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Have you ever thought a video game you were playing might actually kill your console?

Old 01-02-22, 05:39 PM
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Have you ever thought a video game you were playing might actually kill your console?

Have you ever played a video game that seemed to push your console so much that you were actually concerned it could damage or even kill your video game console?
Old 01-02-22, 06:19 PM
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Re: Have you ever thought a video game you were playing might actually kill your console?

Nope.
Old 01-02-22, 06:21 PM
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Re: Have you ever thought a video game you were playing might actually kill your console?

Uh, no.

What prompted this question?
Old 01-02-22, 07:15 PM
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Re: Have you ever thought a video game you were playing might actually kill your console?

Maybe not the console unit itself, but some games can be very demanding on the controllers.
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Re: Have you ever thought a video game you were playing might actually kill your console?

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Old 01-02-22, 07:31 PM
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Re: Have you ever thought a video game you were playing might actually kill your console?

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Maybe not the console unit itself, but some games can be very demanding on the controllers.
I stopped playing mini games like the workouts in nba 2k on my switch because the joycons are so fragile.
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Re: Have you ever thought a video game you were playing might actually kill your console?

Oh ye of little memory.

Having burned through 4 Xbox 360s via RROD (thanks Microsoft), it was a real concern. The big one was the original Dead Rising. I played the shit out of that game and got all of the achievements except for one(? or however many were tied to this mode). The one where you have to play the game for 13 hours straight. Eff that. I had enough trouble keeping a 360 longer than a few months as it was. I wasn't going to intentionally test my luck.
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Re: Have you ever thought a video game you were playing might actually kill your console?

Not me. I've had systems fans run harder on certain games but I never thought a game was going to kill my console. It's funny that I never had a 360 RROD but I had my PS3 and Wii both have to go into service/be replaced in their first 6 months.
Old 01-02-22, 10:52 PM
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Re: Have you ever thought a video game you were playing might actually kill your console?

Yes. Both my PS3 and Xbox 360 sounded like drones when playing certain games.
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Re: Have you ever thought a video game you were playing might actually kill your console?

Not a console, but Under a Killing Moon nearly killed my 486 Pentium 2 with 16 megs of Ram It was pretty much unplayable with that computer and such low memory. This was almost 30 years ago.


Old 01-03-22, 08:42 AM
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I played Under a Killing Moon and Pandora Directive on a 486/66 DX2 w/ 12 - 16mb and was amazed that graphics would ever get better
Old 01-03-22, 08:58 AM
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Morrowind on XBOX. It was buggy to begin with and I played it for like 12+ hours a day when it came out. Thought the console was going to give up every day.
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Re: Have you ever thought a video game you were playing might actually kill your console?

I recall FFXIII on my Ps3 ran super hot, and it would interfere with the graphics, I'd get green matrix-like highlights if playing for too long. I thought it might be a sign of the console about to brick, so I took advantage of the old Costco warranty and traded it back in.
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Re: Have you ever thought a video game you were playing might actually kill your console?

I've closed a game on the 2k gaming pc because of how loud it got.
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Re: Have you ever thought a video game you were playing might actually kill your console?

Not thinking I was going to break the console, but a few times playing Switch in handheld mode the fan can get really loud. Mainly on certain games that really push its power like Doom for instance. I kind of thought that may not be the best for it.
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Re: Have you ever thought a video game you were playing might actually kill your console?

Kind of. We played the unlicensed Tengen version of Gauntlet on my friend's NES at an all-night video game session sleepover and when it got stuck on Morak going on and on repeating himself instead of going to the last level after hours and hours of play, I thought my friend was going to smash his console through the window.
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Re: Have you ever thought a video game you were playing might actually kill your console?

Yeah, some of my 360 games sounded like the box was ready for liftoff.
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Re: Have you ever thought a video game you were playing might actually kill your console?

Super Ghouls n Ghosts for SNES. It brought the SNES down to it's knees.


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