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Is It Possible To 'Convert' An Anti-Gamer In 30 Minutes? [Video]

Kotaku AU: We like to believe there are games out there for everyone. There’s no such thing as a “non-gamer” — just people who haven’t discovered their particular bag yet. To put this theory to the test, we enlisted the skills of technology writer, cosplayer and gaming veteran Rae Jonhston to “convert” Mia: the most rabid anti-gamer in our office. It proved to be a very bumpy ride.

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DarkOcelet978d ago

Mia looked a bit like Anita lol, thought it was her at first, That was an interesting video but still its really hard to make someone a gamer especially an adult , i tried that 4 times with 4 different people, it never worked. They were interested in watching but playing just gave them headaches or so they said haha. I am so glad i am gamer from since i was 5 years old.

SniperControl978d ago

Yeah, my bro's the same, he would rather have a kip on the sofa than play games(he is 54 though) lol.
Ironically, my bro was the person to get me into gaming when he bought home an Atari 2600 all those long years ago, been gaming since i was about 10(i'am nearly 40 now).

3-4-5977d ago

* If you purposely are trying not to like something....good luck actually enjoying it.

The reason some people discover a ton of stuff they like is because they are positively open to it.

* I'm open to trying things but it doesn't mean I'm going to like the thing I'm doing.

* If I TRY not to like it....I WON'T....

* You have to actually attempt to try and "get into" the thing your spending time dong.

* More importantly is the Correct game for that person.

* One game will please somebody....you just never know which game that will be.

* Did you know you were going to like all the games you did, at the level in which you did ?

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PeaSFor978d ago

i wouldnt even waste my time in front of "anti" attitude to beggin with

I_am_Batman978d ago

Well if you go in with such a biased attitude into anything new you won't enjoy it no matter what it is. She started complaining right from the start searching for reasons to dislike it. A more open minded person would've at least try to understand why so many people like video games so much.

ameliabaz978d ago (Edited 978d ago )

On one hand I agree. But on the other hand I think some people just aren't wired to like certain things.

I once had a housemate who hated video games. She just didn't see the point of them at all and thought they were a waste of time. But she loved tacky reality shows and even had the entire Kim Kardashian series on DVD. Personally I don't see the point of such boring trashy TV and thought watching it was a waste of time. I don't think of open-mindedness would make me want to watch something like Honey BooBoo or Big Brother. My housemate probably felt the same way about games. Different strokes for different folks I guess.

I_am_Batman978d ago (Edited 978d ago )

Agreed. But you can't really compare a whole medium like video games to a very limited genre of another medium (TV).

Not everyone can get into every hobby but I think it's important to be respectful even if you don't share the same hobby. The thing that annoys me the most is not that some people don't understand games but that they are ignorant about it pretending to know better than you and not willing to have a rational discussion about it (this doesn't nessessarily apply to the person in the video).

quiddd978d ago

Get the right game for the person.

HeMan76978d ago

I will make my wife watch this.She is the worst anti gamer in this planet I guess.

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