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Gaming With Uncle Lester: This Voice Over IP Crap Needs to Stop

Posted Wed, Jul 24, 2013 by Uncle Lester

Gaming With Uncle Lester

Uncle Lester may live in a van down by the river, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a gamer at heart. Always on the lookout for an unsecured Wi-Fi connection to use before being runoff, his quest for gamer glory continues!


Hello and welcome to the 23rd edition of Gaming with Uncle Lester! I’m your host of today’s show, Uncle Lester. Of course, I had to open my big mouth didn’t I? Late last night, a perp *did* come up to my window tonight. Fortunately for me, she was all over my offer of 500 so let me get this article done for you. And you know what they say, “When the van is a rockin’ don’t come knockin’!”

Speaking of what people say, I’ve got a complaint about the gaming world to bring up. I know, shocker, right? What the hell is the obsession with using voice over IP to chat with people while playing games? I don’t get it. I don’t want to talk to you while I’m playing a game. In fact, I’m probably playing that game for the sole purpose of avoiding having to talk to you.

Is this a kid thing that drifted over into the adult world? Are you guys supposed to be uber good with technology and stuff? If you can type 100 words per minute on those damned phones that never leave your hands, why the hell is it so hard to type in a video game? And don’t even get me started on the kids screaming on the console headsets.

Is it too much to just kick back and play a few matches of Call of Duty without it becoming a thing? What ever happened to the concept of STFU and play the game. Last night is a perfect example of why VOIP needs to just go away. Before I go get busy, let me give you a list of things I don’t want to do when I sit down to play a game:

  • Get shot in the nuts.
  • Get laughed at by a 12 year old because he shot me in the nads.
  • Deal with a crying 12 year old after I told him the postman is his father because his mother’s a slut.
  • Get into a screaming match with a 12 year old kid’s father.
  • Consoling a crying father after finding out the kid really is the postman’s.

That’s it for today’s show but tune in tomorrow for more from your Tallahassee turtle of the gaming world, Uncle Lester! Be sure to follow me on Twitter at @UncleLesterWIFI too or send me an email with your gamer topic at [email protected]!

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