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#1 Edited by moywar700 (249 posts) -

>Was taking Art Class for school

>Teacher was talking about mythology creatures

>She said,"I knew some of you are video-gamers around and you might have seen these."

What does it mean to be a video-gamer?

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#2 Edited by Dagbiker (7038 posts) -
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My bro KB said it best. ( thats why he got fired and is now stuck in a tire factory playing wii.)

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#3 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

No one says "video gamer"... do they?

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#4 Posted by breadfan (6803 posts) -

You're a person who enjoys games.

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#5 Posted by SexyToad (2939 posts) -

I would say a video gamer would be some one who enjoys games and plays often.

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#6 Posted by Nightriff (7062 posts) -

@Dagbiker: I SAW THAT COMMERCIAL THE OTHER DAY AND SAID WHAT THE FUCK!!! When did Sony stop using him? I thought that advertising campaign was brilliant and now I'm sad to not see him in anymore commercials.

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#7 Posted by JasonR86 (10160 posts) -

Titles are fucking stupid.

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#8 Posted by Phatmac (5928 posts) -

Uh, you play games?

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#9 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (4102 posts) -

I've never liked "gamer" for some reason. "video gamer" makes me wanna kick something.

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#10 Posted by moywar700 (249 posts) -

@TheSouthernDandy said:

I've never liked "gamer" for some reason. "video gamer" makes me wanna kick something.

How about video-players?It would be akin to book readers or movie watchers.

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#11 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (4102 posts) -

@moywar700 said:

@TheSouthernDandy said:

I've never liked "gamer" for some reason. "video gamer" makes me wanna kick something.

How about video-players?It would be akin to book readers or movie watchers.

Alright I'm down. Or maybe "gamist" or "electronic wizard".

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#12 Posted by bio595 (319 posts) -

@moywar700 said:

@TheSouthernDandy said:

I've never liked "gamer" for some reason. "video gamer" makes me wanna kick something.

How about video-players?It would be akin to book readers or movie watchers.

Wouldn't game-player be more appropriate? VLC plays videos, I play games.

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#13 Posted by beeftothetaco (437 posts) -

That's a term that people who don't play video games use.

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#14 Posted by ShinjiEx (793 posts) -

To see the world as it should be.

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#15 Posted by Kierkegaard (708 posts) -

Digital Interactivity Enthusiast?

Hell, the shitty but true answer is it means whatever it means to you.

My answer is that digital games excite, amuse, and intrigue me in a way different than any other medium, and until they fail to do so, I will spend too much time experiencing them.

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#16 Posted by iam3green (14368 posts) -

a person who likes to play video games. i guess i'm a video gamer.

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#17 Posted by ninnanuam (527 posts) -

The Lamentation of their women.

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#18 Posted by Funkydupe (3604 posts) -

It means that your body is ready several times a year.

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#19 Posted by frankfartmouth (1048 posts) -

I guess to your art teacher, it means you might know more about mythological creatures then the average non-gamer. I know I learned what Cerberus was through Final Fantasy, and the first time I recall anything about Medusa was in Kid Icarus. So I guess it's true. Gamers may know slightly more about mythological creatures than the average person.

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#20 Posted by CookieMonster (2516 posts) -

>Wondering why you type like this

>I'm thinking it looks pretty stupid

Why do you type like this?

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#21 Edited by talkingtoast (93 posts) -

@CookieMonster: It's a 4chan thing. When you use it on 4chan it turns the text green, to signify that a story is being told.

Edit: For example, http://i.imgur.com/OrKH8.jpg

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#22 Posted by LikeaSsur (1748 posts) -

@CookieMonster: He's clearly quoting someone.

I don't know, video gamer means you like video games, as opposed to a card gamer, board gamer, sports gamer, you know.

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#23 Posted by FourWude (2274 posts) -

It means to be raw, son. To be fierce. To use your superior hand eye co-ordination for only good, not evil. Gamers are chosem people to lead mankind. The world order as we know is tearing apart, and in the new world, it is gamers that shall reign supreme.

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#24 Posted by Coafi (1520 posts) -

Why do we have to put a label on everything?

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#25 Posted by TheHT (14162 posts) -

@Nightriff said:

@Dagbiker: I SAW THAT COMMERCIAL THE OTHER DAY AND SAID WHAT THE FUCK!!! When did Sony stop using him? I thought that advertising campaign was brilliant and now I'm sad to not see him in anymore commercials.

hah, yeah that really weirded me out too. but then i remembered he's an actor who was also in early scare tactics episodes.

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#26 Posted by huntad (2300 posts) -

It means I like playing games,

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#27 Edited by CaLe (4752 posts) -

Being a real video-gamer means you put video-games before people and their stupid feelings, that's what.

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#28 Posted by Milkman (18856 posts) -

You play video games...?

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#29 Posted by ShaggE (8223 posts) -

"Hey video gamers! Do you like to get your game on? Then you'll loooooove the real life high scores you'll get with mythology! It's a 1Up for your education! Mario is a video game character!"

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#30 Posted by That1BlackGuy (219 posts) -

I would guess someone who plays video games but I could be way off the mark here.

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#31 Posted by Bell_End (1234 posts) -

@Coafi said:

Why do we have to put a label on everything?

cos otherwise you might get the salt and sugar mixed up

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#32 Posted by Funkydupe (3604 posts) -

I've never heard of a "Sports Gamer" before.

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#33 Posted by EuanDewar (5160 posts) -

Giving up.

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#34 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

@moywar700 said:

>Teacher was talking about mythology creatures

@Dagbiker said:

[Kevin Butler]

Kevin Butler is a mythical creature, huh?

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#35 Posted by Sanity (2143 posts) -

@FourWude said:

It means to be raw, son. To be fierce. To use your superior hand eye co-ordination for only good, not evil. Gamers are chosem people to lead mankind. The world order as we know is tearing apart, and in the new world, it is gamers that shall reign supreme.

That was beautiful.

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#36 Posted by Sploder (918 posts) -

We're all playas

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#37 Posted by Sooty (8194 posts) -

I don't even like calling myself a gamer. It just sounds lame.

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#38 Posted by Brandino (272 posts) -

@Breadfan said:

You're a person who enjoys games.

Don't think you can explain it any better than this. A "Gamer" or "Video Gamer" is just someone who plays Video Games. Like a Movier goer is someone who likes to watch movies.

But don't get me started on those stupid fucking sub-names like 'Hardcore Gamers"

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#39 Posted by Tennmuerti (9074 posts) -

I miss Kevin :(

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#40 Posted by Vigil (232 posts) -

@Sooty said:

I don't even like calling myself a gamer. It just sounds lame.

You sound like a self hating "Video Gamer".

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#41 Posted by Daneian (1308 posts) -

For me it means I'm broke all the time.