Top 10 Notoriously Defective Pieces Of Video Game Hardware

  • Published: 23 June 2017
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    Don't you just hate it when your fancy new controller or console doesn't work properly? Well sadly there's no patch or online update that'll fix these problems. We'll be looking at pieces of video game hardware that had major technical problems, or just plain didn't work. Welcome to, and today we'll be counting down the Top 10 Notoriously Defective Piece of Video Game Hardware.

    00:23 #10. Roll n Rocker
    01:14 #9. R.O.B. the Robot
    02:07 #8. Voice Recognition Unit aka VRU
    03:00 #7. The Power Glove
    03:52 #6. Atari Mindlink
    04:45 #5. Sega Activator
    05:33 #4. Atari 5200 Controller
    06:34 #3, #2 & #1 ????

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Comments • 2 484

  • ag4wake
    ag4wake  2 days back

    My Xbox 360 got the red ring of death ☹️

    • Househopper
      Househopper  2 days back

      i have had 4 xbox 360’s that got the red ring of death

      • CJWarlock
        CJWarlock  4 days back

        Game Controller Horror... ;)

        • Noah Clancey
          Noah Clancey  5 days back

          for me i have a ipad and i get red screen of death. and i called it that because i called it the red ring of death.

          • pooshoogoo gaming
            pooshoogoo gaming  5 days back

            What about the Wii's Corrupt system files? I pulled out my old Wii recently, set it up, and after the health and safety screen, It said System Files Are Corrupted, See operations manual for troubleshooting. Apparently, my Wii is bricked. My Wii killed itself after not being used.

            • Angelica Ortiz
              Angelica Ortiz  6 days back

              I have 3 Xbox 360 and there all dead

              • M Chambers
                M Chambers  6 days back

                So Watch Mojo is just reusing Angry Video Game nerd episodes.

                • RadiationZack10
                  RadiationZack10  7 days back

                  Bad video most of these products weren’t even defective

                  • RadiationZack10
                    RadiationZack10  7 days back

                    The voice controls work fine in the Pokémon it’s just that you have to give it very specific commands

                    • Samuel Baugh
                      Samuel Baugh  1 weeks back

                      Some mentions: The plastic shells for Famicom, Super Famicom and Super Nintendo had WAY too much bromine, frequently causing them to turn yellow and crack if they weren’t cared for meticulously. The Famicom disk system has a really cheap belt for the disc drive. Lastly, the Sega Game Gear used cheap capacitors, which blow out prematurely.

                      • Aaron Watt
                        Aaron Watt  1 weeks back

                        My xbox died last week



                        • ShockDragon Δ
                          ShockDragon Δ  1 weeks back

                          Red Ring of Death (Three Rings): i am the most dangerous thing that can happen to a console

                          Amstrad GX4000: hold my adapter

                          • Thomas 20042282
                            Thomas 20042282  1 weeks back

                            AVGN Yes!!

                            • James Clack
                              James Clack  2 weeks back

                              I want a 2019 power glove. That would be sooooooo much better

                              • nooyawker377
                                nooyawker377  2 weeks back

                                I wouldn’t defile myself by owning an Xbox

                                • TK MoneyMax
                                  TK MoneyMax  2 weeks back

                                  Ive had a Xbox 360 for 10 years now and I have never had the red ring of death

                                  • Thesimpsonsguy 99
                                    Thesimpsonsguy 99  2 weeks back

                                    I want wwe superstars to use the sega activator

                                    • Bradin Kindell
                                      Bradin Kindell  2 weeks back

                                      Any of my brothers out there experience that dam red ring. It only happen to me after a game of GTA crashed

                                      • Mark Volpe
                                        Mark Volpe  2 weeks back

                                        The original Atari 5200 also had a fire hazard as the av cable went through the power brick (or something like that) I believe. I had the 2nd version of the console I liked those controllers, although they broke a lot and were expensive to buy.

                                        • Stevie Jo
                                          Stevie Jo  2 weeks back

                                          Rob was just a gimmick

                                          • croceusTeratism
                                            croceusTeratism  3 weeks back

                                            I’ve had this Xbox 360 for a long time, and it still works completely fine

                                            • croceusTeratism
                                              croceusTeratism  3 weeks back

                                              I haven’t experienced the red ring of death before btw

                                          • Carson Young
                                            Carson Young  3 weeks back

                                            The Wizard. Basically a feature length commercial, haha

                                            "I love the Power Glove. It's so bad"

                                            I remember only my rich friends had one and they hated it. Glove tore within a few days of use

                                            • Carson Young
                                              Carson Young  3 weeks back

                                              At least with XBOX 360 they owned up to it and fixed it for free. Just called 8004MYXBOX and they paid for shipping, fixed it for good, and shipped it back

                                              • Blacknight 3110
                                                Blacknight 3110  3 weeks back

                                                Yes AVGN is on here

                                                • oscar Oscar
                                                  oscar Oscar  3 weeks back

                                                  Nintendo "drifting" swich.

