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Old August 9th, 2012 (12:39 PM).
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I'm not ashamed.

But if I had to pick an excuse, it would be that I want more box space, and to be able to get all the new event Pokemon that came with it.

Plus obviously it's still fun (I'm 20 and I know that isn't close to old yet lol).

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Old August 9th, 2012 (9:48 PM).
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I am ashamed to talk about Pokemon, when i am out and about.
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Old August 10th, 2012 (2:22 AM).
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It's only weird, if you think too much about it..
I remember when B&W came out, there was a lot of us dudes waiting in line, all excited to get our game, and not really caring that it was in fact, a *pokémon* game, supposedly intended for little kids.
So now I think about those dudes, and it's weird, but at the same time, I hope it happens again :D
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Old August 10th, 2012 (4:19 AM).
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Originally Posted by rubin View Post
Grow up. The only people that think playing Pokemon is something you need to be ashamed of are edgy teenagers, not adults. After reaching a certain age people generally don't care about what you like and buy. I'm a collage student right now, and many people will actually consider it pretty cool that you play such a nostalgic series.
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Old August 10th, 2012 (5:32 AM).
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Not really gonna buy the game for myself (not interested), but for my brother. So I guess that's my "excuse".
Of course I won't really say it. I'll just go to my local store, grab the game for my brother and pay. If I do end up getting asked, I'll just say the truth, so it's not really an excuse.

I do understand why people criticize others for playing them though. Not saying they're right but, have you ever really found a person older than 16 who plays them NOT for nostalgia or for being a long time fan? Pokemon isn't really appealing for adults unless you've been playing them since childhood. I don't see what's with all the jabs at these people when there's some truth to what they're saying after all. Like what you like and ignore them, there's nothing wrong with liking Pokemon or being ashamed about it, but don't be a hypocrite.

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Old August 10th, 2012 (6:21 AM).
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I'll be walking into that shop proudly and buying it, probably telling whichever poor, unsuspecting cashier that I've been looking forward to its release for so long now. I'll also be going to the midnight release for it, if there's one in my area.

No use being ashamed of something I spend 60% of my time playing/watching these days.
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Old August 10th, 2012 (6:22 AM).
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Please if I cared what people thought of me I would not be living the life I am living. I'll get the game dressed in cospaly and rub it in kids face at the mall. Ok maybe I won't be mean but I'm in no way ashamed. If people look at me weird I'll give them a camera so it will last longer.

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In my opinion, the reason Pokemon has a 'kids label' attached to it because of the anime. Nintendo didn't say 'we are going to make a game from this show', they allowed 4kids to create a show from the game

Uhhh you do know 4kids had ntohing to do with the anime being made right? They only dubbed it nothing more. I think it was Shopro that made it and aired it on TV Tokyo and about a year later we got it
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Old August 10th, 2012 (2:12 PM).
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Go and buy it like I normally do. People who get afraid or self-consious about buying a specific game need to go see a doctor.

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Old August 10th, 2012 (3:03 PM).
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Walk in EB Games, pick up both Pokemon Black 2 and White 2, pay for it, walk out... I stopped caring about what people think long ago!
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I would be doing what i had for the longest. Walk into the big mall where all the school kids hang, walk into gamestop(same floor and right next to food court) buy my game and walk out
The cashier shouldnt care because most likely, he/she is probably a GAMER and they probably play games that are kid-oriented too

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Old August 10th, 2012 (7:12 PM).
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Why be ashamed?? I buy every thing I see pokemon related, games movies, figurines, and I let who ever it's coming from that it's for me and not to be ashamed on this part either, I am probably one of the oldest pokemon player, collector on this site, even when I go in to Gamestop, they let me know what is coming out in the pokemon dept.!!
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Old August 10th, 2012 (9:01 PM).
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There's a lot of people where I live so they'll probably go to the stores near the day of the release like me, and there aren't really a whole lot of boys let alone girls who play Pokemon near me (unless they're hiding? lol) so I'm sure they might look at me funny, but I'll just smile and walk away with my game.
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Old August 11th, 2012 (8:59 AM).
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My little brother will buy both games, one for me, so I'll have no problem with that.
However, if I was the only one home playing Pokémon, I guess I'd order it on the internet. It's not that I'm ashamed of playing Pokémon, but, unless someone asks me, I'd never tell I still play it. I confess that I fear what other people can think. That's a big mistake, I know, but here unfortunately people don't play Pokémon openly even at college, as I see it's the case in several other places. So, I'll be unassuming.

