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Why do some people gasp when I tell them I don't like video games and never play them?
People seem to get offended when I tell them I don't like looking at a screen and pressing buttons. I preferboard games or physical games. Some people think it's funny I feel this way. Others find it very odd. The reaction I get does confuse me at times.
Because video games are great and almost everyone plays them these days.
I find it odd that you think video games is just looking at a screen pressing buttons. Do you also feel that watching a movie is just looking at a screen? The stories and images and music in a movie pull you in and engage you... AND video games can do the same thing PLUS you interact with the story and make the decisions that move it along.
As an art form video games have a lot of potential and there's something for everyone so that's probably why you get a shocked reaction, its amazing you haven't found the game for you yet.
I think you are wise to enjoy games that provide more personal interaction than some video games. I wouldn't worry about other's opinions. You are entitled to your feelings about the games and it isn't odd at all--it is just different than what some others feel. It makes you unique in this digital age so embrace it and ignore people who think that it is odd. Good friends will allow you to have diverse opinions and still care about you and won't think you are odd.
These games are popular and simply because you do not like them, some people may be rude and want to put you down or make you feel badly for not doing what they do. I'm with you on this, I prefer getting out and about, board games or physical games as well. I haven't played a video or computer game in years.
I played a few times years ago just to appease someone else and could not take it anymore, I found it to be boring, whether they're the kind designed to get you up and moving or just "sitting and pressing buttons" as you call it. All I could think of were things that I rather be doing...and this is coming from a girl who played these games often when I was a child!
I outgrew them but I don't knock others who love them (all bets are off if they are rude with me first The problem for people like you and I sometimes is just as you say, there are a few who knock you for your view of games when we all are entitled to our own views.
I don't play video games either, I leave it to the youngsters. In this digital age, the children are given this video games and they spend ages playing and even forget to study or neglect their school studies due to these games. For me, I think video games takes most of people's time and waste it. I do a few play scrabble games with people on Facebook but I count it as exercise for my brain to improve my memory. But I don't get so obsessed with it like some do with video games. As you say, board games are more fun to play and you can interact with real people. Don't worry about other people who just waste time on video games.
I don't play video games and personally think they are a huge waste of time. I know many people get caught up in them because they are unhappy with their own lives and they are able to live more exciting, adventurous, fulfilling, etc. lives through the games of their choice. I still respect them as a person, but would never agree with them that they "need" to play these games. Playing them during your "free time", go for it, but too often you find where people begin to "need" these video games and then it turns into an addiction, causing damage in their lives and relationships. Hope you have a great day!
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