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today i was just sitting and philosophiziting about how many games you need to call urself a hardcore gamer and i remember some guy said you need at least 100 games to be a gamer and 10 % platinum rate. its a hard question to answer but i think u need at least 150 games to be a hardcore gamer and i agree with 10% platnium rate.
thanks for listening and welcome to the topic
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It's all garbage nonsense. "Hardcore" is a term people like to throw around to make themselves feel superior, it's like art where there's lots of elitism, it's all nonsense. How much you love gaming is on a wide spectrum as opposed to just casuals being on one side and hardcores being on the other, and whether you play a "casual" game like COD 10 hours a day or less well known games a couple hours a week the label you give yourself or anyone else is a load of crap.
Sure if someone plays only mobile games like Angry Birds then they're casual, and if someone plays Eve Online every day they're more hardcore but anything between those extremes doesn't really fit well into just two groups of gamers. What kind of games someone plays and how they approach playing them or how much the play them is a way to judge what kind of gamer someone is but the term hardcore is just outdated and a horrible term idiots usually use for their own ego because they think it's fashionable to be a hardcore player of mainstream games like Zelda and Skyrim.
There's no cutoff, being a hardcore gamer is a matter of how interested / passionate you are about games, not how many you play. They're often closely correlated, but in some situations they may not be, like if someone doesn't have a lot of time to game, or plays a small handful of games very competitively.
That being said, you can probably get an average number of games owned by hardcore gamers, I suspect it's probably around 30 games per system.
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so a gamer should play a game, jump in a death pit 100 times for the plat, and move on to the next game
or a person can have 1 single game like Virtua Fighter 5 , master it , go to tournaments and be considered a top player in the world and maybe even make some type of living off playing the game, but hes causal cause hes not playing COD and farmville