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Old August 11th, 2012 (9:27 AM).
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I feel that pokemon is wonderful.. i don`t care if looks are given, i`ll by my darned -i don`t cuss- game.
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Old August 11th, 2012 (10:25 AM).
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Unfortunately there are jerks out there that make Pokemon appear to be only a kids game, and if you play Pokemon then you suck, when really there is no reason for you to suck because you play Pokemon, if anything I would think of Pokemon of a hipster's game! Anyways, I don't worry about those types of things, I've bought more embarrassing things, trust me xD The way I see, you are probably never going to see the guy (or girl) again in your life (unless you are a regular at GameStop) and if you do they probably wont recognize you, and even if they do, what are they gonna do, laugh at you and tell everyone you play Pokemon?! If that happens he should be havin a talk with his boss ;D
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Old August 12th, 2012 (7:13 AM).
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I am 13. I look about 11, so I need no excuse.
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Old August 12th, 2012 (8:59 AM).
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As many people say, there's no reason why being ashamed of buying a game. Moreover, the moment I was buying the game, the cashier told me "you're lucky, you're the first buying the new Pokémon game here. I'm going to get mine as soon as I finish my shift." However, I started buying games "onlinely" one year ago, because it's cheaper and I buy more than one game at once. Anyway I would buy the games if I wanted, nothing to be ashamed of.

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Old August 12th, 2012 (9:44 AM).
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I normally don't go out, even though I live in the city so I wouldn't really have this problem seeing how I'd get my mom to buy it seeing how she goes out to work. I guess if I had to get off the couch and buy the game I would be up front about it, anyone who tries to tease gets their face punched into tiny dust particles. >:)
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Old August 12th, 2012 (12:14 PM).
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Tbh, I'm kinda hoping to get the game for Christmas or my birthday or something, so then I won't have to buy it. 'Course, if I had to buy it, I'd go straight to the cashier and put the game on the counter, ask if I can buy it, and if they give me a wierd look cuz I'm 17 and shouldn't be buying Pokemon games, I'll just look at em and say "Dude, it's freakin Pokemon. You know you're jealous of me for getting it before you."
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Old August 13th, 2012 (7:09 PM).
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my excuse to buy it actually is so all dem kids, my friends and everybody else dont get ahead of me in gameplay and competitive battling this time around... tbh i haven't bought a pokemon game within a week of release since orginal pokemon silver for the gameboy color. i am definately looking forward to W2 so this time i get ahead of everyone!
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Old August 13th, 2012 (8:43 PM).
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my excuse to buy it actually is so all dem kids, my friends and everybody else dont get ahead of me in gameplay and competitive battling this time around... tbh i haven't bought a pokemon game within a week of release since orginal pokemon silver for the gameboy color. i am definately looking forward to W2 so this time i get ahead of everyone!
well your outa luck cause its already out in japan.
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Old August 13th, 2012 (8:54 PM).
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I would purchase the game with huge smiles. In the Bahamas, I know the folks that own the game store and lots of people older than 12 still play!
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Old August 13th, 2012 (8:59 PM).
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If I really wanted to be discreet about it, I wouldn't go for the hoodie route, I'd simply travel to the next town over heh. I'm just as good as invisible there.

Not that I would do such things though. At my age (whatever that is) I could care less what they think. Besides, I have friends my age who were at Comic Con so I dare them to say something! I know they won't though but that's why they're my friends and also why I want to kill them for going to Comic Con w/o me!!!

And as for the potential finger shakers and naysayers I might encounter whilst I purchase it...I say good day.
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Old August 14th, 2012 (8:34 AM).
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I've never used an excuse to buy Pokemon games. I just go into Game Stop and buy it. I'm not ashamed in any way. I might have been embarrassed back in junior high/freshman year, but after that, I just stopped caring what people think of me. If they think I shouldn't be playing Pokemon or if they're going to make fun of me, then I really don't care about whether or not I'm impressing them or if I ever have a chance of being friends with them.

And let's be honest, the people working at Game Stop are gamers. There's a 90% chance that they already have a copy put aside for themselves, and even if they don't play Pokemon, they won't care because the gaming community is generally a very accepting one. We're all nerds (I don't mean to offend anyone by saying that; I mean it in the most endearing way). We stick together! Haha.
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Old August 14th, 2012 (10:29 AM).
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Not too long ago, I wore my pokemon shirt to school and my buddy Justin asks me, "You don't really watch that show, do you?" I also got a few other..strange looks by people. So, in conclusion, yes it is rather labeled as a "kids" game, yet it is only labeled that by people who either have not played the game or never got into it. I am only 16, but even the general teen thinks it's for the younger minds. I think there shouldn't be an age interval for this game. It's suited for all ages, excluding those who aren't old enough to register the concept.

That being said, I do not need an 'excuse'. I do not care what other people think of me to that extent anyways. Might I mention that the "teens" at my school seem to think that Elmo and Hello Kitty are suitable for their age. I do believe they have no room to judge
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