Gamer physically attacked after online trash-talking

   24/10/2010 at 12:38       Richard Horne       0 COMMENTS.
Source - UBC
 - Gamer Rage, Trash talking, Game Violence, Game Dirt, STFU NOOB

A student at Eric Hamber secondary school in British Columbia is recovering after allegedly being physically beaten up after playing an online game with a group of friends who after winning the game goaded their fallen opponents. Trash-talking ensued but the arguement carried over into the real world and the unknown but angry and humiliated loser exacted his revenge in the worst possible fashion. Physical violence.

Richard Rosenberg a computer science professor seemed unsurprised by the attack adding that "a growing number of serious real-life incidents stem from the online world."

"There are some emotions that seem to be amplified in the online world, but there is a trend to teach teens in high school that while you can be insulting online, that behaviour is not acceptable in the real world."

Have you ever been, or do you know someone who has been affected by such violent outbursts of rage?

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