If I died or had to restart because I messed something up, then I'll blame myself.
If I died or had to restart due to AI problems (like say, a guard in the first Splinter Cell seeing me when I'm hugged up against the wall and not touching him.), glitches, etc, then I'll blame the game.
I am a dedicated member of the "Walter Sullivan Is Bad-Ass" group!!! I am the true originator of the Cookie Demon theory on the SH2 and 3 boards.