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THere's a thread in D&D about sportsmanship in gaming, so I'm basically copying and adding to a post I made there.
What are YOUR best stories about bad winners or losers in videogames? Local multiplayers stories aren't a requirement as such, i just prefer them personally.
THeres a youtube video I can't find, a guy is losing at Marvel vs Capcom2 I think. It's a tournament, and he's so pissed he's losing that he walks up, disconnects his system and goes home. Wow. Post that if you can guys.
A friend of mine had Atomic Bomberman on PC for years. Cue a session where we're sharing a keyboard, and I have never played any bomberman game before, and hours of the game starting and ending in seconds. Seriously, before I knew what was happening, I'd be dead. I had to give up as I wasn't even getting to find out what powerups were, past more bombs or more flame.
It didn't help that the guy was a terrible winner.
The situation reversed when I downloaded bomberman 95 on wii, so we could have 5 player matches. My friend complained that he couldn't win because it was my game and he wasn't used to the controls. I easeily countered that with the fact that this was the first opportunity I had to play the game, and how the fuck could he not be used to the controls when it was just a d-pad and two buttons? That settled it, but fuck playing with bad winners/losers.
We haven't played since, as he gets way too pissed off when he loses.
Guitar Hero 2
I just remembered a different friend I lived with wanted to play Guitar Hero 2 against me. THere's a two player mode where you can play at different difficulty levels to each other, and the game scales the points appropriately. He was on medium, I was on hard, and I noticed we were getting 100% on sections, and the points were miles apart in his favour.
I told him that the game is slanted this was way, and that it wasn't fun to not be able to win ever, there's no competition involved. He should move up to hard difficulty. I had no problem moving up to expert when he suggested it, but that was the end of our two player games as he couldn't win every single time anymore.
Soul Calibur 2
I bought SC 2 on gamecube and so did another friend. We used to play against each other, and not practice between games past playing single player on easy. The guy from the guitar hero story, who we'll call D, also played.
We would do the usual stuff like "winner stays on" and generally were all at the same difficulty level. Scores were interchangeable, any of us could win. We didn't play as the same character twice in a row.
D then decided he'd get his own copy. Nothing wrong with that, right? Wrong.
D bought it, and then spent hours a day, for weeks, practising on the hardest difficulty with one character.
We were used to playing it on GC, so he got it on PS2 instead and proceeded to hammer the living shit out of us using the single character he'd been practising with. We had to deal with different button placement all of a sudden and weren't given a chance to get used to it at all.
He could not understand that we just played for fun, and fun does not equal not being able to get a hit in.
Our friend from the Bomberman story, who will be named A, took me on at Goldeneye on N64. Now I got that game when I lived in an area where there was nothing to do. No sports, no videostore, more importantly, no viable women.
Suffice to say, I got pretty good at Goldeneye. That said, I let people learn.
A was playing for the first time, so I took it easy. The same complaints arose from Bomberman, but they were justified. I was used to the controller and owned the game for a year or two, but I was not employing any sneaky tactics or trying to dominate.
I like genuine competition, so I'll handicap myself if necessary until the others get good enough to take me on properly. Shit, I even say things like "well done" when I get beat.
A was geting the occaisional kill in, he hadn't gotten his head around aiming properly yet. He got a hard fought kill against me, I was impressed (his first time playing, remember) and I said something along the lines of "awwwww fuck! (die from gunshots to the face) Nicely done"
A went ballistic, and accused me of letting him get token kills in. I think he was trying to suggest that I was toying with him for lols, like what he used to do in Bomberman on PC. I wasn't, but that didn't stop an N64 pad boucing off the floor, walls etc. That was the last time we played Goldeneye.
So a pattern formed there, in that these two chaps would get so annoyed they couldn't dominate the rest of us, even when nobody ever won decisively, and local mutiplayer became Co-Op only. It's funny in hindsight when we talk about it, so it's all ok in the end.
That's all I got so far, so let's see what you guys can come up with.