My Problem with Being a “GAMER”

by: Addam Keraney

Within moments of writing this, I’ve already realized the sheer irony in this article. Yes, I’m now a host of the “Talking About Gamers” podcast and it happens to be the most fun part of my job on Talking About Games. Yet, despite all of that, I have a legitimate problem with a single term: Gamer.

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Tonester9253665d ago

My Problem with Being a “GAMER” is not having enough money to buy all the games I want!

WeskerChildReborned3665d ago

My problem is sometime's i would waste my $60 dollars on a horrible game without knowing it was bad :/

JellyJelly3665d ago (Edited 3665d ago )

"Yes, video games are an important part of my life. So are books, movies, friends, family, spending time with the people I care about, hell even watching wrestling has become a major part of my life. If we want to change the industry so that we can “gain mainstream acceptance”, we need to show them that we are more than pimple faced nerds who sit on a computer all day, playing some “Warcraft” or that “Call of Warfare thing.” We need to ensure that the world understands that yes, we play video games, but we are so much more than that. Otherwise, we will get exactly what we deserve as a culture: Rob Liefeld."

Truer words never written. I've been an avid gamer since I was 7-8 years old but I've never felt like I was part of the "gamer culture", i.e having no other interests besides playing Call of Duty and living on a diet that only consists of fried things and sugar in liquid form. At least that's how it's marketed, as I perceive it. I do enjoy games like Call of Duty and Halo, but I also enjoy more niche titles like Dark Souls and Catherine. And I know how to read.

I think there would be a great value in marketing games and the "gamer culture" in a more mature way than putting Master Chief on a can of Mountain Dew.

@WeskerChildReborned - Download a playable demo (if available). Read reviews. Read comments to the reviews. Check gameplay videos on youtube or some other place. Check the history of the developers making the game. That's how I go about before I buy games, and I'm rarely disappoined with my purchases.