50°
Submitted by PaPa-Slam 593d ago | opinion piece

Sexism and Harassment in Halo 4, How Should It Be Handled?

Go Critic: As a female gamer who has played Halo since the original release, I know exactly what it means to be harassed online. Did that ever mean I quit playing? No. The worst of it wasn’t even being harassed and insulted. Usually what happened more often than not was me getting hit on. I would get a private message or voice mail during gameplay that was followed by repeated, “So-and-so wants to play with you”. (Halo 4, Xbox 360)

Mathew9R   593d ago | Spam
Megaton  +   593d ago
A female complaining about horny adolescent males harassing her over XBL. It's Halo. On XBL. It's gonna happen.

Most of their experience with the opposite sex is through Google. Interaction, even on a strictly vocal level, is a foreign and confusing experience. Reacting awkwardly or with hostility is to be expected.

I'd stop using your mic. Even as a man, I never use mics in gaming unless I'm only playing with friends.
DasTier  +   593d ago
Actually I agree, I haven't found my self in game chat since the new Xbox experience was introduced. With most people in parties them selves games chat was only ever used when you want to troll or harass people, or get trolled or harassed so you can complain about how bad it is (Ala this article)
DasTier  +   593d ago
Moaning bitch should be thankful. No body else has been invited to private lobbies for custom games since back in Halo 3 before the "New Xbox Experience" (Party chat) came out.
ThichQuangDuck  +   593d ago
Should have started your derogatory comment with I dont want to sound sexist but... Then you would get disagrees. Really though gender roles need to be broken in society however I do not know if online gaming voice chat is the fore front of that affair. Was a interesting article and was not playing the victim and started a logical discussion about it so for that I respect her.
Ima9er4Life  +   593d ago
Just play on the big boy system the ps3. Little rabbits, 360 is for kids. But I do like Halo4 tho, the split-screen is nice for your kids to join in also.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
10°

Media Create hardware sales (7/14 – 7/21)

5m ago - Media Create published the latest hardware sales from Japan. | Xbox 360
10°

ZTGD | The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode 4 – Amid the Ruins (PC) Review

6m ago - After the big cliffhanger in episode three, I was really excited to see what would happen in epis... | PC

The Walking Dead The Game : Season 2 Now Available For A Low Price On Steam

10m ago - The Walking Dead The Game : Season 2 is now available for a reduced price on Steam | PC
20°

Gust Considering Newer Consoles For Next Atelier Game

15m ago - “We do want to consider bringing it to the new consoles,” says Atelier series director Yoshito Ok... | Xbox 360
Ad

Start Making Games for the PS4

Now - Want to design the next generation of video games? Start learning game design today. Click for more info on how to get started. | Promoted post
20°

Valiant Hearts: The Great War Review by The Black Panel

18m ago - The Black Panel writes: Valiant Hearts places an emphasis on storytelling over gameplay, but that... | PC
Related content from friends