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Understanding the problem with online gaming

In a discussion about online gaming miscreants, a Globe & Mail reporter cites a famous Penny Arcade comic that presents the following equation: Normal Person + Anonymity + Audience = Total F***wad. According to the writer:

"This simple and amusing explanation seems accurate enough at first glance, but there's a problem with one of its premises: I'd argue that a "normal person" hasn't a hidden desire to hurl profane insults at every opportunity, spout lengthy racist slurs for no reason, and harass female players until they leave the game. I haven't anything to back this up (other than three decades of experience interacting with people), but it seems to me that such antisocial behaviour is the hallmark of a sociopath. These individuals have simply found a medium that allows them to indulge their unsociable impulses without consequence-much to everyone else's dissatisfaction."

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Shadow Flare3514d ago (Edited 3514d ago )

...and i hope these idiots stay with xbox live

Harry1903514d ago

on noobs now.It's much more fun.And cheaters are the worst of the lot.