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Also, millennial bashing is just comes across as being a bitter out of touch old fart at this point. I mean how old is this guy, if he grew up with the NES he's probably a millennial himself. 

Using the term "millennial" to refer to anyone young is wrong anyway, millennials were born between 1981 and 1996, the youngest of them are entering their mid 20s now, many are in their 30s, some are approaching 40. It seems like he's referring more to people born in the 2000s and the last years of the 90s, and they are Gen Z, not millennials.



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Aside from the untasteful bashing of a certain targeted group ... I guess I'm no true gamer by your definition, but this is fine we all have our perspective of what it means to be a "true" gamer. I'd go as far to say that we don't need to be identified with such titles by the way or at least nothing much more than being a "gamer" is fine in my books.



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I don't have time to watch videos since I'm a true gamer. Next race is up in 2 minutes.

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I would agree with the criteria with one extra condition: you enjoy and regularly experience a broad range of genres. If you stick to only FPS, only strategy, only sports games, simulations, city management, etc, then you're not well versed enough for me to consider you a "true" gamer. There is a lot of fantastic stuff out there to experience, and no one game/genre has it all.

Doom? Great FPS experience. Sunless Sea? Wonderful setting and story telling. Europa Universalis 4? Amazing grand strategy and nation management.



60 FPS isn't even great anymore.



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I think a true gamer is anyone who fairly regularly dedicates some of their time for gaming specifically to enjoy it. As opposed to someone who just kills time with it occasionally while waiting for something else to begin.



Cool opinion. Too bad it's wrong.



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On more consideration I find myself agreeing, I made the mistake of viewing "True Gamer" and "Hardcore Gamer" as the same thing and viewed the video as differentiating between hardcore and casuals, when I don't think that's what it's about at all.

I think people that truly love all of gaming at it's core are more like what you describe. They will play a wide variety of games, they won't choose to miss part of gaming if it only runs at 30fps and they don't need modern graphics to enjoy games.

So I wrongly viewed "True Gamer" as how much people played games, rather than how much they loved the medium as a whole. All Platforms, All Games, All Developers, All Era's. Not just a Nintendo Fan, Not just a PlayStation Fan, Not just a AAA shiny graphics fan. A fan of gaming.



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Dante9 said:
I think a true gamer is anyone who fairly regularly dedicates some of their time for gaming specifically to enjoy it. As opposed to someone who just kills time with it occasionally while waiting for something else to begin.

Basically. I would change "to enjoy" to "dedicatedly", as I know people doing speedruns and such play the same game so much they very likely don't enjoy it at all anymore unless their results are good.

A gamer (let's get rid of the term true) is someone that plays games regularly/dedicatedly because gaming is an important part of his life.

Be it a single genre, system or game, if one is willing to keep playing and is thinking about it constantly, that's about it.

I agree with the point of using gaming to just kill some time for something else, that wouldn't be a gamer, but someone that plays games sometimes.

If someone owns a dedicated gaming system and keeps playing it (and not just get rid of it or just dust it after two months) than it's likely a gamer, even if all he have is still a SNES or MD to play Mario or Sonic to this day, if he is still playing he is a gamer.



Gaming is a hobby or was since I was 6 going 29 years, but with increasing price I may stop playing.