So You Are A Gamer?

Despite over 25 years of existence, billions in profits and millions of players worldwide video games continue to struggle for respectability and mainstream recognition as a legitimate form of entertainment not just for adolescents but people of all ages and from all walks of life. The players are consistently stereotyped in popular media as introverted, overweight, unemployed people (largely male) that lack social skills, live in their parents basements and are hopelessly emotionally bound to their computers, the internet and their video games. But the truth about gamers, who they are and why they play may surprise you. The individuals that comprise gaming culture is estimated in the tens of millions, it is global, competitive, highly influential and growing. Despite this growth and increasing popularity, gaming is largely ignored by sociologists. Video games are used and feared by governments, parents groups and most notably by people that have never experienced gaming culture. The documentary “Gamer Revolution” takes a look at gamer culture in the United States and around the world.
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