My friend tried to argue that people who play mobile games to kill time are just as much of a gamer as people who play serious games.
Than i asked him if people who only watch blockbuster movies can be considered movie buffs.
Or if people who only listen to popular music can be considered true music fans.
I wont argue that people who arent serious gamers dont deserve to play video games.
But you cant grope them together whit a real gamer.
Tats like saying that someone who only watches dubbed TV anime is a actual anime fan.
I spend 60% of many of waking hours playing video games.
And sometimes i watching good anime or good western tv series.
I hate the whole gamer culture thing.
But i do categorize myself as a classic gamer nerd.
Perhaps a retro gamer considering i play many older emulated games regularly.
I bet he can at least type better than you. Jesus.
>you cant grope them together whit a real gamer
Don't tell me what I can't grope.
People who take their hobby seriously instead of just doing it to kill time are pathetic losers with nothing else going for them in life. Why does your friend WANT to be grouped in with them in the first place?
Even WE don't want to be grouped in with them and we ARE them. That's why we hide our power levels and pretend we only play casual games or don't play video games at all when we are around other people.
>Than i asked him if people who only watch blockbuster movies can be considered movie buffs.
Or if people who only listen to popular music can be considered true music fans.
That's some decent bait, it had some thought put into it. Good job.
>But i do categorize myself as a classic gamer nerd.
Then you aren't a real nerd. Only BBT-watching posers want to show off how "nerdy" they are. Real nerds are ashamed of their abnormality, and hide it to fit in. A real nerd minus the shame and social awareness is an autist.
>putting slang terms for people into certain hobbies and interests into specific categories
we can all see who is the autist here, OP is just a kid, you're a self-loathing geekaroo
Wow. I don't think that anyone could write a string of propositions like this together on the intent of being serious. They would be a colossal faggot otherwise.
Get the fuck off of /v/ and 4chan in general. It will be the best decision of your life. You will once again find things in life that you enjoy, instead of being a faggot and nitpicking every tiny thing in video games because 4chan doesn't like it.
I, like most people on 4chan, would abandon my nerdy hobbies in an instant if I ever got the chance to fit in and have a normal social life instead.
I never wanted to be such a loser. Anyone who tells you that they are happy with this kind of life is either a liar or delusional.
And if they don't like it, they can stop paying. Otherwise whoever may be benefiting from it can continue to exploit it. Apparently the gubment isn't doing a thing about Welfare or autismbux. So why even care.
No they are a form of entertainment just like books, movies, tv, music etc. Get fucked you redditor.
>hiding your power level
>not just being alpha and showing your power level while also being a funny and charming guy
The spotty, glass-wearing geek in the corner saying "N-no I dont play videogames in my f-free time, I just do... stuff, y-yeah..." is a lot worse than the fun guy saying "Yeah i've been playing this game called Killing Floor, it's some crazy fun shit."
You can't be alpha while showing your power level.
Having a power level in the first place is by definition beta as fuck.
If you were alpha you would be out having a great life partying and banging chicks instead of wasting all your time on nerdy shit to escape from your misery and loneliness.
>Implying people hated bronies for their interests and not for the same reason people hated furries in general (i.e. their soapbox preacher mentality and shoving their shit into everyone's throats)
It's like people seem to forget that you can enjoy things and not be a glowing disco ball of eternal faggotry.
>>not just being alpha and showing your power level while also being a funny and charming guy
>showing your power level
oh my god who fucking cares this much about stupid ass retarded video games
>Get fucked you redditor.
You do realize redditors have your view, and not his? Stupid fuck.
>The spotty, glass-wearing geek in the corner saying
How about that guy saying "Yeah, I play some video games, but let's talk about something non-autistic instead"
It's obvious that you're just trying to bait me but i'll bite.
You can be alpha while having a powerlevel. Besides, there isn't a specific measurement for a power level
Hardly anyone spends all of their time partying and banging chicks. Some people do normal shit during the week and then go out on the weekend.
The most important thing isn't hiding your powerlevel, it's just presenting it in the right way. For example, you shouldn't be all "Yes, I have been playing Metal Gear Rising Revengeance. It is developed by Platinum Games and is a cuhrazy action game. (blah blah blah) It was so fucking epic when Raiden did this thing with his sword and then the badass music plays, here take a listen to it" (also the guy saying this makes sound effects during the conversation).
