1. Touko White

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    you don't need all the fancy shit to be classed as a 'gamer'. all you need to show is an appreciation of games from any time period.
     
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    So, tell that to Pleng up there, or to anybody that uses the word to define themselves.
    They don't use it like that, and actually the way they use it makes no sesne.
    I will rewrite what I am trying to say:
     
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    Okay...I don't think we'll be friends over this, but that's okay. Our different definitions/interpretations can happily co-exist. :)

    Let's see...I certainly can't deny that quite some mobile games are set up as money traps. Not all of them (and not even just mobile games... Games like WoW have or had far more money going around), and even then: to the definition of the word, it makes no difference (gambling is also a game, addicting as it may be).

    Also... You do realize that at this point more game developers are feeling in the Mobile market than not, right? Should ubisoft, EA, square enix and Nintendo be ashamed for not creating what you would call a game?

    The biker metaphor is probably better, but I don't really have an opinion on it. As with 'gamer' I guess I'd define it based on the dictionary and how it's used.

    PS: I normally quote better, but it's quite a hassle (I'm on tablet here).
     
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    who cares man, back when i 1st got my first computer a zx spectrum 48k in 1984, i played games on it, my friend didnt have one, so he daily used to come to my house and play games, to me we were both gamers, you play games you are a gamer, you dont need a load of fancy crap to game, just enjoy it and forget the bs
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Damn, why're you so mad about something so small?
    The term is by definition and general idea someone who plays games. Someone who plays games. This doesn't imply they are superior, nor does it imply they play games everyday, nor does it imply they do it for a living, nor does it imply they are inferior. It imply s they play games is all. Such a general term like this doesn't give anyone a right to define it more. Otherwise everyone would be defining everything so to speak. So anyone can be a gamer, where you take that and what you do with it is your choice.
     
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    Because I hate the use of the word "gamer" when people try to define themselves as something by a trivial thing.
    For me it is stupid as saying "I am an eater", "I am an air breather", "I am a water drinker", etc.
    PS: Yes, it is a personal crusade.
     
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    ONLY ONE QUESTION: do u play videogames everydays? offline or online competitive doesn't matter
     
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    Just last post you said it was irony. Now its sarcasm? Which is it? Do you even know what those words really mean? Didn't think so.
     
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    I called myself a gamer way back when all I had was a gameboy color.

    Hell, I could consider myself a gamer without even having owned any games.
    I wouldn't even really call it a title you get by playing games, but more rather just a way to describe yourself if you do.

    So if you want to be gamer, you are. Since it's basically just a way you describe yourself.
     
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    We are on this site because we love games. Why fight? tbh i never said im a gamer. I just said i love games. I love to draw but im not a artist. If someone calls themselves a gamer that just mean that someone loves gaming as a hobby. However you don't have the call yourself a gamer even though you play games because its what you consider yourself to be. Its People opinions, don't argue with like something: you are not a gamer.

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    I agree, now let me take my virtual chill-pill and stop derailing the thread (it is my fault really).

    Regarding the use of the word "gamer", I have had these encounters with many people that define themeselves as "gamers" and only that.
    I have seen the word used by many people as a way to put themselves above others.
    E.g. "I am a -true- gamer, I don't play casual games." and the so.

    I hate this elitist usage, because as you said gaming is a hobby.
    I am not against someone using the word "gamer" meaning that he play videogames as a hobby.
    It is only that I see it used often in an elitist way, e.g. you are a "gamer" only if you have a $9999 PC, or if you only play AAA games or whatever.

    That said, I feel that using a word like "gamer" to define oneself because of a hobby is weird.
    I mean, if you play basketball as a hobby, you... well, you just like basketball perhaps. You wouldn't say you are a "basketball player"
    In the other hand if you play basketball profesionally then sure you would be called a "basket player".
    Then why not saying you "like" games instead of "I am a gamer". It is my opinion of course.
     
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    Agreed, although I can argue my opinions, it really all boils down to what @8BitWonder said, its what you call yourself. Its a self-label. I may not agree with you, but if you call yourself a gamer, then you're a gamer.

    In my own defense, I've said this since the beginning.
     
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    i can understand why people doesn't want to call themselves as gamer, as it is not something to be proud of. in fact, people will being ashamed for being called as gamer, because most people think gamer is weird / nerd.
     
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    but its like saying you can not call yourself a gamer because your not a professional gamer. basketball player is a profession. you get called that because your a official player from a team. its quite different. Also game company's sometimes uses the slogan made by gamers for gamers. Not nba saying: basketball sports is made by basketball players for basketball players. i like to be a gamer One day sounds like its a profession while its not. I like to be basketball player sound like and is a profession. Of course there are gaming tournaments. But then the people who are watching is the target audience : The gamers or people who likes to play games. basket ball tournaments target audience is made for people who plays and or likes basketball.

    games can be played by everyone for fun or competitive. Basketball is always a competitive game. Hence why becoming good at it and aiming for the title basketplayer.
     
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    I game, but mostly at night when the kids are asleep. I've only gamed on consoles/handhelds. I do have a pair of good headphones just to keep it quiet downstairs. I do have an xarcade solo stick, because I love fighters. I usually stand up at a bar stool while I play that one. My first console was an Atari 2600. It quickly went to the closet when the nes came out. I blame video games for my lack of homework completion, but still, I've graduated high school and have had a great job for the last 20 years that lets me provide for my family. Having the passion for gaming makes you a gamer, not what you have/don't have. Words with friends is the only online gaming I do now. No other online presence here.
     
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    A GT630 is way stronger than integrated Intel graphics.
     
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    who needs fancy bullshit to stream to be a gamer lol , if your primary hobby are videogames then yes you are a gamer , "gamer" shouldnt even exist but whateveeer
     
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    Shit. Reading some people's opinion here, some would say that I am not a gamer.

    Here's my situation:
    I play my ps4 maybe once or twice a week. There would be a few weeks where I do not play it at all.

    Doesn't sound very gamey, does it?

    BUT

    Everyday I visit multiple game sites, including this site. I watch multiple YouTube videos /vlogs on games many times a week.

    I purchase and buy many retro consoles (see picture) and have modded nearly all of them with various emulators and 1000s and 1000s of roms. I've got on order right now stuff for my ps2, so I can put games on a hdd (will I play them? Maybe for 5min. I just like to know I have them if/when I would like to play them)

    Do I play them? Yaah sometimes. If one of the consoles in the picture below gets turned on once a year, that's pretty average.

    Is the actual lack of gaming because I don't want to game? No. I have commitments. Full time work with work I have to bring home with me. A wife. A kid. Dogs. Housewor.

    When I was a kid/ uni, fuck yeah, I gamed the shit out of those consoles. But now..... I can only game so much.

    I'm interested to know. Am I still a gamer???

    IMG_0113.JPG not pictured is my ps4, snes and all of my games and accessories for the consoles.
     
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