My problem with the word "gamer."

Yamilia from Twinfinite writes: "In which I probably offend some of you. I’m sorry if I do, but keep in mind that these are just opinions and I’m just a random person on the internet. My issues with being called a gamer stem from many planted roots. Like, the negative stigma that follows it. The stereotyping, too. Generally, how little I like to label myself or when others label themselves over something they simply happen to love. The article that sparked this debate with myself can be found here. I feel that if we truly want to find good representations of gamers, we should start acting like good representations of people that love to play video games."

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Godlovesgamers1171d ago

You're like the female version of "ThatGuyWithTheGlasses&qu ot;. You should team up to combine your powers in an attempt at WORLD DOMINATION!!!

I do agree with how you and feel the "Gamer" label. I've felt as you do for about 4 years now. There's so much more to a person than their hobbies.

TrollCraftTales1171d ago

I don't like the name, "gamer" because there are so many dickheads that make "gamers" look like idiots...

FateoftheGame1171d ago

I'm not offended by this perspective.

However, I do think there is a lot of overthinking involved when one has a problem with the term "gamer."

Number-Nine1171d ago

who cares. it's a word. if youre afraid of what other people may think about gamers then maybe youre just insecure and ashamed that you play video games.

BlackBeardGames1171d ago

Agree completely. I like my label.

IcicleTrepan1171d ago (Edited 1171d ago )

It's a hell of a lot better than what the older generation used to call use kids that were addicted to pac-man.

'Vidiots'. This is because they used to think that 'playing video games rots your brain' and other stupid armchair science.

Stsonic1171d ago

Gamer stereotypes:

Anti social
over weight

The funny thing is life is just one big game anyway so I suppose we are all these things.

lizard812881170d ago

Oddly enough, all of the people that I know that play video games are very fit and outgoing. I may agree with the nerd part though, but only to a certain extent. Not the looks of a nerd, but the smarts of a nerd and general interests, such as anime and comics.

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