Submitted by NikoleSmash 1282d ago | video

Sessler's Soapbox: Stop Being a Dick!

"Bullying is something we've all had to deal with in one way or another. Most of us have memories of being picked on, stuffed in lockers, or beat up during our younger years. But sometimes things go too far, and the results can be catastrophic. There have been a lot of stories in the news recently about incidents at schools that have ended in violence and sometimes suicide, and that's what was on Adam's mind when he decided to shoot this week's Soapbox." (Adam Sessler, Culture)

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electricshadow  +   1282d ago
Good video. Good to see Adam talking about this. With online gaming becoming more and more popular, Facebook becoming a part of our daily lives and internet anonymity, people are saying to themselves: "Why am I a dick to people over the internet? Because I can." I, for one, don't see the appeal to bullying in an online game, it just makes you come off as an a-hole. You're ruining the game for others, good job.
tinybigman  +   1282d ago
this is why i only play online (if i ever) with friends & family. i don't have the time or patience to deal with idiots when i just want to play for the enjoyment of it.
visualb  +   1282d ago
well a study shows that being online / computer detaches you from emotions more than say
being face to face or even writing on paper...so theres a reason why people act like a-holes

because they can. they are "free" and hidden behind a screen. most people will just do so even if in real life they are great and nice and all
NikoleSmash  +   1282d ago
I think a lot of people on XBL don't realize how their words actually effect people.
Dsnyder  +   1282d ago
Yeah I have asked people why they feel the need to use slurs and swears when they play and they say its all in good fun. Maybe its fun for their immature mind but for me, its just annoying. Every time I go into COD, I have to mute every single person who I dont know. It used to be that this problem was only on XBL but now that may 360 users got RROD and switched to PS3, PSN is now just as rampant with swearing as Live is. Its enough to make me want to quit online gaming sometimes. Gamers used to be pretty separated back in the 90s. I remember having a hard time finding people to trade pokemon with on my gameboy because gaming wasnt that mainstream. But now that we have good internet and gamers can get in contact with other gamers, we really dont treat each other well at all.
TheCapto  +   1282d ago
As usual, the Sess is spot on here.
GamingForever  +   1282d ago
Sessler is the gaming man!
CrippleH  +   1282d ago
Not just that, he's a great man.
tunaks1  +   1282d ago
sessler needs to leave g4 and join something better he deserves it.
NikoleSmash  +   1282d ago
What would be be better?
Bobbykotickrulesz  +   1282d ago
Today on G4!

Cops, Cops, Cops 2.0, Cheaters, Cheaters, some shitty movie, whacked out sports, Cops, Cops, X Play, Cops, Cops, infomercials.

NecrumSlavery  +   1282d ago
Major Jack
I miss old G4 too buddy. Back when it was all about the games.
RIP: Judgent Day, Sweat, Cheat! with Cory, G4tv .com, ICONS, Arena, Portal, Starcade, Electric Playground, Filter, cinema game trailers, those great G4 commercials too
kraze07  +   1282d ago
No, G4 just needs to return to it's origins of greatness.
Kakihara  +   1282d ago
Ridiculously well said Mr. Sessler. May us egghead nerds reclaim our hobby from the dumb homophobic racist teenyboppers.

Not to be crude but seriously, to any 'nerd' guy in highschool. Trust me, once I hit college, ooooh momma, you wouldn't believe the girls looking for a fellow misfit (reverse the sexes if you're a girl or a gay fella). The jocks (and yes, even the fashionably haired fashionistas who use the word 'fag' too much) wind up with 3 kids by the time they're 20 and are goddamn miserable. This is a nerd's world.
ThanatosDMC  +   1282d ago
Funny cuz it's true. An ex-gf of mine back in high school after graduation met some guy in a frat party hooked up for one night and ended up expecting twins. She gave birth to them at the age of 19... sadly lost all her sexiness. The guy didnt want anything to do with her afterwards.

Moral of her story is: Pills + Antibiotics = Pregnancy
NJShadow  +   1282d ago
Gotta say, I truly admire Adam, one of the few level heads left in the industry today.
-IronMan-  +   1282d ago
Adam dont have to worry about the bowl cut.
R_aVe_N  +   1282d ago
I will donate my special skills to anybody that is being bullied. Me and my friends go after bullies in games. If we see somebody being bullied if we go after the person that is messing with people and kill him until he leaves. Many times we had people thank up for helping them out. It should not be allowed in ANY GAME or in REAL LIFE!
commodore64  +   1282d ago | Well said
"...we go after the person that is messing with people and kill him until he leaves"

So, you address the issue of bullying by becoming a bully yourself?
What's more, you and your friends resort to 'ganging up' on a single user?

I am thinking you are perpetuating the problem rather than solving it.

Did you stop to consider that the bully is probably bullying other people because he was bullied prior by someone else, and is exacting justice just like the justice you are exacting on him now?

Stop and think for a minute.

If you bully someone into submission, you are becoming the very thing you hated in the first place, as well as perpetuating the problem.
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The Maxx  +   1281d ago
@ darkride66
I track YOU and commodore64 and I have yet to see ANY means of "bullying" from your or his comments.

But I do see the ever so often spread of fanboyism and ignorance from yourself.
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LeShin  +   1282d ago
Well said Adam! The main thing that pisses me off is that the majority of these idiots online that like to mouth off won't say $hit to a persons face if they saw them in real life for fear they'd get knocked out/stabbed/shot.

Cowardly pricks!

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