Submitted by NeoLithicJay 820d ago | opinion piece

Strong Island Rant: Why I Hate Online Gaming | Structure Gaming

Imagine playing games with your friends online and having a blast when all of a sudden this pre teen squeak of a voice shouts expletives with every other word. Apparently these 12- year old boys also know how to keep my mom happy in the bedroom and do so frequently. What’s that? Oh, I should visit noob camp this weekend so I can practice on becoming less of a noob? Fair enough. More often than not I find myself muting my headset and just play with the chat off completely. If I wanted to hear children scream and curse I would visit the local Chuck.E.Cheese and push that mouse off of the stage. So kids, if you are reading this, go to bed while adults try to have a civilized game of murder murder die die. (PlayStation Network, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE)

Section8  +   821d ago
I really hate that crap too but the one thing I see in common with your issue and everyone else are that no one remembers that you can mute these individuals.I do it all the time.
If someone is playing music or generally being a douche, he get's the mute boot. When I'm playing, half the match is hearing everyone else telling the obnoxious idiot to be quiet. All they need to do is mute the guy.
I really think there a few people who actually like it so they can spend the whole game arguing with each other. Otherwise, why not mute them. It doesn't make sense.
Remy_S  +   821d ago
I'd take local multiplayer over online any day, and it pains me that this addition is so scarce when back in the ps2/Xbox/GC days it was a standard feature. It will probably only get worse next gen with all the social bs taking priority.
Mario18  +   820d ago
Social bullsh*t
showtimefolks  +   820d ago
the only MP i enjoyed was KZ2 and Resistance 2 8 player co-op

otherwise usually i don't even go online, hopefully with ps4/xbox one playing online will become a better experience
Jeff257  +   820d ago
I haven't played online in awhile. Most of the people I did game online with game at night and now that I work nights it makes it impossible to play with them. I hate gaming with random people because you either run into the idiots mentioned in the article or you have people who won't communicate together and then blame everyone else but their own lacking as to why they lost. Hopefully soon I can get back up with my friends because yes we mostly do mute the other team and generally we communicate well.

Also the download situation is supposed to be better on XBOX One and PS4 so if maybe something can be done about the idiots (which I highly doubt) maybe then we can all get along and just have fun online.
ErcsYou  +   820d ago
I play online almost every day. I usually get a few games of zombies in, a lil TDM MW3, a lil Borderlands 2, A little bit of this, a little bit of that and i find my self muting almost everybody. I no longer use a head set due to the the bickering and complaining. I just don't want to hear it anymore. I also dont want everybody and there mom hearing my conversations or Girlfriend talking dirty or my kids laughing at either me or others misfortune. My kids have been wanting to use headsets and ive refused to let them use them. My oldest loves to laugh at others while yelling FAIL!. I think most of the issues online are due to bad parenting. Ive already agreed to let him use a headset with the PS4 but i have been teaching him about headset etiquette. He has started realizing what he was saying out loud and i point out " what if others heard you saying that" and hes noticing other peoples rude conversations online too. Once i let him loose on the community i feel he will be ready to have mature conversations and proper communication with his team mates. If others took this approach im sure the online community would be a better place. I guess what im saying is teach your kids not to be d!cks.. lol
Horny  +   820d ago
Thank you for that, I always like to behave online how I would in person and I will teach my eventual kids the same.
ravinash  +   820d ago
Good on you for taking the time to educate your kids with online etiquette.

I think there are a lot of parents out there who seem to think it's OK to lock your kids in a room so you don't have to deal with them and let the people on the internet entertain them. We're not a baby sitting service.
SniperControl  +   820d ago
I stopped playing online due to those little 5h1t5, every game was the same, your momma this, your momma that.
pandehz  +   820d ago
Lolled at the 'murder murder die die'

Reminded me of this video. So fricking hilarious.

Watch from 5:43 onward, its straight to the point xD
If you got the time watch the entire thing. I promise you will LAUGH.

That video was a trolling experiment.
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Kurt Russell  +   820d ago
I love playing online. Yeah there are plenty of dicks, but I really don't mind not talking to them. Xbox's chat parties make it so you and your friends don't need to talk to the usual chaff, and if I am not playing with friends I have no urge to communicate with randoms.

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