Bitmob community writer Meghan Ventura says: "News flash: Immature boys are mean to girls! Well, we already knew that, but findings from a study by Ohio University doctoral students Jeff Kuznekoff and Lindsey Rose explore just how mean."
Well no **** Sherlock, did they even think of what game community to research? Try the LBP community, seriously, that has to be the nicest bunch of people I have ever met in any community (but there are some idiots like the spammers, non can be perfect). No FPS has a nice community, well from my experience.
They knew that the Halo community was harsh toward women. This study was about looking into what exactly the problems are and how they affect people.
Well I don't know how much of a help that is, Halo 3 is known for it's bad community. It's like someone walking into KKK and expecting tolerance. It's stupid...
COD is worse than Halo's. Trust me.
Yeah, haven't met a FPS community yet that wasn't full of racists.
Killzone 2 has an excellent community for an FPS game. Never heard a racist/sexist comment yet. I can imagine it being worse on xbox live, but that's probably down to the fact that every immature 12 year old has a headset. People really need to stop playing up the advantages of free headsets.
Socom has a pretty helpful community, yes I know its not a FPS but its a shooter and the people there were pretty fantastic. When I played confrontation as a newb alot of people helped me out :)
I've heard racist or childish people on Killzone 2 but not very frequent as MW2 or Halo. On MAG and BC2 I've heard more matured people to play and more tactical experience in my point of view. In every Shooter Community will have something like that.
^^ I agree. MAG is the most mature community I've ever played with. BC2, not so much, but definitely better than MW2.
That just might be the most overweight spartan I've ever seen, should have worn the armor to cover up all the ugly, might not have fit in the picture though.
Even more reasons for me to not play Halo.
I'm not surprised with the results.
it sold well right? /s
I have ran into alot of great people in Halo 2 and Halo 3 who are tolerant of others and that includes women. Unfortunately as is the case with the Internet as a whole, the bad always outweigh the good. I am glad that in Halo 3 I have the option to mute every single player that is always disruptive and is intolerant to others due to their race, religion, gender, or nationality. The problem is not restricted to halo 3, it is not restricted to Xbox Live, it is not restricted to the Playstation Network, and it most definitely is not restricted to specific Internet forums. The Internet and the ability to remain anonymous while being a dick to others is the problem.
The Team Fortress 2 community on Xbox LIVE is full of wonderful people who pet puppies as they play! That is how nice they are!
People are just awful sometimes. I don't understand it. Just because its a woman doesn't mean she should be barraged with sexual innuendos and abusive language. Its still a gamer trying to enjoy herself, why must you try and ruin that?! Now granted the same people do this to males as well but its not just constant. I've been in plenty of lobbies where girls would just get made fun of constantly until they left. I never understood it. The only conclusion I could up with was they were just immature pricks that would never stand a chance with any girl. So they put her down to make themselves feel good. This happens with males to but more frequent when a girl is involved. I will say though, I 've only ever experienced this with shooters.
Yup, every where I go people are just super respectful and never insulting. The only place I find this in the universe is a Halo game oh and that is every day every game... /sarc girl gamers crying again??? So surprised!
wanting to play games without being harassed.
Seems like half the time they are just asking to get harassed for annoying other gamers in the room with their rampant "I'm a girl gamer! i'm a girl and I kicked your ass!" Yeah well guess what woman I've been kicking ass and getting my ass kicked for longer then you've ever kept a boyfriend so cut the bullshit and play the goddamn game. Not to say that most women aren't total morons and actually want to play the game instead of getting a 0/30 K/D ratio and jumping up and down with picket signs strutting their individuality and rights as women when they raise that raise that ratio by +1. To all the girls out there, you want to be treated like gamers instead of the "lesser sex" then you should shut your mouth and play the game like everyone else or risk getting a swift kick to the ovaries by me.
but i've been in lobbies were a chick just says whats up and guys loose their minds.
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