A Challenge: Play Your Portables In Public

Digibred wants you to play your games in public and stop worrying about evil glances.

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jujubee882357d ago (Edited 2357d ago )

But, I exercise my freewill all the time by playing my VITA - given that the time and place is okay (and I am not in some dark alley where thugs can beat me up and take my VITA).

Whenever I casually play my VITA in public, it is really no different than imagining a serious philosopher like Socrates playing spinning tops in public (back in 400 bc).

Interesting story though. I gotta feel bad for that girl who plays "Farmville". Girls like that usually suffer from a lack of identity and they feel the need to attack others to build up their own self-esteem.

Gotta have fun, people!


TBM2356d ago (Edited 2356d ago )

I play my vita everyday on the train going to work, and going home. the only time i can't play it is when the train is too damn crowded going home after work.

i also play it in my office and our lunch room i don't give two sh*ts what anyone says i paid good money for it and imma play it wherever and whenever. and im 38 yrs old.

dboyman2356d ago (Edited 2356d ago )

Here Here! I too am over 30 and proud to game too, despite what other people think! You deserve a bubble TBM...

Knushwood Butt2356d ago

Yeah, I was just playing mine on the train home..

MagicAccent2356d ago (Edited 2356d ago )

Well said!

I would play my Playstation portable more when I'm out and about, if only it was a little bit more 'portable'.
Maybe if I get a 3ds some day, I'll probably play the hell out of that.

Also, to anyone who feels embarrassed and feel like a child with a toy, when playing in public, you 'are' being childish, who cares what the "cool kids" do and think.

I'm an adult, and nobody makes decisions for me, but ME. Just give em a "no, you're the freak"-stare right back and game on.

homer2356d ago

No thanks. The only people I see playing games in public on anything other than a smart phone are young children. I could see getting away with the vita though becuase it could pass as a smart phone if held in a deceptive manner.

cpayne932356d ago

Why is it cool to play on phones in public but not video games?

Hicken2356d ago

So... exactly why do you disapprove? So far, I gather that you haven't seen anyone other than kids do it; does that mean that, in your eyes, it's childish to play on a handheld if you're in public? If so, why do you think so?

Me, I'll play my Vita whenever and wherever, same as I did my DS and my PSP. I could not care less what someone else thinks about it, since I'm not playing for their sake. I'm playing because I like to play.

Screw their dirty looks.

Sheikh Yerbouti2356d ago (Edited 2356d ago )

I whipped mine out in public and started playing with it. A few young ladies saw me and asked to play with it too. They were all into it too, so much they drew a crowd. Guys were patting me on the back, wishing they had one like it. It is pretty awesome I guess.

...the Vita I mean.

dboyman2356d ago

Same thing happened to me too, but not just young ladies, but some kids and their parents too. I was playing Gravity Rush as well as uncharted golden abyss and Wipeout 2048 for the PS Vita. Some were really so impressed not only just the graphics (there jaws did drop for games like Uncharted ) by the but the smooth controls you cannot get from a smartphone. One parent who's a Assassin Creed fan said he plans to get the PS Vita when AC Liberation comes out

sarydactl2356d ago

Well done, good sir. For the double entendres, I mean.

WildArmed2356d ago (Edited 2356d ago )

I play on the train often. I remember I was sitting next to a lawyer, he saw me playing my PSP.
He got out his 3DS and started playing...
thou he kept getting killed so he eventually put it away.

But the point being is that he wasn't comfortable enough to take it out until he saw me playing.
Which is sad, because gaming is a hobby. You shouldn't be ashamed of doing it in public.

I occasionally whip it out at restaurants. But i get dirty looks, so I put it away before i get hit over the head by her >.<

Moncole2356d ago

How do you know he was a lawyer?

WildArmed2356d ago (Edited 2356d ago )

I assumed? Saw a law firm logo on his bag and paperwork, so I just assumed. Either way, not the point ;)

daggertoes832356d ago

"I occasionally whip it out at restaurants"If you whip it out in a restauant i would look at you funny to. I will play with my vita in public though.

Tuxedo_Mask2356d ago (Edited 2356d ago )

An Even Greater Challenge: Play Your Portables In a Public Restroom! (With the volume turned all the way up!)

WildArmed2356d ago

Taking a dump in a public restroom has never been so much fun.

TopDudeMan2356d ago

I openly sit on the bus and play pokemon. I'm 19 years old. No one dares say anything.

omarzy2356d ago

There is a mutual understanding between gamers, and the general public that you do not insult pokemon under any circumstances.

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