Can gamers ever be a part of "normal" society when stereotypes like these loom?
And...you lost me by putting a fifteen item list on fifteen pages...
Blame SEO. There was a site you could use to delist pages like this and view it all on one page but I forget what it is. I'm not going to bother with the article until I can find it. There are extensions for your browser, but Chrome eats enough memory that I don't need to add more to it. Plus, it's gamingbolt.
Just google "deslide", I use it all the time on Gamingbolts and other pro "journalists" that need to mince clicks.
Thanks for the heads up. No clicks from me.
They lost me when i saw gamingbolt. No clicks from me.
Agreed, clicked on it, saw fifteen pages, clicked it off.
And that is why add-ons that block ads are good, because you won't give sites like this more money by viewing their ads on the one page you view when going there only to realize that they are trying to screw you over.
Unfortunately, I match the stereotype, I'm an awkward nerd who can't get a gf
Nah have confidence in yourself broski, them chicks is crazy bruo, they want you.
You know what you might try if you're looking for a gf that may be into gaming but you are too shy to start a conversation yourself. Buy a gaming related t-shirt, preferably of a popular or semi-popular game that you know a lot of people like and that you also like, then try to get to like local conventions or meet ups and just let people start conversations with you. Then it's just about relaxing and letting things happen from there. Confidence is key, but not always easy. In times like that, the law of averages in a big crowd can work in your favour. LOL.
Haha you should a seen what it was like when I was rockin my Kirby shirt😉
Did you have to beat them away with a stick? Lol. One thing people don't seem to give Nintendo credit for is that their mascots are good at drawing in the attention of the ladies. It's the idea that they'd never expect a guy to like something like a pink ball of cuteness.
Nonsense, dude. You have just as much chance of finding the right girl as anyone. You just need the right strategy is all. Think on what DragonKnight mentions. Wear a t-shirt with a gaming related graphic on it. That's a great conversation starter and you don't necessarily have to be one to start talking. I have Pokemon, Power Rangers, Marvel, Batman, Legend of Zelda, and other gaming related shirts. They are great at conventions, stores with a lot of pop culture products, and electronic stores.
I cancel out your +stereotype, with a -stereotype. Ive had countless girlfriends, and female sexual partners. So if we were standing together, and some a-hole tried to insult you, I could instantly reduce them to virgin status with tales of my sex life. Pro-tip: A smile and/or a simple wave can get your foot in the door. Give it a try, it gets easier and easier the more you do it.
And unfortunately, it hasn't been helped by our own hobby's media, thanks to corrupt journalists smearing gamers for calling them out.
Maybe if gawker is gutted by hulk Hogan's lawsuit or someone else's games journalists will be force to come clean or find a new line of work.
Fortunately my girlfriend is just as big of a gamer as me. I just got us Dragon Age: Inquisition and she'll be playing it while I'm working tonight.
This "normal" society isn't worth being part of, though.
What instument will you be playing as it burns to the ground?
Airhorn sad violin. https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Ahhh, wouldn't be GamingBolt without their bias slipping through and taking a shot at The Order... But man, this article needed an editor. Disjointed paragraphs and jumbled ideas.
This was the page I was talking about earlier. Even though your comment is bound to be flagged, thank you.
@DragonKnight Why would it get flagged? This is very helpful. I would not have read it otherwise and to be honest I wish I hadn't read it now. Still Dasteru is getting a bub up from me.
Because this takes away the click from the site. It's the same thing as if Dasteru posted the contents of the the article in a comment here. There's no incentive to visit the site and that's against N4G guidelines. I'm not going to report him because I agree with you, but if a mod sees this, it'll get flagged.
Thats weird, last time I used to run gamingbolt through that site it said it was unable to process the article.
im sorry but mobile gaming is real gaming, I don't care how stupid you think candy crush is.
Sounds like you enjoy candy crush and are trying to justify it. Mobile gaming is "real" gaming in the sense that they are technically games, but they are the most shallow experiences in existence. It's like comparing an Atari game to a Present Day game. No one is playing on mobile to get the same visceral experiences, they play on mobile to kill time because they have nothing better to do. That's not really real gaming.
"It's like comparing an Atari game to a Present Day game." They're both games, and the people who play them are gamers. Whether or not they are "visceral experiences" has nothing to do with whether or nor they're games. Killing time with a game doesn't make it suddenly not a game.
I guess you missed this part of my comment. "Mobile gaming is "real" gaming in the sense that they are technically games." And no, you're not a gamer if all you do is kill time with candy crush on the bus on the way to work. Sorry, that's just a pastime for you. You're a gamer when you actually care about gaming, enjoy and engage the culture. If all you do is play the shallow mobile games then at best you're a player and there is a difference. Tic Tac Toe is a game, let's put it on a screen and then it's a video game, are you a gamer because you play tic tac toe?
I raced a person at a stoplight the other day. Now I'm a race car driver! WooHoo!!
@MysticStrummer Hm? Seems rather analogous to me... Please do point out my mistakes so I might be better informed. Here. Maybe this will help. They're both cars, and the people who race them are racers. Whether or not they are "official experiences" has nothing to do with whether or nor they're racers. Killing time with a race doesn't make it suddenly not a race.
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