Local Call of Duty players show their ugly side

Local Call of Duty players show their ugly side

Which troll are you?

I’ve previously written about the seedy underbelly of the local DOTA 2 community, which includes hatred, disdain and racism. We’ve always known it wasn’t unique in that regard, but seeing as it’s possibly the largest community it does dominate the news.

However this weekend I was also involved in, and made aware of, another despicable side of the industry and that’s within our local Call of Duty gamers. The first incident comes from a local twitter user, @SuspiciousZA.

To keep those in the loop he is referring to the RiZe debacle where they included two non local players in the local COD qualifiers.

Now don’t get me wrong, I think what RiZe did was disgusting and they should shut down their clan and move on for the betterment of all. But sinking down to racist jabs and refusing to apologise when it is pointed out is definitely worse.  Not to mention he then goes on to threaten people with his lawyers and a whole bunch of other nonsense.

Next up I was doing some recordings of the new maps in the Devastation DLC when, after a particularly useless game for me against better opposition, I received the following voice message. Warning the kid uses some pretty bad language.

So while I was doing the editing on the rest of the videos I found the guy on Twitter and the conversation was quite hilarious, if you have the time to read through after removing your brain.

Click on the time link to see the conversation.

Now the video is enough proof to get Albert kicked from Xbox Live but I’m hoping a bit of public naming and shaming may have a better effect.

He’s never going to admit it but let’s see if he thinks twice before sending childish abuse out after losing a game, especially broadcasting it to all opposition players. I don’t have the concentration span to camp, also it’s boring as hell, which I guess is why I suck so badly at Call of Duty.

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  • Admiral Chief Railjack

    Good, people like this make me sick. All brave and boastful and big on the interwebz.

    Well done with the naming and shaming Gav!

  • Admiral Chief Railjack

    Also, after reading some (not all, since that will break my brain, its soooo soooo bad) of that guys twitter feed, I really do feel glad that I don’t have to deal with people like that.

    Albert Smith, you are a disgrace to gaming, and to humanity. May you become a better person.

  • Half-Minute Hero [Umar]

    Lolz idiots prancing around on twitter thinking they’re cool..But seriously dat audio clip….. I are wearing Jean Pant much? Sounds exactly like this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNJVMJH5OhI

    What a doos….

    • Spathi

      He isn’t a doos. A doos can be useful. Being the poster child for pro abortion groups is the only thing he can be useful for.

  • Admiral Chief Railjack

    Hehehe, Gavin: “I don’t have the concentration span to camp”

    I guess you are taking matters Fuhrer? Or did you Nazi that coming?

  • Spathi

    Great stuff Albert! Your father and mother must be real proud. They raised a true champ at COD. That is what life is all about. Make sure you put it on your CV when applying for a job as a cleaner at your local Checkers, because with your intelligence (or lack thereof), you sure as fuck ain’t going to be successful at anything else.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Of course he is – that’s future CEO behaviour!

      • Skyblue

        Only for SANRAL or Government.

        • Lardus-Resident Perve

          *SCAMRAL *Guptarnment – there, fixed it for you 😛

  • Macethy

    I’ve got an idea. Upon arrival at the airport by these guys, the entire Lazygamer audience awaits them for a beating that they will NEVER forget!

    • Admiral Chief Railjack

      Are you referring to the singular person from RiZe? (since the other 3 will go back home to UK)

      • Macethy

        Sure why not, he can take one for the team :)

        • Admiral Chief Railjack

          BAK-OOND!

  • The Internet Warrior

    “U es faget i hopp u dye.” The best CoDHate it the illiterate CoDHate.

    • Admiral Chief Railjack

      *is

      But yeah, I agree

      • The Internet Warrior

        I have no idea what correction you’re talking about. [cough]

        • Admiral Chief Railjack

          😉
          Nothing to see here. Move along

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            These are not the corrections you are looking for….

          • Admiral Chief Railjack

            I haven’t refreshed yet, so I’m assuming he fixed it 😛

          • The Internet Warrior

            Nothing to fix, old bean. Nothing to fix. My gramm-fu is strong.

    • Eric

      He was whispering his anger!

  • Tarisma

    “get a life” Oh the irony

  • FreddyBear

    Oh wow, I love internet superman syndrome. Anybody thinking Due Date here? Or the end of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back?

    • Admiral Chief Railjack

      “internet superman syndrome”
      ISS

      Haha, have my like good sir!

