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2-17-2011 @ 8:08AM
It makes you wonder what other kinds of stereotypes they are painting wrongly on the tube.And the Big Bang Theory is one of the reasons why people who play video games are never taken seriously.
2-17-2011 @ 9:07AM
Please.Let's be clear. Until really World of Warcraft made it marginally socially acceptable to the mainstream to play 'video games', "gamers" (as opposed to people who occasionally played video games) were generally people that spent obsessive amounts of time playing video games. Generally this was a sign of an introverted personality, and often was accompanied by a set of fairly stunted social skills. Aside from these things often being present in the same person, "gamers" were no more ridiculed than other obsessive personality types, who routinely believe that others share their obsession (be it fishing, knitting, curling, or NASCAR).Big Bang theory is mocking us just like they mock a lot of things. BBT certainly didn't build the situation.
2-17-2011 @ 10:54AM
"Let's be clear.Until really World of Warcraft made it marginally socially acceptable to the mainstream to play 'video games'"i dont think youre being clear
2-17-2011 @ 11:13AM
Two words...Mazes and Monsters-that is all...(if you know the term, you know the effect)
2-17-2011 @ 2:54PM
Prisons and Lizards?
2-17-2011 @ 2:55PM
@ Wolfshanze:Omg, Mazes and Monsters... That was the "Reefer Madness" version for RPG's.Basic plot for those too young to remember: it was a bad tv movie about college kids who played D&D frequently and went insane as a result and started killing people. Whoever produced that piece of tripe should've been retroactively aborted.
2-17-2011 @ 2:59PM
2-17-2011 @ 3:21PM
If anybody doesn't know Mazes and Monsters and wants a good summary of what it means/meant to the gaming world... it's the grand-daddy of media scaring parents into the horrible world of geek gaming, and Tom Hanks played the title character that lost his marbles (as anybody who plays geek games inevitably does).Best summary is here:http://www.ironicconsumer.com/movies/mazes_and_monsters.html
2-17-2011 @ 6:09PM
WOO! found Mazes and Monsters on Netflix. Fine viewing for any full grown RPG fan!
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