If you strap yourself in to a home console it basically indicates that either you have no friends or think gaming is more important than spending time with your friends, since life is pretty busy. Or, if you're a student, that you don't like to study :'D But really I think it's mostly looked down upon if you make a big deal of it or tell people when you introduce yourself or in a business situation. Shows a lack of tact, because I'm sure a lot of people wish they had the time to dedicate hours of playtime (or other fun time) every day and saying that you can sounds pretty enviable. Some of my teachers have 3DSes but how will they have "real game time" when they don't get home until 9-10pm There may be a difference between wanting to make big games and actually being able to. Would be cool to see more home console titles, but I have to say I'm in the handheld camp personally because it's so much easier and more private.