    • Hammersteyn

      I’ll book the tickets

  • LangslangRSA

    COD kids, ai.

  • JustAnotherGamer

    There’s something wrong with call of duty gamers. You get similar behaviour in other games (esp. MOBAs) but its at a completely different level in call of duty.

  • Kromas

    I am going to be quite harsh here Gavin. It was all your fault …. FOR PLAYING CoD!!! 😛

    • Hammersteyn

      Seconded

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      Hahahahaha. Comment of the week on a Monday already? Bar is set high this week man

    • Rince

      What you said.

  • Spathi

    Damn that Suspicious is one ugly mothersucker! Putting his face on twitter is a crime against humanity!

  • Choffel

    Well done; I just don’t believe the gaming community at large needs players who stoop to these levels. Name and shame! ^5

  • Phil van Staden

    Albert’s tel no as per his twitter account if any one is interested: 0748864739

    • Hammersteyn

      Mommy will need to buy him a new sim card.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/scavengefightbuild Gerhard Davids

      Fact cats!

  • Ray Watson

    Love the almost whisper rage …. His mom was probably in the next room sleeping

    • Half-Minute Hero [Umar]

      LOL!!….

    • Hammersteyn

      Or he was sleeping next to his mom

      • Admiral Chief Railjack

        Oh snap!

      • Jonah Cash

        You would be good as this COD thingy I hear so much about,,,,,

        • Hammersteyn

          LOL

      • Half-Minute Hero [Umar]

        OOOOOHHHH BUUUURRRRN……Taking Mommies Boy to a new level

      • Spathi

        Bwahahahahaahha! Excellent!

      • Norm the Horrible

        Bwahaha!

  • Hammersteyn

    There are certain pubs or clubs one avoids. Same with games. But if you find the rage funny I guess it’s worth it.

  • Jonah Cash

    I had a go at this kid over the weekend, wow he is an idiot!!

    • Hammersteyn

      Big brass balls till you are in the same room with him.

      • Jonah Cash

        I did ask him where he lives, he said he lives in Vanderbijl Park…. Make of that what you will!! :-)

        • ElNicko

          I don’t think my passport allows me to travel that far……

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            BOOM

  • Half-Minute Hero [Umar]

    Just want to add, this behavior is not just associated to CoD…So I think we give COD a lot of hate but a lot of other shooter/online communities are the same. This is a general internet trend…..

    • Hammersteyn

      Well Dota was in the spotlight long enough.

    • Kromas

      Leave me and my hate for CoD alone! Ill send you a strongly worded voice message sir!

      • Half-Minute Hero [Umar]

        You do not want to get on my bad side sir! I will send you numerous hateful tweets. How you like them apples!

        • Kromas

          Well Ill send plenty of Facebook posts … If and when I can finally remember my password!

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            Well I will leave you guys a youtube insult. With video and mooning and everything! SO THERE!

          • Kromas

            Then I will reply with a 6 second vine!

          • Kensei Seraph

            Oh yeah, then I will send you a box filled with biltong, via express mail.

          • Kromas

            I love you! … When does it arrive!

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            Why do you get the biltong and I get a 6 second vine? This is not ayoba

          • Kromas

            Cause I am a cuddly troll and you just UGLEEE. 😛

          • Admiral Chief Railjack

            While I don’t disagree, some tact would have been better here in your case Kromas 😛

          • Kromas

            The only tact I believe in as I have stated before is TACTical BACON!

          • Admiral Chief Railjack

            The only kind

    • Spathi

      It isn’t he only game, but it sure is the cream of the crop!

    • Jonah Cash

      I get the same behavior on Fifa online!! My mother would also never be able to get clean again… Jammer ma!!

      • Half-Minute Hero [Umar]

        Yeah it’s messed up man…..Internet makes some think they’re invincible. Turns out they’re nothing more than school children…I’m against violence towards kids….but hey…..No one said you should make fun of my mum

    • Choffel

      Very true – it’s exactly why I’ll play MP Gears online, but only ever if at least one known friend is online with me, and then it’s private chat only.

      • Half-Minute Hero [Umar]

        Yeah, private is the best….no other toxic will seep in . I generally like online games where there is no chat at all. like Dark Souls

        • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

          Would rather take the punishment of Dark Souls than whiney 10 year olds?

          Yeah kinda with you on that one hey

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            lol. Because in Dark Souls you’re encouraged to hit them. In the fake world not so much, you get put into time out.

