Hands up who's been abused on Xbox Live? Keep 'em up if it was by a candy-munching, 12-year-old American sprog - with a Childline-bothering aggressive streak and a mouth filthier than Dita Von Teese's wormery.
"Then you're pissed off in multiplayer when some 12-year-old is kicking your ass," he added. "You think: 'I do this for a living you little bastard.' I'm going to crawl down your basement hatch and I'll find you, you little..." We suggested to Hank that if these half-grown foes knew who he was, they might not be so confident in the virtual warzone. But his train of thought was unrelenting. He continued: "'I know where you live you little bastard. Use all the expletives you want; when I show up you're going to have a big bar of soap in your mouth and boot up your ass. You little bastard." Those types are even more pathetic lol. The interweb tough guys, threatening 12 year olds. "I was in Nam...'72" - *kid starts singing*.
Seriously , hank is every bit as stupid as those kids ...
I'm so sick of CVG. They don't even post news anymore. At first I thought it would be Microsoft doing something about muting the little shits permanetly but no. It's just some war vet getting angry. How are the "little bastards" getting a rude awakening exactly? Stupid article as usual CVG.
I love all the trash talk on LIVE. Funny as hell to me. I don't understand why some people get so upset about what someone else they have never met and probably never will say to them. GROW UP!
There's nothing wrong with a little trash talking during competitive play. What I take issue with is the racism and homophobia. If you can't trash talk without using some sort of racial slur, there's something wrong with you. If you think a little "racism" is perfectly alright, there's a pretty good chance you've never been on the receiving end. That's what the reporting tools are for, people. Microsoft patented a tech to censor realtime audio streams. Until they bring that into play and weed out these hate spewing little cowards - it's up to the community itself to take a stand against the perpetuation of racist ideals in online gaming. Make sure if you witness someone spewing hate that you report them. Ignoring racism and homophobia isn't an answer.
How is this NEWS? WTF is wrong with N4G lately? This is not news. Why did this get approved? On topic. Should MS stop giving people free Headsets? No. Come on, its up to us to just report the kids. Also It's not just the US. I have had my fair share of European kid talk trash.
"I love all the trash talk on LIVE. Funny as hell to me. I don't understand why some people get so upset about what someone else they have never met and probably never will say to them. GROW UP!" This. It's entertainment to me. If things get out of hand somehow I always know how to defuse the situation, get the foul-mouthed kids/adults to calm down, play fair, or conversate normally. To those who are annoyingly playing music loudly over Live, a quick mute always does the trick.
@ darkride66: Why the bleep do you still have one bubble when you make good comments like that?
It's precisely because we are gown up that it gets on our nerves and frankly of you're paying to use online services you'd expect Microsoft to take it a little more seriously then they do.
stop getting your butt kicked by kids then.
It stops'em in instantly...
Yet if they're actually playing badly, okay so more of an issue in Left 4 Dead, and you can't get people coordinated to have them voted out... the mute button offers no solace in that event.
How would muting that specific child stop you from communicating to the rest of the people? Do you know how the mute button works? You mute ONLY the little whiny kids, not your headset...
Damn it, for a second I thought MS had developed a technology to auto-mute/ban the little c*nts. :(
God created video games for all to have fun. Those who abuse the holy microphone for scurrilous means shall be doomed to an eternity in hell.
I realize video games is like Vahalla. In Vahalla you get to fight all day and then eat then have more epic battles the next. For eternity...
A gold subscription for eternity? It is not Valhalla, it is Hell!
So many little kids on the charged xboxlive, i wonder where they find all that money?
In the pockets of the same parents who buy their screaming brat kids the Mature rated games in the first place!
" And then some moron thinking he is so tough because he was a soldier , procedes to track down some little twerp's address , go there , and ends up shot in the face , by said kid's father or brother ".... A fox news legend in the making
Xbox LIVE is raising these kids, not their parents.
"I'm going to crawl down your basement hatch and I'll find you" "When I show up you're going to have a big bar of soap in your mouth" What is this guy, a pedophile?
"When I show up you're going to have a big bar of soap in your mouth" Hide yo wife, hide yo kids, and hide yo husband cuz they raping everybody out here
Hhaha, Noooo i knew it was gonna be a meme.
PSN is where the big boys play. Solve your problem.
I miss the silent PSN days of old. Now it's near enough the same state xbox live is in. 15% decent, 75% people that think everyone wants to hear their god awful voices, opinions and music. I don't buy my games for conversations, stick to private chats if you want to talk about who's done what on facebook. You empty shells.
you live in a dream world monopoly For starters i dont even see where you got the idea that adult are less loudmouthed and insulting
I still play Killzone and Uncharted 2 online here and there, and you sir are definitely wrong. While there aren't too many people with mics or people in the matches for that matter, I still hear racism and homophobic slurs on the regular. You are in denial, that or you don't have your volume turned up.
Im afraid that your statement is not valid. Pop in MW2 and can count every douchebag you come across.
"PSN is where the big boys play. Solve your problem." You sound retarded...
XBL = loud whiny foul-mouthed 12-year olds PSN = loud angry foul-mouthed adults And that's why I never plug my headset in.
