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Say it loud: you play games and you're proud

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Will it ever be OK to discuss videogames among adults? I mean at dinner parties and other social functions, not just down the pub in secretive little groups. I ask because last week's TechnologyGuardian featured an interesting statistic: 56% of all gamers are aged between 24 and 44. And yet, very few people over the age of 30 talk about them.

Games, it seems, are still a guilty pleasure. Your PlayStation, like children's toys, embarrassing elderly relatives or dirty underwear, must be hidden before guests arrive. And while it is acceptable for 24 to 44-year-olds to discuss TV trash like The X Factor for hours on end, bring up videogame masterpieces such as the heartbreakingly beautiful Ico, and before you know it, the host is red-faced with embarrassment and someone is noisily collecting plates and offering coffee.

There is, of course, more to this than snobbery.

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