Like comic books and rock ‘n roll before it, video games have been attacked by ignorant folk with no real understanding how they work.

As they try and pass legislation to limit their sales, decry them as morally bankrupt, and associate those who play them with images of gangly, neckbeard-sporting, basement dwellers, they bring about the most foolish arguments to support their cause.

The stereotypes surrounding video games and gamer culture are wide, and it’s these arguments that spread them.