Online gaming is the current standard by which most current-gen, and next-gen games are and will be judged, respectively. Although a solid single-player mode/Campaign mode is the meat of a game, and also used to be that standard, because it was the mode that a gamer would play most, in rapidly advancing digital age, that has changed – if nothing else, because in most cases (BioShock, The Last of Us, etc., exceptions noted), Multi-player mode is now the option that gamers will play the most, or longest, even long after a single-player mode has become stale.
And let’s face it… online gaming hasn’t always been as smooth as it is today – which is still saying a lot, considering the hordes of technical issues and human “intervention” that can make online gaming unbearable at times. Despite the fact that the advent, and improvement, of online gaming has allowed for gamers to enjoy their purchases long after their shelf life, or what would be their shelf life, if they lacked a multi-player mode, there’s still plenty of things to loathe about online gaming.
Let’s get started, shall we?
6. Kids… Or More Accurately, CHILDREN
The young man above utilizing the PS One controller with the HORRIDLY abused analog sticks is just an example of what adult gamers like myself, and possibly you, dear reader, have to encounter when playing various M-rated games that they shouldn’t own in the first place, in addition to the sports games or platformers that they actually CAN buy.
That being said, how many of you FPS players can relate to this? Let’s say… in a Black Ops II lobby following a game:
You: “Hell yeah, we got it!”
Teammate/Clan mate: “Yeah good sh-”
Infuriated child: “OMG F*CK YOU TURDS YOU CHEATED YOU HACKER SONS OF B*TCHES I COULD’VE OWNED YOU F*GGOTS IF USED MY TRY-HARD CLASS YOU F*CKING PIECES OF S*IT STAY IN THIS F*CKING LOBBY YOU C*NTS SO WE CAN F*CKING PWN YOU.”
Teammate/Clan mate: “Well then…”
Now, this is only a gist (as my party would likely reply with far more abhorrently profane responses and ridicule), but… there is a plague of foul-mouthed children online, and what was once hilarious, is now disturbing. Not that I remotely give two sh*ts what comes out of some third graders’ mouth, but encountering a bunch of kids with language worse than South Park is fairly annoying. One – they tend to talk too much sh*t, and two – how the HELL do they own this game in the first place!?
“Best get him started early babe – he ain’t gonna learn to swear without it.”
Any answers? Any? None? Ah well…
I don’t believe anybody should be deprived of a game that gives them hours of entertainment, but I’ve been listening to junior douche-bags like these since I was a kid (although admittedly, the only reason I didn’t fill the mic with swearing was because I hadn’t owned a mic yet), and in the eight or so years I’ve been playing, they, without fault, are consistently a lot of untalented windbags who are never, EVER able to hold their own, despite whatever high-pitched claims of greatness they claim to possess. Which leads me to the next point:
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This article was first posted on June 17, 2013