The Nasty Twitter Hate Sent To The Former Face Of Call Of Duty

We know that Twitter is a forum rife with negativity, just as surely as we know that Xbox Live contains the same. But it's still sobering to look at the kind of venom that was spewed in the direction of Robert Bowling, who recently resigned as the public face and "creative strategist" of lead Call of Duty development studio, Infinity Ward.

Here are some of the nastiest messages Bowling (@fourzerotwo) received on his Twitter count after he resigned, as gathered by a member of the NeoGAF message board:


@fourzerotwo bye fking noob eat some lag


@fourzerotwo So you ruin everything, and just LEAVE? Pussy.


@fourzerotwo Your a dumb mother fucker i hope you become homeless fucking faggot go to hell


@fourzerotwo I hate you so much man, its hilarious, if you ever get another job, i hope its at the dump, cleaning up shit like yourself.


@fourzerotwo Today I go out buy a sniper rifle kill you and your family sell you're body to a convicted rapist that is also a necropheliac!

Ronert Bowling was paid, in part, to Tweet and keep Call of Duty gamers informed about what was going on. Most of the time he told them about new content, tweaks to the game and fielded fan questions.

He seemed to be polite on Twitter and, in person, has always been professional and courteous to me. So I'm glad to know that amidst all that nastiness we've got KingJamesBallin. He's a kinder soul. Who is he? Just some random gamer. Today, he Tweeted at Bowling: "I like to thank u for being one of the best Com Managers We have had. You are thee man, Wish U the best on ur future endeavors".

There's more positivity trickling in by the minute, but, wow, some people sure like being awful.

Let's give Bowling the last word.

Some more words of wisdom from the CoD crowd... [NeoGAF, via Twitter]


    No matter what you do you will always piss someone off.

    no wonder he left. the cod community is full of inbred douchebags.

      Well, when someone starts being the public face of the game YOU love and ruins it, lying to fans ON-STAGE and not being able to direct the public's opinion on even small tweaks to the support team, wouldn't you be angry too?

        Well Chet there's a difference in being upset and hoping someone becomes homeless and threatening their family with a sniper rifle. Seriously, a lot of whiny entitled gamers need some real tragedy in their lives. The lack of perspective over things like this and ME3 is frankly insane.

          I think if you bought MW3 you're not entitled to anything. You knew what you were getting into. They've successfully fucked up version after version. You only have yourself to blame if you fell for it AGAIN.

          ME3 is an entirely different kettle of fish.

        That's no excuse to be a sickening monster. Hate them for ruining something for sure, but going this far shows you should be locked up in a mental asylum so you can't hurt/kill anyone.

    As bad as those comments sound, the guy was a terrible community manager and hopefully they replace him with someone competent.

    Also Bowling was still getting hate like this after he resigned. It's not really news and as I've said previously he was basically hired to be the community punching bag.

      *before he resigned, my bad

    anger, outrage, abuse and trolling on the internet! who would have thought!

    This kinda behaviour really makes me angry. Wtf is wrong with people these days. I'd love to see these dicks say what they say on the internet to peoples faces and see how that goes. They most likely wouldn't obviously because they need to hide behind the internet to be absolutely wankers.

    Ah its reading comments like this which make me glad im not a sad little troll like this, get a life already. They're only games!

    Ah the CoD community. Well known for how polite, mature and cheerful they are...

    Not just the sentiments... but, oh God, the spelling.

    Surely these accounts have names or email addresses linked to them, couldn't they be reported to the cops for making death threats?

    Nice_Guy_Jay doesn't seem like much of a nice guy to me!

    Who reads or takes any notice of trolls

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