However, if you're just like "Yeah i've been playing an action game called Metal Gear Rising, it's fun but pretty hard (for normalfags it would be, so fuck off autists)" then that's fine.
But why is talking about games inherently autistic?
The people who try to hide the fact that they play games and pretend to be cool and normal tend to be a lot more retarded and nerdy than the people who don't hide it.
>IF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW I PLAY GAMES, THEY WON'T KNOW MY PERSONALITY REVOLVES AROUND THEM
what a life.
>You have to tell everyone you meet you play games
I can agree with this.
Being a "gamer" should be on par with being a sex offender.
Wow, Anon, you are the most undesirable beta faggot I have ever come across.
What's the fucking point in having hobbies or even passions If you'd drop them just to be part of the social norm?
Why the fuck would you let that dictate you're life? So long as this shit doesn't define your whole character, and you can still hold on to healthy relationships with friends or lovers, then you're good.
What a horrible opinion, why shouldn't I take a hobby seriously? So long a s I'm not shoving it down people's throats and do what I mentioned in my last paragraph, it's fine.
Jesus, have you faggots never experienced anything besides video games and the internet?
It's not THAT great, don't get me wrong, parties and clubs can be a blast, but what it all boils down to is drinking and dancing.
It gets old fast.
Man, some of you people scare me. I feel as though most of you would try to marry the first woman who kisses you.
What the hell are you going on about now? You're sperging too hard for me to understand you.
My personality doesn't revolve around games, and I don't tell everybody that I play games but if games come up in a conversation then I'm happy to talk about them.
You're so beta and pathetic.
>The people who try to hide the fact that they play games and pretend to be cool and normal tend to be a lot more retarded and nerdy than the people who don't hide it.
That's why we hide it you fucking dumbass. Being a nerd is bad. A real nerd is smart enough to know that and be ashamed. The people who don't hide it are either normal, well-adjusted people who only do it to kill time or huge cringeworthy autists.
>why shouldn't I take a hobby seriously?
Because taking a hobby seriously means you don't have a social life, sex, or relationships to fill up your life, so you retreat into escapism to fill the void like the pathetic failure you are.
Holy fuck, how beta does one get?
Aren't you so ashamed of what you do in your free time that you try to hide it?
Sure, I don't discuss videogames with people that don't play them or don't care about them, but that doesn't mean that I won't gladly discuss it with people who do near those who don't.
It's just a simple fucking hobby, it's not like it's a fucking fursona or some other embarrassing or socially unacceptable shit.
I think anon believes that the grass is greener on the other side to him.
It's the exact same, apart from instead of loneliness it's drama, responsibilities and being skint because clubs are fucking expensive shitholes.
Maybe he used to play console games and just does not have to time for it anymore? That's why I play mobile games. Besides, there's plenty of good stuff on mobile, like pic related
>What's the fucking point in having hobbies or even passions If you'd drop them just to be part of the social norm?
Escapism, because I can't be part of the social norm.
>So long as this shit doesn't define your whole character, and you can still hold on to healthy relationships with friends or lovers, then you're good.
If you could be doing fulfilling things like hanging out with friends or getting laid, then why would you ever waste time doing anything else?
I'm saying that people who try extra hard to be cool and hide their true selves tend to be less cool than the people who don't give a fuck.
I don't try extra hard to hide it and yet I still play "nerd" shit like 100 hour long JRPGs and obscure retro games
So you're ashamed of being a failure and now want to apply that to everyone else?
Plus, you seem to have never had friends or a social life, I can take my hobby seriously during the week because we all have work and such, and go out with them on the weekends.
Who the fuck let /r9k/ out of its rat hole? Fuck off, no one cares about your hang ups.
But you seem like one of those faggots that think your opinion is law and your taste is perfect.
I wouldn't want to talk about games with you, since all you would do was go, "That's casual, that's casual, that's fake fun, that's dudebro game" and so on.
You are an embodiment of faggotry.
God, I've seen faggots like you, you would be the one that would here someone talk about a game you heard on the internet was casual and you would say so, and when they asked why you didn't like it, you would most likely go, "Oh, I've never played it."
>Tats like saying that someone who only watches dubbed TV anime is a actual anime fan.
This is not like your other examples. They are still enjoying the same shows, they are just doing so in a different language.
