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What constitutes a "true gamer?"
For some reason, on other gaming sites, I've been seeing the term "true gamer" thrown around a lot (or hardcore gamer, whichever vocabulary you want to use). Obviously, we're all used to the term, but for some reason I have noticed it a lot more lately.
Some were saying that only true gamers "played Dark Souls." Or that true gamers "went nowhere near Modern Warfare 2 or Black Ops." Others would say that, unless you're putting in over X amount of hours in gaming, you weren't a true gamer.
So, I'm throwing a few questions out there to the forum.
1) Is there such a thing as a true gamer?
2) What are the criteria for being a true gamer, if there is? If there isn't, why do you not believe that there is?
3) Do you think that some of this sudden "true gamer" talk has to do with so many new people coming into gaming, whether it was through Modern Warfare 2, or Angry Birds, or whatever, that it is making people nervous about having their hobby invaded? Not that I'm calling those "fake games," but their level of accessibility may have acted as a gateway to what we love.
I think this could be an interesting discussion. I'll throw in my opinion after I see this discussion evolve a bit.