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Submitted by Chug 1483d ago | article

Top 10 Things Female Gamers Hear on Xbox Live

As a female gamer, you hear a lot of different comments on Xbox Live from random players. it doesn’t take you long to realize that the majority of jerks on Live are not the most creative of people. You tend to hear the same comments over and over and often times verbatim. each person thinks they are the first person ever to say that. Yes, you are that smart and original. And by smart and original I mean you are the one millionth dumb ass to say that to me. (Culture, Xbox 360)

MariaHelFutura  +   1483d ago
XBL is a vile vile place for anyone, especially females or anyone of any ethnicity.
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deadreckoning666  +   1483d ago
Idk why, but I always mistake female gamers for 10 year old kids when I'm gaming online. On topic however, I don't understand why female gamers get so much crap when they play online. I guess its the same reason bullies exist...they make themselves feel better by screwing with others.
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ikaris  +   1483d ago
They sound like girls because when microsoft made the headsets they didn't think girls were going to play, therefore they can't 'hear' the frequency (usually higher) that girls usually speak with.
They give away their headsets for 'free' with most consoles... so they had to go cheaper. and the girls suffer for it.
ps3 headsets, PC headsets. That issue doesn't arise.
darthv72  +   1482d ago
ikaris
that just sounds stupid.

Girls, boys, adults, children...we are all subjected to the same insecure and childish gaming habits of those who are just out to push somebody's buttons.

PS3 gamers are lucky they dont have to deal with that because they dont all have headsets. Oh, but those that do resort to similar tactics...you can bet on that.
AngryTypingGuy  +   1482d ago
I'm tired of people insinuating that white people are the only ones who are racist or prejudice. That's just stupid. Look at Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. They have both falsely accused white people of crimes, only to later have them be found innocent.

In every ethnicity and race, you will find people who are good, bad, generous, racist, etc. Unless of course you watch the news or listen to overly-politically-correct "guilty" white people, in which case only white people can be racist.
Steve_0  +   1481d ago
@AngryTypingGuy,
It's funny, hey? Whites the new Black! Hey everyone, what do you call a cracker on a bike? Thief!
NecrumSlavery  +   1483d ago
Im a white guy and have been called every racial slur in the book on Live. I learn most of the dirty words from kids half my age.

I rather hear profanity than when people sing or play music online. That drives me up a wall
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ThatArtGuy  +   1482d ago
I don't know. Both of those options are bottom of the barrel for me.
extermin8or  +   1482d ago
yep, many people go mad if you beat them, they need to get a life, but WHY WHY do people feel we want to hear their shitty music and god awful sining down the mic?? i just do not understand it
Tony-A  +   1482d ago
Is it just me or has there been a huge increase in female-oriented articles since the Ubisoft E3 chick video came out?

Sexploitation - Engaged! hehe

EDIT: Good article, BTW. Truthful.
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SixZeroFour  +   1482d ago
oh come on...ANYTHING ONLINE (including forums, comment sections ect) is a vile place for females or ppl of any ethnicity...dont strictly seperate LIVE into its own category, when it happens EVERYWHERE more so than real life
MariaHelFutura  +   1482d ago
I agree, XBL is just part of that.
NoBias  +   1482d ago
Actually...
The Web in general is a vile vile place for anyone, especially females or anyone of any ethnicity.

Anyone who thinks that PSN or any other internet oriented hub doesn't contain racists or sexists is just as ignorant as the fools causing the problems in the first place.
MorganX  +   1482d ago
PSN and XBL have equal shares of Perverts, KKK, and Internet Gangstas. Parental controls people, parental controls.
news4noobs  +   1482d ago
@Ikaris
That was a pathetic attempt of hidden fanboism. Go have a cookie.
No Way  +   1482d ago
@MariaHelFutura
Don't be dumb. This kinda stuff happens everywhere there is a mic.. unfortunately.
marioporter  +   1482d ago
Ikaris...
That is the absolute DUMBEST thing I've ever heard one person utter. Here, or anywhere else.
Chug  +   1483d ago
I can sympathize.
Hearing the same ol bs must really get annoying while trying to enjoy a game online.

