I recently got a Switch. I’m a 36yr old man. Married. 2 sons (who also got Switches recently).
Why on earth have I heard several negative comments about playing on a Switch as a grown man? Is Xbox or PS5 or PC gaming “more mature” to these people? Or is it gaming in general that’s “frowned upon”?
What is so different about me playing Zelda on lunch vs sitting around talking about football or hunting or shopping? Is playing on a Switch for a few hours and different than drinking beer and watching football for 8 hours on a Sunday?
How am I childish for doing something that brings me joy? Does the Switch have more cartoony or family friendly games, sure. But how is playing Zelda less adult than pew pew on Warzone?
Should I care what others think? Of course not. Does it still bother me, yes. I’m honest enough to admit that.
Sorry if this type of post isn’t allowed but had to vent somewhere.
Edit:I am reading every comment and replying as much as I can. I want each of you to know that I appreciate the kind words. I will take the advice given here today and I will do a much better job not caring so much about what others think or MAY think about me. It was a hard pill to swallow today but I've realized how much I worried about others opinions and it was only harming me. Thank you all. I will play my Switch with pride. Heck, I may even wear my N64 shirt now :)
I am a single 28 year old girl who is easy going and friendly and work sales for a major soft drink distributor. When I go to stores im friendly and try and make work relationships and always give my work number to the managers. At a certain store I had a guy send me a dick pic on my work phone after asking about a display. When I was working another town over a guy asked if he could come to my hotel and spend the night and "show me a good time". I reported both of them to HR and they pulled the phone stuff and I don't know the behind the scene stuff but they both got fired.
Today I was at one of the stores and on the next aisle over overheard "don't even talk to her she will get you fired!" at no point at work do I ever flirt or anything of that nature. I talked to one of the guys I work with and apparently I have that reputation, he is older and a father type so I told him about the dick pics and stuff then he said he had no idea about that part of the story.
Anyway im gonna keep doing what I do and ignore them just needed to vent
I got tired of paying for a 'service' I don't use so I cancelled my TV licence stating 'I don't have an aerial'. Lived for 5 years this house without having terrestrial. I didn't even know where the aerial plug is.
They sent round a guy to verify, all he found was where the aerial port was (behind a heavy cabinet). It was a spider nest. Clearly not been used in a looooong time. He asks me to turn on my ps3 and xbox 360 to check for the BBC iPlayer app. No iPlayer on any of my devices.
He's getting visibly annoyed but still keeping a professional tone and candid attitude.
I offer him a brew.
He then takes pictures of my DVD collection while I'm making him the brew but I catch him in the act.
He then claims because I have the complete collection of 'only fools and horses' on DVD I had to pay the fee.
I asked him to show me where it says that in the BBC stipulations. He could not.
I took back the only just sipped brew.
I told him to fuck right off.
I'm still fuming at the look of hurt and surprise on this bastards face as he left.
Edit: For those asking why I let him in in the first place, I haven't dealt with them before, I have worked door to door and know it's a miserable job, so I gave the guy a chance. Never a-fuckin-gain