Hating Video Games, and Why That's Okay

In all the ignorant media coverage, the finger-wagging psychobabble, the misinformed depiction and blatant caricature, one place dyed in the wool gamers go tragically wrong is reciprocating in kind by taking any word unkind about their pastime personally. Sure, gaming's often tossed under the bus by oblivious pop-ologists, and yes, it's tragic those who've never given BioShock or Crysis a whirl would see games as a perennial first-person shooting slog. Granted. But video games aren't for everyone, and why should we expect them to be?

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