XBL Stereotype

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#1 Edited by shadowjak (456 posts) -

Do you believe the stereotype of XBL being overrun by screaming 12 year olds who crave blood to wash down their cookies and milk? Or do you think it's overexagerated?

I think it's over exagerated. I only see one or two per game of Halo, none on UT3, only a few on CoD4 each time I play, and rarely any on Gears of War.

#2 Posted by McDazzle (544 posts) -

I use to run into a couple per game when I played Halo 3 and Gears Of War online

#3 Posted by shadowjak (456 posts) -
McDazzle said:
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I use to run into a couple per game when I played Halo 3 and Gears Of War online

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I think Halo is the only place where they are overcrowded.
#4 Posted by Player1 (3892 posts) -

I think its totally blown out of proportion. Though there are a lot of prepubescent kids out there. I think they are just way more memorable then the cool ones...so when people come to post on the forums they tend to only remember the BAD times, and not the Good times. If that makes sense?

#5 Posted by twenty0ne (3071 posts) -

I've only seen one or two in all the time I've been playing Bad Company.

#6 Posted by Brucie (129 posts) -

It seems whoever plays Rainbow Six Vegas are nice, cool, and mature. I mean seriously i barely play that game and most of my friends are from it

#7 Posted by shadowjak (456 posts) -
Player1 said:
"I think its totally blown out of proportion. Though there are a lot of prepubescent kids out there. I think they are just way more memorable then the cool ones...so when people come to post on the forums they tend to only remember the BAD times, and not the Good times. If that makes sense?"
That makes perfect sense and I agree. They don't take into prespective how many cool people they met before the twelvy arrived and ruined the game, they just remember how annoying twelvy was.
#8 Posted by McDazzle (544 posts) -
Brucie said:
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It seems whoever plays Rainbow Six Vegas are nice, cool, and mature. I mean seriously i barely play that game and most of my friends are from it

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Yeah I met a lot of my friends on R6V too,Only ran into a few jerks/little kids.
#9 Posted by Nibbz (203 posts) -

over exaggerated. its rare. but it does happen

#10 Posted by MacGyver (280 posts) -

 only in gears that i find them. COD4 and halo there are a few but its rare like 1 in 10 game chance of getting any

#11 Posted by shadowjak (456 posts) -
MacGyver said:
" only in gears that i find them. COD4 and halo there are a few but its rare like 1 in 10 game chance of getting any
"

I actually RARELY see them in Gears, I see alot of assholes in Gears, but not many twelveys. And I play Gears daily, hell I got in my clan via Gears.
#12 Posted by Scorched (691 posts) -

depends what game your playing but it's only slightly over exaggerated

#13 Posted by Termite (2398 posts) -

It's sort of like Murphy's Law. The reason people say "Oh yeah, Murphy's Law is so true it always happens to me" is because when something bad happens at a not so inconvenient time, you don't notice it. But when something bad DOES happen at an inconvenient time, it's so devastating that you say "Murphy's Law" and that is what you remember.

You don't notice the good people because they're not screaming. You DO notice the annoying kids because they ARE screaming

#14 Posted by CB (116 posts) -

Yeah it's over exaggerated but it is still very annoying nonetheless, especially when you have grown men acting the same.

#15 Posted by MsCortana (429 posts) -

Well, I play quite a bit of multiplayer games.  I'm in quite a few lobbies every night and I can honestly say there is always someone acting like a complete idiot.  It's not always a child screaming into the mic, but there is always at least  one person,  attempting to ruin your experience and hinder any enjoyment to be gained from gaming with friends.  God bless the folks at Microsoft and implementing eight way private chat with our next update....


#16 Posted by Corsaer (66 posts) -

For the most part, yes.
Really, it's all people though.
I think that 80% of players on XBL believe they can be complete annoying assholes just because they're not speaking face to face with someone, and have the security of distance and relative anonymity.

#17 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

I met one really cool kid, he's like 13, while playing a game of GoW the first month it came out. They aren't bad when they are good at playing and know when to talk. Still on my friend's list to this day.

#18 Posted by DorianBlack (311 posts) -

I find the people who feel the need to insult me at every turn more annoying and plentiful than the little kids. I used to have the perception that people playing online games on the PC were just a bunch of pretty cool all be it "nerdy" 20-something year old gentlemen usually getting along. But on console games everyone sounds like they think they are a "gangsta" regardless of race or where they live and just feel the need to treat each other like shit over nothing. Can't wait for 8 person chat this fall so I never hear it again.