                                                  • Ice Wing
                                                    Ice Wing  4 weeks back

                                                    the advertisements hurt me more than the actual product

                                                    • Bot Inkdude
                                                      Bot Inkdude  4 weeks back

                                                      Imagine a video game company makes a controller that only works with your nerves

                                                      • Forklift17
                                                        Forklift17  4 weeks back

                                                        What could have possibly been worse than the red ring of death?
                                                        /sees #1

                                                        • Decade Gaming
                                                          Decade Gaming  4 weeks back

                                                          He’s gonna take you back to the past. He’s gonna play the games that suck (insert bad word). He’d rather have, a buffalo, take a diarrhea dump in his ear. He’d rather eat, the rotten (insert bad word)hole, of a roadkill skunk and drown it with beer. He’s the angry Nintendo nerd. He’s the angry Atari, Sega, nerd. He’s the angry, videogame, nerd. —AVGN

                                                          • Andrew Faraday
                                                            Andrew Faraday  4 weeks back

                                                            Me at start: I've turned in for a lengthy rant on the Red Ring of Death.
                                                            Me at #2: That's a relief

                                                            • Jason Juneau
                                                              Jason Juneau  1 months back

                                                              Should've have done this episode featuring AVGN for the whole video

                                                              • THUNDER TAMIL GAMING
                                                                THUNDER TAMIL GAMING  1 months back

                                                                You left ouya

                                                                • KrekerInGaming ITA
                                                                  KrekerInGaming ITA  1 months back

                                                                  U forgot iphone 11

                                                                  • tom banks
                                                                    tom banks  1 months back

                                                                    He's the angry, videogame, neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrd

                                                                    • Connor Mitchner
                                                                      Connor Mitchner  1 months back

                                                                      My Xbox 360 is 7 years old and works perfectly

                                                                      • ItsPortalz
                                                                        ItsPortalz  1 months back

                                                                        My xbox 360 had the ring of death and I unplugged it in, it still worked

                                                                        • Travis Cummings
                                                                          Travis Cummings  1 months back

                                                                          Holy shit...I actually remember seeing that VRU commercial at a doctor's appointment...

                                                                          • Richard Glenn Fornoles
                                                                            Richard Glenn Fornoles  1 months back

                                                                            Sega Activator reincarnated as Nintendo Ring Fit

                                                                            • Sebastiaan Rijkens
                                                                              Sebastiaan Rijkens  1 months back

                                                                              Somehow I feel Nintendo has made some bad decisions

                                                                              • Rayo ciupaga
                                                                                Rayo ciupaga  1 months back

                                                                                I have a 360

                                                                                • the supersonicMichael Show

                                                                                  "I love the power glove, it's so bad"
                                                                                  I guess someone just predicted Internet critics

                                                                                  • Alex Hipetinger
                                                                                    Alex Hipetinger  1 months back

                                                                                    I have genuine fear for the dog who was neglected because of “Hey You Pikachu!”

                                                                                    • Sony Soldier
                                                                                      Sony Soldier  1 months back

                                                                                      not even a mention of the shitendo bitch? you disappoint me.

                                                                                      • Morgan Dagenais
                                                                                        Morgan Dagenais  2 months back

                                                                                        Number one, x4000 console is literally a bomb

                                                                                        • I LIKE THE NINTENDO LPER Abonniert LPM

                                                                                          2:14 ...... Penis .... am I the only one who hears it?

                                                                                          • ShockDragon Δ
                                                                                            ShockDragon Δ  1 weeks back

                                                                                            It does sound like that now that you mention it but what he is really saying is “Dance”. It’s just that commercials back in the days had crappy sound quality

                                                                                        • king toaster11
                                                                                          king toaster11  2 months back

                                                                                          i prefer 90s japan than 90s usa wanna know why
                                                                                          because at least japan did not had R A D and E D G Y
                                                                                          but usa had better cartoons

                                                                                          • Illl
                                                                                            Illl  2 months back

                                                                                            The ps2 is missing. The console after a while simply stopped being able to read the blue discs.

                                                                                            • Rocky Harmon
                                                                                              Rocky Harmon  2 months back

                                                                                              There is 4 rings not 3 get it right