Gamers don't always communicate strategy with their online team members.
Some of the most bizarre things can be heard in online gaming.
For the uninitiated, online gaming has become a multi-billion dollar industry where the number of enthusiastic players engaging in a virtual community with people from all walks of life has increased.
Voice chat apps like Discord, Overtone, or TeamSpeak3 have become increasingly prevalent due to its preferred method of communication over typing out messages on keyboards.
But the things players say in the heat of the moment can raise eyebrows.
NSFW comments from a sore loser or a disturbing argument heard in the background were some of the examples strangers shared when Redditor SON_MF_GOKU asked:
Fridge On Fire
"While raiding on World of Warcraft our raid leader's fire alarm went off mid boss pull (open mic). He immediately starts yelling and throws his headset down without muting it. In the background all we hear is 'Ohhh f'k no.' and the sound of a door slamming. After a minute we hear weird cracking and groaning noises so I decide to phone him. Turns out his fridge had caught fire and his small flat was already half engulfed by the time the fire alarm had reacted. If he had not got out then then he probably wouldnt have been alive. Guy was literally standing outside of his flat in no shoes and he sadly lost everything including his clothes that day. A few years down the line and he is doing much better now though!"
"Just the other day in Warzone I heard the funniest death mic after I killed someone. It sounded like some male and he just said, in the most monotone voice, 'You're adopted. You should kill yourself.' Made me laugh because it was so unexpected compared to the normal rage mics and the delivery really sold it."
"I've heard so many f'ked up things over the years, but seeing as how there's a bunch of those, I have a funny moment I won't forget. This guy was crunching very loudly on the mic during a game of Halo. So I decided to grab a soda and chips and crunch back. Then more and more people started chiming in and no joke, half of the team never said a single word to each other. It was just constant crunching and loud sipping. Normally that sh*ts annoying, but half a lobby doing it without any other communication was pretty funny."
The Triumphant Exclamation
"Wasn't the most messed up but it was pretty funny, I was playing overwatch and as we got released to capture the point a dude yelled 'BIG D*CK ENERGY' and then silence ... And then 'SORRY, I guess everyone in my daughter's zoom class heard me' wherever he is now I hope he's doing well"
"A man beating his children, then his wife when she tried to defend them. Police were called and he was arrested. I was on with his 14 yr old son."
"Oh man... MW2 lobby when I was in 8th grade. 2 Dudes getting into it. Guy 1 said 'I hope your mother dies.' Guy 2 is quiet for a second and says, more solemnly 'That's f'ked up... she got cancer and died about a year back.'
"Some guy I knew got drunk and started talking about how he watched his friend die when they were kids. He was crying telling all of us the story, everybody was silent."
Demon Dog & Using Coke
"Overhearing a woman crying in the background because their dog was dead. About 5 minutes later the dog woke up and the guy was trying to convince others that the dog was possessed."
What 'Samantha' Wants
"Playing Black Ops 2 Circa 2013."
"A kid kept dying and he said 'Well Tickle my anus and call me Samantha' and that has stuck with me for about 8 years."
There are a lot of great games for all those who spend hours discovering new lands or pretending to be an Italian plumber. But, these are the best for those of us who are new to the world of gaming.
Let's face it, some of us need a new hobby. Ideally, one healthier than looking at your ex's Instagram. Gaming can be that new hobby. But, getting started can be overwhelming.
There are countless games about war and shooting, and starting a google search will lead you to a rabbit hole you don't want to dive in.
So, I gathered some of the best video games for non-gamers. A bunch of games any dummy can master. If I can do it, so can you.
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It's a sci-fi adventure game. What could be better?
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Trust me, it's better than board games.
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You can even build mini-games to play inside this game. Actually, I don't think that's true.
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It's as relaxing as "The Great British Bake Off".
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You sail between worlds on an airship powered by moons. But, you still have to save Princess Peach.
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You can improve one of your five skills: farming, mining, combat, fishing, and foraging.
This is the ultimate outdoors exploring adventure. Plus there are new challenges for anyone who has played the previous classic Legends of Zelda games. This game is full of new creative tools and weapons you can collect.
Some reviews claim that this game alone is worth getting a new Nintendo Switch for.
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If you are a coffee fanatic imagine a game in which the main character has a mug for a head. Yes, it's that good. This game is inspired by cartoons in the 1930s, but still, it manages to be packed with adventure and suspense.
Every detail is thought through. If you are into graphic design, this will be the game for you.
Befriend cool bugs, explore new kingdoms, and fight epic battles. This game is expansive and allows you to choose between paths and enemies to fight. Trust me, it's fun.