Why is this phrase so acceptable alongside few others like it?
“Games” are their own entire unique class of entertainment media alongside video (that would be TV shows & movies & youtube, I guess), audio (music), text (books, novels, fiction to nonfiction), and pictures usually with text (graphic novels, comic books, etc).
The instant response: People who don’t like games are bad at them. You can’t enjoy games without having at least a smidgen of skill, and if you don’t get started early on in life then you might never like games ever!
The barrier is likely just one of required interactivity plus the threat of failure, combined with the unfortunate fate of at least most of the earliest and most casual games sucking, and hard.
Maybe my classification is wrong, though? Maybe games (video games, I mean) fall under a bigger category of ‘interacting with a device’ and that includes GUIs, and basic computer use…
Anyway, my point is that if you ran into someone who said simply “I don’t like music”, your response would likely be that of disbelief (“What’s wrong with you?”), or you might even try to get them to change their mind (“Have you listened to X? Maybe Y?”).
Why not to the person who says “I don’t like games”?