I hate anime and even I can see this!
Stop trying to project that beta shit on me, I spend more time on here than is probably healthy, but that doesn't mean that I'm a fat, stuttering autist that can't talk to people outside of the Internet.
Has it hit you that some of us like to do this and live semi-normally at the same time?
I don't go to parties and such so often because I simply don't enjoy it very much(it can be fun sometimes), it really isn't as great as in your fantasies.
Did you even read my post you anal-excavating mongoloid?
Stop baiting for the sake of baiting, it just shits up /v/ even more.
Because I enjoy it you fucking cry baby, I don't do shit I don't enjoy like whiny little bitches such as yourself.
Look why don't you just try going to a fucking club to see if you would enjoy it? It's not hard to get pissed, it's not hard to get women pissed either. if you're really too afraid to see if you'd enjoy it, then well, enjoy digging that little hole deeper for yourself.
Why does it even matter to you? It's not like anyone worth knowing actually cares about how you describe yourself. Do what you enjoy. If other people like the games you enjoy, enjoy them together
Mysecretclub idiots are the worst.
People come here to talk about video games or for the latest news, not to compare virgin-dicks and show how nerdy and miserable they are. Fuck off.
People who aren't miserable virgins don't care about video games.
We don't care about them either, we only play them because we are miserable virgins.
Anyone who tells you anything different is lying.
After 2 hours of sitting down you should take an 1 hour long break with at least half an hour long jog that gets your blood flowing so it doesn't clot.
>But why is talking about games inherently autistic?
When you tell someone you play games, someone who doesn't play games or only plays games casually. It's pretty much got the same effect as telling them "I'm a brony" or "I'm such an otaku".
This is what they associate you with
>Faggots arguing with other faggots
Why don't you get each others contact info and 69 each other once you meet you homos
> and guys have sex with those girls right? YOU CAN TOO!
Don't make decisions for those girls.
It's the girls decision if they have sex so don't treat sex like all males are entitled to it.
>I have a wonderful and fulfilling life but I willingly deny myself hours of happiness to spend that time playing video games instead.
Sure pal, whatever you say.
>Associating with other video game playing losers.
I'd rather be alone. The only thing more pathetic than a loser by himself is a group of them.
>we we we
Stop projecting on the rest of us, you fucking loser.
There's literally nothing wrong with playing videogames or being a virgin, the only important thing is how you act and about it.
It's not weird to anyone that you play videogames as pretty much all young males do it some extent(even though it's only sports/racing), just don't be a sperging autist about it.
And when talking about games, just keep it on their level. Like if someone asks you about Skyrim, you can simply tell them that you've played it and that you aren't too fond of it because you've played a lot of similar but more complex games, then you can casually just recommend some games that you like, if you want to. You don't have to start talking about Todd Howard's lies, bring up charts and start screaming about ruined lore, then you are doing it wrong, in a public setting.
I can't believe that some of you find videogames to be such a social taboo.
>There's nothing wrong with being a virgin.
Are people really disagreeing with OP here or is this just shitposting reaction to the use of the word gamer?
Someone playing Bejeweled for 30 seconds at the bus stop when no one responded to their texts saying yeah im totally a nerd is bs just as much as me claiming to be into classical stageplays because I watched Dane Cook do standup
Maybe virginity itself isn't bad BUT it holds a fuckload of heavily loaded implication of your persona and physique since virginity means you have been incapable of getting intimately together with another person.
Only way to end up a perma-virgin is having crippling social malfunctions in your brain or neglecting your health so bad you are a ball of lard or something equally as bad.
There is everything wrong with being a virgin you fucking loser. Losing your virginity is a rite of passage, a sign that you have the bare minimum amount of social skills to pass as a socially functional human being.
Not to mention that biologically speaking, our only purpose is to pass the test of natural selection by having children, and then making sure that those children grow up to have their own children.
Ok? What is your point. The point of contention here is declaring yourself a dedicated hobbyist when in reality, you have a fleeting interest at best.
A movie is a movie but going to see Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles doesn't make you a cinephile
The only people who would declare themselves a dedicated hobbyist ARE people with a fleeting interest.
People who are actually dedicated to a hobby are aware that it's pathetic and don't let anybody know about it.
If you play Video Games for escapism, you should fuck off to Wizardchan/r9k.
