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GAME OVER!

Updated on November 20, 2012
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Just like anyone else, I hate to die while playing a video game (and of course in real life too), but unfortunately more times the not I do. Me being the suck butt kind of player I am today, I do die and I die a lot, so I get to experience all the "Game Over" screens. So, I started to wonder, what games have the worst "Game Over" moments.

I used to believe it was Call of Duty, they do have the killcam which shows how your demise came about, letting you relive the horror over again. However, after thinking about it, I realized that the killcam was actually a pretty useful tool you could use to your advantage. Watching it allows you to see where the person, or excuse me the punk ass mo fo was hiding who took you out. So unless you're a complete moron you won't make the same mistake again, now you'll actually be able to sneak up behind them and take them out, which by the way is very gratifying.

After ruling out Call of Duty, my next choice would have to be God of War. Mainly because they don't just say "Game Over", they bust out with a very matter of factly "You Are Dead", just incase you had any doubts or delusions to the contrary.

But the game that drove me to wanting to drop kick my television many times would have to be Duck Hunt for the NES. I know it sounds silly, but I couldn't stand when that stupid dog would pop up from the grass and laugh at me when I did poorly. I could be wrong but I do think to a certain extent this could be considered an early form of cyber bullying. To this day I still wake up in cold sweats some nights after having nightmares about that stupid dog, some people have flashbacks from the war, I have them from playing Duck Hunt.

I'm sure there are many others I'm missing but my memory isn't what it used to be, it is a side effect of getting old, your mind goes and may experience anal seepage, headaches, dizziness, nausea and blurred vision. If any of these symptoms occur please consult your doctor, if all them occur, wipe your butt and consult a mortician.

By the way...why is it called "game over"...when in all reality it's not. All you have to do is press the start button and you're ready to go again. Shouldn't it be called something like "to be continued" or maybe even "game over...or is it"?

MJM

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      J Antonio Marcelino 4 years ago from Illinois, USA

      The one "game over" screen I can easily recall is from the Friday the 13th NES game " You and your Friends are dead. Game over. "I definitely think that game over is something that carried over from the video game arcades into the home consoles.

      Whenever I would see the Continue? countdown on the arcade machines, check my pockets, only to find out that I had no more quarters/tokens left I definitely think "That's it, Game Over."

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      Michael John Mele 4 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      Oh yeah I remember that game...that did suck...stupid Jason and his machete.

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      Sinclair Miller III 4 years ago from Florida

      I remember playing that game where you shoot the ducks on an old Nintendo game console back in the late 80's (Somewhere between 1987 - 1989).

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      Michael John Mele 4 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @Miller2232 that game was a lot of fun...but that dog sucked donkey poop. I would always try blasting him with the light gun for laughing at me but nothing ever happened to him...he was like Cujo or something.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Michael,

      Hahaha, yeah why all of a sudden does the shooting capability go away from Duck Hunt when that damn dog pops up and laughs at you. What the hell's he laughing at anyway, that just means less ducks for his dumb ass.

      You know one that really pissed me off? Mortal Kombat, I mean it was great if you were kicking someone's ass but God forbid you we're losing. When you're holding on to hope that your sliver of life in your life bar will hold you in the game so you can make a comeback and all of a sudden you start wobbling around like a druncle and that bastard says FINISH HIM! Really? Really? Finish me? Well I have a freaking restart button, I won't let it come to that!

      You're the best Michael ;-)

      Voted up and all those other cute little buttons!

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      Michael John Mele 4 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @Cantuhearmescream I know right...if he can dish it...he can take it...now tell me that ain't right.

      Mortal Kombat used to isspay me off...really, really bad...especially for the reasons you listed. Because I sucked really bad...and always got my arse tore up...so talk about rubbing salt in the wounds.

      Thanks for the support girl...I really appreciate it.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      I used to be Sub Zero all the time, just because he was nifty and could freeze people and stuff. My brothers always picked the fighters that were actually good and I always froze to death!

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      Michael John Mele 4 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @Cantuhearmescream yeah I was always Scorpion...because I thought he was the baddest mofo on the roster...and my best chance to win...but boy was I wrong.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Michael,

      Scorpion was pretty much Sub Zero without the freezing capabilities. Gosh, 'cept couldn't he spit like burning vomit or something?

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      Michael John Mele 4 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @Cantuhearmescream I know...but I still got my butt kicked when I used him. Too bad they didn't have the Hulk in Mortal Kombat...then I would have stood a chance.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Michael,

      Yeah or that head chewing guy, Amazon, that's it. :-)

      Hey, I'm having one of those holding my eyelids open with my hands kind of nights. I'll check up on my best bud tomorrow and visit your super cool blog 'kay? I'll miss you. Sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite!

      Cat

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