Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Some random, unimportant, facts...

About
Rage Quit, also seen as RageQuit in one word, is Internet slang commonly used to describe the act of suddenly quitting a game or chatroom after either an argument, extreme frustration, or loss of the game.

Origin

The use of that slang is as old as IRC and chatrooms. The earliest Urban Dictionary[1] definition of “Ragequit” became available on March 28th, 2005. However, nobody can be certain exactly when “Ragequit” was first coined. The entry describes “ragequitting” in the context of online gaming:

To stop playing a game out of an anger towards an event that transpired within the game.

You may find the following video...disturbing.



Sorry guys,  I have had that song in my head for the last couple of days.  =) 

I just rage quit...and if felt so good...

5 comments:

  1. I didn't know about that term, but it's something I've done too often.

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  2. weird; I've been tapped into online forums for over a decade (I have even participated in an IRC - ah, the old days), but I never heard a term associated with this. It definitely happens though. I've seen several Big Exits from online community forums, and the motto is, "they always come back." Sometimes it's weeks, or months, and sometimes the person comes back under a new username. But we still remember when you told us all off and said you'd never return.

    Drama: not just for real life :)

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  3. Yeah, I have to laugh. I hear my kids all the time and keep thinking...hm...aren't games suppose to be fun???

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  4. It's a great word. I'm not familiar with it, but then I've not really done any online gaming.

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  5. Never heard of it either, but I don't frequent chat rooms or video games. I've still got the original Nintendo from when I was a kid. Only have 2 games, but it's fun to pull out every once in a while.

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