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Are We Geeks Foir Playing Video Games?
Quote:Originally posted by Reggie White
Everyone has a hobby. Some people are into comic books. Some people like to read super thick novels. Then you’ve got your serious movie buffs. For me, (along with reading Spider-Man comics, manga, writing and watching anime) it’s all about the video games.

I’ve been gaming ever since I was a wee lad of about 7 years, I believe. Since then, I’ve obtained a collection of 400 plus video games, across multiple consoles. Yeah, some people would think that’s insane but I don’t think I’ll be strapping on the white jacket anytime soon. Video games fascinate me. So many different genres, stories, characters and worlds I’ve explored, many of which have been accessible all thanks to what I believe is the finest form of electronic entertainment. Yet for all the amazement that video games have provided me with, I’m still baffled at the way some people see gamers: as geeks and nerds.

I suppose some people think gaming is still a form of entertainment that’s just for kids. I’ve read a number of times that a huge portion of gamers ranges from 20 and up. Hey my father is 49 years old and he still plays video games. However, if you told some of the skeptics and criticizers what I just said, they’d probably scoff. Some people will never understand why we gamers sit in front of our TVs for hours on end playing Viruta Fighter 4 Evolution, or why we get so immersed in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Well ya know what? Phooey on them. How is it that people can smoke weed, screw up their lungs and still be considered “cool”? Or how about those people that drink like there’s no tomorrow, party 24/7 and then wake up the next day paying their respects to the great porcelain god? No body really considers them to be geeks. I guess if you spend a lot of time playing video games you’re socially inept or can’t/don’t get/have a boyfriend/girlfriend. Whatever. Now I’m not trying to sound like a whinny little baby that needs his bottle or his pacifier. I’m just venting in this column I wrote.

Hardcore gamers have lives just like anyone else. We get up, go outside, work, spend time with that special someone, etc. We just happen to love gaming. We game because we like to have fun. That’s the bottom line. I don’t really think that makes us the geeks some people see us as. Now, on the other hand, if someone thought I was a geek because I still had a life, yet loved my hobby, owned a ton of games, spent countless hours playing games, spent a copious amount of time unlocking secrets on various games, knew exactly who was who for tons of video game characters, then yes, I would agree to being that kind of geek.

First off.... LMAO!!!!!! That was one of the funniest posts Ive ever read!!! I imagined you sitting at your laptop typing this at school, and then some guy stuffing you into a locker while you tried in vain to finish the last paragraph. :rollin:

Quote:Chances are if you have to defend being called a nerd or are offended by those that consider you a nerd, then you also qualify as a nerd.

Damn that's the truth! Say it with me people!!

Quote:Just because you're a geek, doesn't mean its bad. just means that you love something and are very into it.

I can agree with that. Everyone has at least an ounce of geek in them...

Quote:So, yes, I am a geek. And I'm ------- proud of it.

But that is just downright hilarious!!! :lol: :rollin: :woot:
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Messages In This Thread
Are We Geeks Foir Playing Video Games? - by Cloud - 08-19-2003, 01:22 AM
Are We Geeks Foir Playing Video Games? - by Voice - 08-19-2003, 02:54 AM
Are We Geeks Foir Playing Video Games? - by Voice - 08-19-2003, 06:51 AM
Are We Geeks Foir Playing Video Games? - by The Kid - 08-19-2003, 11:44 PM

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