Good News: Online Games Are Getting Less ObnoxiousKirk Hamilton7/31/14 4:00pm27818EditPromoteGo to permalink Don't play games online, they say. If you have to play games online, turn off chat. If you have to turn on chat, limit it to your friends list. In the past, if you've wanted to avoid the toxic jerks of online gaming, those have been your guidelines. It feels like that's finally changing.