Female gamers are almost limited to gaming without headsets.
OneSneakyMofo  +   1482d ago
She can beat me one handed as long as she made my sandwich (if you know what I mean) :D
zatrox  +   1483d ago
This article:
"Oh look guiz ima gurl gamer nd im sick of it"
xino  +   1483d ago
instant fail article!
how the fark do you know that's all female gamers hear all the time!?
4pocalyps3  +   1482d ago
thats like saying...
"absolute bs! how dyu know all gamers arent going to like trivial pursuit! how can u give it such a low score!"
Scary69  +   1482d ago
Actually I can say I have heard all that article wrote about a million times a day. I laughed so hard after reading the article since it is true and I might actually start using some of those replies as well.LOL
No Way  +   1482d ago
@Scary69
Sooooo, you're a girl, S'up baby? ;)

Just playing, but I agree. The replies are hilarious! haha.
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Demonsdown  +   1483d ago
A good case for dedicated servers run buy the community. At least you can kick/ban the arseholes on them.
HaVoK308  +   1482d ago
First thing my wife does before playing online is mute and turn down the volume on the headset. Quite pathetic actually. I should post some of the lame ass private messages she has received from people she doesnt even know. How sad a persons life must be to feel they need to harass female gamers. Especially those that actually try to pick one up...that is some sad shit. PSN does not seem to be near as bad, but very few even use comms and the population is a lot smaller. At least with Live you can mute, block, and avoid them for ever. One can also use the feedback system.
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cjflora  +   1482d ago
"First thing my wife does before playing online is mute and turn down the volume on the headset."

Um...why does she even put it on? If going to that extreme, why is she wearing it?
Red-Dead-Roar  +   1482d ago
at least with ps3 you can use the block function...
see what i just did right there?
ThatArtGuy  +   1482d ago
PSN does not seem to be near as bad, but very few even use comms and the population is a lot smaller. At least with Live you can mute, block, and avoid them for ever. One can also use the feedback system.

Maybe if you're playing UNO. If there's any kind of tactics used in an online game (Killzone, Burnout, RDR) over half of the people playing have headsets. PSN also has mute and block options.
arjman  +   1482d ago
PSN is almost as bad, me and my friends have been called all types of horrible names just because we're good call of duty players
wolfattack97  +   1482d ago
did u know
that you can also mute people on psn too!!!! ooooooohhhhhaahhhhhhhhh
wolfattack97  +   1482d ago
sorry
i meant to reply to havok308
PirosThe4th  +   1482d ago
lol XD I voted up for Red Dead Roar cuz he dint know it did have block and mute funciton if he was making fun of psn not having it lulz
jdktech2010  +   1482d ago
Fair enough....It can't be easy for women on xbox live. They're gamers just like us but get harassed. Really though, she should just mute as she plays (like Halo 3 can mute people one at a time) so she doesn't shut herself out from the people who aren't prepubescent children.

I love online gaming but if I could change one thing is that there is an 18 and up category. Not sure how you can police that to make sure it's true but it would help out a lot with problems like this. Generally, the older someone is the more mature they are (generally, always exceptions)
Myst  +   1482d ago
Or at least ask for a Driver's license number but not sure if that would be the best way to go. It would at least be 16 and up which is a tad bit better [sometimes 17 and up though so either way seems like it might be a win].
Red-Dead-Roar  +   1482d ago
how bout a 30+ ?
18y olds are still children
xX TriiCKy Xx  +   1482d ago
However, there aren't too many 30+ gamers out there anymore.
Myst  +   1482d ago
Whoa that's not fair for those of us who are fairly mature or try our best to act it. I'm 21 and I'm not a person who will hoot, holler and go ga-ga for a girl who just so happens to join a game with mic enabled.
jdktech2010  +   1482d ago
I'm 21 and a respectful gamer....if there's no teamwork or reason to talk strategy on a game, I usually mute the trash talkers
No Way  +   1482d ago
@Red-Dead-Roar
Agreed. I'm only 19, but I talk to a girl like a person. lol.

The only people I fuck with are the trash talkers,
Or the little kids that decide they wanna scream. -.-
Checkmate  +   1482d ago
*Girls belong in the kitchen. go make me a sandwich.*
"I am in the kitchen making a sandwich. I just beat you playing with one hand."

lol ownage!
n4f  +   1481d ago
LMAO
maximum pwnage
theonlylolking  +   1482d ago
Most of them are true. My friend always says this when he meats a girl over XBL "Wanna be my girlfriend or lets go out." Sometimes they laugh because some are over 20 and married others say no or nope. Then he gets embaressed and does not speak for about 5 min.
xX TriiCKy Xx  +   1482d ago
The funny thing is, my sister hears everyone one of these at least twice. I remember one time, she was in a CoD4 lobby. There was this really high pitched voice screaming at the top of his lungs, "I'm SO GONNA STICK MY DICK IN YOU!" My sister busted out laughing. She said, "How big are you down there?" He's like, "Um...I dunno." I then took the mic and said, in an extremely deep voice, "Maybe you should think about letting your balls drop before attempting to seduce me!" The kid, sounding scared says, "Your...your A BOY!!!" My sister and I still joke about this. lmao
Ripyealip  +   1482d ago
LOL the make me a sandwich never gets old.
IHateYouFanboys  +   1482d ago
the PS3 online would be just as vile/sexist/racist/profanity ridden as XBL if more than 5% of people that played the PS3 online actually had headsets.

