Our Xbox Live is under fire. From the mainstream press to the “Outraged” parents. Our Xbox Live is under fire. It’s been a rough couple of days for Xbox Live and posted after the jump are some videos which add fuel to the fire. From a Fox News Report to homophobia in Halo 3.
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First up is a news report from Fox News about how teenagers who “Curse” online can lead to the demise of young ears everywhere. Clueless parents are flabbergasted as they wonder “My Kid curse on Xbox Live? No Way”. In one part, young teenagers in the report admit to hearing F Bombs daily on Xbox Live but they’re “used to it”. In this report Fox News acts holier than thou by putting on a smear campaign on Microsoft’s Xbox Live. View the video below if your stomach can handle it.
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In the second video an experiment goes according to plan as a “Gay Gamer” goes on Halo 3 with a gamertag of “xxxGayBoyxxx” and receives a virtual beating from Xbox Live members. For me I’m not surprised because I’ve heard these words thrown around like nothing in multiplayer matches. The audio in the video below is NSFW.
What is going on? Are Xbox Live members getting more vicious by the minute? Or is this a case of a very vocal minority just giving stand up members a bad reputation?
Honestly for me I’ve grown immune to the foolishness of these trash talking members because I’ve been hearing it since Day 1. Yes, those “Homophobic” members said nasty things but as I’ve come to witness some members just say things to make their friends laugh. It’s still not right but this is mostly the case.
As for Fox News, Video Games are always the scapegoat for the world’s decline in respect. This report would have been more effective if Xbox Live were just beginning and not already FIVE YEARS OLD.
Fox News Report video Via Joystiq
Halo 3 Homophobia video Via Gay Gamer.net
-Michael “Thrills Killa” Pacheco-