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Ever been insulted for playing video games?
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26 / M / Norway
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Posted 9/6/14
Yes, and from my uncle no less. Well, technically he is not my uncle, but he is sort of a part of my family anyway. Both he and his girlfriend usually did insult me for being a gamer and having gaming as a hobby. I usually just closed my ears and left because I hate nonsense like that.

In games, from time to time. Usually the so-called "pros", dunno how they can even call themselves, let alone consider that when the end-game results are far below that of an actuall pro-gamer(I hate that term). Also happens a few times in WoW. Most of the time in dungeons. Remember my first time in WoW and the first dungeon. The person didn't only insult me, but the ****er even went so far to threaten me. All because I, out of no knowledge of MMOs and no help even when the indication was pretty clear that I was at that time new to the game. Oh, all this because I rolled need on an item I didn't even know I could use. All I cared for from the very begining up to that point was the color of the name. I actually believed it was really good for my character. So, it didn't end well. The good thing was I joined a guild and I remained there for a couple of years, even when I didn't play for well over a year. Was the nicest guild I've ever been a part of. Even when they knew I sucked they still let me on the team for heroic dungeon runs. Even though it took a good while. Weird part is, this is the best moment in MMOs ever since, despite being treated that way by certain group members.

So both in games and outside of games have I experienced being insulted. I still see people having some sort of grudge against gaming and the industry, ending in insults against gamers.
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Posted 9/6/14
My coworkers. One guy is a bowler who thinks bowling is the best game ever and insults video games constantly for not being a "physical activity". Most of the other guys are pc-master-race who tease me about playing on consoles.
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Posted 9/7/14
Naw. I don't get made fun of now. Didn't as a young child either, but I probably did in middle school. Pre-teens are such brats. xD
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Yeah, someitmes. Alot of my friends arent into anime or gaming
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Posted 9/14/14
I've been teased about the type of games I favor (Jrpg's and Visual Novels) but not for playing video games in general.
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I'm a "cheap shot" trash talker. I don't curse doing it though.

Like if my brother has an rpg game and I'm still gung-ho on the game I have, I'll criticize what his game doesn't have compared to mine.

I'm like, "oh, your character can't even jump. What? That's two inch high and he can't go over it? WHAT?!! Check out my game. My character can jump. Oooooooooooohhh." =O =O =O XD hahahahahahahahaha
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Posted 9/17/14
A few times. But hey, It's my passion.
Posted 9/18/14
Sometimes. But it's mostly just in the form of either whispers or my "normal" friends randomly teasing me. It's really no big deal.
Posted 9/19/14
"girl gamer" insults. "girls don't play this, or that, or they dont play video games. ppfft. ooookay.
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Posted 9/19/14
One person called me girly for playing Final Fantasy 10-2.

He wouldn't be doing so again, as he had no esophagus the next morning.
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48 / M / New England, USA
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Posted 9/21/14
My little cousin (who is now out of high school) told me I was too old to play WoW (which I played since beta). I told him I'll be sure to tell that to all the people I play with since I'm the 2nd youngest of the group. His eyes popped out of his head. He was also a bit shocked when I told him the reason I still played WoW was that I tried just about every other mmorpg out here and none stood up to it really community-wise or story-wise. He couldn't argue the fact .
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Posted 9/21/14

neugenx wrote:

My little cousin (who is now out of high school) told me I was too old to play WoW (which I played since beta). I told him I'll be sure to tell that to all the people I play with since I'm the 2nd youngest of the group. His eyes popped out of his head. He was also a bit shocked when I told him the reason I still played WoW was that I tried just about every other mmorpg out here and none stood up to it really community-wise or story-wise. He couldn't argue the fact .


yea u got too stick it to those brats
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Posted 9/22/14
quite a few times, surprised to hear the majority have said no to be honest, maybe i just live in a coincidentally crappy area aha! it was still considered a nerdy thing as i grew up, the stigma's a lot less now and i hang around with people that share similar interests so it's not too much of a big deal now.

although i still get people that consider themselves "manly men" for only playing games like Call of Duty and FIFA and take the mick when i play games that have a PEGI rating of 3, 7, or 12+ that aren't a sports title.

*attempts not to murder those people*
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Posted 9/30/14

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.



Anyone who is insulting you for that is a sad, sad, little man. They aren't looking to play games because they are fun, they just want to be manly because their mommies buy them violent games with lots of blood. I feel like I'm generalizing but point is, play games you want, in order to have to have fun, not to create some image of yourself. You'll only succeed in wasting your time.
Posted 9/30/14
Sometimes, because I do like to play Nintendo games like Pokemon and The Legend of Zelda.
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