>4.3 global kdr in one of the CoDs, I forget which one
>unlocked all League champs, reached diamond rank, saved up allowance and bought every skin
>one of the top 50 Battlefield 4 players able to connect to and finish a match
>downloaded DOTA 2
>defeated Alduin, became Arch-Mage, assassinated the king, leader of the Fighter's Guild and Theive's Guild, all on a single character
>beat Dark Souls, the hardest game of all time. Twice.
>also a retro gamer (I love my Gamecube)
>have over 100 unplayed games in my steam account
Is this enough to apply to be a hardcore gamer, I don't want to be rejected and have to do it again
but seeing a movie like that doesn't automatically mean you aren't on either.
Besides, Michael Bay isn't like Bejeweled, thats a hollywood blockbuster. Use a blockbuster game.
Games are just games, if they play tetris all day I bet they get pretty good at it, and develop a skill.
you can stop now, i think you've gotten everyone
you have to watch this movie to be a certified cinephile, it also gives you perfect taste in everything. Music, Games, Rollerblades, you name it.
There is everything wrong with it if you are actively trying, but not succeeding. But if you make your reasons clear, then there isn't any more to it. Sex is just pleasure of the flesh, only a true degenerate would herald it like you do.
I live in Sweden, believe it or not. I'm not a Swede, though, I'm an Eastern Orthodox Serb, and I don't wish nor need to sleep with random whores to feel like a real man. The last time this came was like two months ago when a friend of mine was jokingly mocking me in front a girl, by asking me to explain why I'm still a virgin, to which I responded that I don't want to just fuck some random person because I believe in commitment and respect(towards partners and those close to you. Her response was that it's very commendable and a good thing.
People just don't care as long as you don't, I guess it's kind of required to not be socially repulsive otherwise, though. And it's not like shit like this comes up often, because why the fuck would it?
But yeah, videogames.
>enough to apply to be a hardcore gamer
Almost, you need an RTS and a 4x under your belt.
If you want to go the free/classic route, I'd recommend Dune2 and Master of Orion 2 for additional PC retro cred.
If you aren't actively trying, it just means you've failed so hard that you've given up on life entirely. Sex has been the main motivation for every human achievement in history.
There is no fixing it. moot tried to fix /r9k/ by deleting it and all that happened was that they spread out and ruined every other board with their infectious touch of crippling loneliness and self-hatred.
Why would I be boring?
You can be chivalrous and fun at the same time. Respectable and independent people are the most interesting.
It should be done after finding a nice wife, not never. Though, I'd probably lose it to lust if I actually had a really great gf, I imagine.
That's admittedly part of it, pride is one of my biggest flaws.
But it isn't THE reason. And like I said, it doesn't come up often because there really isn't much to discuss.
>bejeweled isn't a blockbuster game
it's pretty damn big, I get your point though. Skyrim and hitting up CoD multiplayer with your boys would still not really cut it. There's nothing wrong with indulging in it every now and then but there's still a clear distinction to be found. Technically it's actually a question of attitude and passion as opposed to a checklist of "These games = hardcore dedicated, These games = casual faggot scum" HOWEVER, the mindset of a real ass nigga often accompanies a certain caliber of game over others. The odds that you'll be really passionate about gaming and the industry while limiting yourself to triple A blockbuster games are just low as hell as opposed to someone who has broader horizons, takes into account foreign productions and experiences less popular genres. The odds of finding a casual dudebro who likes RTS games are astronomical
>Mfw I've seen that video and I've been banging my head in the wall wanting to know who that blonde haired chick is.
>there really isn't much to discuss
exactly, you don't know what you're talking about. Chivalrous (holy shit I can't believe you're using that word) and respectable have nothing to do with not having sex. Independent is even further off. Why haven't you had a girlfriend you care enough about to be intimate with?
God moo 2 was great. Loved the fact that is you researched enough you could fit stellar converters on some pretty small ships. Blow up small useless planets and turn them into large ones that can be terraform into lush green state. 2001 seemed so far away.
That shit isn't allowed on /v/. Having a sense of humour is outlawed here because of the Reddit boogeyman.
If you aren't being serious on /v/ then you must be trolling. Except we can't call it trolling because Reddit uses that word, so we call it baiting.
