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When Is A Gamer Considered a Gamer?

Our friend Vincent of Back2Gaming has posted a rather controversial article. "Why Do You Think You Deserve to be Called a Gamer?," he asked amidst the "self-entitlement" happening around the blogosphere and even in gaming communities. His friend also posted this message on Facebook:

For those who play the games on Facebook and have the balls to call themselves “Gamers” already. We didn’t spend years as social outcasts to watch you assholes fuck this up. WE memorized the ultra combos. WE wrote down pages of passwords. WE defeated the robotmasters, knocked out Tyson, and SAVED THE FUCKING PRINCESS. I know what we are, and you’re NOT.

Check out what Vincent has in mind at Back2Gaming and post your comments (violent or not) at B2G's comments section.

(Video game cabinet picture via Lifehacker)
When Is A Gamer Considered a Gamer? Reviewed by Jepoy on 9/23/2010 10:04:00 PM Rating: 5


  1. I kind of agree with this.
    But then its like bullying others for the genre they love, casual gaming is still gaming in its rawest form.
    I think gamers can now be classified as hardcore or casual.

    A thought though, you don't call a person who plays basket ball related video games a basket ball player. You just call them a gamer.

  2. My opinion: If you play (a certain) game/s on a regular basis, you, therefore, can be called a "gamer." But not the "hardcore" type. A casual gamer, maybe.

    (This is common around our office.) You'll know when you're a gamer when--
    1. You say, "LOL" when you laugh
    2. You shout "I'll PK you" or "Pa Q" or "ASA" when mad, etc
    3. When you're about to seat somewhere, you shout, "Spot taken!" and when someone takes over your seat you say, "KS!"
    4. You "buff" before entering a heated meeting
    5. You think red and blue Gatorate are Mana and Health pots.t

  3. the more gamers are out there, the merrier... just my opinion. XD

  4. But the more games there are, the more crappy it gets. They usually just "remake" the old idea and add a few stuffs in it. Like for example, Worms > Gunbound > Boomz.

  5. the more gamers are out there, the merrier... just my opinion. XD


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