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The Importance of Trash Talk (and Originality in Trash Talk)

As long as there has been multiplayer gaming, there has been trash talk; we can shout and swear at computer-controlled enemies on pixellated screens all day, but it’s nowhere near as satisfying as knowing you’re shouting at an identical series of pixels that can actually understand what you’re saying.

Confessions of a Gamer

When you reach a point in your life where you’ve played so many games that you begin using Half-Life 2 crossbow tactics in a snowball fight, you’re going to come up against a bunch of awful side effects, including regretting virtual actions. I know what you’re thinking: “that’s pretty stupid, it’s just a game, hahaha”, but hear me out before you dismiss me as mentally retarded or damaged.