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Do you think adult gamers are immature?

I just read an answerer who referred to adult gamers (of game consoles) as immature with a need to grow up. Please tell me your honest opinion?

Optional read: In response i stated, "Its so damn sad that in this day and age, some people still perceive gaming as immature. Please open your mind, research the gaming industry and discover what the rest of civilization has discovered, gaming is for all ages...different games with different genres for different addition to action, fighting, racing, sports, you also have strategy, puzzles, word games, board games. To say that console gamers are immature is the same as saying that all people who play board games, word games, card games..are just the same."

5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    I feel they are only immature if they neglect their mate in prefence of gaming. Gaming stimulates the pleasure area of the brain and can become a type of addication. Most addicts of any kind share the neglect of others and self. The neglect of relationships can often be misconstrued as an immature when it's actually the gamers growing addiction.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    That's a dangerously glib statement.

    Whoever posed this supposition probably has no idea just how large the video game industry is. The game industry is as big as - maybe even bigger than - Hollywood.

    Because the video game market has such a variety of games that cater to such a broad audience, which is essentially a sampling of the entire North American population (even seniors play games like Brain Age, video crosswords, casino games, Sudoku, trivia and similar games), it's no more fair to draw any large sweeping generalization based on this demographic than any other broad sample.

    Are people who watch movies immature?

    Are people who drive cars immature?

    Are people who vote immature?

    Are people who read books immature?

    Are people with hair immature?

    The game industry is too broad a sample. To draw a supposition of such a large sample of people risks the paradox of having nothing to make relative comparisions to. You either can't resonably separate the general population from video gamers, or if video gamers make up a majority portion of the population then THEY become the baseline standard to compare to (thus making non-gamers the anomaly).

    Maybe they should be more specific. "Are adult gamers of a specific genre/platform/developer of game wholly immature?"

    That's a little more fair, and even then possibly a slippery slope.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I would say that gamers in general are not immature. One reason I would say that they can be is because some people have a hard time separating what is important and what is just a hobby. Some people spend countless hours playing games and becoming very upset over something that doesn't really matter. It's meant to be fun!

  • 1 decade ago

    no they are not, as you see there are games that are rated Ao (adults only)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


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