If being a “Gamer” means being an arsehole towards anybody that doesn’t find value in games as entertainment or as art then count me out.
I Love playing video games, and i always will, i just hate the way some extremes of the hobby are making it unbearable to discuss online. If you love Call of Duty, Zelda, Skyrim or JRPG’s you are a fan of games. If you like Mario, Candy Crush and Angry Birds your still a fan of games.
Don’t understand this “Your not a gamer if you don’t like X, Y and Z” mentality. It’s just plain snobbishness which i don’t understand.
Spent many years as a young kid being bullied for what i believed in and what i enjoyed, wishing it would be come more accepted to be geeky. Suddenly all my hobbies have become more widely accepted in society, and i for one am extremely happy for this.
Why though do some feel like they should exclude people from the very thing that i personally spent many years wishing more people would accept. These people are no better than the bullies that i once had to avoid. It brings down a group of people, majority of which, are great.
I will always enjoy movies, music ,video games and arts but will never identify myself as part of an extreme fandom. Lets enjoy the things that should be fun and lets not be cunts about it! There’s enough depressing things in the world without those people.