questionsare you a gamer?

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I don't know if I can really be called a gamer. The last "new" game I bought was Portal 2 for PC, but beyond that I average buying about 1 game every 1-2 years. A rather poor and pitiful collection compared to other people who would call themselves gamers.

I probably still play just as much as them though. A few hours a day every day generally into an old, old game called Thief 2 (and soon Diablo II, I've been getting the itch again, sometimes Sierra adventure games) mostly making my own fan mission or playing other fan missions. Eidos is supposedly making a Thief 4 for the mainstream modern gamer crowd, hopefully it's just as good as this golden oldie, 10 years old and still never a dull moment.

I pretty much grew up my whole life with consoles starting with an NES and all the way through to Game cube when I stopped with consoles entirely. Must have had 70 games for that NES.

I'm 24 and I like to think I'm a gamer, one for the old school stuff, but a gamer none the less.

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I'm 21, and I am definitely a gamer, although I prefer to play on the go with my DS and 3DS. I'm constantly playing at work and on the train or bus.

I hate being tied to one location while playing on a console, so I haven't completed most of my Wii/Gamecube games. Example: I didn't complete Sonic Heroes until 3 years after I bought it.

Although I am definitely a sucker for Valve games...

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sees everyone downvoted Someone must either hate gamers or not approve of my lifestyle as real gaming...

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@abramokids: I went to get dinner and saw that too when I came back and refreshed. Apparently unless you spend a zillion hours a day on the latest and greatest "popular" game I guess you can't be considered a gamer these days.

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@tiamat114: Anyone who plays video games are gamers. You're just a casual gamer, much like I would consider myself now. There's normally three distinct levels of gamers; Hardcore, Casual, Family.

Hardcore gamers always have the latest games, play hours a day, and sometimes play professionally (though if they were purely professional, they would be called professional gamers :P)
Casual gamers would be you and I. We play games, not a lot, but enjoy them for what they are.
Family gamers are the parents that play with the children. Easy enough to imagine.

There's also offgroups, like Girl Gamers (girls, duh), Retrogamers (gamers that collect and play a majority of old games), and the (genre I hate) Gaymers. So stupid.

I like casual gamers the most. Good enough to know how to play a majority of games correctly (non-family) yet nice enough to not be a jerk about competitive play (hardcore/professional). Not to stereotype :P

No idea on the downvoting; I just upvoted everyone.

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Hi, my name is Kyle and I'm a gameaholic.

25 years old and I haven't bought a game console since the Nintendo Virtual Boy (got it when they were at blow out prices because they weren't making anymore games). Since then it's been all Win-DOH-s. Duke Nukem and Diablo started the late nights where I would find myself saying, "Holy crap, the sun is already out again." Then came the Half-life series, Hitman, etc. Now I find myself playing Left 4 Dead 2 quite a bit but I have limited the late night gaming to only weekends.

I love puzzle games (like Plants vs. Zombies) too

EDIT: On the @holymythos scale of gaming, I would peg myself slightly above casual, but not hardcore.

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@skippykj: There is a mid-core gamer, but I feel people like to be either hardcore or casual.

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We just set up four screens of Mario Kart Wii in our breakroom. @hizzo87 won this time. Share your friend codes and play with us during our lunch break! Also I play TF2 on steam, add me. (username: wootfast)

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@wootfast: Based solely on your name, I bet you play as the scout on TF2.

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@skippykj: "fire fire fire!"
actually most of my play time is split between heavy and engineer.

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@wootfast: I may buy Mario Kart just for this. I hardly ever play online with other people, mostly because my friends only play FPS's (which I don't particularly like) and because playing with random people online just leaves me weary, but with people that I know (well, in a way "know") it would be fun.

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Hm, @wootfast I think it would be rather awesome to have a Woot employees v.s deals.woot community death match of sorts on a game over the web. I'd almost be tempted to pinch a few pennies and pick up the game if its a PC game just for the opportunity to participate. XD

Edit: Maybe part of the Monkey games!

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I was when I was younger but grew out of it by the time I was in high school, it was classes, sports, girls, etc. Then college, work, and all that. I was into Doom, Duke Nukem, and some other first player shoot'ems. I did buy a couple PS2s thinking I'd really get into it and I was pretty good at Socom Navy Seals but even then, it didn't last long.

The graphics and games are fantastic and will only get better but I just can't get into them.

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@tiamat114: yes! Mario Kart was indeed part of our Woot Monkey games. be on the lookout for upcoming highlights. @thefenst represented deals.woot!

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I used to play a lot of video games from being a child up until freshman year of college. At that point I stopped gaming completely.

I'm now 21 and have started to play a little bit again on the PC I built. It's maybe up to 10 hours or so for a week on average, but most weeks are about 1-3 hours total.

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I would say I am (or was) a gamer but my time spent has definitely gone down since having a child. Watching my little one grow up has taking first priority, but I still try to sneak in a few hours a week when she goes to sleep and the wife is working.

Oh and I am 33 and started gaming (xbox 360) again about 2 years ago after a 5 year college break. Grew up with atari & nintendo moved to sega and ps/ps2 then pc for a few years on to psp and wii, so you could say I have evolved with gaming and looking forward to what the future will bring.

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@holymythos: follow me on twitter @wootfast and i will tweet our friend codes and give about an hours notice before we play. sometimes lunch, sometimes after work.

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I'm 30 and I'd say about 10 hours a week given work/home/family duties or it would be more. I've been playing since the Odyssey and Atari was handed down from my big brother. If you even know what the Odyssey is you are ten points cooler in my book.

