Anyone who is involved in the gaming community knows that there are different categories of gamers. Here I plan to describe the attributes one might have, giving you the opportunity to then see where you fit amongst the gamers in today’s community.
Yes, I am a Hardcore Gamer. >:)
I'm just a regularcore gamer.
I don't think this is a very well written article. There is way too much of a gap between the 3 categories mentioned. They claim that you must have a PC to be a hardcore gamer, which is bullshit considering some people don't have the money to constantly update their computers. Can you be a hardcore hunter and only hunt with rifles? Of course, you don't have to also hunt with a bow and shotguns. The article is also extremely short and seems to have the purpose of stimulating people to brag about how 'games rule their lives' and they are hardcore gamers, because these people try to find consolidation in declaring that in online forums rather than to the real world. I enjoy games, and I play a good bit, but I don't love to tell the world how unique I am in something that isn't unique at all. Many people are addicted, and I don't understand how you can embrace an addiction that can easily waste a lot of your time that could've been used in a more productive manner. Can you own multiple consoles and play a variety of games? Yes, I do. Should you boast about how you spend more time gaming than with your family or working? I think not. "A hardcore gamer will live, sleep and eat video games" entirely proves my point, because that's just sick.
Basically... If you wake up every day & instantly think "Video games".. then you are a Hardcore Gamer. That's exactly what I do.. every minute of the day, I think of 'em.. therefore, I am a Hardcore Gamer. I actually wanna' be a games reviewer or get involved with something related to gaming.. but don't know where to start lol..
yes ... that's sick.
I'm a Stickycore gamer, but I know some Chewycore gamers too.
i do enjoy video games.
me too ... I wouldn't call myself hardcore. I love to game but there are many other much more important things in life. But I really love Gaming and everything ... it's a kind of hobby.
i dont like the fact everything has to fit in a category.
Definitely not hardcore, but absolutely a fan of games and gaming is my primary hobby.
Am a Hardcore Gamer
I don't fit any of the descriptions in the article. I play too many games to be the Friday Night Gamer and I'm not the Hardcore gamer because I never attend midnight launches or play online.
Ive never attended a midnight release and never will dont get the point of them. Is it really that hard to wait and play the game the next day?
Same here. When I'm not doing anything at home for a few hours, in goes a game. There needs to be a level inbetween Friday night gamer and Hardcore. Maybe, the "Hobbiest" Gamer. That would be me.
I really like this article. Why, you ask? Because it's talking about HOW we play our games, and not WHAT games we do play. I'm really bored of hardore gamers who think that hardcore is the same as bullets, blood, gore and sex. And that's not the point. Hardcore gamer is one who really love to play, it doesn't matter if he/she plays Halo, Harvest Moon, COD or Rhythm Paradise. It's about being dedicated, useful to the gamer community, and most important: HAPPY while playing. PD: My mom is a hardcore gamer. A Solitaire on Windows Hardcore gamer. And she can beat anyone in that game. Full stop.
my mom is just like yours
Good comment, and I agree.
i don't have a turtle beach headset, but the rest in the hardcore category applies to me. am i hardcore plus if i'm also in college for game and simulation programming? ^_^
Im A Friday Night Gamer
Yep I attend midnight launches and play games as my main hobby and hve a life and family outside of games and don't consider myself hardcore because I never cared about being a label. I don't need a title to make me feel like I am better than others because of my size of games, magizines, websites, gamertag score and knowledge of the history of games. I am simply just a gamer like my father was before me lol. My mother played Sims religously and my father was into all the flight simulators for the PC since the Commodore 64. Simply just a family of gamers that are part of a culture with all of you that enjoy doing the same thing and that is what it is all about. Not this casual hardcore BS
Family > Job > Gaming when there's time left...
that's a correctly listed order.
the difference between a hardcore normal and casual gamer is their lvl of comptiveness. A hardcore gamer can play ANY game and make a competiton out of it or play it on hardest mode to say he conquered the game. I would say that fits me. it's not about going to midnight launches or playing only shooters with blood and gore. Those are called fanatics. A normal gamer is a hardcore gamer w/o the competiveness and a casual gamer is som1 who just likes to get a game in every now and then just to have fun.
I'm not quite hardcore by this definition but definitely more dedicated than the Friday night gamer.
Yeah, I'm hardcore and always buy limited editions where possible. But I don't care about, madly for me trophies, and acheivements.
I'm a guy who plays the games I want to play when I'm bored. But the majority of the so called hardcore gamers on this website just bitch about console wars... and if that what being a hardcore gamer is, then I'm glad I'm not one.
I absolutely hate all this 'hardcore' bullshit. You own some consoles and a PC. You own a lot of games. So fucking what?! You want a medal? People who consider themselves 'hardcore' are just a bunch of retards inflating their pathetic egos. That's all it is. They should be ashamed of themselves.
obviousilly not a gamer.
Yeah, you keep thinking that.
Maybe I do want a medal, Where could I get one? So far I've only gotten trophies (if u see what i did there)
AFAIK Sony has them. Having said that, you do get a bubble because I definitely saw what you did there!
Nope! I just love gaming
When I was younger... Oh yeah... Diablo II hours after hours, never did homework just passed the tests for school.. But, no PC currently.. just Xbox360 Now it's more a phase thing... still get pissed at cheap shit like the old days just don't break as many controllers... toned it down a little. haha
Owned every console since the Atari 2600, owned a C-64 and had every generation computer since and built them myself (since the Tandy 1000). Currently owned 4 computers in my Man room + 2 boys and a wife room. All networked so we can play any game we please. Oh yes I'm casual, muhahahahaha.................. ...
Aw jeez, not this shit again. There's no such thing. Hardcore is a term used by elitists in attempt to feel accepted among their peers.
what do you mean by HARDCORE gamer???!!
Hardcore gamer? Dunno. Passionate gamer? Definitely!
Yes. I'm a hardcore gamer. I own tons of games/gaming platforms, always update on gaming news, know a lot about the industry itself, I've played for over 15 years of my life, always aim for the highest score or trophy/achievement, and I like to game. Think that qualifies me as a hardcore gamer. :D
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