Gamer to gamer

14 Nov , 2011  

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.

2 Responses

  1. Tim Dingess says:

    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. ;-)

  2. I enjoy all FPS games

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