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by Steve Napierski to Comics

The funny part about this to me is that most females I know that game prefer the more hardcore titles. While I as a male gamer prefer the less graphic games. Now when I say “game” I’m not referring to those people who regularly play Facebook games. I probably should, but if I did then my mom would be a more hardcore gamer than myself and I simply cannot accept that.

  • http://www.backloggery.com/deltabladex DeltaBladeX

    When you include Facebook stuff, my mother plays about 40 hours a week more video games than I do. Yet I’m the addicted one…

  • BigLord

    A “Hardcore” gamer, for me, is one that spends a LOT of time gaming, no matter the game. I can be hardcore on Wii Sports or Angry Birds, for example.

    I think the labels are wrong, but I can’t think of accurate ones :/

    • http://www.thosetouhouguys.com/ Tetsamaru

      I can see where your coming from. But at the same time, I just can’t consider someone who plays online chess on their computer for 10 straight hours a “Gamer”. Not saying console vs PC matters either as someone who is spending like 8 hours playing a Poker game on teh SNES i just couldn’t call a “Gamer” either. But since i’m saying this, this does make me sound like certain genre of games aren’t “Games” too.

      This will require meditation.

    • Whaaaaaaaaaaa

      Agreed. People always try to size up someone’s “hardcore status” by the game they play, but I’ve always thought time had more merit.

    • jimisdegimis

      yes i would say that hardcore is a combination of dedication with a certain level of sophistication while playing the game. That is to say, someone who doesn’t simply play easy mode mindlessly, but plays to either reach some goal or attempts to figure out a better way to play etc.

  • Triaxx2

    I’ve never measured game, or time for hardcore status. No, I’ve always thought dedication was the operative measurement. Sure it’s possible to just jump in and out of say… Skyrim, as it is possible to jump in and out of Mafia Wars. It’s also possible to so thoroughly lose yourself in either one of them to you have to be reminded to come up for air.

    Being hardcore is a state of dedication. Are you willing to dedicate a significant portion of time, to the effort of learning the nuances and depths of the game to the point of being able to fully utilize them in the act of playing? Then you’re hard core. Thus:

    ‘Your mom’ is just as hardcore as you.

  • NerdyMike

    Hahaha. That’s good… and yet so very true.

  • nameless

    A hardcore gamer is someone who games for a significant amount of time across many genres on the platform of his/her choice. If you only play fps’s or rpg’s or even facebook games I don’t think you should be qualified. To be a hardcore gamer you should be able to pick up any game and at least hold your own. You may play pokemon for 100 hours a week but if you can’t even handle rotating a camera and moving, you’re not hardcore. Likewise, if you’re on a pc and you can’t even set up your hotkeys, you’re not a “hardcore gamer”.

    I know plenty of “hardcore” players that can only play one game (call of duty comes to mind). Sure you’d be a hardcore c.o.d.er (or whatever you want to be called…I’m sure your gamer tag has lots of x’s and the word “snipe” in there somewhere) but can you even throw a hadoken?

  • Sixclaws

    Hardcore.. Sorry, but all I can think of when I hear that word is Chav scum..

  • Mistermillennia

    I think of “hardcore gamers” as to be defined by the games they play such that (dedication – difficulty/popularity = core ness). Eg someone who plays CoD plays an easy, popular game and thus cannot be considered hardcore, but if someone were to play Dwarf Fortress, a super difficult game that isn’t as popular and requires a massive time commitment to even stop your dwarves from starving to death, they should definitely be considered hardcore. Popularity is used here because playing a hard game that is super popular can be done to make yourself appear more impressive, whereas a real hardcore gamer wouldn’t even care to tell people s/he plays a game s/he’s good at because s/he doesn’t give a fuck about the filthy softcore mortals.