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    Quote Originally Posted by hai View Post
    One thing i wonder is if video gaming has become more socially acceptable or the bar of being a nerd has become more raised. Cause i remember the stereotype during the 80's of video gamers was that they were greasy people playing nintendo/sega in their bedroom/basement/whatever. And i wonder if video games have become more socially acceptable or that the bar of being a nerd has become raised.
    It's both. Gaming is everywhere, I've never touched Fortnite, but I'm well versed in it from listening to students, there are esports leagues adding an air of legitimate competition and monetary value to playing. People are getting internet famous for their Twitch accounts showing their live streams, then YouTube is full of tricks, walkthroughs and the like.

    Which leads right to the bar raising. One no longer has to spend hard earned money for player guides to get 100% completion of games, or flip through the magazine rack for cheat codes. Not even the effort of reading through ASCII typed walk throughs posted to message boards. With so much easily available data, the minutiae geeks love to wallow in is common knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enslaved1 View Post
    It's both. Gaming is everywhere, I've never touched Fortnite, but I'm well versed in it from listening to students, there are esports leagues adding an air of legitimate competition and monetary value to playing. People are getting internet famous for their Twitch accounts showing their live streams, then YouTube is full of tricks, walkthroughs and the like.

    Which leads right to the bar raising. One no longer has to spend hard earned money for player guides to get 100% completion of games, or flip through the magazine rack for cheat codes. Not even the effort of reading through ASCII typed walk throughs posted to message boards. With so much easily available data, the minutiae geeks love to wallow in is common knowledge.

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    Yeah.

    I remember back in the days when i had to spend money on player guides on pc and video games.

    This was during the early days of the internet,when the internet was niche and people had to know how to work a computer before they could go on the internet and it didn't just involve switching it on and off.
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