#20 Posted by Wolverine (4282 posts) -

For the most part the people I meet on Xbox Live are pretty cool, I meet a lot of friends playing on live.

#21 Posted by Recongoddess (23 posts) -

I haven't ran into alot of '12 year olds' since the days of rtcw and halo2.. but I do get to hear a lot of crap now and then, mainly because I'm female and guys to tend to get carried away when there is a girl in the room.. so I guess my answer is : I haven't seen alot of 12 yr olds but alot of immature guys.. lol
#22 Posted by Gorillawhat (1259 posts) -

The stereotypical litlle annoying kid is over exagerated, I rarely get them, and even if they are little kids they usually don't talk very much or forget to turn of they're mic while talking to mommy. Not that there isn't any, I recently played a COD4 match where a little kid was repeating the word "ROFL" into the mic every second.


My only problem with this stereotype being overexagerated is that now I'm hearing alot of adult gamers assume that anyone under 18 is one of these children, which is far from true.

My advice to you is, if you ever start a multiplayer match and hear that give away squeeky chip-munk voice, instead of egging them on and having them erupt in a fit of cussing, simply mute them and enjoy your match.
#23 Posted by Dj (913 posts) -

I think its right on the money, I thank god that I can mute people relatively easily.

#24 Posted by LightYagami245 (1117 posts) -

I see a few when playing Aegis Wing, but rarely do I run into them. Most of the people online are mature.

#25 Posted by ReapersPuppy (468 posts) -

Alot of people can be cool but theres still not one day
I don't bump into a group of assholes or pervs..
then again when your a girl online you kind of
have to be prepaired for that type of stuff

#26 Posted by epic_pets (1339 posts) -

halo 3 had te worst little kids ever

#27 Posted by BlindEffekt (917 posts) -

Halo is the worst for kids.

#28 Posted by Xeros606 (545 posts) -

halo 3 is the only game where 12 year olds are abundant. besides that, they are actually quite rare.

#29 Posted by LightYagami245 (1117 posts) -
Xeros606 said:
"halo 3 is the only game where 12 year olds are abundant. besides that, they are actually quite rare.
"
I wonder why it's always a Halo game.
#30 Posted by Batman (1016 posts) -

Try playing GTA IV online, that's what is ruining the community of that game.

#31 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -
LightYagami245 said:
"Xeros606 said:
"halo 3 is the only game where 12 year olds are abundant. besides that, they are actually quite rare.
"
I wonder why it's always a Halo game.
"
Because kids are drawn to hype machines.
#32 Edited by jNerd (2015 posts) -
Player1 said:
"I think its totally blown out of proportion. Though there are a lot of prepubescent kids out there. I think they are just way more memorable then the cool ones...so when people come to post on the forums they tend to only remember the BAD times, and not the Good times. If that makes sense?"
People are twice as likely to tell you about a bad experience over a good one.
#33 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2884 posts) -

Halo and GTA IV are the worst, but I havent been on XBL in months.

#34 Posted by SlayingShogun (257 posts) -

it is overexagerated but all stereotypes have their truth

#35 Posted by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -

God I HATE it when there's more than one because they don't shutup. 

#36 Posted by Vlademir (1029 posts) -

No but I would say that close to 50% of the Xbox's online community does fall into that stereotype.

#37 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -

Well after playing XBL and PSN for a week or so, I can tell you that XBL most definitely has more 12 year old fags on there...

#38 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4779 posts) -

LOL i've never met any of these 12 year olds people talk about, I more often meet all age ranges of people with that attitude, Its funny how its 12 year olds but not 13 year olds or even 21 year olds...ect And it doesn't matter the service or game your on they are gonna be there.

#39 Posted by pause422 (6240 posts) -

I would love to be you then(OP) in seeing a very small amount of whiny children on live,but its unfortunately more so the masses for me,I see to get alot on Rainbow Six Vegas 2,but when I played Halo more,of course it was the highest mark of adolescent 6-12 year old sounding,bitching and moaning children. Then when I would get into a game with older players,they just want to be racist and talk shit,(mostly including "your mom <insert more here>" types of things.  Its pretty sad.

