Since it's been established that the spriters ARE around, just concentrated on the gaming section, I wouldn't say they're really hiding so much as they concentrate on their area of interest, which happens to be games. So it's less like they're hiding in the basement, and more like they're hanging out at the arcade all the time really.
They most likely are spoiled little brats who sit in there room with every gaming system known to man, 7 known to monkies, or using there computor and the only reson they use the
gaming forum is because it is what they know, what they comic and such.
Or they might be spoiled brats and can't take harsh comments tords them, and they know that in the gamming section they won't have to wory about this because they know about video games.