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Game Rant Asks: Does The Term ‘Game’ Discredit The Medium?

In the first ever edition of ‘Game Rant Asks,’ the GR team takes a look at whether or not the word “game” has become a detriment to the medium.

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bronxsta1468d ago (Edited 1468d ago )

i posted this on Gamerant but I'll say it again here
That quote about non gamers and how they dismiss the medium "out of hand as something for kids or immature adults” is so true

As a 20 year-old college kid, video games are just another form of entertainment for me, same as reading a book or watching a move or TV. I could see myself playing games even as an adult, and I guess that's good for the medium. That this current generation and those to come have always accepted gaming, have grown up with it and understand its potential. That's it's not just for kids and holds appeal for all ages

Now, my parents feel that video games aren't something a 20-year old should be interested in or spend money on, and it's just so maddening. They just dont have the same perspective as me and it is so frustrating sometimes.

Anyone else know what I'm talking about?

(Although I must say, my dad loves Zombie Gunship on his iPad...)

iamnsuperman1468d ago

"Now, my parents feel that video games aren't something a 20-year old should be interested in or spend money on, and it's just so maddening. They just dont have the same perspective as me and it is so frustrating sometimes. "

My parents and other older generations have the same view. I think though there is this lower 30s and definitely 20s and below generation who see gaming as a form of entertainment like watching TV or reading a book so its stigma will eventually change