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One is well informed of the industry and the other isn't. One uses gaming as a hobby while the other does it on the weekends. This is really the only difference. It has nothing to do with the games they buy, the amount of games they buy, or any of those false rumors these media sites would like you to be.

In reality it's just the difference between the insiders and the mainstream.



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Casual=someone who plays games when he/she has nothing else to do.
Hardcore=Gaming is life, They play games to master them, to COMPLETE them 100%

The there is the another kind of gamer Core-gamer, where gaming is a hobby they prefer over anything else, but still manage to have relations with other people



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RolStoppable said:
Soriku said:

You know...Nintendo doesn't really target casual gamers...they target non gamers (ie. people who have never played a game or barely played a game).

Edit:

@Rol

No...we are elite gamers (ie. people really good at games and aren't lumped together with the snobcore).

Yes, we are elite gamers, Mr. "I just got the Morph Ball in the original Metroid, but I can't progress further because the game is so friggin' hard".

 

LOL. You know I beat Metroid right?




@Ail: The survey didn't say a word about hardcore, so that doesn't have anything to do with this topic. I find some of their categories strange, since there weren't "avid console gamer" and "console online gamer", when PC had the equivalents.



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Nintendo games sell only on Nintendo system.

Hardcore gamers have beaten Superman on Nintendo 64. Casual gamers haven't.

I've got my copy of Superman ten days ago, but I've yet to play it. So, I'm still a casual gamer. I hope I'll achieve getting the hardcore gamer status soon.



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bloody swamp said:
Hardcore gamers have beaten Superman on Nintendo 64. Casual gamers haven't.

I've got my copy of Superman ten days ago, but I've yet to play it. So, I'm still a casual gamer. I hope I'll achieve getting the hardcore gamer status soon.

 

 Yeah, fly through the goddamn rings, or else you'll ruin the industry.

Also, you have to defeat Ganon in the CD-i Zelda's.



I've heard casual gamers have more sex because they're not busy collecting pokemens.



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bdbdbd said:
@Ail: The survey didn't say a word about hardcore, so that doesn't have anything to do with this topic. I find some of their categories strange, since there weren't "avid console gamer" and "console online gamer", when PC had the equivalents.

 

 I figured the extreme categorie was hardcore as they are usuallyt used in the same context.



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PS3-Wii gap : 20 millions and going down !

well i dont fully understand how the hardcore - casual sterotype is played out these days.

i would put myslf in a casual bracket, in where i play games but not in a serious commitment type, for eg getting all achievments etc. i d rather finish the game on easy then move onto another game.



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