any way. I would say i can take a put down and i don't mind trash talk. it's all part of the fun in some games. but last week, i was playing cod4 online at my friends house, and i happen to be pretty good at it. None the less there were these two guys who i take it were upset by that fact, and would not let off with the rascist comments. What made it worse though, was that they were putting down the wrong race and just making idiots out of themselves. now i'm not a baby or anything. I just would prefer to be able to avoid ignorance when trying to have fun. i'd rather not be called by racial slurrs whenever playing a competitive game. this being said, i'm pretty sure there is a feature on the 360 that could have blocked their voice from being heard through the headset. but I wouldn't really know. As for friend codes, i don't find it so difficult because i have quite a few friends that have the wii, and we all typically by the same games. and to be frank, i'd much rather here trash talk from my buddies, than from someone i have no idea who they are and whether they are being serious or not.. sorry for the rant, it was the first time I really faced racism while playing online. know what i mean?