SolRo so the screaming inferiority complex up there is sunlight?
dairyqueenlatifah Sony didn't package a mic with the PS3 so when you play online in a public game you rarely hear voices.
PS4 on the other hand ships with a mic, so now you get graced with screams of "NIGGERFAGGOT" regularly.
StanleyPain Most games nowadays have an option to just mute every-fucking-thing, which makes online gaming way more tolerable. That said, I still generally avoid competitive online games because of the community. Games where co-op is the central theme usually tend to weed out losers like this pretty fast, but not always.
memedumpster No, the microphone merely brings to light the true inner soul of gamers for the rest of us.
Monkey Napoleon Voice chat didn't ruin gaming until people started to consider built in voice chat a required feature in every multiplayer game. Someone like this gets kicked and banned from private ts/mumble/vent servers in a hurry.
Meerkat I can't think of any times I've actually enjoying hearing some other gamer's voice. Usually I wish they'd shut up and phrase their questions in the form of a silence.
Nominal My first step in any online game is to click the options to ignore voice AND text chat. DotA games are much more tolerable without any kind of chat, which never added much to the strategy anyway.
La Loco I love when people act like assholes even when they know they're being filmed. We are all so watched we forget people are viewing us forever.