What defines a “hardcore” gamer?

Hello, everyone and welcome to today’s look into my mind.

Today, I’m going to press an interesting question. What defines a “hardcore” gamer?

To some, a gamer may spur visions of a fatass virgin living in his mother’s basement, huddled over his controller, never going outside. However, media stereotypes aside, in today’s world, gamers can be anyone from the stay-at-home mom to the college jock.

When one says hardcore, however, what can one say? Stay-at-home mothers who play the occasional Bejeweled or casual games are of course not considered hardcore. Some may say they are “hardcore” because they own an Xbox 360 and play Halo 3 online with their friends. However, let’s turn to old Webster for the definiton of harcore.

  1. Having an extreme dedication to a certain activity; diehard.

If you look at that definition, you can consider anyone who enjoys and loves even the most casual of all games, hardcore. However, perhaps we should turn to the unwritten rulebook on this one. In my opinion, I believe hardcore gamers are those that not only play the games they love, but actually obsessively play to the fullest, hours at a time, and own not just one or two systems, but every single one.

Sound like anyone you know?

ÜberGamer here.

Signing out, Panzer XiII.

Not hardcore.

Hardcore, but not necessarily the standard.

Hardcore, but not necessarily the standard.

Johnathan Wendel, a.k.a. Fatal1ty, is the true image of a hardcore gamer.

Johnathan Wendel, a.k.a. Fatal1ty, is the true image of a hardcore gamer.

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~ by Panzer on August 25, 2008.

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