Chances are, you know the feeling: You sit down when it’s your turn to play. Your friend passes a controller and just as he does, an enemy appears on screen – this is your time to shine. Grabbing the controller, you proceed to aim at the roof and end up looking the wrong direction, your character probably making a sad face while he still had a head. You’re a victim of inverted controls, but there’s no support line for you. Just the laughter of your friends.

Freddie Wong, the popular online video producer and effects specialist, is no stranger to parody video game videos. You can check out his wicked work on YouTube shorts likeĀ  The Future of Motion Gaming and the Rocket Jump, as well as a plethora of other action-packed sequences, some involving celebrities like Jon Favreau and the recently passed Andy Whitfield. It goes without saying that Freddie is a pretty talented artist, and his weekly gems on the screen are pretty entertaining.

This week, Freddie takes aim at gamers who use inverted controls, and how dangerous it is when when playing with a buddy. There’s no better way to get this public safety message out there than to use a live example involving guns, rebels and helicopters, so that’s exactly what he did. Prepare yourself for ‘Inverted’, the tragic tale of two comrades who’s controls schemes just couldn’t intertwine like their friendship:


While the number of people who can properly fly a helicopter in games like Battlefield 3 is a surprisingly low number, the number of people able to adjust for surprise inverted controls must be an elite master class. All joking aside, it’s fine if you use inverted controls. We’re all here to game, and we’re all here to have fun – just warn a buddy when you pass the controller, or his idea of ‘fun’ may be exacting revenge at a later date.

If you thought the above video was good, you might also like other GR Picks like the Battlefield 3 PC & PS3 Splitscreen Comparison and the Luigi’s Mansion and Donkey Kong Fake Movie Trailers. There’s nothing like a good bout of videogame parody humor to see off a Sunday afternoon before you go back to school, work or non-inverted controllers.

What do you think of the video? Do you use inverted controls?

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