So I am an avid gamer and I love gaming as well as movies or other media. But one thing that always bothered me was that there were still people out there that hated video games. When I started my college I thought gaming was a mainstream thing like movies. But apparently some people still hate them. There are a lot of older people at my college that look down on games and view them as bad. There are even a lot of people online who hate them to. Asking around I get responces like:
1. It's a waste of time
2. It's addictive
3. They're violent
4. They are not productive
5. Could be doing better things with your time etc.
All these points really bother me because none of these insults are directed at movies. If I were to tell people I was a film student I would get respect for what I do. If I tell people I am a game designer or a game tester I get people saying "get a life" and what not. So why do people still hate video games in this day and age.