Something that ticks me off a bit is when people tell me that I should stop wasting my life playing video games. There are people who say it is dangerous, a waste of time, or stupid. Well I’m here to raise a question to those people and that question is what’s wrong with having a hobby? What is wrong with someone wanting to leave the stresses of life just for a little while? What, if its not stamp collecting or playing a sport its not a hobby? Its hard to be a gamer these days. Where everything you play will be made fun of by other gamers for playing it and non-gamers alike for playing games in the first place. As a WiiU owner I’ll tell you how annoying it is when all I want to do is be excited for a game only to hear everyone around me say “this is the WiiU’s last chance” or “why can’t they just put it on other consoles for a while” and other dumb things like that to ruin my enthusiasm. Lazy politicians use games as a means to protect themselves and parents alike from the fact that the people they’re responsible for will have a few rotten apples in the bunch. So today I want to say that I work hard, I get what I need to do done, I live up to my responsibilities, and I don’t like that people say I don’t have live up to those qualities because I play games for more than mobile games, sports games, and COD.
Yes gaming is a hobby and for a lot of people it becomes a lifestyle. I’m no different too, I mean I’m blogging about gaming right now aren’t I? I love to talk to people about games because gaming creates memories and experiences that not many other hobbies can achieve. Video Games when done right can really immerse the player and take them away from the world for a while. I’m not gonna force anyone who believes in the gaming worsens you myth, but I’m just saying that people should at least respect that gaming has created one of the most powerful communities out there (especially on the internet). The whole purpose of me starting a youtube channel and writing these blogs was so I can talk to others about some shared experiences and memories and what they think of new announcements. Its a part of my life, but unlike what many would say its not the only part of my life. Its not a distraction from responsibility, its a distraction from the stress and boredoms. Sometimes I like to go on an adventure in my own home, even if its not real.
I’m not saying that gaming is completely good for a person and that everyone should do it. However, like I said I do get insulted when people say I am lazy and irresponsible because I spend “all” of my time doing it. I think it’s ridiculous to make a claim like that and yet I see it all the time. I for one put my education, family, friends, and job before all else. Its just all about keeping priorities in order. If someone playing games is getting in the way of what’s important one would have every right to tell that person, but I for one disagree with someone thinking that’s the case for all gamers out there. This is just something I wanted to throw out there that was one my mind. I want to assure the gamers out there that as long as your priorities are in order there is nothing wrong with having a passion like gaming. Don’t let other people put you down for what you like to play or even that you play at all. Thank you for reading and your support, I hope you’ll check out my videos on game analyses and more on my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/NaismithBilly