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You mad? Don't be! Be happy. And for goodness' sake, do not throw your controller, no matter how much a game pisses you off.

"I threw my controller" is a meme of sorts among Japanese gamers. For example, a player might say a certain game makes them throw their controller to express how frustrating it is. Some games might warrant multiple throws!

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Also, among a handful of folks in Japan, first-person shooters also seem to induce throws.

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As noted on website Togetter, here's a roundup of busted controllers that were apparently chucked. The lesson here is don't throw your controller!

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[Photo: via Hayabusa]

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[Photo: via Hayabusa]

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[Photo: via Hayabusa]

This is the result of a mouse being thrown because it wouldn't work.

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[Photo: R4imei]

[Photo: via Hayabusa]

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[Photo: via Viper]

Apparently, stuff like this can happen, too.

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Of course, not everyone who games in Japan loses their shit like this, and many think the result of doing so is incredibly wasteful. I agree!

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ントローラーをぶん投げて壊した人たち [Togetter]

Top photo: prideunited1878

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