The title question is more of an umbrella one, and I want to state from the get go that I am asking these questions non-judgmentally. I want this to be a space where people can feel safe to respond honestly.
I’ll also qualify that I’m not asking these impartially, as part of my reason for making this thread stems from some identified frictions in my own life that I’ve been mulling over. I don’t want to prime anyone’s answers, however, so instead I’ll just lay out what I’m interested in hearing about:
- Do you feel that you need to hide your gaming from others?
- Are you honest with others about the amount of time you spend playing games, the types of games you play, or the importance you ascribe to them?
- Do you feel that people judge your gaming habits or status as a gamer negatively?
- Do you identify yourself as being a part of a broader gaming culture?