Sep 20th, 2016

It’s no secret that videogames can be a pretty relaxing hobby. Games like Journey, Abzu, and numerous adventure games can serve as nice respites away from the real world and stress caused by work or family. Of course, gaming can also be far more stressful than any of those, if you let it be. In the videos below, you’ll see just how stress-inducing videogames can really get, even if some of these moments are fake.

World of Warcraft hacking is no joke

Granted, this one is fake, but it doesn’t make the freakout any less funny. Francis, a character of YouTuber Boogie2988, real name Steven Williams, is famous for his rage moments. This video,¬†in particular, is probably one of his more popular ones. Here, we have Francis getting incredibly angry after his World of Warcraft (WoW) account is hacked, and as you’ll see, WoW is a small theme in this article.

Never cancel someone’s account

And another one for WoW. This time, the choreographed freakout is because the kid’s mother cancelled his account. If we’re being honest, we’d be pretty PO’ed too if hundreds of hours of work went down the drain when we had a raid next week. Nevertheless, watch the video and listen to the sweet guttural noises he makes while flailing around on his bed.

You’re separating the family

Here’s a freakout that probably spawned the countless numbers of audio freakouts that were popular during the early 2,000s. In this speaker-busting video, poor James just wants to finish his next WoW session (possibly a raid). Problem is, he doesn’t know how long the next match will take since he’s never done it before. Mom’s not having any of that. She (and eventually dad) will do whatever it takes to get James off the computer.

The keyboard smasher

Another classic, this freakout is caused by Unreal Tournament! In the video above, one¬†German kid yells, curses, and smashes his way to victory after Unreal Tournament 2004 won’t load.

Nintendo 64!!!!

What’s the best thing about being a parent on Christmas Day? Why, seeing your kid’s smiling face after they get the present they wanted! In this throwback video, Brandon Kuzma, age 9 at the time, opened a box one Christmas morning in 1998 to find none other than the Nintendo 64. He reacted just as any of us did when we got our first gaming system: by screaming in delight.

Brandon and his sister Rachel (who’s also featured in the video), are all grown up now. You can read more about them in this article by Mashable.

 

As funny as some of these are, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t in some pretty similar situations during my youth. After all, that’s just a part of growing up, right? If you have a rage moment or two you’d like to share, let us know in the comments below.