'Pants Were Shat': Stories Of Real-Life Video Game Trolling

We want to trust our friends and family, but sometimes they lie to us. Sometimes, they troll us. What follows are the funny (and tragic) stories people shared with me about gaming gone awry. No one will be surprised to learn many happen to involve a big brother being a jerk. » 2/18/15 12:06pm 2/18/15 12:06pm

Five Nights At Freddy's Creator Trolls Everyone

Last weekend, the Five Nights at Freddy's 3 page on Steam had a new announcement from its creator, Scott Cawthon. "Game Cancelled!", the post said. " Cawthon said that he had been hacked, and that someone released Five Nights at Freddy's 3 ahead of time, on a different website. » 2/16/15 1:30pm 2/16/15 1:30pm

Hideo Kojima Trolled Everyone On Christmas, Because of Course He Did

On Christmas day, diehard Metal Gear Solid fans faithfully tuned into a broadcast called Kojima Station. The hope was that Kojima would give fans a neat look behind-the-scenes on Metal Gear Solid V. Maybe he'd even give people a release date. Who knows! » 12/26/14 1:30pm 12/26/14 1:30pm

Street Fighter’s Blanka Is a Monster at Trolling Other Video Games

First, he romped through the real world, making people's lives miserable. Now, he's showing up in Dishonored, Minecraft and a few other virtual locales to screw things up. Damn you, Blanka. » 12/17/14 12:30pm 12/17/14 12:30pm

Guy Pretends To Be Serial Killer, Terrorizes GTA Online Players

If you start hearing a little kid singing disturbing renditions of nursery songs in your Grand Theft Auto Online sessions, you better start running. » 10/30/14 12:30pm 10/30/14 12:30pm

Microsoft Pokes Halo Fans With Xbox One "Trailer"

Today, Microsoft released a trailer that, at first glance, may seem like it's simply a video that showcases the slick design of the Xbox One hardware and interface. And really, that's mostly what it is. » 5/08/14 8:30pm 5/08/14 8:30pm

Florida Man Wants To Marry His "Porn Filled Apple Computer"

Chris Sevier, "a former Judge Advocate and combat veteran", has elbowed his way into a gay marriage lawsuit in Florida, claiming that if gays in the state might be allowed to get married, then he can marry his...laptop. That's full of porn. » 5/05/14 10:00pm 5/05/14 10:00pm

The Latest In Dark Souls II Trolling

PVP in Dark Souls II is mostly a straightforward affair — You invade or duel, kill your target, and then finish with a condescending gesture. But what about when you pretend to be a friendly, neighborhood co-op partner? Hilarity, that's what. » 3/19/14 2:30pm 3/19/14 2:30pm

Xbox One Trolls Trick People Into Using Bing

When you're in the middle of an online match against other people, the last thing you want is an interruption—but interruptions are exactly the sort of thing Xbox One trolls will try to induce. » 1/31/14 7:00pm 1/31/14 7:00pm

DayZ Holiday Cease-Fire Will Be a Nice Moment or Greatest Troll Ever

DayZ's standalone alpha was released last week and you know what that means: A shitload of overly trusting newspawns to grief. Pardon me for being cynical, but a proposed "cease fire" on Christmas Day absolutely reeks of a trap. A hilarious trap, if it is one. » 12/23/13 4:30pm 12/23/13 4:30pm

Cops Show Up Live on Warcraft Stream After Troll Phones In Fake Report

A popular Twitch.tv livestreamer had some unwanted guest stars yesterday evening—the Seminole County, Fla. Sheriff's Office, summoned by a troll who phoned in a report of someone threatening others with a knife. You can see it play out here. » 12/04/13 4:00pm 12/04/13 4:00pm

A Reminder To Not Feed The Internet Trolls

Whenever someone is bullied - or just plain trolled - on the internet there's a tendency to focus solely on the attacker. As this interesting post by a former EVE Online Gamemaster reminds us, though, it often takes two to tango. » 11/12/13 11:00pm 11/12/13 11:00pm

No, Terrible People, It Is Not Funny To Ruin A Kid's Minecraft Game

I don't play Minecraft, my kids don't play Minecraft and I'm not an asshole, so the practice of people trolling children in the game then making a spectacle of it isn't something I was aware of. Now that I am, ungh. » 10/09/13 11:00pm 10/09/13 11:00pm

When Video Game Trolling Is A Good Thing

The timer ticks down toward zero. We tear across the Boneyard, one of Halo: Reach's best multiplayer maps, my good friend Rus driving with me sitting shotgun. I'm clutching the blue flag in hands that would be sweating if they were real. We shed our red teammates like skin; they race past us going the other direction… » 5/18/13 9:00am 5/18/13 9:00am

Is Trolling Ever Okay?

Ah, the notorious troll. Perhaps you've come across one—those people who deliberately try to get under your skin. Sometimes, that means trying to piss you off. In a game, that could mean verbally harassing or annoying you, if not playing specifically to get in the way. That's the most standard conception of a troll,… » 1/08/13 1:30pm 1/08/13 1:30pm

This Dude's Penis Is Stuck In His Xbox And Other Amazing Xbox Support…

Last week I wrote about a silly Twitter exchange between Xbox support and a prankster that pretended to have an issue with an Xbox when in fact he had a PS2. Someone suggested that I look at Xbox support's favstar, which is a service that tracks a Twitter user's 'favorites' with that account. Turns out, trolling… » 1/07/13 1:30pm 1/07/13 1:30pm

I Can't Decide If This Call of Duty Troll Is Hilarious Or Annoying As…

Twenty minutes. Twenty minutes of infuriating yet hilarious trolling in Call of Duty by YouTube user NormalDifficulty. I've definitely come across this type of player before—and really, the only thing you can do is to ignore em, right? They want you to blow up or react,that's the point of adopting these affectations. » 1/02/13 6:30pm 1/02/13 6:30pm

The Wii U "Has A Horrible, Slow CPU" According to These Developers

4A Games' Metro: Last Light is coming to the 360, PS3 and PC. It won't, however, be coming to the Wii U, because its developers say they are far from impressed with the new console. » 11/20/12 10:00pm 11/20/12 10:00pm