you are playing online.

More 'people under 13 are blatantly stupid' comments.. - ACKREIK

Or kids in general

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31 Loading Screens

I like Fortnite Loading Screens - sadical

One of the drawbacks of discs. Older consoles with cartridges generally didn't have loading problems. On the other hand, save screens in earlier Pokemon games for the DS (Gen IV) often took a couple minutes. Even worse when they say "Saving a lot of data..." - KalloFox34

Those screens are awful! They take about one minute or so. Why can't they be 20 secs. Or less?

32 Bad game endings

Mass effect enough said

33 Explaining to your parents that you can't pause an online game

I can so relate... *sobs* - ACKREIK

They just don't get it. It wasn't like that when they were kids.

Mom, this is 2016, where online gaming is more popular than ever. I have a large kill streak in Destiny right now so give time until the match is over.

When you have a kill streak in the Crucible but you gotta unload the dishwasher - Haumea

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34 Poor controls
35 You're video game CD broke

whatever the reason of breaking of cd, it takes time to buy another one and worse if its original - ronluna

36 When you really love a game and you can't stop playing it, but you finish the game and you can't believe how bored you are now.

Yep, I often get really sad after I beat a really good game, and if I really love the characters it is sad knowing that they will never appear on the media again if it is not a series. :(

Yep happend to me.
I'm going around the house going ''UUUGH I'm SO BORED! ''

Yep,happened to me in WD2.i can’t. Believe how bored I was after the game ended.

37 Campers

You purchased this game to actually play it, not sit in the corner with your sniper rifle and leech off of other people's stuff. - Haumea

Start to actually play the game please

Eh, it doesn't sound like a bad idea. - KalloFox34

38 When you play with your friends in the internet cafe and you're the only person that doesn't play due to the internet cafe is full.

these happens when all people are playing dota, command and conquer, counter strike, ragnarok, doom, and those scary death action computer games and you can't even spend time playing with your friends because they are so addicted to it - ronluna

it happened to me many times and those annoying computer cafes can't be trusted - ronluna

I wish that I had never been there again. - ronluna

39 Rage Quitters

Go on Pokemon Showdown, play a couple dozen people and count how many people either forfeit or stall out the timer when they're about the lose. - KalloFox34

It feels too stressful llaying with them

This is every fighting game ever with a online feature.
"Oh boy I'm having a good time and I'm totally nailing this guy! I wonder how he's going to recover, then the fight is gonna get inten-"
"The other player has disconnected."
Oh, and if you also like playing Pokemon.
How about having a guy leave at the near end of the fight because he won't accept the lose.
After a 10 minute something fight.
And he won't battle again.
Or if you play an underrated classic "warzone2100".
Which has a game usually take an hour.
How about the guy leaving after you almost have him close to a losing position.
Or the host kicking you after they claim you cheat, when you know you did it legitalmitely.
Or how about just anything ever because some people can't accept a proper loss.
Just, don't be these guys.
Suck it up and take the loss.

40 Your expensive console like Playstation, X-BOX doesnt work after buying it and you will have to go to the shop that is very far away again
41 When you are playing a game and almost finished with it but then your little sibling comes in and says can I play now?
42 Extremely over dramatic scenes
43 When they waste $50 on a game they didn't want

My Advice, if you want a game, wait a week after its been released, ignore all this day one crap, read the reviews, and finally, when you want to, buy the game-No, try a demo of it then buy it. - DapperPickle

This happened to me with Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. - FasterThanSonic

That's a good thing about GameStop... game trading. - Skullkid755

44 When there is a game you really want to play but you can't find it

I remember I learned about this game called Werewolf: the Apocalypse I tried finding it on Amazon but all I could find was a book (Before you call me Alliterate and lazy just to let you know that I willingly read. Mostly nonfiction). I read an article on Wikipedia to see if there was a reason to why I couldn't find it and it turns out it was discontinued!

45 You're playing a game (Like Minecraft) With all your good stuff on you when out of the blue someone attacks you and you die.
46 Gamers hating on the WII U for no reason


47 Sonic the Hedgehog 2006

This game came out like, eleven years ago... Can't people just move on? - ACKREIK

What pisses me off is when someone makes a list about good Sonic games and puts "Sonic the Hedgehog" as an item on the list, it ALWAYS shows a picture of the 2006 version instead of the original version!

OH COME ON GAMERS! The game has its hilarious glitches, but the story and the soundtrack is GREAT. It's my favorite Sonic game! - LpsDisneyTmntFreak

48 Princess Peach appears to replace Daisy & Rosalina sometimes

How the heck does this make any sense!?

The stry & music of Sonic 06 sucks! Why does the whole Sonic franchise have a soundtrack anyways? This is all something the Mario franchise shld have - Mario characters

49 Ice Physics

They are always extremely slippery

50 Annoying knockbacks that causes you to fall to your death.
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1. Lag
2. Difficulty
3. Escort missions
1. You're about to finish a hard level and the power goes out.
2. You bought a game then you realized that it didn't work
3. Your game (if it is full screen) suddenly minimizes because something in Windows pops up and it takes you forever to try to get rid of it when you are going to sell something at a great price (or anything else for that matter)
1. You have failed several times to beat a hard part and you know you can beat it on one of your next tries, but that annoying person, be they a friend or a sibling or something else, keeps saying Can I try?.
2. Lag
3. You're about to finish a hard level and the power goes out.

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