As much as I'm not a fan of Candy Crush, Call of Duty, and DOTA2, my condescension to those (sorts of) fandoms is largely self-mocking, and I should be more openly objective about it: If you like playing videogames, good. Doing anything that makes you happy (without harming anyone against their will) is self-evidently a good thing. While it's an attitude I'm personally ashamed of, I see it flaunted, brazenly and quite often elsewhere. I'm not calling out you guys necessarily (though many of you), but it's really not very good when people are made to feel excluded from something they enjoy, simply because they go about it a different way than others. Thoughts?
I hate the word gamer. It puts this label on people that comes with huge stereotypes made by people who aren’t gamers that often times really isn’t true at all. In my opinion, if you play any kind of game on a regular basis, you are a gamer whether you like it or not.