I love how CVG tries to act as though it's only "American" kids who do this. What a joke. Lost a little respect for them with this article.
i was called a nigger twice yesterday on killzone 2. THAN i was continualy tame kiled by a kid named 420 glasshouse. psn was better quiet. the only reason that people dont talk on ps as much is cause headphones arent coupled and the voice chat sucks on there.
in the US the developers should institute a feature in the 18+ games that requires you to type in your drivers liscense or state issued ID number to play online, not a perfect idea but should cut down on all the kids playing
And make it illegal to put in anyone else's but your own, of course. Make it a punishable offense.
@ problemchild84 Sure, I want the government Knowing every minute I spend playing a game, and right were I am. Hell, maybe they could even turn on the camera in move, or kinect and see what I'm waring. How about make sure it's me playing. There is a book by James Orwell you should read it called 1984. Sounds like what you want. It worked out pretty good for them too.
Im not putting any personal info to play games. I have no problem with people online. Ive accepted the fact that anonymity causes alot of people to act rudely in any setting, not just online. This isnt directed at you but for anyone: If a little kid can hurt your feelings by talking shit, then its you who shouldnt be playing online. Internet trash talkers and whinny bitches who get upset about it are both pathetic.
They did that with Socom 3. You were required to put your credit card information in to play online. Didn't work too well.
You should write XBOX and Playstation with that idea. Edit: Hmmm I hit reply to problemchild84, but it ended up here, but great idea nonetheless. Oh and one more thing, correction really, it is 17+ for Mature games.
Put a credit card scanner on the system. Force people to scan the credit card their account is under in order for them to play online, every time they turn on the system. Kids go bye-bye. It'll never happen, but I can dream...
I don't want to be forced to get a credit-card so I can play games. Plus with adult checks on the system game-sales will drop like mad and they'll just go back to pc-gaming and downloading rather then buying.
worst idea ever dude. i hear losers that are like in their early 20-late 40's who do all the trash talking and cant back it up so what about them
I never in all my years have been annoyed on xbox live. Especially by a 12 year old kid. I discovered the mute option during the xbox live beta quite quickly.
Wow, that was quite a while ago. Who are you? lol. 2001 was when the beta was out, how were you able to get access? Plus, your gamertag must be about 7 years in. Correct? You sly Microsoft employee, you.
My original account was ASSASSYN it was closed when I left to the Air Force in 2005. Back then if you didn't pay your account after the subscription was up, MS closed the account permanently. I rejoined xbox-live when the 360 launched hence the name ASSASSYN 36o. http://www.bungie.net/stats...
i hated that they did that i had a bunch of friends on crimson skys & was on the phone tryin 2 figure out why i couldnt get my acct back or how 2 get my clan name since the leader was my old acct...but yea that mute button & the avoid player button get used on a regular that or the add friend when i find ppl i lik 2 play wit so i can join games wit them or invite them 2 party so i kno how they play & if they're gonna start talkin crazy
Usually kids online dont speak that way... least not on PSN, live im not so sure havnt had a gold membership since 09 & dont plan to get one. But this one goes out to the people who are mad because there being wooped by kids :) I havnt read any of the arguments, etc going on here so youll just have to wait for my take on that. But as of right now all I want to say is its really sad how everybody picks on the little kids all the time. I actually welcome & enjoy there presence in any of my games, there all about having fun which correct me if im wrong, is the whole purpose of video games in the first place -_- Sure the competition is one of the many aspects that keep it fun, but if your mad because a little kid is raping you in COD, then i have a little tip for u; Its called SkillZ, get some XD Oh and while your at it, get a life... PS3 FTW btw
This is why I rarely play with anyone who I don't know personally.
"Dita Von Teese's wormery" I'm 12, what is this? /s
I can see it now............ FOX news reports that Treyarch (The maker of the popular Call of Duty series of video games) has developers that curse little children over the internet. Should we boycott the games they make? Lets talk to a angry mother in Nowhere, USA and get her opinion.
Can't the cyber police just run a back trace on these kid's consoles? http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Did hank ever try hitting the mute user option. It works wonders when I use it while playing online with my ps3 when anyone gets annoying.
Ehh, its not the trash talking that bothers me. Its the annoying ass voices. They always feel the need to start talking with their high pre-pubescent voices. I swear sometimes they make my ear bleed. Plus the racism and homophobia is ridiculous. I don't know why people think they are cool when they are racist or homophobic. But hey if you are glad sounding like an ignorant dumb ass than who am I to do anything as long as your not physically hurting someone.
Hank is as dumb as this article.
Stupid article youngest on my list is 19 oldest 52 im 38 i just mute annoying people i find some adults alot worse than kids if they join ur party u mute em or change privacy in party most people just play in party chat only ur team can hear u .
easy . there are 3 ways to permanently fix this problem : 1) show the people being muted that someone has muted them . that way , they'll think twice before opening their mouth and start talking crap , or talking at all . 2) same with the report system , just add one more : suspected kid playing mature game . once they get to a certain number of report , the player can be considered a minor and tend to be grouped with minors alike . 3) have the mature game section like they did with mature movies ( pron wise ) . further discouraging parents to pick up a familiar title without looking at the rating . next time you ask your grandma to pick up MW2 for you , she'll think twice before messing around the "sin" section of video game XD . i know , it's just imo . i think it'll work out great , but who knows .
Pointless article relating to an expensive over rated service, inundated with pathetic little kids insulting other users who wished they bought a ps3!
Maybe the developers should record what's been said and send a copy to their parents?
Bad comparison. Really bad comparison. That's all.
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