Playing video games isn’t the reclusive, living-in-your-parents-basement kind of activity as they used to be. Nowadays, video games are getting the kind of attention they deserve, with many celebrating their technology, art, music, and stories. Playing video games is more social than it ever has before with online capabilities. Yet, there still seems to be that generation gap when it comes to gaming, at least in Rachel’s and my life.
Do you publicly announce that you play video games on a regular basis? I don’t. Of course, I don’t keep it a secret, but it’s not exactly every day conversation when you’re surrounded by people who don’t understand gaming or look down upon it.
I’ve had coworkers who wouldn’t mind discussing which Pokemon starter we were going to choose in the new games or, most recently, teasing me about how amazing Breath of the Wild’s open world is, but video games isn’t a common topic that I share on a daily basis. I geek out with Rachel and online friends mostly.
Most of my co-workers are older than me and find video games to be a waste of time and money. They don’t knock it because they know I play, they just don’t get why I play. They don’t see the art behind it between the graphics, music, story and character developments, etc.
It’s a shame, isn’t it? I bet they don’t talk down movies or even books, probably praising the cinematography, the music, the story, and all that jazz. We’re fairly lucky with our parents being supportive of our hobby, even if they don’t totally understand it. They get our enthusiasm and try to be enthusiastic with us!
I suppose they could argue that they’re going out and being social and other such nonsense, haha. But, hey, we’re fairly social thanks to video games too! Honestly, we see so many people out and about glued to their phones nowadays.
Video games are better than that, definitely! It’s great that the video game community is so great because it’s sad that people who don’t play games just don’t see what’s so awesome about it.
Do most people know you play video games? How do they react? Let us know in the comments below!