Originally Posted by hotpot1024
well, ppl who play game on their handheld NORMALLY only play whenever they got nothing to do, then they take out their little cell phone to play game to kill time,NOT A GAMER. a gamer play game more seriously and view gaming as more important, they also spent time to learn when the new game are coming out , keep themselve uptoday on game and game relate news etc.
sorry about my bad english
Your english is better than some kids that come on here so don't worry about it.
I play games sometimes on my subway ride when I have nothing to do, sometimes people work and don't have much free time...why does it make them less of a gamer because they play a game on their cell phone? Some people work and don't have the time to play video games, or some people get married and have kids and have very little free time to devote to it or can't have a console in the house because of the situation.
Basically people in this thread are saying these three type of people would not be considered gamers for one reason or another:
-Person A loves puzzle games like Puzzle Fighter, Puzzlecraft, Girls Like Robots, or defense games like Plants vs Zombies. Plays 20-30 hours a week, has 50+ games. However, not a real gamer, because the games they own are on phones or tablets.
-Person B has strict parents that don't let him play video games. He reads all the news about it, tries to play at his friends house once a month, and is still up to date on all the latest hardware and video game news. However, since he doesn't play regularly, he's not a "real" gamer.
-Person C has strict parents, but they let him play 2-3 hours a week. He only has Call of Duty and GTA, because he only has 2-3 hours a week he can't play more games anyways. He's not a "real" gamer because he doesn't have enough games.
-Person D has every AAA title, and plays regularly based on what his friends play so they can play together. Maybe even has lan parties. Doesn't care about or read video game websites like Kotaku/Polygon/IGN/GameTrailers. Not a "real" gamer because he doesn't read about games online.
-Person E has 200 games on steam, but has played 10 of them (I'm sure many of you PC owners can relate). Not a real gamer because he doesn't even beat any of the games he owns! HOW DARE HE.
-Person F likes games, reads kotaku regularly, owns many RPG, Action games, and MMORPG, plays regularly, but is a girl so obviously she is doing it because she wants the attention. Not a real gamer.
Someone in another thread said that people playing old games aren't real gamers, sucks for these guys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMJZ-_bJKdI
to be told they aren't hardcore enough or they are too casual and play games that are "not hard" (though really try to beat these high scores see how easy it is for you).
See how silly this is? The argument should be more focused on enthusiast/non-enthusiast gamers. Everyones a gamer. Everyone eats food, some people eat mcdonalds, some people eat tasting menus at fine dining restaurants. The person at mcdonalds may still enjoy food but does not care as much about finding the best/most expensive/greatest thing to eat. Now go up to them and tell them they aren't an "eater". See how silly it is? Of course they are an eater. They eat food. Or (something less dramatic) if someone asks me if I'm a snowboarder. I used to go every year, now maybe every other year. But if someone asks me if I am, I would say yes. I might not have a season pass, but that doesn't make me any less of a snowboarder/skiier. I'm just not as hardcore about it, or may not have the time for it or the resources for it.Edited by mylilpony - 8/21/13 at 9:25am