Originally Posted by Kiz
i agree, kids talk over mic because they can and its new and interesting to them,
when you think about it,, hearing someone bad mouth in any game is more or less the same as hearing them bad mouth in an arcade, movie and the real world, its the way they are brought up that makes it different...
Yeah, agreed. I remember at the arcade when I would beat a older kid (rarely happened) at SF2, he'd give me a high five or something, and say good game. Some would get really cocky and talk trash, and I laughed it off. A lot of people in the old school arcade scene, specifically for Street Fighter and other fighting games, would talk smack, but it was stuff that people laughed off. You didn't just randomly turn to the guy that was practically shoulder to shoulder with you and yell, "FU YOU SCRUB!" If you did that, you'd be liable to start a fight, which I had never seen EVER in all my many, many years of arcade gaming.
It's the internet that people hide behind. They do it on forums too. Everyone hides behind the internet because it provides you with that scope that you're probably never going to meet the other person or ever see them, so they figure, why care?
At times I will drink on the weekends and get a good buzz going where I love going into Halo to talk smack because there's proximity chat, but I don't just blatantly talk it. Typically little things like the other night in the Reach beta, this one guy's name was OregonPro. So everytime I had a chance to kill him, I'd say, "So OregonPro, what are you pro at? It certainly isn't this game" I know it probably shows my immature side, but hey, we all have that at times right?
It really burns me up though when kids are playing these M-rated games. Lots of parents buy their kids these M-rated games thinking it's okay because it's a video game. Though it's funny they don't let their kids watch rated-R movies... typical hypocrite fashion.