What's the weirdest gaming experience you've ever had?

This could be anything from a bizarre rage quit to funky platform or game errors - to the reason you don’t play card games with some family members.

When Street Fighter 4 was released on consoles it was initially possible for player characters to continue to smack a defeated opponent around a little bit before the next bout started. They removed that function, I can’t remember when exactly but it was either in an update or when Super Street Fighter 4 was launched, so that once the match was over you couldn’t move your character.

Except I managed it once. The KO was declared in my favour, the victory screen came up and then glitches so that Ken could complete an Ultra combo on an already defeated foe.

I could almost hear that kid from the Simpsons crying “Stop, he’s already dead.”

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My sister used to be the worst sore loser. At one point she got her butt kicked at the board game Sorry, and she threw a MASSIVE fit. To the point that she was sobbing and my parents ended up making us take a break, made some popcorn for her then played a different game that she was “better at”. She was also like… 5 or 6 and my dad is a rather brutal player (he knocks the pieces halfway across the room) but it’s still probably the most dramatic thing I’ve ever seen someone do in person.

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My sister was like that. She would only play games like hide and seek with my cousins and I if she could be exempt from being it. If we refused to give her special dispensation then she would run and tell the parents that we weren’t letting her play and they would give us a row because she was the youngest (by less than 2 years).

Oh my gosh, that sounds familiar. What is it with the youngest that they always do that?!

A few months back I had a really strange occurance. I play wow, and at the time I was idling in a safe area. No mobs about to attack me. I’m there talking to my friend on discord and mid conversation my character dies. Just dun fell over. Then the friend I was chatting with also had the same thing happen.

Far as we could figure, random a$$ glitch.


Not the weirdest, but…

A glitch I encountered on RE4’s Game Cube version had a plagas spawn right at the beginning of the game, in broad daylight.

This is an enemy that is explicitly weak to sunlight and only starts appearing randomly when an enemy’s head explodes when night hits (about an hour or two into the game).

Best we could determine was it was a combination of a [probably] scratched disc and the console overheating (it was a previously poorly maintained second-hand console–we naturally attacked it with canned air for 15 minutes straight after this). It only ever happened that one time, which just made it more confusing.

Absolute weirdest game experience was Silent Hill 3 giving my mom nightmares. From clear across an entire 900+ square foot apartment. With the door closed and volume down a bit. And when she told me the nightmares (which caused her to wake up screaming) they managed to fit very well with the portion of the game I was playing… a game that, by the way, I was playing for the first time, and that she’d never seen before. (gotta hand it to Akira Yamaoka, the man does sound design too well)

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many many many moons ago I was playing wow, and I was playing with a newly minted character, think Level 2-5 or something. I was walking around doing a mission when I suddenly randomly got teleported smack in the middle of a high level area; I lasted about 2 seconds, and no matter what I tried I always ended up back in that area.
I abandoned that character and moved on because I just couldn’t get away from the area and playing a game where you die every 2 seconds just wasn’t that interesting

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my husband could play monopoly when he was quite young and could count his own change and everything, but he was apparently also a sore loser and would throw a tantrum and flip the board if he lost. from all the stories he’s told me, he must have been one odd toddler to raise lol.

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In your husband’s defense, that game was supposedly deliberately designed to be infuriating–the idea was apparently to turn families playing it against each other to teach the moral lesson that “monopolies are evil.”

The individual who created it (a woman, can’t recall her name) would be shocked that people have fun playing it. It wasn’t supposed to be enjoyed at all.

also in his defense, toddlers rarely like it when things don’t go their way. lol


my sister could play board games on her own without anyone else present; and then get into fights with herself because she was cheating.
Apparently she could really compartimentilize the different ‘players’ so when she was player 1 she didn’t know the strategy/cards player 2 had and vice versa…


my husband once somehow managed to insult himself. he wondered to himself why he had to slow his own thoughts down, since their his own thoughts and all. and the reply in his head was ‘because I have to slow them down so you can understand them’. so he basically called himself too stupid to understand his own thoughts.


Chatting with random player on a game site. Mildly flirty chat escalated over time to him asking if I wanted to jump into a vat of whipped cream with him? …

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The Sims has always had some pretty weird glitches. But I can’t say I’ve ever had a gnome steal my headless 2D soul before.



I have so many questions.
Where is the vat
How was the vat of WC made
Who has a mixer that big
Why is that the first thing someone thinks will get them another person

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Arkham City glitched during an animation of Batman interrogating a random bad guy. He was meant to pick him up by the throat and choke him but the enemy sprite never appeared so it kinda looked like Batman was trying to force choke somebody off camera in the distance.


I love this story of a computer simulation that went a bit… wierd.

Mutant Marsupials Take Up Arms Against Australian Air Force

The reuse of some object-oriented code has caused tactical headaches for Australia’s armed forces. As virtual reality simulators assume larger roles in helicopter combat training, programmers have gone to great lengths to increase the realism of the their scenarios, including detailed landscapes and – in the case of the Northern Territory’s Operation Phoenix – herds of kangaroos (since groups of disturbed animals might well give away a helicopters position).

The head of the Defense Science and Technology Organization’s Land Operations/Simulations division reportedly instructed developers to model the local marsupials’ movements and reaction to helicopters.

Being efficient programmers, they just re-appropriated some code originally used to model infantry detachments reactions under the same stimuli, changed the mapped icon from a soldier to a kangaroo, and increased the figures’ speed of movement.

Eager to demonstrate their flying skills for some visiting American pilots, the hotshot Aussies “buzzed” the virtual kangaroos in low flight during a simulation. The kangaroos scattered, as predicted, and the Americans nodded appreciatively … and then did a double-take as the kangaroos reappeared from behind a hill and launched a barrage of stinger missiles at the hapless helicopter. (Apparently the programmers had forgotten the remove “that” part of the infantry coding).

The lesson? Objects are defined with certain attributes, and any new object defined in terms of the old one inherits all the attributes. The embarrassed programmers had learned to be careful when reusing object-oriented code, and the Yanks left with the utmost respect for the Australian wildlife.

Simulator supervisors report that pilots from that point onwards have strictly avoided kangaroos, just as they were meant to.

Sadly, that urban legend isn’t quite true, according to Snopes


Would be cool if it was true!

A bit of trivia: a group of kangaroos is commonly known in Australia as a ‘mob’. :slight_smile:


To the first three questions… I have no idea. Lol
The last question… It wasn’t the first thing that came up. I don’t remember the whole conversation but we were just chatting, flirting lightly. Whipped cream came up (Yes, in ‘that’ context. Lol!) and as some guys do when you don’t take them too seriously, he started getting silly.
I just remember that particular line because it was so bizarre. It was all in fun and I don’t remember anyone being offended. I think we just ended things with a laugh.