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Posted by moonhead on Nov 6, 2007
Hardcore Vs. Casual Vs. I'm To Old For This Shit….

Hardcore Vs. Casual Vs. I'm To Old For This Shit….

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Warning!! The Views Of This Very Unstable Individual Are Of An Adult (mostly) Nature And Should Not Be Read By Small Children Or Anybody Else For That Matter!!

I hate the Hardcore gamer! There I have said it! In fact I hate all the stereotypes associated with video gamers. I can’t make out whether this is because I don’t feel I belong in any of the stereotypical groups anymore, what with being an ever increasingly grumpy older gamer, or it is just that I’m out of step with the modern gaming order or maybe I just hate human natures way of having to label everything (we all do it myself included).

Lets take a look at me first then! I’m a sometimes happy smiley 35 year old married father of 1 with all the modern trappings of masses of debt and work misery who enjoys gaming, football, reading, the odd beer or two and socialising with friends. I have played video games for as long as I can remember from an old Grandstand Pong machine with paddle controllers and a light gun in the late 70’s, through to owning at least 1 or more of every generation of computer or console since then. But I hardly fit the stereotypes associated with video gamers but nonetheless a video gamer I am. I am not a yob hoodie, a screaming teenager or a spotty nerd with personal hygiene issues. Yet these are the sort of people that those on the outside of gaming perceive gamers to be and also some publishers and marketing groups who cannot see past the end of their noses.

ASSSS1 Hardcore Vs. Casual Vs. I'm To Old For This Shit....So why do I hate hardcore gamers then you may ask? It’s what they stand for, real hardcore gamers have a kind of totalitarian approach to their gaming they hate Noobs (I hate this term as well as PWNED! they are fucking NAFF!! and I wish people would stop using them!) a game is apparently not cool unless it’s Japanese, available only on import and costs stupid amounts of money. Also as soon as everybody else has got said expensive Japanese import game for less money on a western release in English its then shit. They seem to like only one type of game be that Japanese RPG or FPS and anything outside of this is to be sneered and mocked at. They also do not want other people becoming gamers unless they are like them and they definitely hate casual gamers as they are to blame for gaming’s apparent woes. I know I’m generalising here but every gamer that reads this feature will have met one these knobs (or is one, shame on you!) before and if you’re like me you probably considered twatting them one but thought better of it as it would have been like picking on a defenceless child.

As for casual gamers I quite like them for me they are the bread and butter of the industry without them it would fall flat on its face. My only gripe with them is that they need to wise up a little when it comes to buying games. istockphoto 569016 casual man playing video games over white Hardcore Vs. Casual Vs. I'm To Old For This Shit....I mean, they are as likely to buy dross like Need For Speed Total Wank Stain as they are Project Gotham 4 because Need For Speed has nice official larey wank stains and not because its a good game. They just need to be educated a little not preached and mocked at like the Hardcore gamer does. So next time you are in your local games emporium and you see someone looking confused holding a copy of Need For Speed Total Wank Stain and Forza Motorsport 2 or Gran Tourismo (because we are not Fanboys here) and in need of advise or even asking the staff for it offer them your wisdom, tell them what the better game is (Need For Speed Total Wank Stain obviously).

Next up are my biggest pet hate they are an extension of the Hardcore gamer and they are the Fanboys. These stupid dull idiots take their totalitarian gaming habits to the extreme of only supporting and playing games on one brand of console. They rabidly defend their chosen brand of console as if it is one of their offspringJoondalup 7 Hardcore Vs. Casual Vs. I'm To Old For This Shit.... and cannot understand why anybody else would want to play with a different brand. Whether its a Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony or even a PC owning Fanboy they all have one thing in common they are and complete and utter cocks. You only need to look at any gaming forums to come across these idiots. They are the easiest to wind up and Fanboy baiting on forums is one of my favourite games of all. Do these people not understand the whole idea of playing games is exactly that to ‘play games’. I personally want to play the best games be that on any format and is why own a Xbox 360 Nintendo Wii and DS and when Sony finally give me a good gaming reason other than a Blu-Ray player to buy a PS3 I’ll save up and buy one of those to. OK. I know that most people cannot afford to buy each machine, (don’t tell my wife!) so it is important that you need to do research on your purchase thoroughly and buy the console that has the most games taht appeal to you and then when you have had enough sell up and move onto the next machine for something a bit different.

Right back to me then and where I fit in to this great gaming gumbo, well I quite patently don’t according to the stereotypes and marketing people. And do you know what? I could not care less, I am a gamer and always will be plain and simple. I just wish more people could seel it like that and after this rather lengthy rant I feel a hell of a lot better for it too.

Thanks.

Moonhead.

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5 Responses to “Hardcore Vs. Casual Vs. I'm To Old For This Shit….”

  1. r says:

    fuck you, you stupid cunt

  2. drew10 says:

    Erm I like an informed and intellectual debate r but do you kiss your mother with that mouth?

  3. drew10 says:

    I think you may well be one of the people mentioned above perhaps??

  4. MyNameIsMok says:

    I completely agree. All of this posturing feels so much like elementary school crap. Its more sad when said folks are 30+ and still whining about what console is best.

    “Just shut up and play games!”

  5. Casual Gamer says:

    I’m with ya, Moonhead. Damn hardcore gamers, and their close minded, talk-shit-behind-the-screen-cause-they-won’t-say-it-in-your-face ways.

    “I pwn you in teh face, nub — shut the fuck up.”

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