ragequit

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rage +‎ quit

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ragequit (third-person singular simple present ragequits, present participle ragequitting, simple past and past participle ragequitted)

  1. (intransitive, slang, video games) To quit an online video game in anger.
    • 2009 November 28, rms, “What have you been playing... IN NOVEMBER 2009?”, comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action, Usenet:
      Having had my share of ragequitting teammates and unfinished campaigns -- I still haven't completed a L4D2 campaign on Expert -- I'll take a positive outlook and say that the complaints about difficulty amount to a longer and taller learning curve, that will give this game a longer lifespan than the first.
    • 2010 February 8, Whitworth, Chris, “Pow, Wallop & Bam”, uk.games.video.misc, Usenet:
      Cheap insta-kill attacks have made me ragequit at least twice.
    • 2012 January 1, Aldis Hodge and Timothy Hutton as Alec Hardison and Nate Ford, “The Gold Job”, Leverage season 4 episode 16:
      Hardison: I don't know what happened. I had 'em and then I just—
      Nate: Didn't anticipate the ragequit.
      Hardison: You know gamer terminology?
      Nate: I know the key to a good game is balancing boredom and frustration. Now the game — the puzzle's too easy, then the mark — the player — gets bored and walks away. The puzzle's too hard, then the player gets frustrated, and quits in a rage: ragequit.

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