#1 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4956 posts) -

I was happily playing street fighter 4 on my xbox when i decided to finally play some online multiplayer . I never used to play online multiplayer for fighting games becuase of the lag but i had heard good things about street fighter 4's multiplayer so decided to do so anyway . I got into a match (after about 10 failed attempts ) and we selected are characters . i decided to pick Balrog as he was my favourite charcater from the prevoius games and he decieded to pick akuma . We started the fight and i was immediatly attcked by the spamming of hadoukens at my face. Now i dont really mind this as i used to play with my brother on the SNES on street fighter 2 and therefore am used to getting zoned in this way . I jumped over the "Balls of Fury" and kicked the stuffing out of him (or her ) after i won the game we left the game and i was sent back to the selection screen . About 1 minute later i receive a message from this recent opponent syaing

" ......OMFG U FUCKING SUCK AT THE GAME USE A BETTER CHARACTER YOU NUB WHY DONT YOU 1V1 ME I BET I COULD KILL YOU ....! "

Now i didnt know how to respond to this abuse that was hureled at me but this makes me ask an intersting question . Why do people get so angry at video games . I know video game have hardcore players but they are ment to be enjoyed as a hobby . Now if you get so angry at a video game that you feel the need to send me messages displaying your anger then why do you play at all . What do you guys think ?


(sorry for any spelling mistakes i am dyslexic) < why do they make it so hard to spell :(

#2 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

You should have sent a message saying 'if I suck so much, why did you lose?' then block communications.

#3 Posted by End_Boss (3220 posts) -

People don't like losing.

#4 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4956 posts) -

i can understand that people dont like losing , Hell i dont like losing most times , but i really dont understand why people have to take it so seriously that they verbaly abuse other players :(

#5 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4956 posts) -

i did block coms with him but i dont really like getting into online arguments they seem foolish

#6 Posted by End_Boss (3220 posts) -
turbomonkey138 said:
"i can understand that people dont like losing , Hell i dont like losing most times , but i really dont understand why people have to take it so seriously that they verbaly abuse other players :("
I'm sorry, I should've added this for clarification. Ahem...

People are immature.
#7 Posted by HistoryInRust (6407 posts) -
turbomonkey138 said:
"i did block coms with him but i dont really like getting into online arguments they seem foolish"
You're not getting into an online argument if you just block him.  In a week, you'll forget he even existed. 

People get angry during online multiplayer in any game, regardless of the genre.  Certain games bring out the demons a little more than others, though.  Take Halo, for instance.  I really hate the online community for that game.
#8 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4956 posts) -

yea its built upon trash talk .. shame

#9 Posted by Alexander (1724 posts) -

Don't forget to file a complaint against the guy.

#10 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4956 posts) -

i have some to the conclusion that fieling complaints dosnt do anything i have done so against many players on rainbow 6 vegas 2 for glitching but nothing happenes

#11 Edited by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -

I find it funny when people freak out in a video game, but obviously I'd prefer it if they kept their mouth shut the next time they get angry.  I don't own SF4 yet, but just playing Kill Zone 2 my team was giving the other team a beating, it was pretty brutal, and because it's proximity chat even for the enemy, you could hear random cries from dieing enemies.  At one point I killed someone and I heard them shouting "fuck!!! fuuuck!!!! fuuuuuuuuuck!!!! *cry cry cry*"... and he sounded like 20 years old at least.  I don't try to piss people off, but it's just funny how angry they get.  When I'm playing with some of my brother's clan mates, every now and then I'll hear them shout and then I hear the sound of their controller and headset being tossed against the wall, but they do it just for the heck of it usually, but it's still crazy.

#12 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4956 posts) -

well yes it is very funny ... funny but it shouldnt be acceptable

#13 Posted by Raidou10k (84 posts) -
Diamond said:
"You should have sent a message saying 'if I suck so much, why did you lose?' then block communications."
This. There's pretty much no logical comeback for it.
#14 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4956 posts) -

ive had people try to . i play counter strike and you wont believe the exuses people come up with

my screen when black

my mouse is broken

and the best one yet .... LAG !

#15 Posted by BoG (5192 posts) -

Save the message. Cherish it. It's a trophy.

I find that really funny, actually. He obviously hasn't played a skilled player or a unique character before, so let him be.
It's also funny because the only time someone has ever sent me a message in the game was from a guy who demolished me as Guile. He sent me a voice message and told me that Chun Li's air grab has priority over Guiles, and I should try to use it more. I thanked him, and now use the air grab more.
#16 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4956 posts) -

i thought street fighter 4 didnt have air grab ... SSF"THD remix does

#17 Posted by Alexander (1724 posts) -

Can you record it and put it online for us to hear?

#18 Posted by jakob187 (21762 posts) -

Dood, if you stomped his ass as Balrog, then that kid was terrible at SFIV and needs to go back to sucking ass...

...LITERALLY sucking ass...with a straw!!!

Don't fret over it, as I've had this kind of thing happen to me before.  Then again, it was me stomping a dood's ass on CoD4 with 48 kills and him sending me a message with his brown eye attached as a photo.  Man, it looked like Sasquatch!

