What does it mean to be a true gamer in this day and age? Nerds on the Rocks examines why it really doesn't what if you are a true gamer or not.
Imo, a gamer is someone who continues to play games, no matter how big, small, famous, indie, or otherwise. I dont believe someone who says they "played that mario game one time" or "played Tetris once" and then never games again is a gamer. My aunt is a gamer, my grandma is not. Why? Coz my aunt plays games every now and again, my grandma? Only once.
A gamer hAs all available consoles otherwise he will be labelled as a fanboy for a certain preference right?! Oh well, I'm on a budget due to bills and partying so I just have a ps3 and that fulfills all my gaming, music and movie needs.
I'll never fault a person for only owning one console for financial purposes or because they only need one. I will do it, if its simply out of blind loyalty to a company, and ignoring everything else out on the market.
Playing video games on a daily/weekly basis.
A true gamer IMO Is some one who Is open to most genre's and actually cares about the Industry and the quality of games being released
Nice. I couldnt agree more. What, why, and how another gamer plays does not effect me. So who cares? Im proud to label myself a gamer, simply for the fact that i love video games. I grew up playing them, and i shall grow old playing them. I try not to label others. I have found that you will always end up sounding stupid and insecure.
Gamers have a passion for gaming. That is all. Could be one game, could be one genre, it could be hundreds of games and every genre.
a real gamer is someone who enjoys other games beside call of duty and madden
The whole point of the article... was to curb attitudes such as this. Enjoying Call of Duty and Madden makes you the same as someone who only enjoys Final Fantasy or Mario or puzzle games.
im just saying it from experience bro i have many many friends that just play cod because its whats "HOT" or because everyone else is doing it . nothing but fratboys getting their kicks but what if cod wasn't famous ? what it it wasn't mainstream ? u think these type of guys would be playing then? i have tried showing my buds many other games but they look at me like im some weird geek for liking those types of games ? i own a 3ds psp gba ps3 ps2 and consider myself a gamer and sorry but someone who jumps on cod to "blast foos" as they put it is not a gamer more like casuals to me
Yes, you're a gamer. You play for the love of the game, and i respect that. But man, come on... Call of Duty and Madden are reputable games. Theyre also very fun. There's nothing wrong with trying to show your buds more "core" titles. But dont let their initial reactions turn you into a "video game snob". Ill wrap this up soon, just one more point. When i bought a Wii, something very strange happened. My girlfriend started playing video games with me. The same girlfriend who would go to the other room, or sit in utter boredom, whenever i turned on the Gamecube. It was really cool, until i tried to get her into The Legend of Zelda series. She immediately began to button mash her way through enemies. Most of the time unsuccessfully. She really got frustrated, and i didnt help (im a notorius backseat driver). To make a long story short, my girlfriend now HATES Zelda. Trying to "force-feed" a game that i loved completely turned her off to it. I cant help but wonder, would she have reacted the same way if i let her discover the title on her own. Not "backseat gaming" probably would have helped too.
There's nothing wrong with liking a particular genre over another(for me, it'd be rpgs followed by racing games). And there's nothing with sticking mainly to that genre. But when your mindset is such that all you play is one particular franchise and you won't touch anything aside from that, when you're not satisfied by anything else because it's not one of those games, when you get rid of games you claim you like in order to buy more content for that one game, your title of gamer must be called into question. It's probably biased, but I don't consider people who use games for exercise as gamers. I don't consider people who bash the exclusives of one console or another as gamers. I don't consider people who only play Angry Birds (or other such things on smartphones and tablets) as gamers.
A gamer is a person who plays games. That's it. Quit trying to give it purpose - it's just an activity...
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