I think the biggest problem here is an issue of perspective. Video games, while over 20-30 years old now, are still amongst the newest medium of popular media. Games are still viewed by the general public as a sort of niche thing in the vein of anime or LARPing.The problem is that games are being relegated to a single phrase that takes away anything that makes them special. Grand Theft Auto becomes "That game where you kill prostitutes." Call Of Duty is "That game where you shoot people." And Madden is "Madden." The only mention most people have ever heard of Doom was in connection with the Columbine shootings.What most people fail to realize is you can give this reductive analysis to ANYTHING...be it a movie, song, someone's profession, or whatever. If someone told me self-importantly that they were a rocket scientist, I could say, "So...you make rockets fly?" They'd probably respond indignantly with "It's MUCH more complicated than that!" Or if someone said, "Have you seen Titanic?" "What? That movie where the boat sinks?" It's like asking your grandmother with dementia to describe the plot of a movie. No matter how good the subject, you can easily make anything sound awful this way.And this is why these things anger us; because that's how it makes us feel. Something that many of us connect to has been belittled, condescended, and sequestered with other relics of infancy or that which is deemed "childish." Digital worlds that have open up our imaginations or temporarily quelled the drudgery of every day life have been cast aside because they haven't existed as long as books, music, or film. There was a time when naysayers called the telephone a fad or couldn't see the entertainment value in television. Perhaps the path to acceptance is merely a waiting game.But what do I know? I'm just a guy with an opinion.