Children run wild on the Net: Teach them manners

How many times have we badly beaten some kids in a friendly game of Halo 2 only to hear a string of profanities, racial epithets and the like either during or after the game? It seems that some of our fellow gamers cannot communicate without swearing, name-calling and trash talking. Now, I know what you are thinking, "What's wrong with a little swearing or trash talking after a particularly intense engagement in online multiplayer mayhem?" I agree I've been tempted to utter an expletive after getting killed by the same opponent several times in a row, or perhaps crouch down on the face of said opponent after returning the favor, however these should be the exception rather than the rule. After enjoying Halo 2 for over a year and a half, I've seen and heard just about everything, or at least come to understand the general online experience.

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OutpostCommand5861d ago (Edited 5861d ago )

Hahaha...what a good read, and so true...
Infact, I think I know a few that inhabit this site-
although I wont say their names.

FinalFormKing235860d ago

In Halo:CE a bunch of idiots swear when you use the shee, swear when you use the warthog, and swear anytime you are better at them (which is very likely). I wish there was a way to punch them online.

ronin_oni5860d ago (Edited 5860d ago )

I've been waiting for a major gamer news site to post an article like this. Hopefuly this will raise the attention of more gamers everywhere. Now if only Xbox Live could implement a profanity free environment (Sort of like certine severs/vents that won't allow any profanity) then maby the children would learn to keep their comments clean after being banned from every match or what have you. Let's hope that mom and dad won't buy that expensive $600 playstaion for Jr. so that the rest of us can enjoy our online games without the lil' e-thug on the other end.