One of the biggest problems plaguing forums is the “forum Troll”. They come in many shapes and sizes. Some are easy to spot others are not necessarily trolls but rather people who cannot be happy yet continue to play a game and post in it’s forum. Someone you disagree with is not a troll. They are just a person of differing opinion. This can lead to two people trolling each other however. We won’t get into the types of trolls but there is one effective method to combating them once you have identified them.
Ignore them. This, of course, is seemingly impossible because even if you ignore them someone else is not. This is true and unfortunately will probably always be true BUT with your help it doesn’t have to be. Here’s what a troll needs to be successful. Action (usually done by the troll in the form of repeated posting, down rating, name calling, opinion pushing) and of course a reaction (usually done by a forum member with a response of disgust).
Here’s an example, you make a post explaining a part of game you don’t like or have trouble with. Someone replies with “get good kid”. This is a flame. Once you respond it’s all over but the banning. Maybe this will turn you into a troll and you follow the person into another thread and flame him first. He reports it and you get banned or you go off so bad that both of you get banned. The troll doesn’t care if he gets banned and you might, so that is considered mission accomplished to the troll.
If you think about it, in a social setting how would you feel if you walked up to a bunch of people and said hello and they all just kept on talking about what they were talking about and ignored you. Would you say hello again? Would you find someone else to say hello to? Would you get bored of saying hello and stop greeting people altogether? Everyone is different but in all cases saying hello was ineffective. That’s the beauty of the internet. You have the option to completely shut someone out by simply not saying a thing. They supply the fire but remember you are always holding the wood.
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: United Front Games
Sleeping Dogs is an open-world sandbox game similar to the likes of Grand Theft Auto, Saint’s Row, and many other (as most people love to call them) “GTA clones”. There are few games that add their own flare to the standard sandbox formula of drive here, activate a mission, drive there, and kill someone, but Sleeping Dogs manages to add something unique to the formula while still borrowing from already established sandbox titles, leading to United Front Games creating a very well done and fun to play entry in the sandbox genre.
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Chances are if you play Minecraft you belong to some sort of Minecraft community somewhere. If you’re like me then you are always looking for more ideas and more communities to learn from and play with. Here’s a few threads on Xbox.com from the Minecraft Community there that might interest you.
A view of the monuments in XboxForumsCraft
The very basic. If you’re looking to play and mess around in a world or hook up with new friends this post is a good place to find them. Many people have met and created many things. Join them.
This is an interesting thread that has taken on a life of it’s own. If you have a map using the Seed “gargamel” you can hop into this thread and find coordinates to all kinds of dungeons and resources. Very handy if you’re looking to get the Pig achievement.
You can add your name to the list of people who have finished ALL of the achievements in the game. If the game releases DLC we’ll likely begin a DLC thread as well but you can hop in here for now and maybe even offer help so others can add their name.
This world is run by The Resistance. He opens the world up and many people from the forums join and create monuments and creations. He then updates the thread with pictures community members have created. You can also see a preview in the image above.
If you’re a Minecrafter or a beginner there is a place for you on Xbox.com. Come say hello and show us what you can do.
Save up 400 msp because on Sept 4th you can be building your own house in Skyrim.
Other features include, adopting children, blueprints for buildings and collecting resources to build with. It won’t be Minecraft of course, but you can build a small house or a sprawling mansion. It’s up to you. If you create something worth noting, upload it to a photo sharing website or youtube and leave a link in the comments.
It’s that time again and this time it’s a pretty big update. Check out the list below and get out your mental wallet. There are tons of new games coming and xbox.com has the forums to talk about them. Here’s your chance to have the first post in these forums and get the conversations started. You can click the Xbox or XBLA to go to the games forums on xbox.com.
Ben 10 Omniverse
Carrier Command: Gaea Mission
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
Dead Island Riptide
Demonicon – The Dark Eye
DMC: Devil May Cry
Doom 3: BFG Edition
Angry Birds Trilogy
Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel
Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2012
Cabela’s Hunting Expedition
Dead or Alive 5
Dragon Ball Z for Kinect
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD Collection
F1 Race Stars
Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse
Get Fit With Mel B
Harley Pasternak’s Hollywood Workout
Harry Potter for Kinect
History Legends of War: Patton
James Bond 007 Legends
Just Dance 4
Just Dance: Disney Party
Kinect Nat Geo TV
Kinect Sesame Street TV
LEGO Lord of the Rings
Lost Planet 3
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance NAME CHANGE
Metro: Last Light
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
NASCAR the Game: Inside Line
NBA Baller Beats
NBA Live 13
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
Nickelodeon Dance 2
Nike+ Kinect Training
Omerta: City of Gangsters
Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants
Power Rangers Super Samurai
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013
Ride to Hell
Rise of the Guardians
Sniper 2: Ghost Warrior
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes
Toy Story Mania Kinect
Wheel of Fortune
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Zone of the Enders HD Collection
Zumba Fitness Core
Jet Set Radio
Joe Danger 2 The Movie®
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE HD Ver.
Rock Band Blitz
The Expendables 2 Videogame
I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t like to win stuff. Xbox Swagfest is going to have loads of things in a ten week contest that will be held on twitter. Starting on Aug 15th you’ll have a chance to answer questions that are tweeted by @Xbox. It will take place on Wednesdays for 10 weeks. The prizes and official rules are listed on the page in the link below. Looks like some pretty cool stuff. We’re not talking small time promotional items either, they have tickets to a Football game, a Supir S3r3os Halo 4 Console and some unannounced prizes that will be known in the weeks to come. Not much to it. Just hop on twitter and follow @Xbox and tweet them to get a chance to win.
Big Games, Bigger Prizes in Xbox Swagfest – Xbox.com.
In light of the new security measures, an Xbox Live message indicates Phishing Scammers are adapting and becoming even more cunning than before.