Question for adult gamers.

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by test84, Nov 25, 2007.

Nov 25, 2007

Question for adult gamers. by test84 at 9:04 PM (4,760 Views / 0 Likes) 65 replies

  1. test84
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    Member test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    Hi,
    Do u feel shy when someone watches u play with ur handheld or ur console?
    this really irritates me and wanted to know how other 18+ tempers feel.
    maybe its where i live, the games are for minors mostly. [​IMG]
     


  2. xcalibur

    Member xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

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    ive learned to ignore it mostly
    even though im 17 im quite big so most people mistake me for 20ish
    the only people it bothers me from is my parents really
     
  3. TrolleyDave

    Former Staff TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

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    I spent my wayward youth in alot of arcades so I'm pretty used to it.
     
  4. Vahnyyz

    Member Vahnyyz GBAtemp Regular

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    I'm 21 and it doesn't really bother me very much but i'm highly immature so ppl complaining about it just makes me look at them with weird faces and if its little kids i just lean over or let them play for a bit
     
  5. iffy525

    Member iffy525 not famous

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    wasnt there a topic about this like yesterday? [​IMG]
    EDIT: Never mind, it WAS the tempcast.
     
  6. legendofphil

    Member legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    No, but then again I am 24 and doing a degree (BA) in Games Design, playing games is the norm. We even have our own games area.

    It bothers me if people think that's all I do (especially women), though they are far wrong [​IMG]
     
  7. lagman

    Former Staff lagman I wish I was green.

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    Hmm did you listen to the tempcast? [​IMG]

    I used to play my GBASP on my way to work, at work and in my way back to home, the same for my DS.

    Hell, I even play DDR on public places XD -vs 15 years old kids-.
     
  8. Shinji

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    I love you more lagman [​IMG]

    I always play my DSL, GBM, PSP in the hallway break area at work and I dont really care if anyone gives me any looks. Now when I whip out my Pokemon Pikachu GBC, THATS when I get the funny looks [​IMG]
     
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    Well.. I'm 21 (22 next week).. most people at my age that I know also play video games.. the only person that bothers me about this is my mom.. I just ignore her [​IMG]
     
  10. raulpica

    Supervisor raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    A lot of my friends play videogames, and when I have an handheld with me, I usually play everywhere. No one says a thing [​IMG]
     
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    Member shinji257 61396C68206D61737465722072616365 :3

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    No one really says anything to me. Almost everyone I know plays games against me. My parents are the only ones that bother me. My dad was watching me play Super Mario Galaxy and it was making me feel uncomfortable.
     
  12. Little

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    I still look quite young so I don't think people see me as an adult gamer! I super hate having the pinkness of my DS in public though! It's faulty though and there's no pink DS's in stock, so it'll have to be swapped for a silver one. What a shame.
     
  13. Taza

    Member Taza GBAtemp Regular

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    Nobody bothers me a bit when I game on my SP.
     
  14. nintendofreak

    Member nintendofreak Around. Shoot me a PM.

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    Nopee [​IMG] Im 19 and its normal for us. Even my 21+ year old friends still game.

    Yet again, were all pretty immature [​IMG]
     
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    Well, I don't care about what others think... I mean, why would I.
    Should I NOT have any fun, just because some brainless bloke thinks it looks childish?

    Fuck no to that!

    Don't spend time on thinking what other thinks of you!
     
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    I find being an older gamer less embarrassing than being a kid gamer, when I was younger, playing a GB/A in public was like an invitation for weird annoying kids to sit next to me,and to watch or ask me if they could play.

    waiting for the bus or something I'll watch an episode of that 70s show, or play nanostray etc, and if anyone thinks that's "immature" etc, then fuck'em
     
  17. anark-e

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    I'm 26. I'm a journalist and a college student. I only really run into two kinds of people, honestly:
    1. The people who don't care, and therefore ignore me.
    2. The people who want to talk to me about games when they see me playing.

    So no, it doesn't bother me at all. I've made some good friends by playing my handhelds in public.

    Of course, I'm just as likely to be seen reading a book (you know, like an actual paper book... those things we used before e-books), working on an article (I use actual paper notebooks too), or using my DS to browse a website in public as I am to be seen playing a game in public.

    It helps if you're friendly. I put down whatever I'm doing if someone starts talking to me.
     
  18. Digeman

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    I don't find it weird at all (I'm 18). I'm a geek, and i'm darn proud of it!! I often say that to people believe it or not! [​IMG] I mean, I don't make a big deal out of it so I know they won't. [​IMG]
    Oh and for the people that do think it's childish...man...they don't know what they're missing! [​IMG]
     
  19. test84
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    thnx for all posts.
    i find myself always hard playing in public, especially in a crowded bus, when they can actually see ur screen.

    i have to find a way to deal with being Dont give a sh**.
     
  20. Veho

    Global Moderator Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Just remember that you're having fun, while they are being bored. YOu get to play games, or watch movies, and all they can do is stare idly or count passing cars.
     

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