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How to know if someone is a gamer

#11wizardmonPosted 10/24/2013 10:18:52 AM
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#12MarceloSampaioPosted 10/24/2013 10:24:51 AM
Scroe posted...
A male gamer's hand is
50% at WASD
50% down his pants


Maybe when I'm playing The Sims 2 with nude mod...

When I'm playing Rumble Roses, on the other hand, I have to use a controller, which makes things harder, as I only have two hands...
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#13HydroCannabinolPosted 10/24/2013 10:25:22 AM
Loshadt posted...
Steamster posted...
As a gamer, this offends me.

You don't have to JUST identify as a gamer, but if you're a gamer among other things then there's nothing wrong with calling yourself a gamer.


Aside from it being a silly terminology, calling yourself a gamer is identifying yourself by your hobby. If somebody asked "What do you do for fun" you would say "Video games" or maybe "Thai hookers and premium cocaine".


You probably don't have many hobbies.
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#14Worknofun370Posted 10/24/2013 10:30:36 AM(edited)
Loshadt posted...
Steamster posted...
As a gamer, this offends me.

You don't have to JUST identify as a gamer, but if you're a gamer among other things then there's nothing wrong with calling yourself a gamer.


Aside from it being a silly terminology, calling yourself a gamer is identifying yourself by your hobby. If somebody asked "What do you do for fun" you would say "Video games" or maybe "Thai hookers and premium cocaine".


I didn't realize that was uncommon.

Here are some phrases I use all the time that is identifying myself by a hobby.

"Do you game?"
"Yeah, i'm a gamer."

"Do you golf?"
" I'm a golfer."

"Do you bowl?"
"Yeah, I'm a bowler."


Just curious, do you point out how that's silly terminology when someone says things like that around you?
#15LoshadtPosted 10/24/2013 10:52:38 AM
Worknofun370 posted...
Just curious, do you point out how that's silly terminology when someone says things like that around you?


Golfing and Bowling are verbs, to golf or to bowl. Game is a noun. You can't be nouning or a nouner.
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#16Worknofun370Posted 10/24/2013 11:06:49 AM(edited)
Loshadt posted...
Worknofun370 posted...
Just curious, do you point out how that's silly terminology when someone says things like that around you?


Golfing and Bowling are verbs, to golf or to bowl. Game is a noun. You can't be nouning or a nouner.


(What's one more edit?)

If you golf or bowl you are called a "Golfer" or a "Bowler"

If you game you are called a "Gamer"


Golf, Bowling and Game are all nouns (Seriously, bowling is a noun.. I had to double check that.)

If you golf, you are golfing, and are a golfer
If you bowl, you are bowling, and are a bowler
If you game, you are gaming, and are a gamer.
#17xanthan1Posted 10/24/2013 11:04:46 AM
Loshadt posted...
Worknofun370 posted...
Just curious, do you point out how that's silly terminology when someone says things like that around you?


Golfing and Bowling are verbs, to golf or to bowl. Game is a noun. You can't be nouning or a nouner.


Except by that logic Gaming would be a verb, the act of play a game. Try thinking things through.
#18Knighted DragonPosted 10/24/2013 11:14:55 AM
From: Steamster | #006
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I rest on homerow. WASD is not for resting or typing, it's for gaming.



This, I don't understand why people do that. It's kind of shocking how many people I know that are tech savvy and still can't type using homerow
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#19KillerTrufflePosted 10/24/2013 11:17:17 AM(edited)
Worknofun370 posted...
Gaming is a verb, golf and bowl are nouns.

Nice try though.

(edited) Hell Golfer and Bowler are nouns... come on man.


You're mismatching words tho. If you're going to add -ing to game, you ought to do the same with golf and bowl.

Game, golf, and bowl are all nouns.

Gamer, golfer, and bowler are all nouns.

Gaming, golfing, and bowling are all verbs... gerunds to be specific.

And to answer the original question, if a person plays games, they are a gamer.


EDIT: That comment should also apply to this guy, since HE is breaking the rule about word forms...

Loshadt posted...
Worknofun370 posted...
Just curious, do you point out how that's silly terminology when someone says things like that around you?


Golfing and Bowling are verbs, to golf or to bowl. Game is a noun. You can't be nouning or a nouner.



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#20KillerTrufflePosted 10/24/2013 11:20:19 AM
Loshadt posted...
Worknofun370 posted...
Just curious, do you point out how that's silly terminology when someone says things like that around you?


Golfing and Bowling are verbs, to golf or to bowl. Game is a noun. You can't be nouning or a nouner.


Also, this:

game
noun
noun: game;plural noun: games

1. a form of play or sport, esp. a competitive one played according to rules and decided by skill, strength, or luck.
synonyms: pastime, diversion, entertainment, amusement, distraction, divertissement, recreation, sport, activity More
"Andrew and his friends invented a new game"
match, contest, tournament, meet;
final, playoff;
deathmatch
"the team hasn't lost a game all season"
a complete episode or period of play, typically ending in a definite result.
"a baseball game"
a single portion of play forming a scoring unit in a match, esp. in tennis.
Bridge
a score of 100 points for tricks bid and made (the best of three games constituting a rubber).
a person's performance in a game; a person's standard or method of play.
"he will attempt to raise his game to another level"
a meeting for sporting contests, esp. track and field.
"the Olympic Games"
Brit.
sports and athletic activities as organized in a school.
the equipment for a game, esp. a board game or a computer game.
2. a type of activity or business, esp. when regarded as a game.
"this was a game of shuttle diplomacy at which I had become adept"
a secret and clever plan or trick.
"I was on to his little game, but I didn't want him to know"
synonyms: scheme, plot, ploy, stratagem, strategy, gambit, tactics; More
trick, device, maneuver, wile, dodge, ruse, machination, contrivance, subterfuge;
prank, practical joke;
informalscam;
archaicshift
"I spoiled his little game"
3. wild mammals or birds hunted for sport or food.
the flesh of mammals or birds, used as food.
synonyms: wild animals, wild fowl, big game More
"she lived off fish and game"

adjective
adjective: game;comparative adjective: gamer;superlative adjective: gamest

1. eager and willing to do something new or challenging.
"they were game for anything after the traumas of Monday"
synonyms: brave, courageous, plucky, bold, daring, intrepid, valiant, stouthearted, mettlesome; More
fearless, dauntless, undaunted, unflinching;
informalgutsy, gutty, spunky, skookum
"they weren't game enough to join in"
willing, prepared, ready, disposed, of a mind;
eager, keen, enthusiastic, up for it
"I need a bit of help—are you game?"

verb
verb: game;3rd person present: games;past tense: gamed;past participle: gamed;gerund or present participle: gaming


1. play games of chance for money.
synonyms: gamble, bet, place/lay bets More
"they were drinking and gaming all evening"
play video or computer games.
2. manipulate (a situation), typically in a way that is unfair or unscrupulous.
"it was very easy for a few big companies to game the system"

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