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            hahahahahahaha

          • Half-Minute Hero [Umar]

            Lol that’s what I love, co-op is respectful. I’ve never once jolly without being greeted. And when someone wants to invade, it’s a duel to the death. With CoD they just want to run their mouths instead on proving it with your skill

        • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

          Well that’s why I don’t use my headset in public games.. he could have been abusing me all game for all I know…. but then he made a conscience effort to privately abuse me..

          • Half-Minute Hero [Umar]

            It’s one thing to act this way while playing but to actively make an effort to do this privately…that’s another thing all together….pathetic

          • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

            Yeah I think screaming in a fit of rage when you get killed by a camper is understandable.. making a concerted effort to abuse, the wrong person, afterwards is where it just goes that littke bit too far

          • Half-Minute Hero [Umar]

            Yeah….I’m pretty much in awe. Never really seen this in action before to be perfectly honest. Guess these type of people do exist. Can’t understand how they take these things so seriously. It’s scary…..

  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    wow how old are these kids? And why are their parents allowing them to play such adult games?

    • Kensei Seraph

      Voice sounds about 25 but the spelling, grammar, attitude and need to whisper make me think he’s actually 5 and staying up way past his bed time and is scared that his parents will give him a hiding.

      Maybe the parents will see this article and he’ll get that hiding anyway.

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        I went and read the full thing on twitter.

        All I can say is:

        Much grammar
        So hardcore
        very insult
        Wow

        But seriously. It’s people like that who make me ashamed to say that I am a gamer in public.

        • Kensei Seraph

          That is not a gamer.

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            BVut unfortunately it’s what is seen by the public more than anything else

  • Ottokie

    This is why even before I crank up the graphics on a new FPS, I always disable in game voice first.
    I know there are some really good and fun guys/gals to play with but it just takes one toxic player to ruin it all.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I’m always amused by bad losers, especially those that talk crap about their own team mates – if you’re so damn good you should make up for them shouldn’t you, so why didn’t you?

    Also don’t understand what’s so terrible about losing a game online, firstly IT’S A GAME & secondly it’s not like you’ll always win. I lose all the damn time, sometimes with really bad KD ratios, other times I kick ass all the way to the bank. Win some/lose some.

    • Admiral Chief Railjack

      I can deal with losing, but damn, my K/D is very important to me 😛

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Dude, you should have seen the Loadout game I played last weekend. I goddamn OWNED! Joined a control point game, my team was 3-0 down, went on to win by 2 control points. Got a 6 & 5 kill streak. Best I’ve ever played 😀

        • Admiral Chief Railjack

          I hate games like that when none of my friends are playing along. The boast factor is just then pointless 😛

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Don’t care 😛

          • Admiral Chief Railjack

            HAHA, indeed

  • Terrence W Pringle

    Are these guys for real? Oh wait COD players….

    • Hammersteyn

      It’s CODs turn for the spotlight. But it’s not just COD to be fair. Though there is a certain flavour to COD

  • Kensei Seraph

    OH MY GOD, THE FISH AI IS BECOMING SENTIENT.
    It’s learnt from all the CoD players and has decided the only way it will ever have peace is if it gets everyone to stop playing CoD.

  • InsanityFlea

    This is what happens when there is no more corporal punshiment. I’ll glady dish it out to him though.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I’m surprised no one’s said he sounds like a real prince. Guess you haven’t played enough COD ;P

  • InsanityFlea

    Get him banned from XBL as well imo.

  • MakeItLegal

    I am voting EFF ( effort for fucksake )

  • Copper

    Wow… I have no words …

  • Grimthwacker

    Aaawww shame. Did mommy forget to change his diaper? And now he’s got some nasty rash.

  • http://www.pornhub.com Doug

    I just have 1 question. How is it bad for him to drop choice comments ingame at you, but the entire lazy gamer community can take jabs at him? So far I have read how he is scum, sleeping with his mom, a coward and much more. Just shows that it’s every internet based community that gets carried away. I understand that articles like this bring to light the fact that something needs to happen but using the LazyGamer following to “get back” at someone who hurt your feelings is a little shallow (And yes you knew this is what the community would do)

    • Kensei Seraph

      That’s a good point, although some of the comments are meant in jest.

      • Jonah Cash

        I’d go as far as to say 95% of the comments on here are meant in jest…. Not just on this article either!!

        • Kromas

          Apart from MSSA stuff. They are bastards and idiots and every mean word is true.

        • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

          only 95% such a low figure? Woah. Who’d have thought. There are 5% serious comments on Lagz? That’s insane man!

          #onaseriousnote: That would actually be a very interesting stat. To see how many comments are actually relevant per article.

          • Admiral Chief Railjack

            3%

          • Jonah Cash

            Hahaha!! Article related comments, man that is so 80’s!!!

    • Rince

      “Choice comments” Are you kidding?

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      Have a look and you will see that most comments are actually being sarcastic or purposefully being aimed at the way the media sees CoD players (aka: bad grammar, vocabulary etc; )

      But you will also see many other comments that actually are well put together and show a distaste for people who act like that and aren’t making nasty comments. There is a huge mix of comments here and by generalising the comments section you are also making a mistake of labeling an entire community just like you are saying it’s bad for Lazygamer to do with this kid/guy

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      That’s a fair point. At the same time, if you want to talk trash you should be prepared for a response – especially when it’s out in the open. But there’s lines on both sides to be sure.

      • Rince

        Door 1 open…

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          I’m going to open all the doors. Burn world, BURRRRRRRRNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!

          • Rince

            But it isn’t even 10 on a Monday yet!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I agree. It’s not 10am on Monday yet. Door 2 open…

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            Stop opening freaking doors. You’re letting the cold in!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Not for long, just wait for the 3rd door.

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            but…but… wait! NO!

          • Rince

            I, I, I…

    • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

      The difference Doug is this is retalation against non-acceptable actions by Albert.

      Yes I knew the community woudl do this and I even said that in the article. I’m also not wishing the kid will die.

      Actions have consequences.

      • ElNicko

        And that’s the big Problem here Gav, our little COD Badass doesn’t seem to realise that Actions do have consequences…….Oh well, maybe he just needs a Hug

        • Kensei Seraph

          He obviously wasn’t given enough biltong as a child.

          • Admiral Chief Railjack

            Obviously

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Biltong is great for healthy mind and strong body, get your biltong today!

      • FSR

        The classiest part was when you were like “My daddy is bigger than your daddy” (read: I have the biggest gaming website in South Africa) at the end. Why you felt the need to stoop to their level is beyond me.

    • Matthew Holliday

      one does not verbally attack a journalist without expecting to be “journalized”

  • Rince

    HAHAHAH! Man, he can’t even string his abuse together correctly. What a COCK.

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      Sssshhhhhhh not so loud. Mommy’s gonna hear you and clip you one man

  • TiMsTeR1033

    I am not even surprised by a COD little dumbass, prob had a temper tantrum while posting his little comment to Gavin.

  • Ricardo Harvey

    I wish xbox live would share your geolocation…then we get to see some real CALL OF DUTY

  • Rags

    Who gives a toss?

  • Dr Alukard PhD

    My two cents… Personally I have no issues with naming and shaming. However I think that many of the comments on this article are very close to cyber bullying, just my opinion, this is a teenage kid apparently, and who of us have never made a mistake? And lastly, Gavin, I am disappointed in you. Allowing yourself to get into a twitter argument with a kid, you are meant to be a community peer. But you allow yourself to be dragged down to the lowest common denominator, and by association LG.Net, come on – a simple tweet saying you had the recording and letting him know where to find it, in my humble opinion, would have been best.

    • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

      In my defence I was bored and he was entertaining.. but yeah you are right

      I get pulled in too easily

      • Admiral Chief in Space

        Is that what she said?

  • Brett Gunter

    Best comment of it all, “Colin Webster Jnr”!!!

  • loftie

    If a man wants to camp, then let him camp. There is no rule that says you cannot camp. So stfu albert smith. lol

  • Matthew Holliday

    Oh, so its not just Dota players, its South Africans in general, didnt see that coming.

    • hairyknees

      xD

  • http://www.lazygamer.net/ The D

    Guys, please refrain from posting numbers. Naming and shaming is one thing, harassment is something else entirely and not encouraged.

    • Admiral Chief Railjack

      Can I post your number?

      • Kensei Seraph

        2?

      • HvR

        SMS “BEEFCAKE” to 36060

    • hairyknees

      ORLY?! YOU CAN CALL ME ON 082 *** ****! 😛

      • Admiral Chief in Space

        Can I post your number too?

        • hairyknees

          How the hell are you communicating with us from space?!

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            Sublight transmission

          • hairyknees

            Oh. Well in that case, please feel free to share my number 😛 MY BODY IS READY!

          • Matthew Holliday

            FTL transmissions from the Citadel.

