As gamers, we hold some of the craziest hours of any other "normal" person. We also tend not to notice the effect our lifestyles have on other people. The questions is..... Should we care?
Yeah. I've run into to people who think oddly of me and my heavy gaming lifestyle. I've learned just to ignore them. They're more than likely someone I probably just wouldn't get along with. On the other hand, I've learned to moderate my own behavior a bit. Keep it in check. By that, I mean that try to keep from using heavier gaming terminology out loud and reserve the brunt of it to typed responses to fellow gamers. Also, when I'm gaming with my more casual gamer friends, I have to remember to hold my tongue about certain things because I know that they just wouldn't understand. For example, my friends who are all up on CoD's junk and thinks it's the undisputed best game in history.
The rock says, "It Doesnt Matter What They Think Of Us You Jabroni".
I've gotten more people hooked on gaming in my area than dealers have with cocaine! They tell me how can I sit there for hours. That's when I hit them with the OLD "Have a sit here and give it a try"! Then they are hooked!
I've been gaming my whole life, and if I am to look for a time where my gaming habits have been look down upon is those girls who will always think. "Video games are a guy thing" Everyone else plays video game, but then again, I don't use terms that people wouldn't understand because... they wouldn't..understand. So maybe I don't present myself as more video game oriented person, however me beating everyone in all of the games should give them the clue.
"Yes, dear fellow gamers, it looks as though our days of being stereotyped as the pimple-faced, socially inept undesirables having no social skills with the opposite sex are coming to a close. Or, so we can only hope." Nope, not this century.
The people who don't like video games are the ones that didn't grow up with them. I think gaming will become the de facto entertainment medium in the future. One day you will go into a movie and play out the movie in your head. (I still hope they will keep the regular movies around though (: )
I see nothing wrong in having a gaming heavy lifestyle. Video games are a huge hobby in my life. At the same time I also: read manga watch tv shows on the internet work out at the gym martial arts hang out with friends study I do not care about what some dude next to me thinks
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