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Submitted by GamerEuphoria 598d ago | opinion piece

The Problem With The Term ‘Hipster Games’

Gamer Euphoria writes:

''Recently a article posted on N4G decided to tell people why gamers/people disliked hipster games. The site that posted it shall remain nameless (after all naming and shaming seems a bit silly) but their statement on ‘hipster games’ just came off as quite silly. Team Ico’s titles Shadow Of The Colossus and Ico were immediately pointed to as prime example of hipster gaming. This slightly confused me. Ico and Shadow Of The Colossus never came off as pretentious at any given point. If anything it came off as a game created by people with a vision, a vision that didn’t include the staples of video games that seem so overly abundant. Both games did have a ‘artsy’ feel to them, but this honestly (to me anyway) felt more like the Japanese culture seeping through into the game.'' (Bastion, Culture, ICO, Journey, Limbo, Shadow of the Colossus)

Linko64  +   598d ago
Hipster games....needs more trendy hats
3-4-5  +   598d ago
Aren't hipster games just IOS games ?
GamerEuphoria  +   598d ago
Not really :P
PhoenixRising37  +   598d ago
at this point any game that isn't a shooter or made by bethesda/nintendo is known as a hipster game. I only know one person in real life that can talk to me about fire emblem awakening, it's really unfortunate considering how great this game is.
GamerEuphoria  +   598d ago
That does seem like it is the case a lot of the time. I'm sure you'll have more people to discuss Fire Emblem with once it launches in Europe! the writer of this article is really excited for it.
PhoenixRising37  +   598d ago
If you haven't played awakening yet, let me tell you this: IT IS ONE HELL OF A GAME.
Skip_Bayless  +   598d ago
I rather be a hipster than a casual gamer. People who only play COD or Battlefield or war type games are considered casual to me. They're no better than the person who plays angry birds.
admiralvic  +   593d ago
I like how you say "is made by Nintendo" and then bring up a first party Nintendo game as your example... way to make a point!
PhoenixRising37  +   593d ago
I guess it doesn't make a whole lot of sense, does it? haha
ziggurcat  +   598d ago
what the original author (not the author of this article) doesn't realize that if hipsters were to play any game, it'd be pong.
GamerEuphoria  +   598d ago
The piece that inspired this one seemed to be confused between a game being pretentiousness and a game not being loud and proud and purely about blowing shit up and having a good time lol
palaeomerus  +   598d ago
No, Hipsters would play Eamon adventures.

The author has indy-performance-art-nerd mixed up with hipster.
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SkullBlade169  +   598d ago
The term "Hipster games" won't stick. It's just a dumb name that appeared in one article.

I quite like low budget games, though the ones that specifically have 8-bit style 2D graphics annoy me as they look cheap, but things like Journey i don't see how they are "hipster" in any way.
mastershredder  +   598d ago
Hipster games? Funny, I have some of those titles and they aren't 2nd hand, don't suffer from fashion clash, don't wear worn out sneekers or have Henry Rollins expressing his disgust over them.
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GamerEuphoria  +   598d ago
We live in a world with too many labels...and not enough Rollins
Hicken  +   598d ago
Rollins on the river?
steven83r  +   598d ago
If only people used the term hipster correctly. A hipster game could actually be anything. Even mainstream because they would say they are playing it ironically. But hipster games would have to be 20 years old, purchased used and beat, and had to be not popular even back then. Hipsters are god damn morons and need to be exterminated. Since when did it become cool to be poor.

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