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#1 FrankieCakes
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Would you ever STOP gaming, like COMPLETELY because your g/f b/f wanted you too? Reasons being, they think that it's childish and lazy.

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#2 speedfreak48t5p
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No way!

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#3 MAILER_DAEMON
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I can't see myself ever giving it up completely, much less date someone who didn't at least have an appreciation for gaming. :lol: I do play games less now than I used to, and rarely if ever pick games over times to go out with friends. Gaming with a GF though... that would be fun.
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#4 vadicta
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I have a GF who plays videogames and it's AWESOME :D

It's fantastic to know that all I ever have to do to get her a gift, is buy two copies of a game I already want!

So, no, to answer your question, no I wouldn't.

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#5 lweinste
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Would you ever STOP gaming, like COMPLETELY because your g/f b/f wanted you too? Reasons being, they think that it's childish and lazy.

FrankieCakes

No. FrankieCakes, anyone who tells you that video games are "childish and lazy" is simply out of touch with modern society. Video games are a form of entertainment and are not inherently any more childish than film, TV, books, etc. Playing them makes you no lazier than if you watched TV or surfed the Web.

Just my two cents.

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#6 cprmauldin
Member since 2009 • 1567 Posts

No, my fiance is fine with my favorite hobby :)

She even gets in on it by buying me games as gifts :)

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#7 Harkat95
Member since 2009 • 1139 Posts
No way. I write for an up-and-coming (though still E3-permitted!) page, and writing games journalism is something I plan on doing with my life.
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#8 Nooberman2k
Member since 2010 • 449 Posts
Heh, my gf was quite anti-game when we first met. Soon sorted that out! I'm now playing through the Reach campaign in co-op with her!
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#9 anthonycg
Member since 2009 • 2017 Posts

Ask them why they think it's childish and lazy. Take note of the long pause followed by random thoughts.

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#10 ChiliDragon
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Would you ever STOP gaming, like COMPLETELY because your g/f b/f wanted you too? Reasons being, they think that it's childish and lazy.

FrankieCakes
Why would you date someone who thinks you are childish and lazy? And no, of course not. Duh. :P
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#11 reason58
Member since 2003 • 355 Posts

Women come and go, but pokemons is forever!

I'm so lonely.

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#12 Link334
Member since 2007 • 6082 Posts
No. I wouldn't.
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#13 Crimsader
Member since 2008 • 11672 Posts
I won't stop gaming because I won't get a girlfriend. Easy. I win. 8)
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#14 sillyseaotter
Member since 2009 • 179 Posts

i would only quit gaming on my own accord and my fiance knows that, she supports my hobbies. ANY GOOD GF/BF would NOT ask you to give up a hobby that means something to you

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#15 keech
Member since 2003 • 1451 Posts

Short answer: No.

Long answer: I've been playing video games since I was 4 years old. I'm 28 now. I don't even think I could start dating someone with that sort of narrow attitude about gaming. I would be hard pressed to find anyone under the age of 40 that doesn't play video games as least casually these days. few I have met always tended to be more immature and petty than the "childish and lazy" gamers they like to trash talk.

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#16 Treflis
Member since 2004 • 13686 Posts
Nope, if they can't handle that I sometimes want to sit down an play a game because I find that fun then that's their problem.
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#17 Drakan11
Member since 2009 • 763 Posts
If I was doing Kate Beckinsale and she asked me to stop gaming....I'd tell her to bug off.
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#18 metroidprime55
Member since 2008 • 17657 Posts

No, I would break up with her after a mental breakdown of the possible results.

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#19 jakethesnake159
Member since 2009 • 6284 Posts

It depends on how hot she is:P

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#20 GabuEx
Member since 2006 • 36552 Posts

If I had a girlfriend, and if she decided to make our relationship contingent on my not playing video games anymore, then that would be the end of our relationship. :P

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#21 Dogswithguns
Member since 2007 • 11359 Posts
My g/f, she plays Farmvilles all da time.... so Im good.
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#22 MathMattS
Member since 2009 • 4012 Posts

Absolutely not. I'm a gamer and that will never change.

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#23 just_nonplussed
Member since 2006 • 4130 Posts

Would you ever STOP gaming, like COMPLETELY because your g/f b/f wanted you too? Reasons being, they think that it's childish and lazy.

FrankieCakes
i would say laziness depends more on the player. your 'BF' or 'GF' can just button mash while looking out the window, or they can concentrate and play properly. and childish? that's just a really bad stereotype. since most people don't really say what they mean anymore, words like 'childish' and 'mature' are often utterly meaningless and lazily applied. i think games can help improve your brain, or melt it depending on what you play and how you play.. but already, games are more active than TV because it's all about problem-solving and stuff.
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#24 UT_Wrestler
Member since 2004 • 16426 Posts
I wouldn't change who I am just to please a partner; that would be a deal breaker no matter how attractive she might be in other respects. My wife isn't a gamer, but she at least respects the fact that it's one of my hobbies and a method of relaxing.
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#25 Archendrus
Member since 2010 • 306 Posts

