Sometimes, winning isn’t enough. Sometimes, we need to rub it in the loser’s face. This week’s issue of our newsletter looks at trash talk!
Even before video games were made, trashtalking was commonplace in anything competitive. Sports, theatre, office politics—you name it. Some of us celebrate our victories by being grateful, while others might celebrate their victories by making others feel regretful—regretful for not being good enough to beat us, that is.
When video games showed up and online multiplayer became the norm, trashtalking has dialed to 11 thanks to anonymity. Insulting someone’s mother in person might result in a physical altercation, but when the other party is somewhere across the world? Safe! Yes, there’s no denying that many online multiplayer games naturally have a bad reputation due to trash talk, but that’s not going away any time soon.
Instead, our issue this week looks at both the good and the bad of trash talk. When is trashtalking acceptable or when does it go overboard? Whether you’re a trashtalker or someone who’s frequently at the receiving end, why not check out our newsletter issue and possibly discover a newfound understanding of video game trashtalking? You can do so by subscribing with your email below:
Give it a read and let us know what you think!