In the last decade, video games, how they are perceived, and the people who play them, have changed.
Lol I never claimed to be cool but I enjoy my fare share of video games.
I game, I work, I Party,I got a Girl, I F#@K, I workout. Rinse and repeat. Cool or not, don't give a crap. I go by one simple rule when it comes to people in general. Respect me and I will respect you back.
I'm hip, I'm cool, duka duka duka duka...awwwwww!
I feel kinda cool :/ ok...
You're very cool!
I'm cool http://img4.wikia.nocookie....
How did you get a hold of my middle school class picture!? I thought I burned all of them.
Cool people don't tell you you're not cool.
what garbage "That word as well as “gaming” and the verb “game” are a massive issue. I have a twenty year history with games and at no point in that time was I ever a “gamer.” I have not once been caught “gaming.” I have always been bothered by “gamers” and what began as a pet peeve has become a very thick, ropey, sticky kind of intense disgust. I play games. I play a lot of games. It used to be easy to explain that I was a dude who simply loved playing games. I would play my games and be secure in my identity. I didn’t need a title or a club. I could connect with game lovers without all of that. Then, seemingly over night, I was being verbally assaulted with a cringeworthy pseudo-slang term." it's very clear some people want to make a "proper" gaming group who do not have any wrong-think so they can define it as right and all others a worse then hitter. A load of narcissistic nonsense.
Just more proof that everyone is offended by everything now days... People need to thicken their skin and grow a pair. Besides, why does everything have to be grouped into categories? I am on my dual monitor computer with my vita plugged in right in front of me, a 3rd monitor swivel tv, my ps4 and ps3 to my right and 40 games on my shelf to my left. Typing this while drinking a miller light, in my wranglers and dirty ball cap with a big fat dip in my lip and jamming out to country music, and the opening football game playing on my tv. Categorize that = P
@itBourne You sound like a 40 years old virgin.
A redneck? I kid, I kid. Enjoy your Kenny chesney, brother!
Ive been a gamer for 35yrs, and there is nothing wrong with the word "gamer". Its nothing more than a general term for someone who has gaming as a hobby. He is attempting to separate himself from a verbally broad term that has been established for decades. Why, is the question here. Is he simply using his creative writing skills to spitball, and hope something gets attention? Was he bullied? Does he feel like he is somehow superior to other people who enjoy games? Just as a simple observational assumption from reading this ridiculous rant, he seems socially awkward, if these are his genuine thoughts.
The sunglasses I bought at a gas station say otherwise. At least that's what the sticker on the tag claimed.
I buy mine at a hardware shop. Theyre actually tinted saftey glasses. Im cool and protected.
Lol what is this?
I always been kool. Being the one of the best at video games just another plus.
Yeah because real gamers try to be "cool". I personally think if you're into gaming as much as a lot of you here on N4G are then I think you're cool but that's subjective anyway.
"I Dont Like the Word Gamer" - the article.
My mother says otherwise.
Mama's always right.
Damn, you stole my line.
gamers aren't cool, they're rad.
I'm cool...and I got the T-shirt to prove it!!! (wait..my name is NOT JOE!!!) LOL OT: I understand the notion of the article and it's intent. I just don't think that I can be bothered (as much as the author at least) getting upset by the usage of the word "gamer". Instead of looking upon this as a purely negative thing. Perhaps you should take account of the fact we are likely witnessing the semantic progression of the word. What once was a stereotypically negative connotation is now becoming more positive. What once was a smaller group of people is now becoming a community...a community with the power to shift trends and cause changes. Our decisions, whether good or bad, have caused multi-million dollar corporations to change their attitudes and the way they treat us. (it's a slow process, but it's happening) Though we, as a community, sometimes choose to. We can no longer just simply be taken for granted. All of this from the softening of the idea behind the "gamer". The corporate, dudebro image is simply a marketing tool that has proven effective. It promotes the idea that I can be a normal dude and not be judged because I play games. (yes, it also underestimates the very core of the industry...but that's advertisement) However, many people (mostly older) STILL probably associate the word "gamer" with the older stereotypes than they do with the dudbro. (good or bad) I'm not one to stand on high and pronounce that I game therefore I am. I simply like playing games and don't mind the idea that someone uses the term "gamer"...as long as it's inclusive of people who play videogames and have some desire to learn about games. Besides, it truly is just turning a noun into a verb.
I am friggin hot man , as a former singer in a metal band I see old friends and tell them I have become a nerd as metal got boring ha ha .
what kind of gamers picks on jimmy kimmel over a shallow opinion of his? Is that cool?
I play games not politics.
A gaming website (powerleveled), that post anti gaming articles? 'Screaming for clicks with a title like that!'. LMFAO too funny.
Gamers tend to be smarter persons, they understand new tech and software, they know English even if it's not their native language, they know more about what's happening in this world than the average Joe. There are average people that don't know how to save a phone number in their phone and what they do all day? wake up, go to work, come home, watch boring tv, eat, fk, sleep, repeat. Gaming is more than the average people will understand ever. They are judged because they are not understand-ed by "small brains" hell do you even see articles made by gamers stating that non gamers persons aren't cool? This world needs to stop judging each other and start helping each other whichever way they can.
I didint even click the article, just came in here to see these comments (and they are golden).
Look, the preorder bonus stated I'd look cool with the shades. Why you got to bring me down?
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