ONLINE COMMUNITY Some games try to encourage co-‐opera1on and teamwork and an online community, however, you frequently come across gamers who think either they should have all the rewards gained and you should have none, or if they are out of the game and rely on their team to win but don’t, then they send text message and voice message abuse to their so called teammates out of spite and frustra1on, at their own inadequacies.
WHAT THE ^&>} YOU D±§\ HEAD!?!? F@=$ YOU YOU STUPID C*£+!!!
ISSUE Gamers who are arrogant and obnoxious seem to have the tendency to send verbal and text message abuse across to gamers when their objec1ve in a game doesn’t go their way or are just looking to blame someone for their terrible play. As a bi^er loser would say over a video game “It’s never the gamer’s fault! It’s the game’s fault!”
The online gaming community is suppose to be a place to meet new people and share enjoyable video gaming and social experiences, not be a place where gamers are abused on a daily bases.
SOLUTION Gamers are driven away from their gaming systems because of these cyber bullies online, which damages the experience of online play, or become so annoyed by their own behaviour at their frustra1on to the game. My solu1on would be to introduce a voice recogni1on an1-‐swearing device to prevent or limit the gamer’s swearing and frustrated behaviour over games.
A games console such as the Wii, PS3 or Xbox 360, has a voice recogni1on chip able to diﬀeren1ate swear words from normal language. If it picks up a limited amount of swear words, the console shuts down and bans you from using it for a while.
It would be a tool to encourage gamers to not get raged up, trash talk to other gamers online, and abuse their neighbours with noise pollu1on. Picture this like a swear jar. As punishment for unpleasant language you sacriﬁce your 1me you could be having playing your video game console.
SWEARS & RACISM F***(ing) S***(ing) God Hell The voice recogni1on catches the swear words in order to func1on. Above are some o the swear words my experiment responds to. Like the Xbox Kinect, it’s voice command only func1ons if you say speciﬁc orders, but it requires the ﬁrst word “Xbox” and then the name you need to read out to get it to work (e.g. “Xbox Play Disc”, “Xbox Sign In”, etc.). This acts immediately aner a swear/racist word is read instead of requiring a full sentence.
(jesus)(christ) B**** Ass(hole) Damn
Piss(ed) Goddamn C**t D***
W***(er) Ni***** C**n B*****d