          • Kensei Seraph

            FTL takes several hours, and even then it’s incredibly difficult to defeat the Rebel Flagship.

          • Matthew Holliday

            using the Mass Relays, FTL communication is pretty much instant.
            (we’re probably talking about different games here :P)

          • Kensei Seraph

            Are you trying to send a message involving a rebel fleet attacking?

  • Alex Hicks

    Just a question – if anyone is a member of do gaming; why not send an email to his clan leader pointing said clan in the direction of this article?

  • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    Let’s be honest… ALL of this is caused by the fact that people’s true nature comes out when they have anonymity or at least they think they are untouchable… No way in HELL that, that kid would say that to your face.

    In the end it is not the specific game that brings out the assholes. They have always been there and now they are just ruining it for the rest of us…

    They should have better reporting mechanisms for these kind of things.

    • Admiral Chief in Space

      I wholeheartedly agree

    • Hotspaghetti

      “No way in HELL that, that kid would say that to your face.”

      Try subbing at an elementary/middle/high school school. Doesn’t even have to be inner city.

      • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

        I can imagine… But in any situation where they think they are untouchable they tend to act like that.

        At least in a public space I can rip into the person psychologically since I am not one for physical violence.

        I just don’t get why people need to be complete AHOLES to complete strangers without even the littlest of provocation.

  • FSR

    Why, why, why would you engage a CoD Kiddie? Everyone knows better.

  • Unavengedavo

    For future reference, never argue with a fool. He’ll just bring you down to his level and beat you with experience.

    • Kensei Seraph

      Haha.

  • http://www.youtube.com/themaxiviper117 Maxiviper117

    Jeez people get over it, hate it when I’m a sniper in BF4 taking the high ground like on-top the Hainan Resort building, protecting the A flag and spotting for enemies for my team, for then for someone to b**h about me camping, you don’t hear the Taliban calling US marine snipers campers?. Suck it up, if you cant deal with me holding my ground as a sniper, get off ur lazy virtual ass and come get me. :)

  • Norm the Horrible

    @lazygamers:disqus can be our Master Chef…

  • Sageville

    Gavin, I think you should push to have this tard banned from Xbox as well as the shaming.

    Personally, I’m a camper in alot of FPS games, it’s what I enjoy doing sometimes (each to their own).
    I keep all the different personal messages asking me to eat assorted bags of penises etc (I have that message in 3 different languages). Those messages form part of my personal trophy system (I have Platinums in most FPS’s).

    • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

      lol that’s one way to colelct trophies.. as for banning I know the local Xbox guys read this and if they feel he should be punished they can do that..

  • Jonathon Starsmore

    …this is also prevalent on BF4 on PC…dumbasses play thinking it is real life, when others just play to have fun. Some are destined to fail in life…

    • HvR

      Haven’t played BF, but the best message I ever got in BF3 was “FUCK!! Stick with the team. This isn’t CoD faggot”

      • Jonathon Starsmore

        Yeah, besides some dodgy shooting, there are a lot of angry BF people telling others to go switch to CoD, especially if they camp. When last did a sniper run around (except for the 1 guy who ran around a corner, jumped & headshot me the other night!) in real life or a game? lol!

  • brad coetzee

    I like to balance my gameplay with a bit of jogging interspersed amongst my camping but I found a nice few cozy spots to hide on some maps. Once my tent is up and skottle is on the go I just cant bring myself to leave.

    • Admiral Chief in Space

      *pulls up a chair, cracks open a cold one*

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      lol – I like that description of it.

  • Devourer of Small Bunnies

    Snotty little fuck.

  • http://mybroadband.co.za/news/author/jan-vermeulen Jan Vermeulen

    But being offended is a choice, Gavin. :trollface:

  • bokka1

    Why would you want to get in a CoD Kiddy fight? Nevertheless, I still found it to be highly entertaining, there are a few golden comments there. This is why I love gaming: “your a fucking father of 2 you still play cod omg your wife probably doesn’t love you unless you pay her or make her drunk”

    Why do you want him to get banned? We used to play like that the whole time a few years back and the bad mouthing from the kiddies kept it entertaining.

  • Charl van der Merwe

    Hahaha, its Call of Duty.nuff said

  • Happy Hamster

    This comes to mind

  • Fearl

    OMS, this is pathetic, to write an article about something that happens every time you play ANY FPS Shooter online, or even if you go to a LAN for that matter. Grow a pair and suck it up