Eat Your Vegetables!

I’ve written several posts critiquing the silly things that people say about video games.  In my youthful exuberance, I neglected to mention that sometimes we should put down the controller. We should strive for balance in life.

And as much as I love video games, there are a lot of unfortunate controversies in this industry. I believe gamers could always treat each other and the non-playing public better. We need to face criticism about the industry with an open mind. We’re not all saints above reproach.

But this is obvious to most of you. I’m still going to say it because we need to recognize that it’s tough for some people to stop playing and stop saying stupid things. Let’s not let them ruin our good time.

So I think I shook my cane at you young whippersnappers enough for today. While I’m at, I’ll remind you to get off of my lawn because you’re killing my finely manicured grass with your coarse running shoes.

And, oh yeah, eat your vegetables!

(This public service announcement brought to you by Video Games Nebula.)


April 20, 2015 · 8:18 pm

2 responses to “Eat Your Vegetables!

  1. martianoddity

    Git off me lawn ye rascals!!!

    I approve of your message.

    “Put that controller down and slide it over here and no one will get hurt!”
    – I can totally see this happening.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Glad you liked it. 🙂 Here’s why I wrote the post.

      I love praising video games and defending gamers from the stupid criticism that’s out there. But I don’t live in some kind of gamer dream world that’s out of touch with reality. I recognize that gamers aren’t perfect, and the video game industry has problems.

      Gamers, to take just one example, need to stop playing sometimes and take breaks, to live a well-balanced life with friends, family and reflection. They could also take criticisms about this issue with grace. I thought talking about that made me sound like an old man shaking his cane at kids on his lawn. 🙂

      I also think there are lots of problems in the video game industry. We hear about sexism and a lack of diversity in video games. These are problems we all need to acknowledge and fix.

      I needed to say something. Here’s to a better world.

      Liked by 1 person

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