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- (intransitive, slang, video games) To quit an online video game in anger.
- 2009 November 28, rms, “What have you been playing... IN NOVEMBER 2009?”, in comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action, Usenet, message-ID <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
- 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.
- (intransitive, slang, by extension) To quit (something) in anger.
slang: quit a video game in anger
ragequit (plural ragequits)
- (slang, video games) The act of quitting an online video game in anger.
- 2012 January 1, Aldis Hodge and Timothy Hutton as Alec Hardison and Nate Ford, “The Gold Job”, in Leverage (Television), 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.