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...
http://acidsquirrel.com/fs/i/2013/11/03/2e1f00e3e2b00d67ac34213c0fb1c2.jpg


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.
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#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.