So in your mind not fucking girls is 'chilvarous'? So if a random slut is dripping wet in front of you ready for the dick, not even drunk or drugged up, you not hitting that is 'chilvarous'? That's some fedore logic if I've ever heard it, you permavirgin
Your posts bore me to tears.
Yeah, but who the fuck cares what someone calls themselves? If they play a game and say they're a gamer, who am I to correct them? Go ahead its a fine enough word for you.
I love playing video games, but I hate the industry and most of the people that play them.
I however relish the conversations I have with people that actually know there shit about vidya.
>calls himself a hardcore gamer
>he doesnt even smoke crack
But I do speak to them a lot, I just haven't gotten there yet.
Besides, I want to find one of my own(or at least other Slav), not marry a native to this country. Which creates another obstacle there, since I spend most of my time here still.
>Chivalrous (holy shit I can't believe you're using that word)
English is my third language, doesn't that mean that you're honest, decent and honorable?
>Chivalrous (holy shit I can't believe you're using that word) and respectable have nothing to do with not having sex
It does, you have to be able to stay away from such simple pleasures and focus your mind on better things. What do you even gain from having sex with strangers?
> Independent is even further off
How so? I think that you should do what you feel is right, no matter what the current trend of your society is.
>Why haven't you had a girlfriend you care enough about to be intimate with?
I honestly can't answer this. I haven't even really been in any serious relationships either. I mean honestly, if I'd be completely normal on the inside as well, I probably wouldn't be having this discussion on an Japanese imageboard, either.
>So in your mind not fucking girls is 'chilvarous'?
Well, yes. Are you familiar with Christianity?
>So if a random slut is dripping wet in front of you ready for the dick, not even drunk or drugged up, you not hitting that is 'chilvarous'?
Honestly sounds like a pretty disgusting scenario. Why would she even act like that without us even doing anything prior to it?
>That's some fedore logic if I've ever heard it, you permavirgin
It's the opposite of "le fedora maymay", you don't see me crying on websites that I can't get laid or type "tfw no gf" and shit like that.
>Your posts bore me to tears.
And why's that?
You do have a kind of moral highground, if you will, in that particular category, but I'm certainly not a better person than the majority of those that have had sex.
NOPE. It's a MOBA.
4x. eXpand, eXploit, eXplore, eXterminate. I recommend MOO2 simply because of how it best represents the archetype. There's Civilization as well, but has horrible AI. More recent offerings such as Endless Space are okay, but more on the casual side of things.
I'm not sure how one could ever consider themselves a hardcore gamer without at least being passingly familiar with what a 4x is.
>Thinks a power level keeps you from being alpha
>Doesn't even make and star in his own game and movie series
Get on my level
I'm more so just giving you shit for being a lame guy. You just sound boring, talking about honor and chivalry as if you're a knight or something.
But sex has nothing to do with being respectable.
>It's the opposite of "le fedora maymay"
But the best thing about le fedora maymay is that you can apply it to literally anyone you disagree with.
Think sex is the greatest thing in life? Fat fedora virgin who has hyped up sex too much and doesn't realize it's not a big deal.
Don't think sex is a big deal? Fat fedora virgin who is sour graping because he knows he'll never be able to experience the greatest thing in life.
>eating at a restaurant
Silly anons. Don't you know that /v/ only eats raw organic vegetables and only drinks water? If you ever put anything else into your body then you are automatically an enormous fatass.
>being this fucking beta
Please end your life. Most people that play videogames as a hobby do it to escape from all the fake shit and drama that comes from having a normal social life. Shits for the birds.
No dad would encourage their son to eat like that. A dad would go "THAT SHIT IS FOR GIRLS. YOU NEED TO EAT A DEEP FRIED STEAK AND WASH IT DOWN WITH A GLASS OF PORK FAT LIKE A REAL MAN."
>So in your mind not fucking girls is 'chilvarous'?
>Well, yes. Are you familiar with Christianity?
I could've agreed with you, but this is retarded.
Every person who thinks this has some kind of developmental problems or just extremely infantile, not even joking.
Go have sex, don't be a retard with these 'principles'. Just don't be a super whore about it.
I know this sweet place, big ass monster plates, get to choose your toppings and shit, good fun
Maybe some of us with fulfilling life consider games a fun hobby, too. Especially because a fulfilling life leaves you with some free time to do semething you enjoy, like playing and arguing with autist like you. If you don't like games, you should try something else.