Honestly, when I was younger I did feel there was a stigma attached to games, especially in regards to girls.
However, as I'm now an adult I find nobody actually gives a shit, and that the people who did give a shit, weren't the people you want to hang out with anyways.
So... did you ever conceal, or hide the fact (or just be embarrassed to admit you played games). If you did...why? Why did you back then believe video games had this stigma attached to them?