Entertainment & gaming

Gaming: A piece of art, or a childish hobby?

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A few days ago, an acquaintance of mine had this huge dilemma over the fact that her boyfriend"games too much", and that she can't understand how he can"waste so much time on such a silly thing."
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I wouldn't exactly call myself a 'gamer' per say , yet one simply cannot ignore or fail to admire and respect the amount of work put into the aesthetics of certain games. Certain games, note"certain games" , are absolutely stunning in terms of graphics and design, and I would genuinely consider them as an artwork.
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I would definitely say that it's an art form in itself. The amount of planning and attention to detail when it comes to designing characters and there personalities, the environments and worlds in which to play in, as well as the story line and screenplay is a remarkable and lengthy process, and this is before the coding even begins. This field is far too underappreciated in the art and design community.

It is far more than some"silly or childish hobby."
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Gaming, as many other forms of entertainment, has come a long way. there are definitely those that appeal to your higher faculties of beauty and moral dissonance and then those that require lengthy periods of vacant stares and copious amounts of drool to get through.
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I might want to know: however why do individuals still believe that playing computer games is a juvenile or an exercise in futility movement? I have observed computer games to be an exceptionally empowering side interest and I have delighted in numerous computer games on a wide assortment of types.
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This is on the grounds that amusements are another workmanship form...movies were seen a similar way once, and don't kick me off on TV and god deny.
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The stereotype of gaming involves a fat, middle aged man whom still lives with his mom and has no friends or the ability to interact with the outside world. Which is the image that automatically fills the mind of those who do not participate in it. Even when forming opinions of friends of partners who do spend a lot of their time gaming, it is associated with social inadequacy or neglect, as they believe that this time could be spent socialising or dedicating these hours to their relationship. Therefore due to preconceived ideas, and a contrast in interests, those who do not understand, have a negative connotation of it from the very beginning, and don't even make an attempt to change their views on it.
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Women are completely sexualised and objectified in the world of gaming. Regardless of how aesthetically pleasing it is or how well it has been done, the blatant sexism that is just accepted is cringe worthy.
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People need to stop taking the hobby or interest in gaming so personally. It genuinely has nothing to do with you.
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