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I am. I have absolutely no idea why, but I'm ashamed of playing Nintendo games.

I went to the store  to buy Super Mario Galaxy 2 yesterday. To my own horror, I realised that I felt like I shouldn't be buying the game. As if I was playing something that's really meant for children, not people my age.

This kind of lead to me realising that feeling guilty about buying Nintendo games is a recurring event for me. I've somehow ended up subconciously believing that Nintendo games are "kiddy", or however you prefer to word it.

I talked to some other people about it, and it turns out that there are quite a few people who feel that Nintendo games just aren't for them. They love the games, but sort of feel that as males 18-30, they shouldn't.

Have you ever fallen into that "trap", being ashamed/unwilling to tell others that you play Nintendo games?



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Never!!!!!



No.



Love and tolerate.

Not at all unless I am playing Modern warfare reflex and friends stop over with little kids



No actually I have not. Mainly because I don't let peoples opinions bother me. Just because someone thinks its childish doesn't make it so. I knew girls in their late teens early twenties who love Pooh Bear and Mickey Mouse, I didn't understand it but in all honesty it was perfectly okay. I guess they are cute, my sister is turning 20 and she still loves the Pokemon television show.

Fact is Nintendo games are designed for everyone, not just kids not just adults everyone. As such the games need to appeal to everyone and that includes children. Think about it a second you like Marvel or DC character's? Were they not intended initially for children? Now they appeal to everyone, are you childish for watching SpiderMan3 or IronMan?

Its all psychological, you listen to society and allow society to control you. But fact is a large amount of Nintendo's market share is older people. Just look at E3 and all those fully grown men lining up to play the 3DS the line was five hours long apparently, are you saying they are all children?

You've gotta stick up for yourself, when ever you feel guilty just say to yourself and anyone calling you childish. This is what I like if you don't like it f off. I mean seriously what makes something adult nudity and blood and its not okay for someone to watch or play something lacking Nudity/Blood and profanity?

Infact I find most so called adult content to be immature, that being said I own mostly 18A movies but the fact still remains that Nintendo's products appeal to everyone. Think a second about ToyStory3 for example I know a ton of grown men wanting me to go see it with them. Are they all childish? No they aren't fact is it makes for good entertainment.

You just have to snap out of it, its a dillusion a bad dillusion.



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dtewi thinks that that you are just letting others' opinions bother you too much

 

Edit: also you see how you feel when you are going in to pick up your pre-order of Viva pinata



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Your way of thinking seems to be common from what I've observed. For me, I play whatever games I want. If somebody wants to judge me on such a superficial level then they aren't worth my time as a friend or whomever they may be. I'm not going to give up my enjoyment because somebody, who isn't worth anything(imo), has some retarted opinion on the activity and their perception of me because of it.  I'll probably be playing these games until I die, unless there is a good enough real reason for me not to. 



Joelcool7 said:

No actually I have not. Mainly because I don't let peoples opinions bother me. Just because someone thinks its childish doesn't make it so. I knew girls in their late teens early twenties who love Pooh Bear and Mickey Mouse, I didn't understand it but in all honesty it was perfectly okay. I guess they are cute, my sister is turning 20 and she still loves the Pokemon television show.

Fact is Nintendo games are designed for everyone, not just kids not just adults everyone. As such the games need to appeal to everyone and that includes children. Think about it a second you like Marvel or DC character's? Were they not intended initially for children? Now they appeal to everyone, are you childish for watching SpiderMan3 or IronMan?

Its all psychological, you listen to society and allow society to control you. But fact is a large amount of Nintendo's market share is older people. Just look at E3 and all those fully grown men lining up to play the 3DS the line was five hours long apparently, are you saying they are all children?

You've gotta stick up for yourself, when ever you feel guilty just say to yourself and anyone calling you childish. This is what I like if you don't like it f off. I mean seriously what makes something adult nudity and blood and its not okay for someone to watch or play something lacking Nudity/Blood and profanity?

Infact I find most so called adult content to be immature, that being said I own mostly 18A movies but the fact still remains that Nintendo's products appeal to everyone. Think a second about ToyStory3 for example I know a ton of grown men wanting me to go see it with them. Are they all childish? No they aren't fact is it makes for good entertainment.

You just have to snap out of it, its a dillusion a bad dillusion.

dude your grammar and spelling is absolutely atroucious. fix that shit.



There were times that I was ashamed, but that wasn't so much about Nintendo, but video games as a whole. Like talking to adults outside of my family that are much older than me.

But nowadays, probably not. Hell, in 2006 I bought Kim Possible for GBA in a big electronics store without feeling ashamed.



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No. A lot of people, not just kids buy Nintendo games. i don't see what's there to be ashamed of when even the "hardcore" adult reviewers have given the game 9s-10s.