Everyone on planet Earth, and likely a few aliens by this point, have encountered some rage-inducing internet user that gets off on making you mad. This video explains what makes them tick.
Today is a really great day.
When I asked for your worst (but really best) stories about trolls, I didn’t expect so many stories from trolls. But here we have it: 23 hand-picked stories from your amusing trolling and being-trolled experiences. Suffice it to say that I’ve decided to unplug from the Internet now.
For some people, the internet is like the wild west: a lawless play-pen where they can get away with being an asshole to anyone they’d like. You know—trolling.
League of Legends’ giant catfish champion Tahm Kench brought a powerful new ability into the game when arrived last week: with or without his teammate’s permission, the guy can swallow an ally champ whole and carry them around in his belly for a few seconds. You can probably see where this is going.
Steam’s hottest game has no built-in way to stop jerks from ruining your fun...which means that players have to get creative if they want to maintain the peace.
Talk about a devilish prank.
2Awesome Studio, the team behind a Kickstarter campaign for the shooter Dimension Drive, just had their hearts put through the ringer.
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…
“Is this guy gonna rage at me the whole game?” the unfortunate soul asks. Yes. Yes he is.
Over a game of some Call of Duty, someone once asked me if I worked at Hooters. Because I am a woman with a woman’s voice and this is a thing you ask people, I guess? Shockingly, that’s one of the few “troll” stories I have to share from my time gaming with people online. I bet you have better ones.
In its ongoing war against the toxic parts of League of Legends' community, developer Riot Games has kicked off a promising initiative to encourage teamwork and collaboration between players. For the next two weeks, people who play games with teams of friends are eligible for big Influence Points rewards.
In its ongoing war against toxic online behavior, League of Legends creator Riot Games has come up with a clever way to put a positive spin on multiplayer interactions: by rewarding players who made it through 2014 with a clean record.
Back in 2013, Kotaku first featured Chinese Photoshop trolls. They were quite amusing. Now, let's have a look at some more internet hijinks from those able to use their Photoshop skills for good—or, depending on how you look at it, evil.
It's July. We're at the halfway point. I know. But it's really going to be difficult to top Japanese flyweight Takuya Eizumi's trollface for this year's best.
Luigi might be a cold, calculating jerk in the new Mario Kart, but he's not the only one with a goofy stare. Almost everyone flashes a hilarious look just before messing someone else up, as the replay mode in Mario Kart 8 shows us.
Yesterday on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver gave an excellent explanation of why you shouldn't trust Comcast, no matter what they say. He also realized that the solution to the problem resides in the comments sections of every website on the internet.
"Maybe I'm just a bad person," he said. "Maybe I'm just a bad person."