Why do some people hate playing games?

Anachiwo

Member
Have you ever seen some people who hate playing games so much that they even hate the company of gamers?

I wonder what makes such people have such avarice towards gaming?
 

Lizardbro

Member
It really depends on the game itself and how it works, the gameplay or the story might be poor. Either that or they might just have a grudge against gamers.
 

kxiv

Member
I haven't come across anyone who hates playing games as everyone I know seem to play (a) game/s, even my grandmother plays games on her iPad :LOL: I guess those people who do might see it as a waste of time? Maybe they're one of those who believe that games are just for children.
 
I think the right adjective for that question would not exactly be "hate."

What I think happens most of the time is that people who don't like to play video games don't realize that for those who like it, it's a hobby like any other (but as we usually devote a lot of time to it, it seems something "weird").
 

mhingnhormz

Member
As of my existence I never knew someone who hate playing games and I can't imagine how will they react if he/she will see someonw playing a games. Its a kind of weird for me.
 
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Anachiwo

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It really depends on the game itself and how it works, the gameplay or the story might be poor. Either that or they might just have a grudge against gamers.
I'm talking about them having no interest in any kind of games whatsoever. It's not like they have a particular one they favor over others, no but they just hate games full time.
 

LividJay

Member
I have never come across anyone like that before. I don't doubt their existence, just never met anyone like that.
 

Jayson

Member
I guess it boils down to "whatever floats your boat". I mean, myself, I don't hate gaming - but it's not an obsession. Anyway, lately, I have no time for it (doing web development projects).
 

egghead

Member
In my observation, most of the game haters are the people who have never played games or do not have a lot of experience of playing various games. Since they do not know what kind of experience you can gain through gaming, they ate game and gamers.
 

Lizardbro

Member
I'm talking about them having no interest in any kind of games whatsoever. It's not like they have a particular one they favor over others, no but they just hate games full time.
Oh, well in that case it is either because they personally think games are solely for children or they cause violent behaviors.
 

egghead

Member
Oh, well in that case it is either because they personally think games are solely for children or they cause violent behaviors.
Yes, a lot of people think games are for children or teens, they also believe there is too much violence in games. These are the two main reasons why people hate games.
 
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Anachiwo

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Yes, a lot of people think games are for children or teens, they also believe there is too much violence in games. These are the two main reasons why people hate games.
Agreed on both points of seeing games to be linked with violent acts as well as something that is too childish to be getting into are the two main reasons why I believe some people detest playing games of any sort. Although some games are indeed wired in a violent manner.
 

Tehilah27

Member
There are different reasons why people hate gaming and do not like the company of gamers. It could just be a general lack of interest or it could be the frustration of not being able to finish a game successfully. People who are addicted to gaming could be very annoying sometimes - forgetting dates, events, not paying attention, becoming reclusive, etc. This could be the reason some people do not like the company of gamers.
 

Nariman

Member
Have you ever seen some people who hate playing games so much that they even hate the company of gamers?

I wonder what makes such people have such avarice towards gaming?
I don't think people hate games I think they hate the why a person (child, spouse, or love one) might abuse gaming. When I say abuse gaming, I am talking about getting addicted to the game and forgetting life.
 

wallet

Member
I haven't met such people until now, I do know people who are older than me that have no interest in gaming, the Internet, cell phones or any other technology.
 

leadtech

Member
Some people hate playing games because they think that it can destroy peoples study and life.We can't blame the old ones why they hate playing games.
 
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Anachiwo

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Some people hate playing games because they think that it can destroy peoples study and life.We can't blame the old ones why they hate playing games.
Seriously, gamers are liable to getting distracted when they are still in school. I have had my fair experience with gaming distraction when I was still a teenager in school and it affected my grades very bad.
 

egghead

Member
Some people hate playing games because they think that it can destroy peoples study and life.We can't blame the old ones why they hate playing games.
Generally speaking, most of the people strongly oppose gaming for kids and teens. That's because they believe games make kids and teens physically inactive, lose interest in study, and lso become violent. There is some truth on this though. However, it is also true that there is no skip from this phenomena. We have to look for middle path.
 
