One thing that’s always annoyed me and still persists, is the stigma that comes along with being an adult that loves video games. They’ll call us immature, losers, nerds who live in our parents basement and can’t get a girlfriend.
Okay, so some of that stuff can be true sometimes. Some of us gamers have had trouble with the opposite sex. Stereotypes, after all, exist for a reason.
But that’s far from the truth for most of us. People forget that video games aren’t for children. They literally grew up with us, just as we grew up with them.
So in the interest of breaking the stigma, here’s 3 rockers (there’s lots more) that REALLY love video games.
1. Matt Heafy – Trivium
Matt’s piercing vocals make him a hell of a frontman. If you’ve ever seen Trivium live, you know that they’re a high energy band. Definitely goes against the idea that video gamers are fat and lazy, that’s for sure. Matt has stated in the past how he started, like many of us, with Super Mario Bros. Nowadays, he’s a big fan of the Call of Duty series. Perhaps you’ve been one of his victims in the past, and didn’t know it. Or perhaps you bested him one time. Cool to think about, huh?
2. M. Shadows – Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold has their music featured on countless video games. Need For Speed and Call of Duty are merely 2 of the many games that come to mind. This is not an accident. They love video games, especially M. Shadows. He’s admitted to playing on all platforms such as Nintendo, Playstation, XBox, and PC. He also plays games with his kids and considers it quality family time.
3. Jonathan Davis – KoRn
Jonathan has stated openly in the past that he’s grown up on video games, and started with the Atari back in the day. He also played both the NES and Sega Genesis in his youth. Today, he’s still an avid video gamer, even at 51. He said at one point he owned 12 or 13 XBox One’s that he would keep with him at all times on tour. He also stated that his favorite video game of all time is Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.
Those are 3 pretty cool “lazy nerds” if you ask me. Seems you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover.