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User Info: GoIdenAce

GoIdenAce
3 years ago#11
HighOnPhazon posted...
Read the topic: Everyone is gay now.

And I am like "yeah pretty much."


i second this
NES, SNES, N64, PS1, PS3+2, XBOX360, WII+GC, WIIU and a gaming PC with a library of over 1000 games for over 15 years
I dare you to ever call me a casual gamer

User Info: urukhai2005

urukhai2005
3 years ago#12
That's just casual gaming on mobile devices.
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User Info: dunkis

dunkis
3 years ago#13
Ugh I hate when we have to talk about something as arbitrary as labels. We're so anal about a specification, a line, a threshold, a list of criteria to be something that we made up. We forget the whole point of labels in the first place. I classify people only for the sake of simplifying one's person so that if I were to talk to another person, I could quickly describe someone in few words and the other person could make safe assumptions based on the label as we commonly accept them. So, if I call someone a gamer, the other person would pretty much assume "oh, they probably play games as a main hobby." To that effect, I wouldn't call everyone a gamer using the article's definition. And I get annoyed if someone calls him/herself a gamer if they only play casual games. Not because I have some silly notions about what is a real game or not, but because it's just de facto labeling. Like, just because I like to play a couple pickup games or go biking, I wouldn't call myself an athlete because the general understanding of an athlete just doesn't fit me well.
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User Info: Covenant

Covenant
3 years ago#14
The gaming population changes over time and you eventually stop being the core demographic and the terminology no longer describes you. Pretty soon it will have been a decade since I stopped being a "gamer".

User Info: GoIdenAce

GoIdenAce
3 years ago#15
I feel like this is just an unfortunality that has come with our culture as a whole

first, geeks, nerds, gamers, whatever, were a small group, and all outcasts, whom found peace with eachother

then some "geek" stuff started being more popular, mostly thanks to the NES and starwars and stuff, but was still a minority

thanks now to crap like mobile games, BBT, the IT crowd, among other things, geek culture and games have leaked so far into everything, it is the main culture


I will paraphrase a specific villain here when i say "when everyone is a geek/nerd/gamer, no one will be"
NES, SNES, N64, PS1, PS3+2, XBOX360, WII+GC, WIIU and a gaming PC with a library of over 1000 games for over 15 years
I dare you to ever call me a casual gamer

User Info: 19eighty7

19eighty7
3 years ago#16
HighOnPhazon posted...
Everyone is gay now.

User Info: DarkZV2Beta

DarkZV2Beta
3 years ago#17
RpgRagnarok posted...
I don't see why anyone should be affected by this?
Gaming has become so common in our generation now, I don't see the point of defining a person as a "gamer"
Just like you don't describe a person who listens to music alot as "Listener" or a person who watches TV alot a "Watcher"
All of these are a form of mainstream entertainment that everyone enjoys


You call people who skate skaters. You call people who hunt hunters. It's a pretty common form of hobby labeling.

Music and TV are entirely passive and non participatory, and as such, don't fit that particular wording.
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User Info: GoIdenAce

GoIdenAce
3 years ago#18
DarkZV2Beta posted...
RpgRagnarok posted...
I don't see why anyone should be affected by this?
Gaming has become so common in our generation now, I don't see the point of defining a person as a "gamer"
Just like you don't describe a person who listens to music alot as "Listener" or a person who watches TV alot a "Watcher"
All of these are a form of mainstream entertainment that everyone enjoys


You call people who skate skaters. You call people who hunt hunters. It's a pretty common form of hobby labeling.

Music and TV are entirely passive and non participatory, and as such, don't fit that particular wording.


i blame smart phones
NES, SNES, N64, PS1, PS3+2, XBOX360, WII+GC, WIIU and a gaming PC with a library of over 1000 games for over 15 years
I dare you to ever call me a casual gamer

User Info: LaManoNeraII

LaManoNeraII
3 years ago#19
The need to play is an inherent human trait. It's programmed into our DNA. It's the most efficient way for us to learn and grow
R.I.P LaManoNera
04-06-2009
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