"Whats your favorite hobby?" Answer = video games "what?" in General Gaming Posted October 2, 2015 I'd say the stereotype holds true; it represents the majority and most-memorables of gamers. Which is how all stereotypes are made - they aren't just invented, it's the collective impression based off real accounts. Sure there *are* successful, non-basement, socially acceptable, intelligent and street wise gamers, but I would say they only make up 20% or so, if that. And if you narrow it down to competitive ones that play more often than on the weekends, it's probably more like 3%. Just like how there are probably 3% of Asian Women who can drive well (it doesn't matter if most of them can't) I disagree. I've noticed that competitive players are generally less stereotypical nerdy than their casual counterparts because their competitive drive has come from traditional sports IRL. Although, I do define casual a bit wrong perhaps--I mainly mean gamers who play regularly but not competitively.