If opinions are like assholes then this one needs about 2 rolls of toilet paper, a colonoscopy and a manual on personal hygiene. In this day and age if you eject this insult at a potential mate as if you expect to get confirmation, chances are you will be labeled a douchebag and dumped promptly. Many of you reading have this opinion and I will not turn this into a “let me play my video games in peace” article, instead I am going to break down why this argument won’t win you any favors from both men and women.
Gaming is no longer a genre, it’s a medium
We have television, computers, video games , smart phones and multimedia devices. On my Playstation 3 I am either watching a Blu-Ray movie, Netflix, the NFL package or playing Assassin’s Creed (for now). For people who assert that I am a childish bottom feeder, I have to ask… is owning the PS3 what makes me sad or is It the choice of using it to game periodically? I’ll wait for your eloquent answer.
Video Game playing isn’t solely a guy thing
If you’re making your little list of issues you have with men and add video gaming as a top turn-off, you may be contributing to the same traditional gender roles that your sisters have been fighting to diminish. I know a ton of game gals and they will fully admit to being guilty of gaming into the wee hours of the night the same way a guy does.
You believe that television is okay but gaming isn’t
The games of today are rated similarly to movies. This mean that a large portion of those “childish” video games are built for adults. You cannot expect a child to patiently navigate a game like L.A. Noire, Mass Effect or Grand Theft Auto. Sure some might but when the games were developed they did not do so with a child in mind.
Games have grown with their players
My generation brought in the couch potato, marathon gaming, pasty nerd of the future. It was us that let game developers know that it was okay to build games which took 60-80 hrs. to complete. It was us that made a pair of plumbers expand their business from cleaning sewage to picking mushrooms and flowers. We are the gamers and we still are the gamers, just like our little brothers and sisters and our children. We never stopped, which is my point, so the developers have grown their portfolios to keep us in the picture.
You sound old and out of touch with the times
Saying that video games is for children is your entitled opinion and we have to respect it but you have to respect our thought process that it is right up there with:
- Masturbating will give you hairy palms
- Black mothers have chocolate milk in their breasts
- The earth is flat and scientists are New age Satanists
So go ahead and knock gamers, give us the side-eye and refuse to date us. I can personally guarantee that your company will not be missed and much of your opinion will not be wanted. I can also bet that your boss’s boss is a gamer yet he’s the one cutting your check. Interesting thought isn’t it?See some words or phrases that you don't understand? Check out The Dragon's Lexicon.