Re: Whatever Happened To Good Sportsmanship And Respect In Games?
Originally Posted by Bartmanhomer
I feel like they're a lot of bad sportsmanship and trash talking to any kind of games. I know one of the players he was trash talking my opponent in Pokemon Showdown he told me that player is trash but that player beat me to a very close game. I just don't understand what it with the disrespect and poor sportsmanship.
In online gaming, it's the online disinhibition effect, or more succinctly put, the Greater Internet [redacted] Theory from the webcomic, Penny Arcade.
Basically, it's the perceived anonymity, coupled with an audience and a lack of consequences for mis-behaviour.