GamePro - Is Halo to blame for the overall immaturity of online gaming? Kat and McKinley debate whether Halo ruined online multiplayer for everyone who doesn't like teabagging.
A classic for and against article. The Mckinley guy seems lost in the past with his main argument being over online slurs among other players and himself. Party chat has all but done away with this. You can join the in-game chat if you want, its not the games fault. As much as people hate on Halo here, it has paved way for online shooters on consoles - Theater, Custom games, Machinima etc the list goes on. "And even without the profanity, Halo's reintroduced a few things in multiplayer that I absolutely hate -- like teabagging, team killing, and general idiocy" Deal with it. It's in nearly every Popular FPS & TPS online shooter. I'd hate to see him rage over the taunts in Uncharted's MP. "Pelvic Thrust!"
I'd say Call of Duty ruined online multiplayer.
Maybes little kids just shouldn't be playing these types of games anyway?
It definitely has left an impact, but there's always room for innovation. Battlefield has never failed to disappoint. You can't help but play CoD though, it just bounces back and hooks gamers.
Oh, I can help it. And I do help it. Otherwise, I agree.
I bought COD4 last week and I returned it two days later for Vanquish. It's not that hard to "unhook" yourself from it.
Here we go with the COD cry babies trolls...U are all sounding like a broken record...We know u dont like the game but u dont need to force it on other people as well.
Not forcing anything on anybody. Just stating an opinion. Based on the facts.
The mass market approach of games these days making games have much lower learning curves for MP (post-COD4 COD games is a great example) and low cost of entry for online games (used to be a PC only thing where the majority were adults with jobs and respect, not all of course) allows for kids to hop online in growing numbers and generally are kids not being parented well and you end up with kids saying some pretty horrible stuff.
Its not only kids that say some pretty horrible stuff. On the UC3 beta, this racist adult guy was saying some UNBELIEVABLE things to a Hispanic gamer who kept owning him. It makes you wonder how many closet racists there are out there.
Well yea, I wasn't saying only mis-parented kids can be horrible. I am just giving my two cents as to the HORRIBLE rise in crappy gamers. I remember playing counter strike all the time and the MINORITY were assholes, most others just wanted a good, friendly game with friendly insults like "Hey rob, you totally got worked!" "Im gonna get you patrick!" Now it's nigger this or rape your mom that or you are a faggot or jews need to die etc..... madness... EDIT: From the article: "...Halo's reintroduced a few things in multiplayer that I absolutely hate -- like teabagging, team killing, and general idiocy" Pretty silly, plenty of games let you crouch so teabagging has been around a while, plenty of games have had friendly fire before as well and anyone can be an idiot in any game and ruin the fun.
I actually find Halo fun, sure it's generic, but it is still fun to go online with friends at your house. They were early on the bandwagon for emblem creation and regenerating health. Sure, some newfags made up teabagging, but what if, say on TF2 people started TeaBagging? Would TF2 ruin MP?
Man teabagging has been around for a while, people did it in counter strike and even games before, Halo just made it known to the masses and disrespectful would tabag while saying the most obscene shit in the world. That's when teabagging went from "haha funny" to "what the hell are you teabagging for, it was me against 4 of you and you are telling me I suck and you fucked my mom".
Well this is certainly a shit article
Cod ruined online multiplayer with its stupid killstreaks and unbalancedness
Watch out, it's a trap!
games arent released with a predetermination of the players being jerks. it has to do with the platform you are releasing the game on. consoles reach a far less age demographic. their social interations are still in their infamacy.
Teabagging ruined online multiplayer? Are you serious? I remember teabagging and knifing guys i killed in CS years ago....
Its way more humiliating in Counter Strike to get knifed , every time it would happen in cod i would be really annoyed but soon realized it was way easier soon enough :P But yer , can't point the finger at Halo lol
Don't you guys remember John Romero trying to market Daikatana by claiming that he would "make you his bitch" and "suck it down" in magazine ads? Even when back when it was peer to peer over dial-up the online gaming culture was extremely immature. The only difference now is that you hear the abuse instead of reading it.
halo is what got me into online multiplayer ^_^
I don't think so. I enjoy the multiplayer in Halo games
So thanks to the wonders of modern technology, it's actually easier than ever to avoid the more unsavory elements of online multiplayer. And if you're truly averse to teabagging in Halo? Well, there's always Battlefield. True, I've never had anyone scream into my headset in BC2 but I have been tea bagged.
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