I would say, that video-games are my guilty pleasure indeed. I claim thatvideo games are for suckers and for twats if someone asks me, but if I happen to come across a guy who plays video-games I would like to have a conversation about them.
Anyway, why I love them:
(In alphabetical order)
I know it might sound stupid but I feel satisfied when I see my percentage in some video game getting increased. It’s also an ego boost, but not the best kind of ego boost. There are better ego boosts out there, like hitting on girls for example.
2) Collector’s delight
A delight indeed, but bad for your pocket on the other hand. Unless you are super rich of course. Personally I have the collector’s bug since I was a kid, and in video games there are lots of video-games for each console to collect. But as I said, it’s a matter of money mostly.
Video games helped me a lot to improve my knowledge in English language. So if you are a non-English speaker, they can be really educative when you are young.
4) Good for the cold days in the winter.
It’s not pleasurable to go out in winter, especially in the night, so staying at home and playing some games is a nice time-killer.
5) Interesting Characters
Well, this happens on the RPG genre mostly. You are introduced to characters with unique personalities, something that helps you to keep your interest.
And why I hate them:
(In alphabetical order)
I have a bad habit. When I start a video game, I want to finish it 100%. Hence, that’s why I avoid them, in order to not get stuck.
2) It’s expensive.
I don’t want to spend money on a new console or a new video game, so when I play I still play those I used to have as a kid.
3) It's nerdy
I don’t want to be occupied with a hobby that is considered nerdy by the majority of people. But it’s like one of the many things that we are ashamed to do/say in public, yet we do/say them when we are at home. Plus, I don’t want to develop a nerdy personality, and video-games help me to awake the nerd in me.
4) No pussy
The more you play, the less pussy you get. And that’s a fact. After all, 99% of actual gamers (this gamer chick label is just bullshit, because they are not actual gamers) are male.
5) They are against my claims.
If someone asks me what I think about video games, then I will say It’s only for suckers and for twats, as I said in the beginning. So I feel kinda guilty for being involved with something I was supposed to dislike.