What If The Next Generation Thinks Video Games are Stupid?

Maybe video games are stupid. Maybe they're junk or trash or action movies, at best. Perhaps they are not at all making the world a better place.

And maybe it's not an old person—some out of touch politician who once bumped into a Pong machine—who will declare this.

Maybe it will be someone young, someone who Occupied Wall Street or someone who is in the exact target market for big-budget video games—they'll be over 17 and under 35 years of age; male; with money. Maybe that person will declare that video games are not worth their time. And maybe there will be people who agree with them.

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CrimsonEngage2521d ago

If they think that then they are retarded.

morkendo232520d ago

What If The Next Generation Thinks Video Games are Stupid?

this damn TITLE is stupid.

RyuCloudStrife2520d ago (Edited 2520d ago )

the next generation will not think its stupid. we all play games as little kids it has been happening since we became humans millions of years ago and it won't stop anytime soon

its part of being human we are a social species games are a way to socialize

KING852520d ago (Edited 2520d ago )

Firstly I believe videogames will always have a place in society, and I think I'll always be a gamer, so i don't think they're going anywhere anytime soon.
On a side note I do believe as a society we throw around the word retarded a bit too lossely (being very nice here). The word is offensive in the sense that someone is not retarded, rather an individual may have mental retardation. I am a teacher and the reason I want to point out (not picking on you) this is because people never realize how we negatively place labels on others. In the former statement you're saying this is who a person is; however in the latter statement you're saying this is a condition someone may have. There's a big difference.

Wenis2520d ago

I just hope next gen, games will go back to focusing on being games and not trying to be some sort of interactive movie from a wanna-be hollywood producer.

SilentNegotiator2520d ago (Edited 2520d ago )

Simple, we'll tell those kids that our generation was the greatest; that Obama and Bush were great presidents, and that Eminem is way better than their loud new music, and "The Hangover" was a classic, and....

Why must I be a part of this generation? WHY, GOD, WHY?!?!

Oh and you know how that one ruthless dictator is the hero on all the ignorant potheads' shirts? Kony 2012, baby. Get used to that face.

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SolDojo2520d ago

Nope, studies have continually shown that the next generation engages in video games on almost all levels.

I cannot back this up so I'm open to it being total internet conjecture and BS.

That being said, I have heard of a study which found 99% of males between 11 and 17 played video games at least once a day, and that 94% of females in that bracket played video games at least once a day. This includes everything from Angry Birds to Skyrim. This also shows that the industry is going to continue to see growth as this group comes to an age where they have much more disposable income.

Again, not trying to claim that's the be-all-end-all of truths, it could all be completely false, but those are the numbers I have heard.

vortis2520d ago (Edited 2520d ago )

Is this the one you were looking for?

I think there's another one but you're right, based on the studies the next generation WILL NOT think games are stupid. It's just the opposite if buying trends, sales data and market growth are anything to go by.

DarkBlood2520d ago

if anyone thought it was stupid its the generation before us, who i like to call the *olden day people* lol

Young_ART2520d ago

Each generation seems to get more and more ignorant,

so i'm lead to believe that in they case they are the ones stupid, not the video games.

Starbucks_Fan2520d ago

Well that would make them stupid ass fools

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