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Ever been insulted for playing video games?
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Posted 8/26/14
Now i know that in today's modern society, video games have sort of become the norm. People of different genders and age groups enjoy playing video games. The average age of gamers is in their 30s. Now what i want to know is that do people still make fun of you for playing video games?
Posted 8/26/14
No.
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no never and even if i knew someone who did i really wouldnt care less what some one else thinks of my gameing,anime,manga hobby tbh
and besideds they would be the ones to feel irritated for some idiotic reason not me
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Posted 8/26/14 , edited 8/26/14
Yes but in a different way. I get insulted for playing games that are Pegi 12+ or under. Basically because most of the people I know think it is "too young" or "not manly". But I play those games because the games I've got which are amazingly fun to play (Little Big Planet, Ratchet & Clank, Sonic the Hedgehog) turn out to be suitable for young ages yet I get insulted for not playing games that match my age even if they are bad or not.

Quick Notice: Who says Ratchet and Clank isn't manly, you get big ass guns to blow up everybody in your path!

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Posted 8/26/14

SmashingMide wrote:

Yes but in a different way. I get insulted for playing games that are Pegi 12+ or under. Basically because most of the people I know think it is "too young" or "not manly". But I play those games because the games I've got which are amazingly fun to play (Little Big Planet, Ratchet & Clank, Sonic the Hedgehog) turn out to be suitable for young ages yet I get insulted for not playing games that match my age even if they are bad or not.

Quick Notice: Who says Ratchet and Clank isn't manly, you get big ass guns to blow up everybody in your path!



Ratchet and Clank is awesome!
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Posted 8/26/14

oneouts123 wrote:


SmashingMide wrote:

Yes but in a different way. I get insulted for playing games that are Pegi 12+ or under. Basically because most of the people I know think it is "too young" or "not manly". But I play those games because the games I've got which are amazingly fun to play (Little Big Planet, Ratchet & Clank, Sonic the Hedgehog) turn out to be suitable for young ages yet I get insulted for not playing games that match my age even if they are bad or not.

Quick Notice: Who says Ratchet and Clank isn't manly, you get big ass guns to blow up everybody in your path!



Ratchet and Clank is awesome!


I know right!
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Posted 8/26/14
I think video gaming has become more mainstream now, so it doesn't seem like it would be as big of an issue now. The only thing is if people find out that it is your #1 hobby among everything else and also find out anime/manga happens to be #2, that could probably cause some issues for you. I don't have that issue as I don't really share all of that with them unless they share it first. Otherwise, I go into sports, music, or other things that interest me.

Nowadays people consider their crappy mobile phone/tablet games as "video gaming" as it has started to blend in with home console and portable gaming. I don't really consider that as video gaming, but to each their own. What I hated hearing the most is that there are actual people who played some Kim Kardashian game with its add-ons that made her $90 million.
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Posted 8/26/14
Yeah, I didn't really care I was just playing the game.
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Posted 8/26/14
Are you kidding me? I grew up in the 80/90's before gaming was cool. I got picked on all the time for trading NES/Sega cartridges with friends at school. Don't even get me started on how bad the taunting was for playing Magic.
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Posted 8/26/14
Not really nowadays. Just from my parents who thinks I will outgrew video gaming, then they learn how to play in their Ipads. So they can't really say anything to me now lol.

Before, pretty much. It's because I'm a girl and instead of playing barbie and house, I was playing video games with my brother, I can thank him with that,
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Posted 8/26/14 , edited 8/26/14
I'm regularly mocked at work for playing the "wrong" video games. Specifically, I 'm asked questions like, "So, how OLD is the game you're playing now," or if someone asks me about a more recent title, another will chime in with, "He wouldn't know about that game! It's not played on the NES!" They actually bought me a PS3 and a bunch of games this last Christmas and told me I needed to play something from this decade. Kind of a bittersweet gesture. I have mentioned to them that I do play indie games that are only a few years in age, but I guess those don't count.
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Posted 8/26/14 , edited 8/26/14
I don't get made fun of too much simply because not many people know that I play video games? Literally ALL of my friends are gamers, and we became friends in the first place simply because we found out we each played video games. Not sure how things turned out that way, but I'm glad.

Being judged for not playing games from this generation is so wrong :/ I still play my PS games, and Game Boy games. PS2 is still my favorite console. But that doesn't mean that I don't like newer games as well. I just think that a lot of the newer games that are coming out aren't worth it, to be honest. Some of them look very good, don't get me wrong. I'm really looking forward to Destiny. But a lot of older games hold sentimental value, and the sense of nostalgia you get from playing them is priceless. No one should judge you for that.
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Posted 8/26/14
I don't think gaming is quite the taboo thing as it used to be. Seeing that most people play games on their smart phones in waiting rooms or at lunch, on their breaks, etc. Honestly unless its someone just giving you a playful hard time about it, they can piss off. Of course, most people I know or associate with are fairly avid gamers that play the strange games I do. My fiance is a huge anime fan, so I'm not sure I could play a game strange enough for her to say something to me, lol.

I have some younger friends that jab me about being such a SNES game fan, but at the same time will ask me which would be the best to emulate.

The only time I ever had someone say something negative to me about gaming was from an ex, and she complained about everything. That, and little jerks online that just want to mouth at me for one reason or another. That's why I avoid XBOX online gaming.
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Posted 8/26/14 , edited 8/26/14

Juppiter wrote:

I'm regularly mocked at work for playing the "wrong" video games. Specifically, I 'm asked questions like, "So, how OLD is the game you're playing now," or if someone asks me about a more recent title, another will chime in with, "He wouldn't know about that game! It's not played on the NES!" They actually bought me a PS3 and a bunch of games this last Christmas and told me I needed to play something from this decade. Kind of a bittersweet gesture. I have mentioned to them that I do play indie games that are only a few years in age, but I guess those don't count.


Your coworkers bought u a ps3 with a bunch of games! That sounds awesome!
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Posted 8/26/14
I get made fun of for not planning the right video games. My otaku friends are big on RPGs and fighters and my non-otaku friends are bigger on shooters and sports sims. I'm sort of the niche, racing/aircraft sim/arcade guy.
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