Why are console gamers seen as "young kids"?

#51TehPwnzererPosted 7/20/2014 7:40:45 PM
Have you ever played xbox live? That's why. Be happy console gamers are seen as children. PC gamers have to deal with the neck-bearded,pimply-faced virgin image.
#52nickr2d2Posted 7/20/2014 7:53:00 PM
They're the majority of people who talk outside of party chat, or at all, which is why people think they're the majority Also, these same people are often foul-mouthed, loud, and aggressive, which doesn't boast well for a group's image.

Although it is kinda funny to see them spray randomly in counterstrike, with no idea how the bullet physics work in that game... or have a whole team of them fall for a decoy grenade in COD...
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#53quincy2000aPosted 7/20/2014 8:12:05 PM
kennyynnoo posted...
Because responsible adults think games are ridiculous and for kids. There are a few responsible adults that game, I'm one, I hide my console in my entertainment center, friends don't know what I have, my 1&4 y old have no idea I game. My house is extremely clean, you wouldn't think I game until 10pm hits.


I'm not judging, and you may have your reasons, but maybe if more responsible people like you "came out of the gaming closet," you'd help to change that image.

My office has about 100 people. I set a trap (accidentally) when I put some gaming magazines in our recycled magazine area. I then discovered about four adult gamers and two parents that come to me for advice about their kid's gaming.

I'm secure enough that I don't give a crap about what anyone thinks regarding my gaming. But, yeah, when I announce it (and I do it as readily as some announce their sports team preferences--more on that later), I do get a raised eyebrow or two on occasion. But I think those who know me see me for what I am, a veteran and a full-time employee.

I find it thoroughly amusing when I see some sports fans in action. I'd never even consider doing some of the antics they perform when cheering their teams on, celebrating that team's victory or mourning that team's loss. But their hobby/sport and their reactions to it are considered more adult or mature than my gaming.

Not to me.
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#54CapwnDPosted 7/20/2014 11:00:25 PM(edited)
kennyynnoo posted...
CapwnD posted...
kennyynnoo posted...
scoobydoobydont posted...
kennyynnoo posted...
Because responsible adults think games are ridiculous and for kids. There are a few responsible adults that game, I'm one, I hide my console in my entertainment center, friends don't know what I have, my 1&4 y old have no idea I game. My house is extremely clean, you wouldn't think I game until 10pm hits. Plus lazy parents tend to buy kids consoles to avoid parenting(sometimes).


So what you're saying is... I now know your dirty little secret. Those are some nice shoes you have on... it would be a real shame if I had to tell everyone you know that you're a gamer!


I don't care if they know I just don't brag or talk about it. I'm married to a doctor, not a single one of her colleagues game and I would never talk about it to them. Only 1 of my adult friends game but he barely does also. They all view it as a kids thing, I don't but don't care. Beats some of those doctors lifestyles, hookers and porn addicts with drinking problems who admit they're lonely and depressed all the time lol.

wow you're repression seems deep. Too bad you're not sharing something you enjoy with your kids. But hey, that's your business.


I'll repeat...I'm married to a doctor. Ask any pediatrician there thoughts on videogames and 4 y olds. My wife doesn't want them playing them until they're in school getting straight A's and earning the right to play, I'm a little more open but my oldest d t is only 4 and he doesn't need to play yet in my , opinion.

My son was gaming with me since before he could speak, and because of that interest in games, he was on a PC spelling with Elmo's Preschool before he could speak. He's been a very good student all these years, pretty much the perfect child, and starts college this fall. Not to take anything away from my own parenting influence, but I believe that him being interested in games is what helped him develop reading even more quickly.

Here he is playing some N64.

https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x425q90/35/scan0007sx.jpg

Before he was 2 he was already beating my casual friends at Goldeneye and put up a pretty good fight with me. It took a few years, but by about the COD2 or COD3 years he was beating me. We've had a great time gaming together all his life. The LAN parites.. hell just tonight we were pwning n00bs on BLOPS2. So much fun.

I simply don't understand not sharing what you love with your children, and being in the closet about it. I work with doctors, maybe I don't give a crap what they think. I show them their due respect but I don't care what they think. And often they enjoy jumping into conversations about some dumb TV show or something. I feel bad talking in front of them sometimes beause it feels like they feel like they shouldn't be talking to us lesser people. lol. Hey that's their problem.

