What is a Hardcore Gamer?

"Certain friends would only play a specific type of game while others would try to play every game released, giving birth to a term deemed hardcore. But what exactly is that?" Vex of Play Legit Writes

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Fireseed1502d ago

A true "hardcore gamer" will do what it takes to get the games they want, and play new experiences regardless of aesthetic factors. I think a good place to find examples of this are people who find themselves constantly logging into Garrys Mod to find the new strange type of game, always willing to experiment and acting solely for the love of games.

GarrusVakarian1502d ago (Edited 1502d ago )

A hardcore gamer is one that ignores the urge to use the bathroom, eat, work, sleep or interact with other human beings in real life in order to play more videogames.

If you have ever stopped playing a videogame to do either one of those things, then you aren't hardcore.

I'm unemployed, constipated, hungry, a loner and tired...but damn im hardcore.


Fireseed1502d ago

I have once began a LoL game and played the first 25 minutes of it from a toilet. Was 17/1/2 by the end... does that count? :P

GarrusVakarian1502d ago (Edited 1502d ago )


Lmao, that's not hardcore according to my universally accepted rules above (you wouldn't be pooping if you were hungry, because you wouldn't have any food inside of you)....but that's some next level dedication!

Fireseed1502d ago (Edited 1502d ago )


Damn! I'll try harder next time! D:

Gonna have to look into this...

Boody-Bandit1502d ago (Edited 1502d ago )

If I stop gaming for sex does that mean I'm not a hardcore gamer? What if I pause the game, get in, get off, get out and go right back to gaming? No kisses, hugs or cuddling afterwards. Just thanks, that was great babe and than right back to the man cave?

If this isn't allowed in the hardcore gamer handbook I motion for it to be entered. Anyone 2nd that motion?

Porcelain_Chicken1502d ago

I play so much that I literally don't even have time to call myself "hardcore". Is that hardcore? :0

Also I ate a beagle once during a TLOU all-nighter. Dammit!

Ezz20131501d ago (Edited 1501d ago )

"I'm unemployed, constipated, hungry, a loner and tired...but damn im hardcore"


anyway, i'm a 26 years old gamer been gaming since Atari
hardcore gamer to me is a gamer who play most type of games or genre and like them equaly
who also ignore reviews and other people opinions on games he want to play and enjoy whatever people love it or hate it
a hardcore gamer is a gamer who play games while looking for the high points in games rather than the low points of it since no game is perfect and every single game hasve it own flaws

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Pogmathoin1502d ago (Edited 1502d ago )

Playing since I was 4, 1979, and do not care about rivalries..... Where does that place me?

Lukas... Ouch!

GarrusVakarian1502d ago (Edited 1502d ago )


"Lukas... Ouch!"

I mean it in the kindest way, i imagine you as a huge 100ft tall bronze statue in the 'Hall Of Videogame History'.

The description reads: "Here stands Pogmathion, he did not care for rivalries or fanboy wars, as a child in the 70's, all he cared about was playing his ancient 1st generation console. May he forever stand as a reminder to N4G that to be hardcore, you had to have been born in the 70's".

Ra30301498d ago

Your right
"A true "hardcore gamer" will do what it takes to get the games they want,"
They will also hack, cheat by using auto aimers, wall hacks, rapid fire, unlimited health, no reload. And those are just a few things used by the Hardcore Gamer who will stop at nothing to beat you in a game. The sad part to the Hardcore Gamers existence is the console makers, game publishers and game developers allow these types and in some cases encourage them. That's a Hardcore Gamer...the rest of us are just gamers with some spending more time gaming than others.

lolCHILLbro1502d ago

A gamer who has real passion for gaming? someone who wants to love the games they play not just pass the time? or am i to cheesy?

ZeekQuattro1502d ago

Well played sir. Fancy a bubble?

drizzom1501d ago (Edited 1501d ago )

Yeah this is quite an agreeable answer. But when you look at it, 'hardcore' now seems to be the wrong word to be using. I'd say the proper term to use is 'Dedicated Gamer'.

MeteorPanda1502d ago

play monster hunter and clear g rank on your own. You get permission to call yourself Hardcore.

Fireseed1502d ago

Play a game of League and carry a team of kids sub lvl 30... I've seen some shit.

crusf1502d ago

"Whoa watch out guys we gotta badass over here!"

bennissimo1502d ago

"Resolutiongate" warriors are, by default, casual gamers.

Real gamers, like real drinkers, will play anything good.

Boody-Bandit1502d ago (Edited 1502d ago )

I'm a hardcore gamer that also likes my drink. I prefer higher resolution (if possible but it's not a deal breaker) and I only like one type of beer and liquor, Molson Golden and Knob Creek.

bennissimo1501d ago

With you on the Knob.

Couldn't stomach the Molson, though.

Little Sumpin Sumpin Ale, on the other hand... draw me an IV.

Boody-Bandit1500d ago

I'm not much of a ale / beer guy. I only tried a few over the years. Maybe I should branch out and try others. I prefer Liquor because it gets me where I want to be a lot faster and overall I find it more relaxing.

R00bot1502d ago (Edited 1502d ago )

Someone that plays all games for the fun of it. Doesn't matter what game they prefer, but if they can admire the work that has gone into creating a game, without arguing about graphics and other trivial things, then they are hardcore.

Err, by that I mean cod grafix wooh explosions,

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