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Reality Check - What Makes Hardcore Fans So Hardcore?

Reality Check takes a trip to Fanfest to study the psychology of hardcore video game fans. Just what is going on inside their loyal brains?

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AKissFromDaddy811d ago (Edited 811d ago )

This is a great video. David's reply for commitment towards a game makes sense.

MrSwankSinatra811d ago

There is no such thing as a hardcore gamer. You either play games or not. There is a such thing as a knowledgeable gamer and non-knowledgeable gamer.

AKissFromDaddy811d ago

Damn, with that kind of evidence.....who would disagree? lol

MrSwankSinatra811d ago (Edited 811d ago )

Hardcore gamer is such a broad term you can't actually pinpoint what exactly it is. Many people have their own different interpretations for what it actually means, for one person it could mean playing hundreds of games, for another person it could be someone who plays competitively online, for another person it could mean owning every single platform available to play games and not limiting yourself. This is why i feel there is no such thing as hardcore gamer. Now gauging a person's knowledge of video gamers can in fact be a term, because you either know a lot about video games or you don't. Someone of video game knowledge would know about video game history, all the different pro and cons of each gaming platform and is also in tune with each and every genre in video games. Someone not of knowledge is someone who might just play a game here and there but doesn't really care to go into the whole world of gaming.

Ripco_Keller810d ago

My definition of a hardcore gamer is someone who considers gaming their primary hobby, while a gamer is someone who considers gaming a hobby, but not necessarily their primary hobby, and a casual gamer considers gaming to be a last-resort time waster for when they have nothing else to do.

ThichQuangDuck810d ago

Hardcore fans tend to be rather obsessed with the definition of what is a game and what is not a game and who is or is not a gamer based upon what games they enjoy.

Genki810d ago

What makes hardcore fans hardcore?

Idiocy.

There is absolutely no good reason for the term 'hardcore' to ever be linked up with the terms 'fan' or 'gamer'

I don't know any hardcore photographers, hardcore movie goers, or hardcore bowlers. The idea itself is ridiculous, it speaks more to their insecurity than anything else, as if being hardcore adds some sort of legitimacy or edge to their fandom.

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