But I guess, if you're expected to be living up to some standard that doesn't include gaming then that's something that I just don't understand.
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#55stargazer1981Posted 7/20/2014 11:57:54 PM
I'm 32. I work at Walt Disney World, as a manager, responsible for a whole team of employees (or Cast Members as the powers that be like them to be called), and every single one of them, the oldies and the college kids, know I game. I wear it proudly, reminiscing on the good old days of Atari, NES and SNES. I'm not ashamed. Plus it's cool to be a geek now. Ladies love geeks.
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#56CapwnDPosted 7/21/2014 12:35:04 AM(edited)
stargazer1981 posted...
I'm 32. I work at Walt Disney World, as a manager, responsible for a whole team of employees (or Cast Members as the powers that be like them to be called), and every single one of them, the oldies and the college kids, know I game. I wear it proudly, reminiscing on the good old days of Atari, NES and SNES. I'm not ashamed. Plus it's cool to be a geek now. Ladies love geeks.

I worked a Ren Faire for many years and though not all were gamers, every single person that worked there walked their own walk. There were the local kids who were simply getting hours, and there were the ones who worked the circuit traveling to faire after faire. Those were good people who would never judge somebody based on what they enjoyed to do in their free time.

If I asked one of my friends and coworkers, now or 10 years ago, if they would think less of somebody because they're a gamer, the conversation would go something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-IsF0OdpIQ
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#57Crystyn_7BPosted 7/21/2014 12:52:30 AM
pnut3844 posted...
skermac posted...
RS_YELARAKA posted...
InferiorPeasant posted...
Is it because kids tend to really do get consoles? I mean, they aren't going to ask mommy to get $1,000 PC or more. And you do always see kids browsing games near the games section in stores like Walmart, Target whatever. And they're def. all over the place in Gamestop.. I guess it's true in a way, adults w/ jobs get PCs.

30yr old Adult here...

Job and 3 kids
Golf, semipro football, mens league basketball,
lift 4-5 times a week.
6'2" 215lbs
Look like a normal athletic dude

Don't care for pc gaming. I got a console and a tablet for all my needs. if I wanted a pc I'd get one, I don't.


3 kids at age 30!? That's crazy! I don't want kids until I am at least 40.


40? Lol you do understand it's harder to have kids at that age right? Especially if the woman is the same age. It's dangerous. Not only that but think about this. You'll be 58 when the kids graduates and they are 18. Hell with that I'm glad I had my 2 at my age now, so I can enjoy watching them grow up.


My father was 65 when I graduated, don't see the problem.
#58CapwnDPosted 7/21/2014 1:19:29 AM
Crystyn_7B posted...
pnut3844 posted...
skermac posted...
RS_YELARAKA posted...
InferiorPeasant posted...
Is it because kids tend to really do get consoles? I mean, they aren't going to ask mommy to get $1,000 PC or more. And you do always see kids browsing games near the games section in stores like Walmart, Target whatever. And they're def. all over the place in Gamestop.. I guess it's true in a way, adults w/ jobs get PCs.

30yr old Adult here...

Job and 3 kids
Golf, semipro football, mens league basketball,
lift 4-5 times a week.
6'2" 215lbs
Look like a normal athletic dude

Don't care for pc gaming. I got a console and a tablet for all my needs. if I wanted a pc I'd get one, I don't.


3 kids at age 30!? That's crazy! I don't want kids until I am at least 40.


40? Lol you do understand it's harder to have kids at that age right? Especially if the woman is the same age. It's dangerous. Not only that but think about this. You'll be 58 when the kids graduates and they are 18. Hell with that I'm glad I had my 2 at my age now, so I can enjoy watching them grow up.


My father was 65 when I graduated, don't see the problem.

There's no problem with that. Either way. There's benefits both ways. Somebody older may be a much more responsible parent, may be much more financially responsible and have many benefits which a younger parent may not have. Hell it could go the other way too, where the younger parent is more financially able. Hell look at grandparents. They could easily be great parents all over again, and sometimes are when the actual parent is too young.

There's no right or wrong age in that regard, other than the fact that an older woman does have more risks with pregnancy.
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#59scoobydoobydontPosted 7/21/2014 2:03:50 AM
Jedi454 posted...
That sounds so easy and convenient. - said no one ever.


It is both easy and convenient, actually, but if you're happy to pay more for less and wallow in ignorance, that's your call.
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#60-complex-Posted 7/21/2014 2:22:51 AM
Why are PC gamers seen as "unpleasant"?