Which I guess could happen to anyone nerd or no nerd gamer or not a gamer!.
But I like the fact my gf isn't really into games we have a lot in common without games! and I am not much of a gaming nerd as I once was Life + Career made sure that changed haha im ur average 9-5:30 working stiff . The only game I play nowdays is HoN and to tell u the truth I fcking suck! lmao! but I have fun! oh and some games on the ps3.
It's just... CoD... Can't explain this, ffs. I don't like CoD lets keep it that way, it's nothing but hardcore, HoN is way more strategic and more things comes to mind while playing this game. CoD requires a mouse and a working computer to play the game. No insight is needed to play the game, therefore I just don't think anyone who plays CoD can be called a gamer. I'm not even sure if I'm a gamer. I play HoN alot, sometimes SC2 but not much else (except for minecraft).
CoD once was strategic in the days of 1 and 2 I miss those days "give me a springfield rifle a tower and a bunch of Nazi's and ... wars over fella's "
my feble attempt to remember lines from saving private ryan EPIC FAILURE!
If you think CoD isn't strategic then you've never played CoD 1 or CoD 2 as I have. If you get into the more competitive scene you even have strategy discussions, training sessions to perfect said strategy and then of course the actual wars. I don't know if it's all changed since the Modern Warfare and up versions, but I'm sure they have competitive clans in them, too. Just because you don't like the game doesn't make it NOT a game . It needs more than just a mouse and a keyboard, there is most definitely a variety in skill level between players just as there is in HoN.
You're a gamer if you feel you are, or if you care about it. I guess I could be called a gamer seeing as I play a game almost daily and I certainly enjoy doing so (and the fact that I have 20+ or so games lying in a drawer right next to me). I really couldn't care less about it, though. Everyone has their hobbies/interests.
CoD now a days, what most people would play, is hardly strategic. It's run and gun. CoD 1/2 was great but are dead.
The whole "girls who only play CoD" is obviously just a reference to girls who pick up mainstream games like Halo/CoD that "bros" play from time to time and get their girls to play. They only play one single game, they play it terribly, and they have no interest in other games. That's not a gamer Lhune, and that's what he's talking about.
It's like two of my ex's consider themselves gamers because one plays DDR and one played Kingdom Hearts. Cool, you've played one game half-assed. You're not a gamer in the social context that people refer to them.
As said I wouldn't know about the newer CoD's because I stuck with CoD2 until it died and then moved on to other games, Modern Warfare was nowhere near as much fun.
I say if those girls want to call themselves gamers then let them. There is no such thing as "gamer" in any official dictionary (at least, not in the way we use the word) nor does it have any set "rules" or demands that need to apply before someone is, in fact, a gamer. So trying to discuss whether or not someone may call themselves a gamer is rather pointless, really.
Is someone who makes horrible art not an artist? Some may say they aren't, but that's really not up to them to decide. Everyone's entitled to their opinion but in the end all that matters is what the person in question thinks they are.
As social context dictates it does have a definition.
People who play and enjoy video games.
Generally those girls don't actually enjoy playing them, they just do it because they're told or want to feign interest, and that's that point.
Fair enough, it has a definition, but no standard.
But those girls most likely don't refer to themselves as gamers either. My point pretty much still stands, you're in no position to judge whether or not those girls (by that I obviously mean girls who do play video games in whatever way or form) are gamers, if they want to call themselves that regardless of how much they actually enjoy it or are interested in the game, then that's what they are. That is, you could tell them that they're not, but you would have nothing to support your opinion other than your "personal standards" on what a gamer is, which obviously means nothing to another person.
Anyways, don't know if those girls actually WANT to call themselves 'gamers'. I'm not sure if its a compliment really, but Loli described pretty much what I tried to say in 3 posts.
I played CoD modern warfare.... :<<<<
I'm clean now tho.
So this is what my next boyfriend will look like:
I dont know why everyone is posting bf and gf =.= I'm lost
I don't describe girls who often play Halo or CoD as gamers. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one.
But of course, as said, you're entitled to your opinion and I won't argue with it. Just questioning it is all.
Lhune, the majority of people see it that way. We are allowed to judge.
And yes they do refer to themselves as gamers just so they can appeal to a certain group of people more. That's why most people don't consider them gamers. It's like if a kid does 5 push-ups a day and calls himself a jock. It doesn't fit, and people are allowed to call him on it. Just as we call girls like that on it.
Also we never said all gamer girls so don't take it personally. Its a very particular type of person we're talking about and you seem to think of it as an average girl gamer for some reason.
Ah well, we could go on and on about the same thing for a few pages. We both have our own opinions, some might share it, some might disagree. I tend to just stick with my opinion on this for now.
Just trying to make that clear.