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Why some gamers act like punks during online play

According to one report, griefer complaints make up 25% of all game-related customer service calls. Said punks sabotage teammates, talk like dirty sailors, hail Hitler, and are in your screen, ruining your game. So what encourages such anti-social behavior? GamePro's aptly named Vicious Sid talks with a psychiatrist to get some answers.

The gist of griefer existence boils down to rogue leaders looking for attention. They are either a "defiant leader" not knowing where to align their objectives, or a black sheep (also called a "scapegoat leader") looking to disrupt a game's cadence or simply annoy. So what should you do next time you encounter one? Be nice or at least patient. That'll usually diffuse their desire contrary to reacting negatively. Read on for the full analysis.

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Ps3Fanboy7773718d ago

Didnt even both reading this article. From joystiq...

Robotz Rule3718d ago

That's just the way people are,nothing will ever make them change.

SmokeyMcBear3718d ago

that is one thing that I don't mind about not having halo. I play at my cousins house sometimes and it just gets really really annoying. Granted I don't have bluetooth for the ps3 so im not sure how resistance is, but yeah, it can get crazy sometimes.

Dreyals3718d ago

most games have added the vote/kick option...wonderful tool when used right

ASSASSYN 36o3718d ago

I like to take this moment to brag...I am downloading the shadowrun beta right now! HAHA<- example how I act on-line. I am Downloading though hehe.

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