#40 Posted by Gorillawhat (1259 posts) -
Batman said:
"Try playing GTA IV online, that's what is ruining the community of that game.
"
The thing is, in GTA IV I find it to be young adults who are like 18 to 20ish who have really fake gangsta accents and cuss up a storm and scream "NIGGA I DIE". Not many kids, the few times I've had trouble with kids is when they don't turn off their mics when whining because mom is talking to them when they are playing GTA IV.
#41 Posted by shadowjak (456 posts) -
Gorillawhat said:
"Batman said:
"Try playing GTA IV online, that's what is ruining the community of that game.
"
The thing is, in GTA IV I find it to be young adults who are like 18 to 20ish who have really fake gangsta accents and cuss up a storm and scream "NIGGA I DIE". Not many kids, the few times I've had trouble with kids is when they don't turn off their mics when whining because mom is talking to them when they are playing GTA IV.
"

GTAIV has gone to hell on both systems though online wise. As for the whole 'NIGGA' shotuing thing, I can't stand that on any game. It's less rare than the twevle year olds too sadly. It's racist, and it's idiotic. Now, I don't mind when people talk trash after a win or after a kill, that's cool, it's a competition it's going to happen, but I do mind the random shouting of racial slurs and people laughing like it's real humor or even just trying to be casual talking with slurs and disregarding how it's idiotic and just setting society back. I mute anyone who does that and put them on avoid, I do not wish to be apart of that stereotype, I would much rather XBL have the stereotype of attracting little kids.
#42 Posted by LightYagami245 (1117 posts) -
Vinchenzo said:
"LightYagami245 said:
"Xeros606 said:
"halo 3 is the only game where 12 year olds are abundant. besides that, they are actually quite rare.
"
I wonder why it's always a Halo game.
"
Because kids are drawn to hype machines.
"
But you don't get them in GH, and that's just as  hyped as Halo.
#43 Posted by Shotaro (820 posts) -

To be honest the hooting maniacs have popped up a lot, Burnout Paradise was pretty bad and though I dont own it I can imagine Halo will be the same. GTA IV I've not played online a lot so I couldn't say

#44 Posted by Peacemaker (1106 posts) -

It depends on the game.  I have encountered anyone really annoying playing Bad Company.

#45 Posted by ElStevo (30 posts) -

You don't have to wait for long before somebody awful shows up on Live. I pretty much only play with friends these days - I find playing with randoms is horrible.

#46 Posted by LightYagami245 (1117 posts) -
ElStevo said:
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You don't have to wait for long before somebody awful shows up on Live. I pretty much only play with friends these days - I find playing with randoms is horrible.

"
I try to do that, but most of my friends have games I don't have yet.
#47 Posted by Arestice (468 posts) -

I rarely have a good experience when I'm not in a private chat while playing games on XBL.

It's not the 12 year olds screaming (those are rare for me)

It's the 12 year olds that think they're gangster thugs and fling out the n-word (not that I find it offensive, it's just annoying hearing a little kid use words they shouldn't even hear until they're in high school if they're lucky) every five seconds.

And when you actually stoop to their level and insult them back and make them shut the ef up; they just begin repeating all of your insults back to you because they don't have anything to say.

Has anyone noticed that usually they'll shut the ef up when it's just them alone, like if they die and you die on COD4 it's just you and them alone in the spectator chat, but once their friends die it's like a freaking zoo. Since the other animals are around to holler too the main one has to act like he's an alpha male.

Sometimes I'm just eternally disapointed in KIDS on the game; IF I ever have a kid and I hear him acting like a stupid idiot on the mic, I prob wont let him play games anymore period.

Almost reminds me of when south park came out and I was in 3rd grade and all the kids started talking like them. Now it's the same thing only thugish.

Yea this subject really bugs me. =_=

#48 Posted by Strife88 (225 posts) -

Yeah, it is that's why it's better to play in parties. Just get enough friends to take up every spot on the team so you don't have to listen to it or sometimes I'll stay in private chat.

#49 Posted by mjwickstrom1 (186 posts) -

Not quite yet, they're still waiting for their time to strike!


But seriously, they are very annoying....
#50 Posted by Valentine (36 posts) -

The adults are just as bad if not worse on XBL, and if your not from the US, expect to get some abuse thrown your way.

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