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Are you a gamer?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:28 am
by davepoobond
Do you consider yourself a "gamer"?


I would consider myself as one, but I find it really hard to associate myself with the culture. I just like playing games, I don't really like "being a nerd" about it. I equate it to the same as movies/music/TV in my mind and I tend to go in waves between the three things that I am interested in.

Re: Are you a gamer?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:31 am
by Freaky Fred
does being a gamer mean constantly trying to find something to complain about in every game, searching for reasons to be offended, and claiming anything under 1080p/60fps is "unplayable"?

I play metal gear games, and will sometimes buy other games to keep me busy until more metal gear games come out

#NotAGamer

Re: Are you a gamer?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:25 pm
by davepoobond
i think being a gamer essentially means you are prescribing to the culture and any affront to it is an affront to yourself. you can't take criticism of the medium because it is so ingrained into your personal being that criticizing it is criticizing you at the same time. because why would you like something like that if it is criticized

i feel like most people who are crazy about themselves being a gamer feel like they still need to justify that their interests in games is not "a waste of time" any more than movies and music might be.


for me, i dont feel embarrassed "admitting" that i play games but I'm not going around flaunting it and wearing super mario shirts just to show people "hey i'm a gamer." That's why I am super against most gaming clothing/accessories, and would only wear one if it was abstract enough that it could be anything.

Re: Are you a gamer?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:21 pm
by Freaky Fred
well said dave

and yeah, I agree about the clothes.

Would only wear them if they had something abstract and were cool

Re: Are you a gamer?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:10 am
by ronito
I wear super mario shirts. I also wear mickey shirts. Really I don't see it any sillier than wearing a player's jersey. I enjoy what I enjoy. I'm too old to care what people wear. I stopped going to high school ages ago.

But am I a gamer? I dunno if I fit into that anymore. None of the AAA games interest me in the least. I mainly just enjoy Nintendo games, love playing them with the kids. I used to be a huge FF fan but after 13 I'm holding back to see if FFXV is worth the hype.

Re: Are you a gamer?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:08 am
by Freaky Fred
I'm with you on the Final Fantasy jazz, really doubt I'm gonna buy XV

and I don't wear player's jerseys either, I just wear comfortable clothes like sweatshirts and flannels

went to Wal-Mart wearing pajama pants with basketball shorts over them, a hoodie, and hiking boots. felt great

Re: Are you a gamer?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:21 am
by terrisus
Freaky Fred wrote:went to Wal-Mart wearing pajama pants with basketball shorts over them, a hoodie, and hiking boots. felt great


This thread is now about this.

Re: Are you a gamer?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:15 pm
by Freaky Fred
what do you want to know?

Re: Are you a gamer?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:00 pm
by terrisus
Pajama pants with shorts over them, and hiking boots? :?

Sorry Fred, that's strange. :S
And that's coming from me :-S

Re: Are you a gamer?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:31 pm
by Freaky Fred
pajamas are super comfy, but not fit for public places.

bball shorts are super comfy, but show too much junk bulge for a classy joint like Wal-Mart

combining the two makes a super comfy and socially acceptable outfit

Re: Are you a gamer?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:41 pm
by terrisus
Freaky Fred wrote:pajamas are super comfy, but not fit for public places.

bball shorts are super comfy, but show too much junk bulge for a classy joint like Wal-Mart

combining the two makes a super comfy and socially acceptable outfit


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Re: Are you a gamer?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:40 pm
by Freaky Fred
ketchup is pretty good

Re: Are you a gamer?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:14 pm
by terrisus
Freaky Fred wrote:ketchup is pretty good


On ice cream?

Re: Are you a gamer?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:13 pm
by Freaky Fred
Thats caramel

Re: Are you a gamer?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:33 am
by Spot On J2K
i consider myself a gamer in the traditional sense. as in, i enjoy video games of all different types but in general try to avoid people who label themselves "gamer," like the guys with skinny jeans and pink hair, or the peeps who had bioware changing the ending to mass effect 3 because "they deserved better" or whatever.

Re: Are you a gamer?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:35 am
by Spot On J2K
basically i realize that video games are a luxury and consider myself lucky to even get to play good ones instead of feeling overly entitled to complain about every little problem i have with every game as if it were made to please me and me alone.

Re: Are you a gamer?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:45 am
by Spot On J2K
and by that i mean that i regularly chug mountain dew gamer fuel whilst playing dark souls whilst posting on gamefaqs forum about how hardcore i am