Your temper as a gamer is a reflection of your life issues and your attitude towards everything.
Are you aggresive and/or immature? Do you have low self esteem? Do you suffer from anxiety? Is your reptilian brain taking over consistently?
When I was a kid, I got soooo angry trying to pass specially difficult sections of games. I smashed my controller countless times, because lowering the difficulty was unnaceptable for me. One could say I was “scrubbying” myself with homemade rules.
Now, I just lower the difficulty. If I still get stuck, I try a dozen more times till I look for a guide on Youtube, a walkthrough or a bypass. Younger me would have considered this a defeat. Older me has paid 60$ for a thing and I’m not allowing that thing to annoy me.
Mostly I play everything on easy these days. Witcher 3, Dragon Age… I’ve played many rpgs and
a)I’m not going to spend hours learning the mechanics of every new rpg to succeed on nightmare difficulty and…
b) …No, I will not repeat a high dragon fight where every try takes 25 minutes. I’ll kill him on the first try, or second. If not, I’ll leave.
Two years ago I had a particularly stressful period where my levels of anxiety where off the charts. Everytime I played ranked in KI and lost I’d punch myself in the leg till it got black and swollen. Every defeat was a reminder that I was a total loser and that I sucked at everything.One day I was even limping from the punches.
Now I’m fine and I don’t do that anymore, but it’s a combination of mental calmness + lack of issues + self control.
One funny thing to finish: "every time I was about to smash the xbox controller I thought “50 DOLLARS!!! 50 DOLLARS!!!” and that prevented me from landing the killing blow on the controller, just like Jago on Orchid.
The spirit of the tiger may be strong, but the fear of spending 50 bucks on a new controller is stronger.
In your face, Gargos.