How often do you get shit on for playing video games?

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  1. Slurms McKenzie

    Slurms McKenzie New Member

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    Recently for me it's become a weekly occurrence, some one will ask me "what do you do in your free time?" and I'll say something along the lines of "Watch movies, play video games, surf the web, hang out with my gf and dog, try to bulk up. :o"

    And instead of asking me about what movies I like, or what kind of dog I have like a normal person, they jump to "Oh you're one of those people, you know you can go outside instead of sitting in your room playing games all day, right?" :ugh:

    "Or I can do whatever the fuck I want with out people whining about it, ...oh wait I guess not."

    But is there really anything a gamer could say to someone in defense? If they're going to look down on you there isn't really much you can say to change their mind. :hsd:
     
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    so im expected to say that i play video games

    all is well
     
  3. OneTwo

    OneTwo me>you OT Supporter

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    tell them its the same thing as watching a movie in your spare time. Its entertainment.
     
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    Maestro New Member

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    i think i would shock white people more if i told them i DIDNT play video games
     
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    i get that too, i showed this picture to my sister and she asked if it was me, and she was serious :(

    but to each there own, i do my yard work, play with my stepson, but in my down time, i enjoy video games, always have, always will.
     
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    I'm assuming you never ran into any gamer-haters? The conversation will (and has) gone like this.

    "Well, what's the difference between playing a game and watching a movie?"

    "The difference is that normal people would watch a movie then live their life, where you would play a game and vicarious think it's your life."

    :sad2:

    It's not far from the truth either, I just wish it was more accepting.
     
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    look down on them
     
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    I don't get flak for it because I don't hang around idiots. 95% of my friends understand that gaming makes for a fun hobby and good reason to get together and hang out.
     
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    Only person I get shit from is my g/f.
     
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    My g/f talks yang sometimes but otherwise nobody really gives me any shit about it.
     
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    tell them you developed the game youre playing, and you are "working" trying to find bugs/glitches.

    or simply tell them to fuck off and die in a fire. why do they care about what you do in your free time?
     
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    :werd: Most people I know these days agree video games are cool/fun. The people who don't like them... who cares? I don't like opera. My brother doesn't like the TV shows I like or share the same hobbies. Not everyone has the same interests. If anyone looks down on you for something you enjoy, who cares? Fuck 'em.
     
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    I do, if they can't accept that people play games then they're pretty much a faggot. I don't laugh at people for watching baseball for hours on end.
    It's mostly at work, I'll meet someone who's there for no reason and they'll try to shit on me.
     
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    I usually get shit over it from my family but they don't really see it as a bad thing. Nobody really looks down upon me when they hear I play videogames since I'm pretty social.
     
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    I actually get praised for being a gamer with-in my family, I guess it's nice to see one of us off the streets/not addicted to anything (drug related).

    I get treated like a king, best Christmas gifts every year! :bowdown:



    At the end of the day, I just want gaming to be accepted into society. While the Wii is helping this happen it's pushing it the wrong way, any further and what society calls gaming will be completely different what "we" play.
     
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    everyday by the wife :rofl:
     
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    Those are the people you need to consistently make fun of, non-stop, for being fucktards.
     
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    People still see the video games as kids stuff, but really the video games that are made today have matured greatly since the old days. I love how people get shocked when a violent video game comes out, but there's no media attention on hyper violent horror movies.
     
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    I usually just tell them to find me something new on regular television that isn't just rehashed bull shit and maybe I'll watch tv instead like a "normal person."

    Then they go yea I guess that's true. I prefer video games to movies and tv because a) I don't like the theaters...there's always douchebags in there talking or just something obnoxious in general and b) tv is boring as fuck and shows on the discovery/history channels loop all day so i dont miss anything.
     
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    The wii has been a positive thing. It's introduced people to gaming. If there's someone you know that games on a wii, it's very easy to get the playing the most hardcore titles on a ps3 or 360 within a year or so. :coold:

    case and point, my girlfriend and my dad.
     
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    I work at a republican talk radio station, I make fun of them a lot.:hsugh:
     
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    It's weird that watching TV is more socially acceptable than playing video games when both activities involve pretty much the same thing, except TV is passive and requires pretty much no thinking at all.
     
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    Gf gives me shit all the time :o
     
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    I always get into arguments about my free time being used for games.

    I always use the same argument though, "You fucking watch tv and movies like you're addicted to them, don't tell me playing games is wasting my time when you're rotting like a vegetable watching the action rather than being a part of it."
     

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