Many people view gaming as a hobby to frown upon, viewing it as a simple toy or comparing it to simple board games; they view it as a child’s play thing. According to the misinformed, many view these “gamers” as immature due to the “childish” toys they use. And when those people do not think of gamers as little children, they view them as strange beings, foreign to their knowledge, disturbing in fact. This hasty generalization, this stereotype, became the main base for which people labeled these gamers as “geeks.” Historically, the geek’s definition, “a carnival performer who performs sensationally morbid or disgusting acts, as biting off the head of a live chicken,” (“geek”) sheds light on how many viewed geeks. Not only has society taken this term completely out of context, but the society has attached it to a community...
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...rdware required to use them. They can, if implemented correctly, even teach. And, despite the constant misunderstood stereotype of “geek,” the “gamer” tends to exist as a better established human being than many others. The “gamer” has an obvious passion which leads them through their life, and games have a hefty shadow under them. Many view this “geekish” hobby similar to biting the heads off chickens, yet I do not know any other subject of which they render the stereotype of “gaming” more incorrectly. Entertainment is not disturbing; socialization is not foreign or strange. No reason exists to think of gaming as such; the misunderstood of the world just need to give it a try, or at least attempt to understand the unknown.
"geek." Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 13 May. 2010.
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