Why Gamers Have a Bad Image

By Al Zamora

August 14, 2009

Stephen Totilo recently posted up a video from QuakeCon that showed a contest of some sort where three gamers were challenged to put clothes pins on their skin. The stereotype of grungy gamers with pale skin was in full affect and I am still very unclear who actually won or what the point of the contest was. Why did we need to have them take their shirts off and then have them jump??!! It seemed to me that the organizers were shooting from the hip here. There were some pretty funny random comments coming from off camera begging for the ladies on stage to jump instead of the contestants, listen carefully to catch them.

Stephen you have set gamers back 20 years with this video, may god have mercy on our souls. (I kid) Enjoy!

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Al Zamora

Al has been gaming as long as he can remember and will continue to game until his fingers break off or video games cease to exist. A New York native born and raised he crashed into the gaming journalism scene in 2006. Since then he has become the on air personality for DSTV and loves every second of cursing while interviewing developers about serious topics. Aside from being a gamer he also has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering that does not help in the gaming world but does provide for fun stories when people say "what?".Favorite games: Contra (NES), Mega Man II (NES) and Final Fantasy III (SNES)

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