Yeah, asking me to stop playing games because it's childish and lazy would definitely be grounds for a break up, hands down. Especially considering that's what I'm going to school for. ...Well, going to school to learn to develop games, not to learn how to play them XD

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#26 GodModeEnabled
Member since 2005 • 15314 Posts
How hot is the girl? Like superhot? Then yeah I totally would quit. Screw you losers :P
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#28 VinnoT
Member since 2003 • 4649 Posts
I wouldnt give up biting my nails for a gf so I certainly wouldnt stop gaming.
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#29 LovePotionNo9
Member since 2010 • 4751 Posts

Nah, she'd have to be immature to even think in such ways, so I'd say she's not worth it. Also, you shouldn't change yourself for your partner unless it's something bad and video games aren't bad.

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#30 UnknownElement4
Member since 2008 • 2603 Posts

I doubt I'd ever give up gaming. Well, unless I was somehow forced to. If my so called gf was stronger than me...then idk. lol

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#31 Ceraby
Member since 2009 • 3306 Posts

My partner thinks I'm chilidsh and lazy? Hm well it's true. Telling me to stop gaming is not going to change my nature.

COMPLETELY stopping is not an option for me. Cutting back though, sure I'd do it for him. But he's got to reduce whatever obsessive hobby's he's into , that I find even a remote dislike, in return.

How hot is the girl? Like superhot? Then yeah I totally would quit. Screw you losers :PGodModeEnabled

Sell out! :x :P

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#32 ArielDark
Member since 2010 • 1129 Posts

I wouldn't give up gaming for no one.Never had that problem cause usually I have a bf that is a gamer too.:)

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#33 DDRMom
Member since 2008 • 1360 Posts

I'd give up gaming if he gave up poker. Of course there's no chance of that happening so I'm good.

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#34 wintery01
Member since 2007 • 25 Posts

No way man, that's like telling me to give up live.

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#35 hiryu3
Member since 2003 • 7313 Posts
nope especially if someone gave me a "its me or gaming"
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#36 calvinsora
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I'd call them wrong and would explain to the best of my ability why video gaming is just as equal as a medium as literature and film, simply in different ways. I have no interest in getting a gf, though.

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#37 cboyuno
Member since 2007 • 647 Posts

Well seeing as I plan on going into game design as a career I would probably laugh my ass off. If I saw that she was serious I wouldn't even respond. I would just end the relationship on the spot. (But if she had a good reason I would have no problem giving upthe hobby part. I can't think of a good reason though)

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#38 kinectionz
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Probably not lol. Unless she was like wayy out of my league and I knew I had to do it to avoid breaking up with her. But generally no, I dont think I will ever quit completely.
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#39 edinsftw
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I had a gf who wanted me to do that. I simply told her my video games are more important than you.

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#40 Sacif
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If you ever have to change who you are or want to be for someone else you have missed the point of relationship.

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#41 GGam3r
Member since 2010 • 95 Posts
Nope. If my gf told me to give up gaming or she'd dump me, I'd say that's too bad. I love gaming, it's a hobby, if she doesn't like that, that's her problem, not mine. Same with Anime.
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#42 kussese
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If I had a girlfriend that insisted that I stopped gaming, well, I wouldn't have a girlfriend anymore :P

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#43 Diablo-B
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No. Gaming is not childish. When it first started video games were some what of a toy. No longer is this true. Gaming has evolved into the biggest media entertainment format. Not only is it on the same level as books, music, and movies, but it also out sales those forms of media. To say games are only for kids would be like saying music is only for teens.
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#44 Diablo-B
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I had a gf who wanted me to do that. I simply told her my video games are more important than you.

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EPIC.

I will quote this from now on.

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#45 edinsftw
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[QUOTE="edinsftw"]

I had a gf who wanted me to do that. I simply told her my video games are more important than you.

Diablo-B

EPIC.

I will quote this from now on.

Sweet, third person to wear a quote of mine ;p

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#46 foxhound_fox
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Never. Its my hobby. I don't see why anyone would give up something they enjoy just for the sake of a relationship. If that's the case, your in a relationship for all the wrong reasons. It isn't supposed to completely change who you are, just help you grow into a better, more loving and caring person.

If one day my girlfriend told me "give up gaming" I'd firstly wonder why (because she likes gaming as well, not nearly as much as I, but is becoming more interested in it), and then tell her "no." If she has a problem with that, then I don't see why we need to stay together. Sure, there are a lot of things I'd do for my girlfriend... but giving up something I've been doing practically my entire life and enjoy very much? Hell no. It would be like her telling me to give up reading... or the academic study of religion.

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#48 rockyoumonkeys
Member since 2004 • 237 Posts

Nope. If I'm with someone who wants me to change that much, then I'm with the wrong person. It's not even games specifically...if they want you to cut out ANYTHING that you're interested in, they're asking too much and you're probably incompatible.

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#49 LightGalaxy_07
Member since 2009 • 626 Posts

guys you know.. the bad things about this video games.. are the material things are more important to you than the people.. man what's wrong guys?