Is it bad to tell someone you're still into video games? haha

  • EricPrado

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    Jan 15, 2009 2:50 PM GMT
    I posted to this thread earlier about WOW (which I've never played before btw) and I saw how so many guys who were into it so I thought to myself "hey, if they're so open about it maybe I should be too" referring to my love of video games lol

    So do guys see it as a turn off when you see that a guy is still really into Xbox 360 or Wii? if he told you, what would you say/think?

    Just curious I guess.
    If it's this HUGEE turn off maybe i'll take that stuff out of my profile haha

    Just wondering what you all think.


  • Jan 15, 2009 3:55 PM GMT
    I would probably back up its a turn on as long as it doesnt consume you. If your speaking relationship, well you have to border us time compared to play time.
    I love video games and found someone who equally loves them as well as cartoons which helps our relationship. We don't play all the time but its something we can do together, then again its funny when he starts with the whole "are you going to be on that thing all day?" lol oh well.
    I guess you should look at it as, they should like me for who I am, if you like video games, well damn tell people you do and don't worry, it doesnt lower you any points, and if someone says it does, well I think they actually have a problem, not you.
  • xKorix

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    Jan 15, 2009 4:06 PM GMT
    It doesn't matter what other people will think, some people will like you, some won't no matter what you do, or who you are...Let's say you do take it out of your profile and meet a great guy you like, who says it IS a huge turn off...What are you gonna do? Throw out your Wii?

    Don't worry about it.
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    Jan 15, 2009 4:07 PM GMT
    No, video games rock.
  • swimbikerun

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    Jan 15, 2009 4:10 PM GMT
    Don't forget about game developers or people who are in the industry. I work at a place where video games are reviewed.
  • Timbales

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    Jan 15, 2009 4:12 PM GMT
    I think that as a gay man, a person who doesn't 'fit in' with the expectations of the mainstream culture, it is silly to turn around and tell someone they 'aren't supposed to' do something they enjoy - like video games, comics, music, etc.
  • EricPrado

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    Jan 15, 2009 4:13 PM GMT
    swimbikerun saidDon't forget about game developers or people who are in the industry. I work at a place where video games are reviewed.


    You do? that's awesome man. What type of work do you do? I mean, if you don't mind me asking...
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    Jan 15, 2009 4:20 PM GMT
    Personally, I never got into video games like WOW. I played Final Fantasy VII when it first came out, and that's about it. Now I'm more so into games like Mario Party or Mario Kart..but to each his own, right?
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    Jan 15, 2009 4:21 PM GMT
    I once received a C.V (totaling 9 pages) with someones scores/position or whatever from WOW and various championship manager/pro evo soccer games....


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    Jan 15, 2009 4:21 PM GMT
    Maybe I'm old (last video game I played was Atari), but if I found out a guy I was dating was seriously into gaming (like more than a couple hours per week), I would question his maturity.

    Video games and television are big time wasters. I would question what is lacking in his life that he wastes so much time with a machine.

    I make my living in television but limit my viewing to about two hours per week or less.

    Plus video games these days have all these buttons and you have to do like six things at once. Why are they so complicated? I miss the days of Asteroids.
  • swimbikerun

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    Jan 15, 2009 4:24 PM GMT
    EricPrado said
    swimbikerun saidDon't forget about game developers or people who are in the industry. I work at a place where video games are reviewed.


    You do? that's awesome man. What type of work do you do? I mean, if you don't mind me asking...
    I'm a software engineer for MTV and part of my group is Gametrailers

    There's no shame in making $250,000 for a side project is there?

    BigSETXjock saidMaybe I'm old (last video game I played was Atari), but if I found out a guy I was dating was seriously into gaming (like more than a couple hours per week), I would question his maturity.

    Video games and television are big time wasters. I would question what is lacking in his life that he wastes so much time with a machine.

    I make my living in television but limit my viewing to about two hours per week or less.

    Plus video games these days have all these buttons and you have to do like six things at once. Why are they so complicated? I miss the days of Asteroids.
    Hmmm.... You're one of the "TV people".
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    Jan 15, 2009 4:29 PM GMT
    Video games rock. I can't escape it. My friends kids, and nephew, are into them - I can't visit them without playing games... darn... icon_smile.gif My sister and her partner are into them. Always something new, and now the Wii gets my parents into them. It's just something most of us grew up with, and can't outgrow (we could but WHY?)

    Keep playing. Never stop - not even to sleep. HA!

