Everybody gets into these kinds of situations, where your gamer cred is threatened by little slip-ups like admitting you don't see what all the fuss is concerning Shadow of the Colossus. (Good luck recovering from that, pal. Grown men have been reduced to tears trying to walk that one back.) Or you find yourself in a group of people that only "think" they are hardcore, but just need somebody like you to show them that you are a real gamer... they are merely game players. Memorize these 10 smug gaming assertions and arguments and drop them like bombs when the time finally comes that your hardcore bona fides are on the line.