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Screaming Teenagers and Curse Words: Who Needs Them?
I’ve been playing online games for a long time now, so I think I know the score when it comes to how these communities work. I was one of the few who invested in a PS2 Network Adapter to play the first SOCOM game, and since then, my view of the world we live in has drastically changed. Without multiplayer gaming to showcase it, I don’t think I would have realized how categorically stupid and vulgar our society has become. Now of course this is no discredit to you obviously. If you happen to read my work and like it, I’m delighted to consider you one of those enlightened few.
However we all know that in online lobbies we get is anything but enlightened. There are thirteen year-old’s swearing into the microphone because they think it makes them sound older. Not to mention every single time you make the smallest mistake, somebody is there to call you any number of obscene names for it. I thought games were supposed to be a source of enjoyment? If I wanted to get screamed at, I would have joined the real army. It’s fine when it’s in the scope of voice acting obviously, but I’d rather not hear it from some tween in Idaho trying to prove how confident he truly isn’t. Online gaming is fun, but it certainly has its levels of stupidity to wade through.
Relying too much on multiplayer has also been known to make other game modes suffer. I’ll consider that next!