playing PS3 games online is like playing against bots, noone talks at all. since probably 95% of XBL members have headsets, of course youre gonna hear more idiots. good thing with 2 simple button presses you can permanently mute someone on XBL, and you can simply do party chat with your mates if you want, meaning you cant even hear the other people in the game. problem solved. cant do that on the PS3 either.
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MorganX  +   1482d ago
Actually it is. Try High Stakes Poker with Audio + Video. The worse things I've seen were on PSN (Klan Robes and hanging a black doll, woman defacating on cam) and the worse things I've heard were on XBL (really vile racist jokes/comments).
Lucent Beam  +   1482d ago
I agree. Every time I play on PSN, it seems so quiet in comparison to playing on Live.
nygamer28  +   1482d ago
cuz most ps3 players have no mics
lonix  +   1482d ago
most people on psn do have headsets
they just dont see the need to turn them on and trashtalk like 12 yearolds
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darkride66  +   1482d ago
That's my experience.
When I play MW2, almost everyone is miked up, however for some reason MW2 seems to really attract some degenerates on PSN. In months playing Killzone 2, with plenty of people using mics I've only found it necessary to mute one guy, once. I've never had any other issue gaming online with PSN. Plenty of people with mics, but they generally don't seem to think it's necessary to say every little thing that pops into their head.

I'm the same way. I use my mic all the time on PSN - I just only speak when I have something to say.

I used XBL for 2 years on the old Xbox and two years on my 360. I have to say, for me it was a breath of fresh air switching over the gaming online on the PSN. Instead of having to mute 6 guys at the start of every match playing shooters online, I was muting maybe one guy every 6 matches. What a difference (again though, MW2 seems to be the exception. And then only in Team Deathmatch. Most other modes seem ok.)

I hate to say it, but I think it's an American thing. Over 60% of all 360's are sold in the US. Gaming with more Europeans over PSN, they just aren't as mouthy/racist as US gamers. In fact, I came into a game on PSN where US gamers were trying to justify their use of racial slurs to some Brits who were taking them to task for being racist/homophobic asses. I really think it's a cultural thing.
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Lucent Beam  +   1482d ago
Haha, I like how the picture is of bunnyxablaze who is someone who definitely loves attention for being a girl gamer.

Also, how did no one notice that this was the wrong source?? Did no one report it when it was getting submitted?

The actual article is 3 years old and appears here:
http://hawtymcbloggy.com/20...

Wrong source AND super old!
arjman  +   1482d ago
Agreed about the girl in the pic, she looks like an attention wh*re
Spenok  +   1482d ago
Girls belong in the kitchen. go make me a sandwich.*
I am in the kitchen making a sandwich. I just beat you playing with one hand

Thats quite possibly the best comeback to that statement ive ever heard. Awesome.
extermin8or  +   1482d ago
from my experience on psn, i have never had a problem or heard anyone else have a problem on any game but call of duty, all the insecure tossers seem to gather there, resistance games- no problem, uncharted 2- nothing, burnout- nope u ge the picture lol
Katana Yamato  +   1482d ago
This article is great. I'm a girl gamer (more like Woman Gamer since i'm 28) as well but i don't go on any of the PSN forums and i don't play multiplayer online games so i don't have this problem. But i do like the disses she posted on the article. I might use them one day. Thanx! LOL!

Though i do visit some online game forums. But i don't blurt out that i'm a female or anything, and the forums i've gone to are better enough not to know that. But i'm happy to oblige if they ask me if i'm a girl though, and if they respond with sum stupid insult i just plainly ignore them or use the Ignore/Block button or whatnot.
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Kurt Russell  +   1482d ago
I thought this article was crap. You're a girl who plays games... Woopeedoo!

And for someone who doesn't blurt out they're female, how is it I know you're 28... and female?
news4noobs  +   1482d ago
I can't help it but i find that girl licking the controller incredibly hot...

Which btw doesn't mean I'm one of these morons who's hassling gamer girls. my wife wouldn't allow it.
Jason143  +   1482d ago
psn is so much more adult and respectfull. Its like night and day. Xbox live is really shady and theres nothing but rude people on there. Keep the ps3 price high so we dont get the locust of society coming over and ruining the great community.
KaBaW  +   1482d ago
@Jason143
Sorry, that's just not true.. It may seem so.
But, that's because the redundancy of mics.

There are retards and jerks, everywhere there is a mic.
OneSneakyMofo  +   1482d ago
Here's my opinion. Why are we trying to defend this girl N4G when we are the ones who look at top 10 cosplays, top 10 wii female gamers, etc just for the tits and ass?
ASSASSYN 36o  +   1482d ago
If you are hitting girls up on xbox-live with the intent to hook-up... you already failed.

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