what is a "real gamer"????

#1zado19Posted 11/18/2013 11:08:20 AM
i have been wondering this for a while now..... what is a real gamer??

i just said in another topic that some people i know are not real gamers bc they only play certain online games

i been called a casual a number of times on the pokemon X board even though i have well over 1000 hours across all of the main games

did the meaning at some point change from "person who has fun playing games" to something else??

what is a real gamer???
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#2sonic777Posted 11/18/2013 11:08:41 AM
They play everything, but they know what they like.
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#3TransdudePosted 11/18/2013 11:12:20 AM
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#4HermeticJusticePosted 11/18/2013 11:17:31 AM
A gamer who is real
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#5userfrigginamePosted 11/18/2013 11:18:20 AM
It's hard to really pinpoint for me, but if I say I like watching sports, and the only sport I actually like watching is football, then it wouldn't really be true if I said I like watching sports. What I should really say is that I like watching football. The same could possibly be said for games. If you're a gamer, but you only play one or two kinds of games, then that might not necessarily label you a gamer.
#6LvthnPosted 11/18/2013 11:24:36 AM
Transdude posted...

Been there. Life in the 80s and 90s was full of "fun" moments of that sort.
#7retrogoodsPosted 11/18/2013 11:42:16 AM
A person that has no brand loyalty, and will play any genre.
Nintendrones and RPG freaks make me sick to my stomach. You're not true gamers. Play other genres without being biased you freaks.
#8steerepikePosted 11/18/2013 11:44:37 AM
No one who self identifies as a "real gamer" is a real gamer. At that point, you're more caught up in image than you are in gaming.
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#9maiden1993Posted 11/18/2013 11:46:56 AM
steerepike posted...
No one who self identifies as a "real gamer" is a real gamer. At that point, you're more caught up in image than you are in gaming.

I agree with this man/woman/mammal.
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#10EoinPosted 11/18/2013 11:50:30 AM
A real gamer is a person who plays games, and also exists (or existed) in real life.

In other words, just a gamer.

The addition of the unnecessary word "real" is, in pretty much all cases, a boring attempt to make a "no true Scotsman" argument.