http://www. ign. com/blogs/ereeeek/2012/11/13/when-did-gamers-become-bullies I don't agree. I think that bullies invaded our games. Generally speaking, back in the day gaming was more of a nerd's hobby, not something that everyone accepted in the mainstream. These days it seems like you're not really cool unless you play the hot new release in some circles. Having said that I remember gamers being very helpful and supportive toward eachother. Always talking about strategy or trying to figure out how to beat that boss. Then the games moved to the internet and became more accessable. Every wannabe gangster can hop online and trash talk your mom with no consequences. These same people would never have touched video games a few years ago, but here they are and they bring their poor attitude with them. Add to that the fact that many gamers are too young to legally buy the titles they are playing and think some rapper is a good role model. That's my take. I wish things were different, I would really very much like to be able to play games online without needing to listen, mute, or wade through the trash talkers and kids who curse like a drunken sailor with a speech impediment (ebonics). P.S. The forums don't allow me to link to IGN so I had to edit the URL. Remove the spaces from the URL. Mods if linking to IGN articles is frowned upon let me know.