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leadtech

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Thats why controlling it to children is the best prevention. Monitor them to avoid the kids looking on the adult contents or violent.
 

jpk0007

Member
Have you ever seen some people who hate playing games so much that they even hate the company of gamers?

I wonder what makes such people have such avarice towards gaming?
Yes, there are a few people who simply hate playing games on the mobile or any other gaming device. They feel that playing games is a big waste of time. They also feel that playing games regularly can lead to games addictions. However, I don't think that games can be very interesting and entertaining. If you have self control then you can never get addicted to it. After all apart from the normal games there are games which can be very interesting and which challenge your brains.
 

Cmb1990

Member
Maybe they are expecting too much from the company to make a sequel of their favorite game but the company failed to do so.
 

Erika1358

Member
I've never met someone who hated playing games. I mean, some people might prefer not to play but to go so far as to hate games, I've never seen or heard of someone like that. It's such a sad thing though, games are fun. It's a great stress reliever.
 

divinegores

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I've never met someone who hated playing games. I mean, some people might prefer not to play but to go so far as to hate games, I've never seen or heard of someone like that. It's such a sad thing though, games are fun. It's a great stress reliever.

I agree with you. Playing games is fun and sometimes stress-reliever. Maybe some hated playing because they don't have time to play at all. And got envy with others. :)
 

Lizardbro

Member
Yes, a lot of people think games are for children or teens, they also believe there is too much violence in games. These are the two main reasons why people hate games.
Yeah, I get the feeling that people who think like that are either SJWs or people who try way to hard to fit in with social norms.
 
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Anachiwo

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I agree with you. Playing games is fun and sometimes stress-reliever. Maybe some hated playing because they don't have time to play at all. And got envy with others. :)
Can it actually be envy as you just mentioned? I think that it should be more than just envy because if such people really wanted to play, they can make out time to play. I don't think that there is anyone who is always busy 24/7/365.
 

Lizardbro

Member
Can it actually be envy as you just mentioned? I think that it should be more than just envy because if such people really wanted to play, they can make out time to play. I don't think that there is anyone who is always busy 24/7/365.
Well, it could be that they don't have time and might be within a crowd of people who are not into gaming and if they play a game, they might feel isolated. That is just what I think.
 

Bravosi

Member
Maybe they just hate the fact of getting addicted. I never encountered anyone who hates games, but rather those who lack the imagination to play them.
 

annal1za

Member
I think they just don't enjoy playing games. They do not just appreciate the story of the game or the game play to be exact. They also find the games a bad thing because it is addictive but it is in the person that is playing.
 

Nova

Member
Let's take a look at the logical side of the things. Not all people can take enjoyment out of games. Games increase your adrenaline. And not all people want to be on the edge all the time. And they prefer to make use of the games that are pretty boring and simple. So I don't hold much against such people. Each people to their own life.
 

Heatman

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From my experience, some people are wired in an odd way that what seems to be fine to others are literally nothing useful to them which is why it's very possible to see one who would never see any sort of fun in gaming.
 
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Anachiwo

Anachiwo

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From my experience, some people are wired in an odd way that what seems to be fine to others are literally nothing useful to them which is why it's very possible to see one who would never see any sort of fun in gaming.
Exactly. It's all about choice and preference.
 

egghead

Member
Yes, there are a few people who simply hate playing games on the mobile or any other gaming device. They feel that playing games is a big waste of time. They also feel that playing games regularly can lead to games addictions. However, I don't think that games can be very interesting and entertaining. If you have self control then you can never get addicted to it. After all apart from the normal games there are games which can be very interesting and which challenge your brains.
Anything you overdo can easily become an addiction. I have seen teens who complain that their parents hate them when they play games, however, their parents themselves have some sort of addiction, mother is addicted to soaps and father is addicted to football.
 

bphlover

Member
I have yet to encounter anyone who hates playing games. I think there are people who are just not into it but not entirely hating the act of playing. Maybe, they have other hobbies or passion that's why playing games is not their cup of tea.
 

SteinerMath

Member
I have not encountered anyone that hates games recently. Our generation are mostly comprised of gamers. Nerds are in, what was nerdy and uncool a few decades ago are now what is cool. I even have friends who are way older than me and some are even in their 50s and are gamers to an extent. I guess I am lucky that I have not seen as much hate towards gaming as you guys have.