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Casual or "Real"...

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by liquid_gen, 9 Sep 2007.

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What kind of gamer are you?

  1. Casual

    11 vote(s)
    13.4%
  2. Hardcore

    28 vote(s)
    34.1%
  3. A bit of both

    43 vote(s)
    52.4%
  1. Poisonous

    Poisonous Incestuious

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    A bit of both. Sometimes I'll fire up some games and won't move for the next 18 hours. Sometimes I'll fire it up and have 18 minutes.
     
  2. Lee @ Scan

    Lee @ Scan Scan Computers

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    bit of both for me as well really.

    Some days I'll play less than 20 minutes as I'll be out chasing lasers or something similar like that.

    However, on otherdays (like the day I got overlord) I've played from Friday night until Sunday Evening with breaks for takeaways, beers, toilet functions and the odd few hours power nap while my mates took over for a while.
     
  3. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    It's very rare I'd play a game for half an hour or less. I'm more likely to sit down to one on Saturday morning and have had enough by tea time. I'm currently ploughing through TR:Anniversary and Bioshock - I think once they're done I'll definately be onto World in Conflict and I can honestly see that game taking lion-sized chunks of time away from me. CoH was bad enough :)
     
  4. Colossous

    Colossous Member

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    Pc and soon to be new 360 = real gaming for me ! :thumb:
     
  5. Eraflo

    Eraflo New Member

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    Haha I can imagine... "Porny"

    I play mostly CSS and Halo at the moment. No internet games or anything like that so by your definition Hardcore although I see myself as far from hardcore.
     
  6. Kurayamino

    Kurayamino As long as the Raven flies

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    I'd probably say i'm a bit of both as well, we all get into them a bit to much sometimes and start ranting "OMFG n00bs". But I certainly grew up with computer games, I remember when I was about 5 and my uncle gave me his old Atari, I forget the model it was the one with the switches. Such awesome games and still are classics!
     
  7. fluxity

    fluxity New Member

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    imo, your definitions are completely retarded. Should be more like:

    You aren't a gamer, you're just bored - Internet Games

    Casual Gamer - Pc or console games, play when you feel like it, play for fun, non competitive and time isn't really a factor. You can still be a Casual Gamer if you bum a game for 5+ hours.

    Hardcore/Competitive Gamer - Either buy a **** load of games and complete them all OR play online to win, try all the time, competitive, in a clan/guild and possibly go to LANS

    Going by this this would stop pretty must EVERYONE saying "a bit of both" as that's pretty much pointless information. I would call myself a Casual Gamer as i don't play competitively anymore and just play for fun with friends, whether that be bumming Halo 2 or w/e
     
  8. johnnyboy700

    johnnyboy700 Active Member

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    There are times when its quite enjoyable to simply fire up a game thats a bit of mindless fun, I tend to use consoles for that kind of distraction (X-Box & Wii) and I use my PC for "serious" stuff.
     
  9. Kurayamino

    Kurayamino As long as the Raven flies

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    Who was that directed at!?
     
  10. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Whitelist Bit-Tech in your adblock!

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    Stop the press, I think BT has just found its first troll!
     
  11. heir flick

    heir flick Active Member

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    hardcore unless the mrs is home then im a non-gamer
     
  12. mookboy

    mookboy BRAAAAAAP

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    I play a lot of games over a week, but I just can't be arsed with the mentality of many hardcore gamers. I want to have fun and not be competing all the time so I'd define myself as casual - in it for the entertainment and not stress. I never play FPS online anymore, as the juveniles that seem to make up the numbers just don't make it fun.

    However I WOULD say that I play certain games in a more full-on manner, but they tend to be more singleplayer experiences. Stuff like the Football Manager games and WoW for example absorb me utterly.
     
  13. automagsrock

    automagsrock New Member

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    Well then by this definition then I am a hardcore gamer. I go to LANs at the local Internet Cafe once a month, sometimes more. And I own an ton of games for my PC and my PS3, Wii and 360 as well.

    On that note who is going to be in line for Halo 3 tonight?
     
  14. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    That doesn't stop "bit of both" at all, I like to play games for fun, but I also like to play games competitively from time to time.
     
  15. CJ145

    CJ145 New Member

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    Hardcore.

    I was at the point in wow where I played 10+ hours a day for over a year. Finally quit a few months ago and ended up playing CS:S, now it's crysis beta.
     
  16. Scirocco

    Scirocco Boobs, I have them, you lose.

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    Hardcore MMO kind of gal here.
     
  17. koola

    koola Banned

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    Bit of both. Might play GW for 5~6h a day or DOD:S or both for a couple mins.
     

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