All the Ways Video Games (and Gamers) Are Portrayed in Media

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Gamers Are Anti-Social

There are some studies that suggest playing video games can actually help players become more social, but you wouldn’t think that based on how gamers are portrayed in mainstream media. Time and time again, avid gamers on TV are portrayed as your stereotypical nerd that fears human interaction and struggles to find common grounds with others outside of the gaming community.

The Big Bang Theory has an entire main cast built around the concept that being interested in comic books and video games have turned them into a collective group of anti-social adults. While the character development has certainly managed to develop more over time, there’s no arguing that the show’s foundation is rooted in a rather dated stereotype.

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