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Is It a Game? Does It Matter?

Bit Culture writes: “Does playing Candy Crush make me a gamer?” “Can you really call that a game?” Do any of those questions actually matter? TL;DR: No. No, they don’t.

There’s been a huge debate within the video game community on what actually constitutes a “real” video game. That may sound completely ridiculous to anyone who does not play video games as a hobby, and to be honest, it sounds ridiculous to many actual gamers as well.

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Kornholic733d ago (Edited 733d ago )

Playing Candy Crush occasionally and calling yourself a gamer is the equivalent of taking selfies and posting them on Instagram while calling yourself a photographer.

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Roccetarius733d ago

You pretty much hit the nail on the head.

3-4-5732d ago (Edited 732d ago )

Games like Candy Crush are basically glorified Distraction Apps, meant to hold your attention while you are waiting to do the thing you would rather be doing.

ios games = games for killing time, until you get to do what you really want.

Dedicated handheld / console / PC games = Real games you play and enjoy for fun. They are THE main thing...not the side thing while you wait.

There are some exceptions obviously but for the most part it's accurate.

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Jivesh733d ago

It does matter, watching a movie every now and then doesn't make you a movie buff, watching the occasional anime series doesn't make you an otaku so why would playing that cancerous game make you a gamer? There's nothing wrong with not consuming media religiously but when those casuals are considered to be a part of the religious consumer then idiots like Anita and co try to poison the greatest form of entertainment.