But they're not gamers.
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i guess ill say it. epic reply that i read. rather well thought out. i do mostly agree although i am guilty of it. and some games there is 0 online community so its boost or bust. that said i do achievement hunt sometimes but with a few exceptions i normally don't party up and boost. but more and more lately ive been attempting to get myself to stop doing that at all unless i really enjoy the game at which point im having fun and not chasing a score. also i only really ever competed against my friend and hes a good 18000 points lower than me so....
i do also agree that there are real gamers. i for one get greatly annoyed at the recent surge of casual gamers. ive met far too many wii only owners that cant even sync their freakin controllers. or one of my favorite arguments someone tried to tell me rock band isn't a video game because she played rock band but didn't play video games. or casuals that just want to play just dance on the kinect but cant operate kinect so they would bug me to teach them how even though i never used a kinect previously.
so for me a real gamer is someone that enjoys video games of the entire spectrum. i dont mean play every type of game but has a legitament joy for them and doesn't just limit themselves to say only rock band or angry birds or something. the people that actually keep the industry alive as consumers. i realize this may not make sense entirely but it does to me. i would agree that guy chasing 1 million gamer points is NOT a real gamer and neither are the people that boost constantly and thats all they do as they have no enjoyment nor is it really possible to find enjoyment by boosting 98% of the time...yes some will say someone might enjoy it but thats really not possible. some things just are not enjoyable and represent have a deadness of soul really or emptiness inside.