This Guy Really Wants Shrek To Be In The New Smash Bros

Oh, Miiverse. You've got such amusing characters making all sorts of silly posts. Take "Sakurai" here, a poster which cronicstate found, for instance. Sakurai is almost assuredly a troll, but everyone takes the bait and argues with him over the possibility of having Dreamwork's Shrek in the new Super Smash Bros.

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Does Your Gamertag Have Herpes? Beware Xbox Live Enforcement United

I do not envy Xbox Live's enforcement moderators. They have an endless and thankless task policing the service's notoriously juvenile user base. And mind-numbing, too, if a the experience offered by "Enforcement United"—Xbox Live's new crowdsourced tattling system—is any indication. » 8/04/13 11:00am 8/04/13 11:00am

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

Filmmaker Documenting Online Nastiness Doesn't Plan to Feed the Trolls

The filmmaker preparing a documentary about the notoriously rancid and abusive behavior in online gaming says she's not really interested in having a dialogue with the trolls. Her project aims to make their conduct morally taboo, if not stigmatized in mainstream society. » 4/29/13 4:30pm 4/29/13 4:30pm

PlayStation Boss Trolls Nintendo In The Sweetest Way Possible

This shouldn't come as a surprise. Folks at Sony own Nintendo game machines. They own the Xbox 360, too. And the same is true of those companies, too. So, it's no shocker that Shuhei Yoshida, the president of Sony Computer Entertainment's Worldwide Studies, just got a Wii U. It's also no shocker that he loves… » 12/07/12 4:30am 12/07/12 4:30am

The Worst Internet Trolls Might Be Mentally Ill

So, this billy goat goes trip-trapping across a bridge. As he clops along, he hears a voice from down below: "Roar! I am a troll! If you cross this bridge, I'll gobble you up!" The goat is kinda freaked out, since, you know, god only knows what's down there in the dark. » 8/29/12 8:00pm 8/29/12 8:00pm

Microsoft Moves to Seize Fake Halo 4 Beta's Domain

Whether motivated by trolling or delusional wish fulfillment, some guy tossed up a page pretending to be a registration site for a Halo 4 multiplayer beta last week. 343 Industries, the game's developer, quickly branded that as a fake, and the site was taken offline. That's not good enough for Microsoft. » 1/28/12 1:00pm 1/28/12 1:00pm

Teen Who Tore Modern Warfare Mom a New One is Embarrassed and Sorry…

[Updated] Last night, the fury took over. The first time in three weeks he fired up the Xbox 360, and some little shit was griefing him in Modern Warfare 2. Hell, he normally plays Battlefield. As the two yelled at each other across Xbox Live, Cody, 17, heard the voice of his antagonist's mother coming over the mike. » 6/29/11 10:00pm 6/29/11 10:00pm