Games are meant to be played. So let's start enjoying them for what they are.
I think the trick here is growing up. If you're really concerned about what people might think if you play Mario or whatever, then just wait until you realize that it doesn't and shouldn't matter.
I can't stand closed minded gamers.
Nearly 19. Totally excited for Animal Crossing 3DS. Haters gonna hate
“Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.” ― C.S. Lewis
I find it funny how people use the games they play as a measure of how mature they are. "I'm a mature gamer because I play mature games", as if kids aren't all over games like Call of Duty, Gears of War, and Halo these days. How can you call Mario kiddy and then go play a game like CoD where you see a bunch of little kids on it? That doesn't make any sense. Kids like blood and gore. They think it's cool. There's hardly ANY actual mature games out there these days. Cursing marines, blood and gore, partial nudity, aren't really mature these days in games because of the way they're executed and presented. Only few games actually do those things right, like Heavy Rain.
Mario is more mature then all CoD combined.
That's because Mario is a drug addict. ;)
Haha, get it? Cuz the... Mushrooms... Yeah...
Wow. I never thought I'd see C. S. Lewis quoted in the comments section of N4G. You've really elevated the dialogue, Shok. All joking aside, I absolutely agree with Lewis (and the article) on this point. An obsession with maturity is a sign of childishness.
This title is awesome... I'm primarily and Nintendo gamer and I'm really excited for WiiU. Before being a Nintendo gamer I'm just a gamer. Fun is the priority... One of the most fun I've had recently... Uncharted 3. Gamers need do grow up an respect all gaming systems.
Kids jump on the more "mature" game because they have a poorly developed idea of masculinity Men play whatever the hell they want because they don't need anyone's validation If you play something because you think it's more mature, it's not because you are mature, but because you need something to tell you that you are. A man can play any game he wants because he knows what he is and a game won't change that.
That's some manly wisdom right there^
Agreed. This is why I'm grateful for the Wii renewing my interest in video games.
This article is kinda rubbish. I agree with "More fun comes to those with an open mind" But I dont dislike the wii because of the shovelware, I dislike the wii because there is still a serious lack of good games for it...
the wii has lie 40 good games or more and thats plenty and 90%^ of them are exslusive and who ever is giving rando disagrees needs to be banded
40 good games? I bet you couldnt even name me 20
20 good Wii games:
Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2
Red Steel 2
Tatsunoko vs Capcom
No More Heroes 2
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Sin & Punishment 2
Monster Hunter 3
Metroid Prime 3 Corruption
Zelda Skyward Sword
Kirby's Return to Dreamland
Batallion Wars 2
Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn
Metroid Other M
Muramasa the Demon Blade
New Super Mario Bros Wii
That's over 20, actually.
ha you fail. why dont you name 20 good games for ether ps3 or 360 that arent first person shooters and that are exslusive. let me add to the list hmm fragile, little king story, rune factory, mario kart, ark rise of fantisah, kirbys epic yarn, exite truck and exite bots. had enough?
I totally agree with SHAUNCAMERON
yup, i own a Wii and 3DS beside my Ps3 and PSP
Honestly, I'm 18 and I am NEVER ashamed of playing a Mario game. I actually tell people I play mario games, and they don't think I'm nerdy or a loser. In fact, I think that people would view me as a virgin if I told them that I play CoD. Just saying lol
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