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Updated: 2018-02-02T09:59:49.289-08:00

 



Indeed, good sir. Indeed.

2012-02-24T10:38:17.368-08:00

Indeed, good sir. Indeed.



Sometimes, things are best expressed in GIFs: http...

2012-02-23T21:29:01.485-08:00

Sometimes, things are best expressed in GIFs: http://pics.blameitonthevoices.com/052011/ducreux_haters_gonna_hate.gif



Critics? Don't you mean haters?

2012-02-23T12:17:04.912-08:00

Critics? Don't you mean haters?



Yes! Gamer pride! As you suggest, I think the term...

2012-02-23T10:41:20.562-08:00

Yes! Gamer pride! As you suggest, I think the term "gamer" will become even more acceptable as the years go by. Now what other disparaging word will critics bandy around?



Good to have you back then buddy! Here is Michael&...

2012-02-23T10:40:34.713-08:00

Good to have you back then buddy! Here is Michael's final post of the series, which links back to the rest. It's from way back in 2008. Crazy. (http://www.brainygamer.com/the_brainy_gamer/2008/10/no-more-game-shame.html)

I think you're right about the slacker synonym. Really I think we should be more offended than we are when we here the word "gamer" in a negative connotation.



I am a gamer - and I guess I'm proud of it :-)...

2012-02-23T08:47:23.392-08:00

I am a gamer - and I guess I'm proud of it :-) For me the term gamer has gone through a similar transition as the term nerd. Ten years ago nobody would want to be called a nerd, but today it is far more acceptable (at least in my social circles). In the same way I am now comfortable telling people that I am a gamer.



Man, I have to confess that its been some time sin...

2012-02-22T19:58:17.773-08:00

Man, I have to confess that its been some time since I listened to y'all's podcast. Super glad I did!

I am super curious about your mention of "game shame." Do you know where I might find that article or post? Having not read it and knowing what that means, I encounter that sensation of "shame" at my school, and almost find myself avoiding the fact that I enjoy/love gaming, simply because of what that might say about me.

I have to put forth the hypothesis that perhaps gamer has so much traction because of its ability to be more PC about speaking in a derogatory style about people of the Millennial generation. I think in a real sense, it's a synonym for slacker, the idea that a gamer is an irresponsible person, who lays around waiting for a raid to start, chugging the MD in near-darkness.

I wish it were so that I could self-identify with being a gamer, but I dunno. Again with the negative sort of stereotype that clashes with at least, imho, the idea of being responsible.