What is a Gamer?

What does 'gamer' mean? Why is it important, to whom is it important, and what does it do? What makes or defines a gamer? Anthony Coughlin takes a brief look at the history of the 'gamer'.

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GreenRanger1393d ago (Edited 1393d ago )

Gamer: Someone who plays games all day and all night.
These mysterious creatures form spiritual bonds with a lump of plastic, often defending that piece of plastic to the bitter, bloody end.
Gamers joins websites in the dark corners of the internet and have verbal battles, which often leading to lifelong grudges.
Pictures of girls sends this creature into a frenzy, ironically, it's only in this savage frenzy that gamers actually get along with one another.
Gamers are the scapegoats of society.
Gamers have mastered the art of playing with one hand, often holding a drink, food or a body part in the other.
Gamers are not shy about attacking other gamers, but if a regular person attacks gaming, they will unite, moan and disperse in a matter of minutes.
Certain gamers let their plastic box go to their heads and lash out at anyone who doesn't share their opinion. If you even speak to one of these "Feral Gamers", you will begin to lose brain cells. Avoid at all costs.

KangarooSam1393d ago

Bubbles to you whether you wrote it or not haha classic

NastyLeftHook01393d ago (Edited 1393d ago )


Outside_ofthe_Box1393d ago

A gamer is someone who plays video games as a hobby.

MyCarAndMyGuitar1393d ago (Edited 1393d ago )

It's not a hobby, it's a passion.

aLucidMind1393d ago

A hobby often is a person's passion.

zealot_x1393d ago

A miserable pile of...
oops sorry, wrong article

ShaunCameron1392d ago

FPS-loving morons? (c) Hideo Kojima

zebrahim1393d ago

A true gamer buys games for the love of the experience it provides. A sense of escapism. A true gamer defends his right to engage in constrive debate on the issues and affords opinion an opportunity to permeate his perception. A new generation gamer struggles to find work...uses games to pacify their obvious inadequacies and hijacks forums to try and convince gamers of three things.

1. Consoles for next gen should be sold at $300. Because they are too lazy to work and save up for a proper gaming experience.
2. Advises gamers of their superiority when it's obvious they can't hold down a conversation due to their ADD.
3. Forces their ignorant opinion on why one console brand is better than the next because they can only afford 1.

So....there will be chaos in 2013-14 as these lazy Generation Y gamers pursue their desperate attempts to enforce mainstream mediocrity. Game companies will go bankrupt and we will be forced to play games that require inaccurate body gestures aimed at a younger generation. We will have no choice but to play sport games that tweak minor advances year on year. Eventually we will have to adapt to 99c games on a thin screen that tries hard to mimick a proper gaming experience.

zerocrossing1393d ago (Edited 1393d ago )

Actually I'm a generation Y gamer (25 fits the bill if I'm not mistaken) and I don't do any of that negative stuff you mentioned.

I'm probably as angry and bitter as you are given the current state of the gaming industry, but generalising and segregating an entire demographic and labeling them as some kind reason/cause for all negativity in gaming is missing the bigger picture.

The mainstream media is the real problem, catering to the ignorant, lazy, misinformed posers who have the gull to call themselves "gamers" whilst playing only the latest COD or so called AAA titles they're told to all year round, that is what hurts the industry.

I will always say gaming is at it's best when games are created as a form of art, not when designed by checklist to appeal to the lowest common denominator.

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