As for people complaining about lag...man, you never know with SFIV.  I've had a few matches where the ping meter was green (and I'm on fiber when I play, mind you), but once the match starts, there will be at least 7-10 frames of lag in the middle of E. Honda's fists or Blanka's electrical charge.  I know you used Counter-Strike as your example...and to be honest, I've NEVER seen lag end up affecting much in most modern shooters.
#19 Posted by zigaroo (87 posts) -

I used to be that way playing Unreal Tournament in its prime.

Nowadays though, when I hear all these people online talking nothing but shit, I just smirk and dig under their skin a little. It's nice to learn from a silly past.

#20 Posted by Ujio (565 posts) -
turbomonkey138 said:
"i have some to the conclusion that fieling complaints dosnt do anything i have done so against many players on rainbow 6 vegas 2 for glitching but nothing happenes"
Maybe you're doing it wrong. Just tell them you were offended because of his lifestyle choice. That should do it ;)
#21 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4956 posts) -

you say that like using balrog is a bad thing lol xD

#22 Posted by PureRok (4236 posts) -

I get angry when I lose since I'm generally pretty competitive. I, however, don't turn into a moron and start spewing text messages at the people calling them "noobs" or anything. If I lose it's because I'm not good enough, not that they "suck" (whatever kind of logic that may be).

#23 Posted by LiveOrDie1212 (926 posts) -

well, atleast he didn't hunt you down and slit your throat when you're asleep.



thats what i did.

#24 Posted by MichaelBach (890 posts) -

This is why I almoast only play with peeps on my frinends list. Get in a caln or try to build up a good friends rooster.

#25 Posted by LiveOrDie1212 (926 posts) -
MichaelBach said:
"This is why I almoast only play with peeps on my frinends list. Get in a caln or try to build up a good friends rooster."
haha...."rooster"...lmfao.
#26 Posted by okuzy (137 posts) -

I think I, among other people, would be a bit better at answering this question. There are alot of people out there (like me) that are very very competetive. Like me its a matter of life and death (sort of). I could say thats a bit of an exxageration of how I am but my point is, some people take everything they do really seriously. But that person who sent you that message is probably some stupid 13 year old thats a sore loser so don't bother with that fool.

P.S. yes, I do go outside xD

#27 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

I like to answer angry messages with this gem

"Ho ho ho, look at us arguing on the internet. We must look so silly"

#28 Posted by Wright (637 posts) -

challenge him again and pick dan. seems to work for jeff!

#29 Posted by JCGamer (671 posts) -

Man, that sucks.  The dude you played with obviously has no idea how to play this game and is most likely like 13 years old.  Whenever I get by assed kicked or see someone to some crazy assed combo on me--I just have to give props to someone who knows how to game.

#30 Posted by Death_Unicorn (2838 posts) -
turbomonkey138 said:
WHY DONT YOU 1V1 ME I BET I COULD KILL YOU
I don't own street fighter but I'm under the impression you did sort of kill him in a 1v1 match?
yeaaahhhhh some people...
#31 Posted by Bass (692 posts) -
Death_Unicorn said:
"turbomonkey138 said:
WHY DONT YOU 1V1 ME I BET I COULD KILL YOU
I don't own street fighter but I'm under the impression you did sort of kill him in a 1v1 match?yeaaahhhhh some people..."
I'm guessing the guy actually meant something along the lines of "akuma vs. akuma" not necessarily "1 vs 1"
#32 Posted by SSbabel (1141 posts) -

Street Fighter is more personal its not like playing a game of COD.

#33 Edited by FlipperDesert (2106 posts) -
jakob187 said:
"That thing about the butt photo."
That's when you upload his picture to a photo-sharing site and send him the link to it. *nod*

I yell sometimes, but offline and at AI, and most times it's something I dun' even realise I'm doing. Kids that do it online are kind of dicks, they need to be flagged a good few times to get banned though.
#34 Edited by turbomonkey138 (4956 posts) -

this only happens everyonce in a while i still have some close matches online but then i get matches like the one i told you about and it makes me angry . Yes slightly hyporitical of me as im critising someone for getting angry at at a game .

#35 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4956 posts) -

Yes i did kill him in the 1 v 1 becuase he didnt know how to zone keep me away from him . He didnt even know how to teleport or do the ultra combo .

#36 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

Whenever I play with people in player matches and we play a few games I always send them a message just saying good game. 

turbomonkey138
said:

YOU NUB WHY DONT YOU 1V1 ME I BET I COULD KILL YOU ....!
As for this genius it is Street Fighter...it is always 1 vs 1
#37 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -
#38 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4956 posts) -

lol yea it is lol

#39 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4956 posts) -

just had another match today and again i played as balrog . this guy picked ken and i kicked his ass l. He then sent me a voice message saying

"you only use one move you stupid cunt learn to play the game"

as you know balrog has simalr looking moves but i did not use the same one over and over again i asked him if he would liek to fight again and he blocked coms with me :S oh well