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Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by TwinRetro, Jul 5, 2011.
She had me rolling at "real gamer"
Edit: Oops, wrote isle instead of aisle
Videogames are toys
She's obviously from the future.
Eh, I'd take the article more seriously if she wasn't slathering it in such hate slander. If she presented in a more respectful manor than I may actually agree with her in some respects.
Electronics are fast replacing traditional toys.
I honestly cant wait till they do completely..
I hate the toy department on Black Friday at work, let alone any other day. Kids effing screaming everywhere...I just wanna....grrrrr. Thank god I work in Electronics
*Not gonna let it get to me...not gonna let it get to me*
But in all honesty, I see very few Kids buying toys anymore, they all seem to buy video games.
Oh and lol at PS4 reference.
Lemme look at my collection see:
Arc Rise Fantasia
Call of Duty
Disaster Day of Crisis
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
And Ive just reached M and mentioned games rated 16+. Yup, no hardcore games.
This article is the biggest load of bollocks ive read in a long time.
I tend to rage whenever I read "true", "real" and "hardcore" when gaming in the subject.
Now, Nintendo have been accused of using gimmicks, an actual gimmick is a feature for the sake of having a feature, like those shoes that flash when you walk that you see 6-8 year olds wearing. A gimmick is useless.
The touchscreen on the DS, the motion control on the Wii and 3D on the 3DS have a USE.
All consoles are toys, as are gaming PCs.
Most of those points are invalid, and those that are don't support the topic.
It's just another Nintendo hater.
No. A gimmick is any feature that is used to sell.
Nintendo uses gimmicks, but they're often good and useful gimmicks.
Other companies' gimmick of choice is usually better graphics.
Thanks for the enjoyable read, now go back to the kitchen where you belong!
I'd like her to actually define the term "real gamer".
To me the major test of a real gamer is if they can turn to someone and say "I didn't like this game, but it's still a good game and I really think you should give it a go.". Real gamers get that games are just entertainment, that this experience can range from things being like toys, to sports, to not being far away from full on epic pieces of literature or cinematic masterpieces. They aren't put off by graphics style, genre, being moved outside of their comfort zone, or even if the games main audience is a much younger demographic as long as they can enjoy the game. The test is in the playing.
And I love the selective choices of example games.
I read that a couple days ago. That girl should be ashamed of even calling herself an excuse of a journalist.
A gimmick is something unnecessary and generally useless that's used for the sake of novelty.
Is she a time traveler
Where do you work, if you don't mind me asking?
I work at Target, in what we call "hardlines", which is the half of the store that isnt clothing, electronics, or grocery. Black Friday, I was working in toys there, and it WAS pretty insane. But truth be told, with the three people we had staffed in electronics, I would have rathered toys over electronics any Black Friday. However, I am being unofficially cross trained in electronics (I already know almost everything that goes on over there anyway so it's more of a technicality/ "feel Nick out before we permanently move him there" kind of thing) and I LOVE it 10000x more than hardlines.
Edit - How ironic, the first pic in that article is out of a Target.
If your gaze is too clouded by what commercials say, and you can't see that every video game console is indeed a toy, than you probably aren't mature enough to be mocking the people you do.
What does this look like to you?
Warning: Spoilers inside!
To me, it looks like a grown man playing with a plastic, toy gun.
Sometimes I just want to punch someone in the face and destroy there computer so they never type again.
Hey, she's right on some aspects.
Nintendo is riding the gimmick train to all hell. 3D? That's just a useless gimmick. Motion control? That can be considered a gimmick.
I agree with her on this topic. But, all video games should be in the toy aisle.
Actually, video games themselves, by strict definition, are software. It's the consoles [home or handheld] that are deemed toys. Small difference, I know, but let's just get that straight.
No, it's not. If that were the case, all successful systems would be incarnations of "gimmicks".
And by definiton not all games are toys, just the ones for kids. Video games are games and they belong in the game section. Now, I have no objection to video games created specifically for kids being in the toys aisle, but it wouldn't be right to see Monster Hunter Tri in the toy aisle.