Swatting: A Gamer’s Revenge Gone Too Far

John Wyma, GIZORAMA - "Though the media portrays the archetypal gamer as some lonely schmuck living in his mother’s basement while barely interacting with the outside world, I would argue that the virtual community as a whole is actually rather quite social. With multiplayer games, marketplaces, forums, and live streaming, controller jockeys develop fruitful connections through the virtual universe, and it’s typically beneficial. The more friends you have, the more games you’re invited to, while the more viewers who follow you, the more you rake in through advertisements. Yes, the gaming world is far from lonely, but as in every sample population, you’re bound to have a few outliers, a few crazies."

Read Full Story >>
The story is too old to be commented.