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What Exactly is a "Real Gamer?"

Are you a “real gamer”? How can you be sure? Maybe you think you’re a real gamer, but you actually don’t fit somebody else’s definition of a real gamer. Maybe you’re love for videogames is newly found, and you think you’re a real gamer, but actually there’s this whole other gaming world to which you’re completely oblivious.

As ever, it’s the tricky subjects that has The Ultimate Gamer team in heated, fervent debates this week. The idea of what constitutes a “real gamer” us up there with the trickiest of them. Nature Vs nurture? Is morality objective? Should euthanasia be legal? Wtf do people watch the X-Factor?

Perhaps more importantly, it’s a question that potentially creates a divide amongst the gaming community. And maybe that’s a bad thing. But what even is a “real gamer” in the first place?

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MysticStrummer1339d ago

I'll just give my own personal definition…

A "real" gamer doesn't need to play every game or play on every platform or play every genre.

A real gamer is a person who lists gaming as their primary source of entertainment. Simple as that. On a typical night, trying to find entertainment for themselves, they'd rather play a good game than do just about anything else.

Now if you want to talk about what makes a "hardcore" gamer, then maybe we can get into the every platform/genre/game idea.

Just my opinion, but I'm certainly open to others.

KillrateOmega1339d ago (Edited 1339d ago )

Couldn't have said it better myself :)

Snookies121339d ago

I've been gaming since the NES days. I think that qualifies? Maybe?

minimur121339d ago

Are you a real hammer? Out an ultimate one?

(Sorry guys, it had to be done)

MysticStrummer1339d ago

No one can really prove they exist to anyone else.

JohnnyTower1339d ago

Very good sir! It seems the classics aren't all forgotten.

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