7 July, 2008
Over at Brenda Brathwaite’s insightful blog, she talks about how she dislikes the term “gamer” on a very personal level.
So, this week, weigh in on your thoughts and propose new terms!
One issue brought up in the comments that I side with is that the media has put a lot of negative connotations with the word. You think of the pasty nerd gaming from mom’s basement, unable to grow out of his Peter Pan obsession with kid’s things.
Unfortunately, though, the term fits with other terms in English, so it’s hard to think of a new term that fits. The proposed “player” also has negative connotations based on popular culture, usually dealing with loose sexual morals; well, maybe that is an upgrade to mom’s basement.
Anyway, what do you think? Can you propose a new term?