Worst Gaming Related Thing You Ever Bought

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  1. GeorgeFoulds
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    Hey Guys, BrokenGeode here.
    I'm kinda new to this site but I thought I'd ask you. What is the worst gaming related buy you ever made?

    Mine has to be my first DS flashcart, an R4DSLL. It cost £14, about twice the price of a DSTT which I was planning on getting. Struggled with playing homebrew and it used dead firmware! So glad I don't use it anymore.
     


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    Any and all strategy guides. Thanks to the internet, you're spending $15 or so bucks for a paperweight
     
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    90% Of all Wii peripherals.
     
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    Hey, they look cool.
    S'only reason I ever bought them.


    Worst thing I ever bought was a non-official xbox360 controller. Dear. God. it was so bad. Even worse than the piece of crap madcatz gamecube controller I bought.
    ...actually i'd say anything with the Madcatz name on it is the worst.
     
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    I got it for about £5 at a car boot sale, this was back when I collected anything that played video games. To this day it is still the worst platform I've played on, it came with many games like a horrible port of Duke Nukem 3D, Sonic Jam and RE2.



     
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    Yeah, I remember I had like 4 MadCatz PSX controllers. They all broke within a year. My Sony brand PSX controllers are still perfect to this day and I use them for my PS2.

    I'd probably say WiiSpeak. What a fucking rip off. You spend like $30 on this thing and it's used in almost no games. I bought it going "voice chat for the Wii? Finally!" Ended up no one bought it so the voice chat was useless. Today it just sits on my shelf.

    I've bought a few bad controllers in my time (the aforementioned PSX controllers and a pretty bad PS2 controller) but that's about it. An occasionally mediocre game here and there but nothing serious.
     
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    Nintendo products, period. They are always just so gimmicky... I find myself rushing out and buying the newest, hottest Nintendo product only to find it sitting at the bottom of a closet somewhere within a month. Maybe if their consoles had any amount of grafix or even a decent catalog of games, they'd have more staying power...

    okay, I'm just kidding around. I'd never use blanket statements in an effort to cause a ruckus around here. Especially with all of the Nintendo fanboys around.

    In all seriousness though, anything made my Sony. They're money grubbing fools.
     
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    The Zelda CD-I games. The CD-I in general. Just ugh.
     
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    Was that a blanket statement or should I make on for you?

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    Knock off PS2 controller, it had typos all over the package and it stopped working before I even played the second time.
    20-in-1 game handheld, I can't believe I ever went near that thing, it had Tetris and some kind of duck hunt thing!
    A PS2 game, which showed a cool racing game or something on the cover, which didn't have a game inside, it had a DVD!
     
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    All gaming related magazines I've bought over the years.

    Just useless and horribly outdated, I pleaded myself to never buy another magazine related to gaming.
     
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    ohh one that sticks out in memory was Enter The Matrix on the original Xbox, was quite desperate to play it back in the day due to the hype of the movies and what do you know, everything bearing The Matrix name at that point in time seemed to turn out absolutely fucking shit
     
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    • Half of the video games and flashcarts I bought
    • Strategy guides
    • Third party controllers
    • That one 360 I bought
     
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    The freaking Legendary edition of Halo Reach. Dropped down in price from $175 to $75 in a few weeks.
     
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    Probably the two Madcatz gamecube controllers I bought from Target, before I knew what a horrible brand they were. When I was going through the subspace emissary on brawl, the controller got stuck, think the joypad was in the down position, and I couldn't do anything. Thankfully, I have some wavebird controllers now.
     
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    about £250 worth of Skylanders crap that the boy stopped playing with after 2 months.
     
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    Your whole statement about sony reminds me of this image a Racketboy poster had as his Signature:
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