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The 11 Biggest Facepalms In Gaming

Posted on Tuesday, March 27 @ 15:06:41 Eastern by
Whether you're just an average gamer or an industry bigwig, video games offer up plenty of horrifyingly stupid moments. Here are the 11 most worthy of that renowned gesture of failure.




11) Getting Sent Back Three Hours Because You Didn't Save


Let's start with an easy one! Everyone's been there, everyone's done this, but it doesn't change the fact that when it happens to you, you feel like a total ass. Press the Start Button. Select Save Data. Don't repeat the previous few hours of the video game you're playing. How hard is that?


10) Demonstrating Any Wii Game On-Stage At E3


Haven't we learned our lesson yet Nintendo? When a developer or executive is on-stage at E3 waving a Wii-mote around or trying to check the Wii-mote's batteries while the on-screen character just sits there staring at the audience, the rest of the audience brings their palms slowly up to their faces.



9) Parents Who Walk In Front Of The TV Screen Knowing Full Well You're Playing A Game


I sometimes think cords were the better way to go. It at least gave you the opportunity to trip the neadarthals who raised you if they crossed in front of your vision. My parents would act like they were getting shot when they stood in front of the TV, even if I was playing Mario Party.


8) Day 1 Patches That Don't Really Fix Things


In this brave new world of developers and publishers with magical abilties to fix games and add content to games despite the fact that you already bought and took home the physical media the game came on, nothing can be more miraculous than the Day 1 patch. Yes, for some it spells doom and gloom (this game must be broken!), while for others it's the knowledge that an issue was identified and fixed. Of course, you won't be able to keep from dropping your head to your hands when a Day 1 patch actually breaks a game further.


7) People Who Call Themselves Gamers Despite Only Playing On Their iPhone In The Bathroom


We don't like to label people, but isn't there some circle of shame lower than "casual" we can call these people? I can't even look. *facepalms*


6) Ridge Racer, Facepalm Worthy Since 2006


Hey, we love Kaz Hirai. He's a nice guy and all, he sure has done some things with the PlayStation brand for Sony. Still, anyone watching at home couldn't decide if they should hide their eyes in shame or just accept the crushing blow Hirai had dealt the franchise that day. Either way, palms were on faces.


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