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So.. You Think You're A Hardcore Gamer, You're Probably Below Average

Gaming and bragging are synonymous with each other. The favorite word of any competitive gamer, Noob, can now be found in the dictionary. The irresistible need to ‘Tea-Bag’ a fallen enemy, also represents a portion of the bragging that takes place in the gamers universe. Now, trophies and achievements make up the gamers bragging arsenal online. (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Halo 4, PC, PS3, Raptr, Raptr, Xbox 360)

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hay  +   1415d ago
True hardcore gamer has bigger skills than ego. Does not brag, need to compare or teabag.

True hardcore gamer owns people and knows it is circle of gaming. Some are fragged so others can frag.

True hardcore gamer, when playing, is always all out of gum.
Nexgensensation  +   1415d ago
if u were a hardcore gamer then....
u would be doing the following at the moment:
1.) talking trash- After turning on ur preferred gaming console and is already in a online match ! the first words out ur mouth is majority of the time trashy.
2. ) Ur the best and u want everyone to know- weather its a headshot or achievements and trophies ! there is no reason to be that good.
3.) ur log on to n4g explaining whats a hardcore gamer - Im a hardcore gamer at least use to be! the only thing i do is get hype for games until i play the demo! after that i look in my bank account to calculate my money, then look at the bigger picture which is- 2 or more players available/ either split screen, co-op, or local multiplayer!!!!
Maxned  +   1414d ago
...Please tell me you're not a native-English speaker.
NewMonday  +   1414d ago
i'm HC in my enthusiasm, average in skill like 80% of gamers.

and i don't have a single platinum
Gaming101  +   1414d ago
Seriously, the entire time I was reading that unreadable dreck that Nexgensensation was "writing", I was picturing Borat speaking it and now it makes sense lol
tawak  +   1414d ago
22 disagree and counting, with "0" agree...lololol
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b163o1  +   1414d ago
Up2 29 now, Borat LMAO!
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Megaman_nerd  +   1414d ago
that sounds more like an MLG douchebag.
ChickeyCantor  +   1414d ago
"True hardcore gamer " - Plays games.

Get over it people, you're not special.
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MiloGarret  +   1414d ago
Not a reply to you, I just want my comment to be placed high.

Whoever wrote this promotional article, whoever submitted this "news article", and whoever approved it should be banned from this site FOREVER.
RankFTW  +   1415d ago
I think the author needs to look up the definition of hardcore.
catfrog  +   1415d ago
hes advertising for raptr, he probably doesnt actually think the stuff hes saying
RankFTW  +   1414d ago
Oh I didn't notice that, only read the first paragraph after getting annoyed at the headline. I use raptr all the time, it's a great website. Check my profile for a link to my raptr page if you're interested.
Swiftfox  +   1415d ago
This article is really about promoting a stat tracking web-site. It attempts to draw in new users by saying that, in essence: “You're not hardcore unless you stat-track here.”

Personally, I don't see labels like “hardcore” and “casual” as measures of skill but rather measures of time and how both types manage their own.

The “hardcore” will schedule their time around playing the game. “Casuals” will play the game when they have the time and the game is lower priority. I've seen “casual” players with very high levels of skill, and “hardcore” players that struggle to break into the middle of the pack. Both these labels, as far as I'm concerned, should stop being used. They are just unfounded, pointless labels the community uses to segregate it's player-base.
Grobbennum  +   1415d ago
Hardcore gamers play every console and just about every genre. casual gamers, mostly play Call of Duty & Wii. Its for the love of the game, not the console or the genre. That's Hardcore.
TenSteps  +   1415d ago
I disagree, a hardcore gamer doesn't need to play all consoles and just about every genre they just have to be gamers who view and treat games as a hobby instead of something to just past the time.

I mean I'm pretty sure there are core gamers out there who are content with one console, what right does anyone have to say they're not hardcore gamers if they treat their hobby with more enthusiasm than some of those with all systems.

Though I do agree with you on that a hardcore gamer is views at as for the love of the game.
StayStatic  +   1414d ago
Auto-Aim in online multiplayer fps ≠ hardcore by any stretch of the imagination , what were they thinking.
gypsygib  +   1414d ago
Casuals play iPhone, facebook, etc games mostly. Gaming is something they can take or leave. It's just a time waister.

Core are exactly that, they buy the most popular games and mostly just play MP (people don't want to hear it but core is COD, sports, BF3, Halo etc).

Core is the core of the market.

