5 Bad Reasons not to Play Video Games

Lots of folks might like or even love video games. However, they won’t admit it. They will always make up excuses not to play video games.

1. “They’re really for kids.”

Stats prove you wrong. Did you know the average video game player is 30 years old?

Let’s also look at stories in games. The complex story of a game like, say, Mass Effect 2 might be lost on a child. Some themes in games might be too mature for kids as well.

2. “They’re only for geeks.”

Don’t worry about what other people say about your hobbies. Be authentic. People will appreciate and maybe even love you for that.

Don’t let other people label you into a corner because you have a hobby they don’t understand. You’re a complex human being with diverse interests and never just a “geek”.

3. “They’re all about the graphics now. Also, I miss old school games.”

You’re wrong. Games like Dwarf Fortress 2 and Minecraft are popular and have minimalistic “graphics.” Or try an old school text-based game and fill in the graphics with your imagination.

Of course, if you miss older games, you can always download them, play remakes or try games inspired by the classics.

4. “They’re too expensive.”

Some people argue video games are cheaper than ever. Did you know that?

5. “I don’t have the time to play them.”

I can relate to this comment. I have precious little time to play video games, so I make time for them. I make time because video games are one of the most relaxing hobbies I have. If I didn’t have hobbies that helped me relax, I would go crazy.

You may not have much time to pursue hobbies, and I get that,  but I’m sure you need time to unwind. Video games could also help you relax. So I humbly suggest you try playing them.

Stop making up excuses and give video games a try. Believe me, there’s nothing to be ashamed of, and you will find gamers are just like you!

You’ll also like my post 3 Bad Reasons not to Play Video Games.


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10 responses to “5 Bad Reasons not to Play Video Games

  1. I have to fess up to saying #5 a lot. Though I’m still in the doghouse for playing God of War and the toddler came into the room. Kind of rough not having any kid friendly games.


  2. martianoddity

    Great post! I’ve gotta agree on all points. And that article about video game price inflation is really interesting, I’ve read it before, and it sure puts stuff into a new perspective!


  3. Great post! The “Old School Games are Better than Newer Games” mindset really is a bad reason to stop playing video games.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you :). Yes, I’ve met some people who hate today’s fancy graphics and feel nostalgic. But that’s not a good excuse. They can keep playing those old games and even try new games inspired by the old school.


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