It gets really tricky to deal with labels like gamer or hardcore, because everyone has their own opinion of what it means. We aren't going to be finding a definition of 'hardcore gamer' in the dictionary anytime soon. Look at the Urban Dictionary entry (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hardcore%20gamer) and it's easy to see how polarizing and insulting it can be. I wish we could completely remove the word and concept of hardcore altogether. As for my playing games a buttload, while a may be full fledged gamer I tend to describe myself as just "a guy who plays games." Again it's one of those loaded words. Technically anyone who plays games is a gamer, but then there's that portion of people who get super defensive of their title. If a Dark Souls player is a gamer, but so is that Candy Crush guy, what does that say about the former?Clovus said:snip
Arguing over who is better or not does nothing but foster hatred and resentment, and does not represent the majority of people who play games well to the general media and public. All it does is support the idea that there is a group of people playing games that perfectly match the description of recent media scapegoats.thaluikhain said:So...replaying every level of Candy Crush over and over till I beat all my FB friend's scores would make me a hardcore gamer?
Hardcore and Casual, not gamer and non gamer.MarcellusMagnus said:Is a person who only plays Call of Duty and not Assassin's Creed, Europa Universalis or Final Fantasy not a 'gamer'?
Is a person who only plays basketball and doesn't swim, play hockey or run hurdles regularly not an 'athlete'?
Here we go again with what a hardcore gamer is and isn't.Alexander Kirby said:Paying COD all the time would make you a hardcore COD player, but to call yourself a hardcore gamer you really need to play a wide variety of games.