Gamer to gamer

I write this article on the eve of one of the most anticipated days for video gamers around the world: the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 release.

Once the game is available, gamers must be prepared to endure the barbarism that will occur in online game play. The immaturity of online gamers on every console is well-documented on websites and is forever captured on YouTube. The hope that I harbor for the gamers that attend our college is that none of us contributes to the name-calling, racism, ignorance, bigotry, idiocy and cruelty.

I enjoy jokes as much as the next guy and I can even enjoy them at my own expense, but there is always a limit. On the Internet, cases of cyberbulling are reaching astounding numbers. The online community for gamers seems to be a hot spot and breeding ground for these behaviors.

Entering into a lobby for a game often entails muting all those present to maintain your sanity. People act completely different online; case being, every 14-year-old on the Internet is an expert on any subject, amazing with women and has a foot-long “joystick.”  I am mortified when I think that these Neanderthals will be lumped together with my generation.

For the sake of America’s future, do not encourage or participate in these juvenile displays on any online platform.

Jimmy Dingess

Senior nursing major Jimmy Dingess served as a staff opinion writer for The Highland Cavalier in the 2011-2012 academic year.

2 thoughts on “Gamer to gamer

  1. That’s why I play Battlefield. It’s a more team oriented game so it appeals to the more adult crowd ( or at least mature ) so you don’t get all that annoying childish behavior when you play. That and it’s a better game. 😉

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