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Posted 6/24/11
in my opinion to be a real gamer you have had to have played every type of genre of games at least once
like: rpg, fps, 3rdps, math, eng, school related crap, mmo,musical,rythme,etc ya get point right?
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Posted 6/26/11
Hardcore gamers to me are people who stay up past 12 playing one single game, either online or offline, possibly the whole day playing A game

but a real gamer. . I was in one of those internet cafe's and someone passed out while playing WoW. . and we were all like, that's how a real gamer does it lol








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Posted 6/27/11
to me, a real gamer is someone who can pass touhou on insane without being killed or using bombs.

Only the hardcore may apply.
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25 / M / England
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Posted 6/27/11
I don't much care what you play or how you play, I don't care if you're a "gamer" or just a casual person playing farmville... as long as you are having fun playing games, that's what gaming is about.
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Posted 6/29/11
I'm either #12 or #23. XD
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Posted 6/29/11 , edited 6/29/11
I feel this topic may be partly in response to my post in the other thread. And furthering what I said maybe it is because I do feel like part of that elitist group that I often talk about a split. It's kind of like in high school. I played football and wrestled. While I do consider golf a sport you really can't help but raise an eyebrow when they or others consider golfers athletes. You mean no ill will towards them or the sport but I don't recall your coach making you run laps until someone threw up. Same idea. Beat an rpg at level 35 and then level up to 99 for the sheer joy of it, get platinum trophies or do some stupid ridiculous task 1000 times for that achievement, upgrade your computer 2 months ahead of time because you know the witcher 2 is going to look amazing when it comes out. Like in the previous topic where I mentioned Halo. I enjoy the game and love what it's done for gaming as a whole but if that and COD are the only games in your collection I can't help but raise an eyebrow when you call yourself a gamer.
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Posted 6/29/11 , edited 6/29/11
For a while I was pretty militant about it--I play actioners, specifically really hard ones. If a game isn't Ninja Gaiden- or Contra-level difficulty (or wasn't a high-level competitive fighter), then I wasn't interested. Video games were difficult and there was no reason to play anything if didn't require any effort to do so. I mean, here's one way of looking at it:

Today's "core" gamer wants God of War or Uncharted--they want a hand-holding experience that makes them feel awesome without them having to actually be awesome to get to the end. Worse yet, a lot of core gamers love exploiting a game's broken system and breezing through it. There's an awful lot of shit-talk for a bunch of people who live on Easy or Normal difficulty and never go after the game's real challenge--or challenge other people with it.

I've eased up on this belief a lot in the last while, but it's still hard for me to see a hobby built on the blood, sweat and tears of the arcade being torn down in the name of accessibility... and then to have the would-be giants raised on that accessibility crowing about how supposedly hardcore they are.

But yeah, everybody's a real gamer to me, even if they just play CoD or Halo, especially if it's against other people.
Posted 6/30/11
um, "real" gamers born be4 1993, from then on is just regular players
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Posted 6/30/11
O RLY

Says who I've seen plenty of kids that actually prefer most of the old games rather than newer 1s just cause there young does not make them non-gamers
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Posted 6/30/11

Anonymooo wrote:

For a while I was pretty militant about it--I play actioners, specifically really hard ones. If a game isn't Ninja Gaiden- or Contra-level difficulty (or wasn't a high-level competitive fighter), then I wasn't interested. Video games were difficult and there was no reason to play anything if didn't require any effort to do so. I mean, here's one way of looking at it:

Today's "core" gamer wants God of War or Uncharted--they want a hand-holding experience that makes them feel awesome without them having to actually be awesome to get to the end. Worse yet, a lot of core gamers love exploiting a game's broken system and breezing through it. There's an awful lot of shit-talk for a bunch of people who live on Easy or Normal difficulty and never go after the game's real challenge--or challenge other people with it.

I've eased up on this belief a lot in the last while, but it's still hard for me to see a hobby built on the blood, sweat and tears of the arcade being torn down in the name of accessibility... and then to have the would-be giants raised on that accessibility crowing about how supposedly hardcore they are.

But yeah, everybody's a real gamer to me, even if they just play CoD or Halo, especially if it's against other people.


Guess you haven't played Demon Souls
Posted 6/30/11
I don't care about all the hardcore, real, average and noob gamers, I just play the game... If ppl say that I am a gamer or not, I don't really care.. The only thing I care/thing about tht has anything to do with game is about how I am going to beat this fuck
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Posted 7/1/11

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Guess you haven't played Demon Souls
Demons' Souls has the feel of a PC game, which is pretty awesome. It's a lot like Minecraft in that if you do something without any thought whatsoever, the game punishes you ruthlessly and expects you to pick back up from scratch. However, once you get into your groove and keep playing it's less about progressive skill and more about making sure you're paying attention to everything at once. It's not that the game doesn't take any skill, it's just that it's an RPG, and as you get better at the game you get rewarded for it by being able to withstand (a little) more.

No, I'm talking more about games like Vanquish, where you have to be a 100% pure badass all the time. You have your cool slow-mo boost ability that sets it apart, but as you get hit, your ability to use boost gets cut down until you're stuck in a crossfire with no boost at all. That's one hell of a fun game.
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Posted 7/2/11

Anonymooo wrote:


TheProducer wrote:
Guess you haven't played Demon Souls
Demons' Souls has the feel of a PC game, which is pretty awesome. It's a lot like Minecraft in that if you do something without any thought whatsoever, the game punishes you ruthlessly and expects you to pick back up from scratch. However, once you get into your groove and keep playing it's less about progressive skill and more about making sure you're paying attention to everything at once. It's not that the game doesn't take any skill, it's just that it's an RPG, and as you get better at the game you get rewarded for it by being able to withstand (a little) more.

No, I'm talking more about games like Vanquish, where you have to be a 100% pure badass all the time. You have your cool slow-mo boost ability that sets it apart, but as you get hit, your ability to use boost gets cut down until you're stuck in a crossfire with no boost at all. That's one hell of a fun game.


Loved Vanquish Demo ye I know what your talking about you cant just spam spam spam since most of the walls just break so no wall hugging the entire game
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Posted 7/3/11
There are 3 types of pro-gamers that I've seen so far: The competitive type, the scientific type and the businessmen type.

The competitive types are those who seek perfection by challenging themselves and to others. Some of them even go out and do some pub bashing and earn a bit of cash from their spoils of victory.

The scientific types are those chose to understand the inner workings of the game to the point of doing some ROM hacking to find hidden flags and items. The fruit of their labor are usually found on strategy guides/walkthroughs.

The Businessmen types are those who deal with RMT. They are the specialist in the field of MMO gaming, they can hired as mercenaries or supply you with the best stuff that real money can offer; as long as you the money, they can provide you with almost everything in the game can or will offer.
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