So, what is a core gamer? And what's a casual gamer?

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  • DrStrangelove 7 Jun 2013 23:41:05 3,242 posts
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    Discuss. I'll get me some beer and Doritos.
  • neilka 7 Jun 2013 23:43:34 15,553 posts
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  • oconnomiyaki 7 Jun 2013 23:45:07 245 posts
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    I'm sensing someone said something in another thread?
  • Deleted user 7 June 2013 23:46:42
    Surely it comes down to how high a level you are on the autistic spectrum.
  • JuanKerr 7 Jun 2013 23:46:47 36,173 posts
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    Core gamer = sad cunt.
  • JuanKerr 7 Jun 2013 23:47:31 36,173 posts
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    Casual gamer = sad cunt in the making
  • bladdard 7 Jun 2013 23:47:59 898 posts
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    A casual gamer games wearing sweatpants and trainers whereas a core gamer games in occasional evening wear.
  • neilka 7 Jun 2013 23:48:14 15,553 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    Surely it comes down to how high a level you are on the autistic spectrum.
    HATE CRIME
  • DrStrangelove 7 Jun 2013 23:51:58 3,242 posts
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    I tend to consider gamers who play something like CoD single player casual gamers because it's just the same hollywood movie they watch, just with controller input.

    But then, I wouldn't call the multiplayer nutters casual.

    Are there striking examples of casual or core games? I'd pick the like of Quake Live or Counter-Strike as very core games. But is someone who plays indie games core or casual? They tend to be little games for a nice price (making them attractive for casual), but people who actively search for them are probably gaming enthusiasts.

    And is the Wii a casual console?
  • DrStrangelove 8 Jun 2013 00:01:52 3,242 posts
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    sajasanman wrote:
    Actually, in response to you're retarded question and my retarded reasoning I'd like to say

    neilka wrote:
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    It's "your", not "you're". That's my greatest objection though.

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 00:02:36 08-06-2013
  • DrStrangelove 8 Jun 2013 00:09:51 3,242 posts
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    I also dreamt about raping Toad, I guess that makes me hardspore
  • neilka 8 Jun 2013 00:10:20 15,553 posts
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    Or Toad in some cases

    ecosse

    and DrStrangelove

    Edited by neilka at 00:10:44 08-06-2013
  • MightyMouse 8 Jun 2013 00:13:08 1,123 posts
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    A casual gamer plays in the lounge.
  • Armoured_Bear 8 Jun 2013 00:13:48 10,166 posts
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    They're both cunts, one swears more than the other, that's it.

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  • Youthist 8 Jun 2013 00:22:32 10,000 posts
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    One is the cock. The other is the balls.

    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that

  • DFawkes 8 Jun 2013 00:29:00 22,534 posts
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    Neither of them is a thing. If you play games then fantastic, it's good that you play games. If you don't and haven't ever tried it, then please do try it. If you don't because you tried it but didn't enjoy it, well that's your choice, and thanks for at least giving it a go :)

    Labelling gamers or games into those 2 different types just feels a bit unnecessary. Sure, you can discuss how casual or core a game is, but will it improve how much you or others enjoy it? It'd make more sense to separate them by quality. You could have people write their thoughts and feeling about the quality of a game in an article. Then people could read that and decide if that game is for them.

    I'd kick the living daylights out of the producers of Tipping Point - Ghandi

  • DrStrangelove 8 Jun 2013 00:36:46 3,242 posts
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    DFawkes wrote:

    Sure, you can discuss how casual or core a game is, but will it improve how much you or others enjoy it?
    It's great if everyone gets what (s)he wants, but there seems to be a lot of anger among core gamers about most games trying to cater to the casual market, and thus making most games stupid and shallow.

    Sounds pretentious, but isn't there a bit of truth to it?
  • sanctusmortis 8 Jun 2013 00:44:56 9,627 posts
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    A core gamer's nearer the centre of the Earth, and a casual gamer only does it when they're at a party...
  • Pinky_Floyd 8 Jun 2013 00:56:17 7,255 posts
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    sajasanman wrote:


    My solution - every time my nephew dies in Mario galaxy, I beat him off.


    O_o

    Edited by Pinky_Floyd at 00:58:16 08-06-2013
  • bobdebob 8 Jun 2013 00:56:35 537 posts
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    There's a difference between a challenge and just self-punishment to rank as a 'hardcore' gamer.

    Plus a lot of old classics are not really that hard anymore or were coin guzzling arcade games. Sonic and Mario were hard as a kid, now they're almost piss easy.

    Edited by bobdebob at 00:57:27 08-06-2013

    Edited by bobdebob at 00:58:59 08-06-2013
  • DrStrangelove 8 Jun 2013 01:04:35 3,242 posts
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    @bobdebob

    Yes, but Sonic and Mario are hardly hardcore, and were probably among the easiest games back then. There was also Ghouls'n'Ghosts and R-Type and the like, against which Dark Souls is almost casual.

    edit: or Super Probotector/Contra 3 on hard. Impossible unless you were a fucking freak. Good times.

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 01:06:56 08-06-2013
  • Pinky_Floyd 8 Jun 2013 01:09:44 7,255 posts
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    sajasanman wrote:
    What was your last game over screen anyone?
    Mario Wii U. Ran out of time on the third boss. How humiliating.
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