    As with most anything, if someone doesn't like it, then they probably are not someone you want to be around. That would turn me off icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 15, 2009 4:32 PM GMT
    Of course not! Video games seems so hip these days and hi tech! I remember i owned a Nintendo and a mario bros. But my cordination is pretty bad! I could never got pased second stage, always falling into the holes, got me depressed i could never capture the damn princess!icon_sad.gif I need someone to teach me! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 15, 2009 4:37 PM GMT
    Quite simply...no!
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    Jan 15, 2009 4:37 PM GMT
    I used to play pacman, but found it too complex and gave up. I'll put up with gamers for as long as they can put up with my liking Bach AND Swedish techno

    vifta med händerna!

    (or maybe a bit less)
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    Jan 15, 2009 4:51 PM GMT
    I love it when a guy is in to video games, provided that they don't run his life (but then again, that can be said for anything). It's really just recreation like anything else. What's cool is that now more and more video games have multi player options, so you can play them with your friends.

    I kind of know what you mean by posting this though. I have had people in the past have a reaction to finding me interested in video games. Usually they ask the question, "...and how old are you?" icon_rolleyes.gif Depending on the judgment in their voice I'll usually tell them to fuck off and go have some metamucil, "gramps". I find they're usually the same people with no sense of humor either. C'est la vie!
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    Jan 15, 2009 4:52 PM GMT
    Why remove the truth from your profile? It's gonna come out eventually. What's up with all this shame?

    My BF *loves* video games and he's 34. I play Magic the Gathering and I'm 39.

    Your complete you is so much more than the sum of these trivial little parts. Those who can't see this aren't worth a shit anyway.
  • Delivis

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    Jan 15, 2009 4:53 PM GMT
    Everyone is into video games.

    If they do not play World of Warcraft they at least play World of World of Wacraft.

    http://www.theonion.com/content/video/warcraft_sequel_lets_gamers_play
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    Jan 15, 2009 4:54 PM GMT
    RuggerATX saidWhy remove the truth from your profile? It's gonna come out eventually. What's up with all this shame?

    My BF *loves* video games and he's 34. I play Magic the Gathering and I'm 39.

    Your complete you is so much more than the sum of these trivial little parts. Those who can't see this aren't worth a shit anyway.



    A-MEN
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    Jan 15, 2009 4:58 PM GMT
    I love video games, and gamers more ;) as long as your life is not 24 hours obsessed with level 7 or boss monster ultimate you'll be fine. Video games are fun
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    Jan 15, 2009 5:00 PM GMT
    actually, I think people who play video games are hot.

    Hi Charlitos icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 15, 2009 5:24 PM GMT
    Nope not at all. My partner turns 38 this year and just bought some more video games for his PS2. For some light reading I sometimes read books that are more appropriate for kids. Neither of these indicates we are immature or childish, it is just what we enjoy every so often.

    Over the Christmas holidays I played Wii Fit with my brother and his family who are all super competitive people who love playing games. I also played "Clue"!

    I personally would find it more of a turn off if a person thought they had to do "adult" things all the time, and were too old to have fun like a kid every so often.
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    Jan 15, 2009 5:29 PM GMT
    EricPrado saidI posted to this thread earlier about WOW (which I've never played before btw) and I saw how so many guys who were into it so I thought to myself "hey, if they're so open about it maybe I should be too" referring to my love of video games lol

    So do guys see it as a turn off when you see that a guy is still really into Xbox 360 or Wii? if he told you, what would you say/think?

    Just curious I guess.
    If it's this HUGEE turn off maybe i'll take that stuff out of my profile haha

    Just wondering what you all think.



    You're generation Y. Playing video games is acceptable for even generation X. Therefore, it's ok that a guy still plays video games as long as he's under 43. =)
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    Jan 15, 2009 5:41 PM GMT
    Hell no. I kinda... erm... help in making video games. LOL

    I'm one of the 3d artists (modeler/texture mapper) of this UT3 mod and I hope to go pro someday:

    http://www.moddb.com/mods/angels-fall-first-planetstorm

    And speaking of playing games... does anyone here play EVE Online?

    (because I simply can not stand WoW, EVE actually lets you have a life with their real-time skill training mechanics unlike WoW which requires you to spend all your time grinding away those levels)

    I'm Obsidian Soul, Matari noob.

    obsidiansouluf3.jpg
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    Jan 15, 2009 5:43 PM GMT
    jakebenson saidit's ok that a guy still plays video games as long as he's under 43. =)

    I know a metric crap ton of suburban dads who wake up every Saturday morning to play a good 2-3 hrs of Tiger Woods PGA on Wii.

    They are all 55+