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Stereotyping Gamers in Popular Culture: A Review of Pure Pwnage

Stereotyping Gamers in Popular Culture: A Review of Pure Pwnage

Socially Isolated… Addicted young people… Few real-life social ties These are just a few of the phrases used to describe the traditional “lonely gamer” (Schiano, 2014). This has been the stereotype of the traditional gamer for the past two decades. As Kaust (2012) states, “popular stereotypes rely on assumptions, are often mistaken for reality, and usually have negative connotations” (p 373). If you are a gamer, you know that this is an untrue assumption and if you aren’t a gamer,…

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