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@wootfast: I'll have to make a twitter. I won't be able to play for a while though; been busy in a move from apartment to house (first house wooh!)

I'll give you a heads up when I'm able to.

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So little time for gaming these days...
I remember Space Invaders from college, Pac Man, Centipede, Galaxa, etc... The first new computer I owned (486) prompted me to purchase X-wing... No credit given for destroying a Frigate with an A-wing since I guess they didn't think it could be done...
Some Doom in there, never finished it but had fun... Comanche & Comanche4, Battlefront 1 & 2... Bunch of others, All PC games except Gears of War on the Xbox360 with the nephew, we finished it after a long day... Good times...

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I totally forgot about Pong!!!!
bloop, bloop, bloop, bloop, bloop, bloop, bloop, Nggggggg...

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My first system was an Atari 2600. My cousin had Intellivision, which was a blast. By the time the NES came out, I knew I was hooked. I've owned multiple Nintendo systems (Super, 64, GC) and all three Playstations. I never had an original Xbox, but I have the 360 now, and enjoy it. In my family room I have the Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3 mounted on the wall and ready to play. If only I had the time. Work, kids and honey-do lists are all more important now. I average about 8 hours a week, usually when everyone is sleeping. I can't wait for my kids to grow up enough to learn about gaming. I'm 36, and will continue gaming for the rest of my life. I'm excited to see what the future holds for graphics, interfaces and game ideas.

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I'm 42. I remember the blisters on my palms from the Atari 2600's joysticks and blowing on NES cartridges to make them work right. I remember programming DOS games on my Commodore 64. I remember what up up down down left right left right B A start means.
I still game, but nowhere near hardcore. Most of the time, I'm pounding on Guitar Hero drums or playing RPGs that are a year or two old that I can pick up for twenty bucks. If anyone wants to hit me up on the PS3, look for WingnutZero. Just know I'll be far more interested in Rock Band or Little Big Planet than games like Call of Duty.

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Im an avid gamer and have been for as long as I can remember. I got an Atari when I was too young to know what I was doing and my first PC when I was 4. I am about to be 25 and still game every second I get the chance. Im sure I will continue gaming until the day I die. Even if it comes down to me only being able to play for 10min a day.

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@xskoad: And that's the dedication that makes me cry in happiness <3

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Hi, my name is captainsuperdawg, i'm 20 years old and i'm a gamer. I got my first system (a SNES) when i was 5 and had to sit still after having my tonsils removed. since then, gaming has been an important part of my life. I probably play 15-20 hours a week, but i've been cutting back recently, seeing as how i can't afford too many games, being a college student. although my financial situation has set me back, i take pride in the fact that i can replay games over and over and still find them interesting. i also take pride that my SNES is still functioning to this day, i even play it occasionally, to feel nostalgic

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I keep retiring from gaming only to find retirement is boring.

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In case you haven't noticed a pattern, the hard core gamers are in their young 20s without much in terms on obligations and the once-gamers but now just occasionally have work, family, and a myriad of other things going on.

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Hardcore. I am surprised my Xbox has gone up in flames.
I have close to 100 Xbox 360 games in cases and a ton of Live Arcade games, 10 Wii games, a handful of Xbox games, about 50 or so PS3 games, and around 15 or so PC games. Not to mention all the iOS games i have on my iPhone and iPod Touch.
I just love games. They are a good way to chill and have fun, no matter how hard your getting spawn camped by some a-holes.
Been playing since I was a small child. I remember playing 2600 with my cousins. I still have my original NES and Super somewhere.

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Hasn't*
I play everything form Battlefield, Portal, Gears, Rock band, Zelda, Dead Space, Kirby, Mario, Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress. I play a very broad mix of games. Not into RPG's anymore. Just lost interest in them after spending hundreds of hours on FFVII.

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oh wow! i had assumed you were all MUCH older!! LOL game 'on boys ;9)

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I guess I should definitely get in on this conversation since I am a hardcore gamer.

I am 27 and have an almost unhealthy obsession with video games (Not even close to the WOW obsessed crowd.)

I have been playing games for as long as I remember. I collect the systems and try to do the same with the games. I currently have over 21 systems including the 3 current gen and around 2000 games with about 150 to 200 of them being for Xbox 360.

I love it but I definitely don't get to play as much as I used to but I still play often and have the new releases fairly early ( I have GOW3, Battlefield 3, MW3, etc on preorder)

I think any kind of gamer is a good gamer and they shouldn't be judge by the games they play or how well they play them. As long as you have fun with it, game on.

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Hmmm checking my Steam stats I've played 46 hours over the last 2 weeks. That's a bit lower than average for me. I've been playing games since I was about 10 on a Commodore 64 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_64. You think today's load screens are bad? Try spending an hour loading a game from cassette tape.

Nowadays I play L4D, Borderlands and a bunch of other steam games. Steam ID is bigdome505 - add me if you like.

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30/M, I play roughly 15 hours a week, XBOX 360

I typically play solo campaign games, with multiplayer shooters taking up the rest of my time. Fav titles include the Mass Effect series, the Assasin's Creed series, Battlefield 2, Portal, and really love the DJ Heros (sad they're going).

I also have a stand up arcade Space Invaders console, tube display, that has been convetered to play 60 games, from Arkanoid to Zaxxor including the PacMans, Dig-Dugs, and Frogger

Add me on xbox live if you want, my tag is DrFiddleballs, just let me know your woot handle!