Hardcore need to master the game, think the more difficult the better or probably just game on $2000 PCs.
Redempteur  +   1415d ago
Rofl i don't need a website telling me that i'm not a hardcore gamer when i put my passion into it playing the game and enjoying them troughly until there is nothing left.
Gamer-Z  +   1415d ago
Hardcore to me means you play every type of game without hesitation. It means you play games for the love of it and not because its the popular thing to do. Also a hardcore gamer has at least has played and beaten more than 30 games in his/her lifetime.
Drake117  +   1415d ago
Why not 31?
vgcgames  +   1415d ago
armycore  +   1415d ago
Did this guy actually just NOW learn about Raptr? Is that why the urge to report it? WTF?
Burning_Finger  +   1415d ago
Hardcore means no life. So there....
Main_Street_Saint  +   1415d ago
Bubble vote means well said! So there... you go!
gtxgamer2  +   1415d ago
Im decent. I'll have times where im really good, and times where ill suck bad.
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xflo360  +   1414d ago
Me too.
taijutsu363  +   1415d ago
I have 60+ plats and I dont care if that means im a "hardcore" gamer if anything I think im a casual gamer because I enjoy platting the games I play and playing the games I plat.
xflo360  +   1414d ago
Seriously 60+ plats?! You need to get out more my friend!
admiralvic  +   1414d ago
You would be surprised how many are not that bad or long to do. I have 49, but I could have many more if I had better luck (PSN going down screwed me on a few) and lack of time (some were rentals I didn't rerent for trophies). However in all this time you quickly learn that many games can be platinumed very quickly.
taijutsu363  +   1414d ago
Lol wow people need to calm down with the disagrees.... its just like admiral says many people think platting is like your sitting every single day at the tv everyday for like a month platting a single game it takes like minimum 3-5 days! I have school, a job, and a girlfriend that is a gamer and plats too (a rarity), and I like hanging with my friends more than I like to game! lol So take from that what you want disagreers. ^_^
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Tonester925  +   1415d ago
It's not good to steal pictures.
jeeves86  +   1414d ago
This person is now advertising for iStockphoto.
arabiensoldier  +   1415d ago
lachohimself  +   1415d ago
Raptr ad disguised as news. Disgusting.
hazelamy  +   1415d ago
that's not news, that's a bloody ad.
urwifeminder  +   1415d ago
To me hardcore allways meant you just play alot , buy alot and are right into gaming ,i just dont take it seriously im in it for fun.
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guitar_nerd_23  +   1415d ago
It's a pretty subjective term.

To me a hardcore gamer is some one who can be killed a few hundred times on Super Meat Boy, smile and go back for more.
jeeves86  +   1414d ago
Gist of the article

"You're not hardcore, you're below average. Me on the other hand? I'm 300% better than average. By the way, this entire spiel is an advertisement for Raptr."
pucpop  +   1414d ago
i have completed resi evil 4 approx 100 times (including getting handcannon), does this make me hardcore?
Killman  +   1414d ago
At the very least, he did use the correct spelling of this particular meaning of the word you're. Ignoring that, meh........
NeloAnjelo  +   1414d ago
Hardcore for me means:

Games are part of your every day life. You listen to gaming pod-casts, seek out news, trailers, and follow some gaming franchises development... you talk a lot about games, you pre-order everything you like, and you anticipate releases.

Gaming sessions lasts 12-24 hrs depending on life commitments... Log time for online games stretches to 700 - 1000 hours, and you may collect gaming related merch...

Anyways all of the above is true for me. Does that make me core? I don't know. But I like gaming, I take days off work to play certain releases, and I have over 400 games and 8 consoles. I also can't get away from N4G news posts!
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Roccetarius  +   1414d ago
That sounds more like me as well. I like to complete the games 100%, but i do pass on most Multiplayer things.

With that said though, i do have Seriously 3.0 from GoW 3.
NeloAnjelo  +   1414d ago
I'd love to platinum games, but find I don't have the time and tend to look for my next gaming fix. I logged 1000 hrs plus on Resistance: FOM online, and over 800 hrs in KZ2. There's just not enough time in week. Thank god for smart phones... i cn up with all the news and podcasts through mine.

Here is a god podcast for yah... EpicBattleCry.
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oguzsasi  +   1414d ago
This is a hardcore gamer
1. Boss of a video game store,
2. No wife + kids + friends...

Others like both of us is just gamers who work 8-9 hours a day thats all.
gypsygib  +   1414d ago
I'm definitely not a hardcore gamer, I'm a long-term core gamer. I've been gaming for 20 years but I never trophy/achievement hunt, my favourite games tend to be the most popular ones, I never care about mastering a game.

I play games strictly for fun, if it's not fun I don't care or if I can have more fun an another games, I play that.

I've never logged more than 40 hrs in MP because for some reason it just gets boring but I wish I could be like those guys who can get 500 hrs of enjoyment out of one game.

I do buy a large amount and variety of games though.

I actually think hardcore gamers probably reside more on PC and have 3 screens and $2500 gaming stations.
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CustardTrout  +   1414d ago
Does it track wii achievements?
How about NES?
Being a hardcore gamer doesn't mean playing CoD and racking up gamerscore, it means sitting on your arse wasting away when a new game comes out.
GilesCorey  +   1414d ago
The circlejerk is strong in here.
Sbgwutang  +   1414d ago
The author put as much thought into the article as he did with finding a proper stock photo with water mark.
StoneAgeWarfare  +   1414d ago
if he hasn't passed demon's souls or dark souls then he should stfu
RyuDrinksTheDew  +   1414d ago are only "harcore" if you play multiplayer games?

cool story bro.

*plays skyrim*
Drainage  +   1414d ago
hardcore gamers hate 90% of the games released this generation . too easy, too short, not enough content, auto-aim online, aim assist, kill streak bonuses, etc etc.
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Elite-uk  +   1414d ago
All of us are sat here reading an article about hardcore gaming, when we could be doing something way more productive.... i think we ALL fall into the hardcore category, don't you ?!.
DFresh  +   1414d ago
You know your hardcore when you can play Quake online for hours without getting a seizure.
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Soldierone  +   1414d ago
Couldn't read the article, you have to login to read it.
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