I have been hearing this for years, and every time I hear it makes me feel rather low considering it is one of my main hobbies. I heard it yesterday from a co-worker "my boyfriend and his stupid video games", and a while back another co-worker said he wants to throw the Xbox his wife bought for his son (I would never buy that garbage for him) on the curb and saying his son was going to become stupid if he doesn't stop wasting his time on games. He was so angry about it, I didn't even mention to him that I am a gamer. Even Roger Ebert once said "video games are not art" What is the stigma? Why do people frown on video games but accept nearly all other forms of entertainment?