I play video games. On the Xbox 360. Usually Call of Duty. So, yeah, there’s going to be a lot of trash talking and misogynistic language (None of this is new). Luckily, there’s an All-Mute function so that eliminates all the chatter. So, trolling, at least on my end, happens a lot less. Trolls can still send you texts via the 360’s communications platform. I don’t get much communique outside of someone’s voice message with the usual attempt to recruit anyone for their clan. The few trolling ones I get, I read, sometimes laugh and always block.
Lately, I’ve been getting angry texts to stop using components in the game. Which I find hilarious for two reasons:
- It’s a bloody game.
- The components are provided by the game.
So, I’m genuinely curious as to why some people get so riled up over the use of readily available components in a first person shooter. Is it some sort of misguided honor system? Possibly. A flawed view of playing styles? Could be. Getting killed a lot by someone using said components? Most likely.