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Old 02-11-2011, 11:05 AM   #11
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I think it's pretty Hardcore!
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:10 AM   #12
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Bret? I never knew his first name. Thank you.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:15 AM   #13
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Why so rude to the guy? Who knows, his second post might have been something like:

Please help me make a delicious Valentine meal for my wife.

but not now.... he's discovered we are too friendly................. not.

My thoughts on the hardcore gaming community is that anyone who lets gaming
interfere with their day to day "real life" is probably in need of counseling, because
they are using the game to escape something.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:17 AM   #14
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Bret? I never knew his first name. Thank you.
He has a brother named Bart!
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:22 AM   #15
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Why so rude to the guy? Who knows, his second post might have been something like:

Please help me make a delicious Valentine meal for my wife.

but not now.... he's discovered we are too friendly................. not.

My thoughts on the hardcore gaming community is that anyone who lets gaming
interfere with their day to day "real life" is probably in need of counseling, because
they are using the game to escape something.
Problem is, I would guess the guy is talking about video games, not gambling. Two different subject, not clearly defined, but most people refer to gambling games as gambling.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:22 AM   #16
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I don't judge communities. I judge individuals. I enjoy gaming, but do not do it very often. I probably play about 1-2 hours a month now (if that). My wife hates the games I play and we don't want our young kids seeing that type of stuff (talking about first person shooters here) so the only time I play is when I am home alone, which is not often.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:25 AM   #17
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Problem is, I would guess the guy is talking about video games, not gambling. Two different subject, not clearly defined, but most people refer to gambling games as gambling.
I think this gets right to the heart of his question about what people think. I would say it depends a large part on age. Those over say 40 or so probably think of gaming as gambling. Those younger most likely think of video games.

When I hear the term hardcore gaming community, the only thing I think of is video games. Gambling would never enter my mind for that.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:26 AM   #18
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haha

It is just a hobby, I find it no different than any other hobby one may do.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:26 AM   #19
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From Wickipedia:

Hardcore gamer is a widely used term applied to describe a type of video game player. There is currently no unanimously agreed upon definition for the term. Some describe hardcore gamers as those whose leisure time is largely devoted to playing video games. This type of gamer prefers to take significant time and practice on games, in contrast to a casual gamer. Many hardcore gamers pride themselves on mastering the rules or use of a game, although this is not a strict requirement. Conflicting opinion argues that it is not so much the time spent on games however, as casual gamers can spend hundreds of hours on games without ever mastering them. Competition is another defining characteristic of hardcore gamers, who often compete in organized tournaments, leagues, or ranked play integrated into the game proper. In this light, professional gamers can be seen as an extreme example of hardcore gaming. It's also been said[by whom?] that "core" gamers or hardcore gamers is someone that plays a variety of games, master a large amount of games, and know a lot about the industry and history of video games
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:27 AM   #20
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Problem is, I would guess the guy is talking about video games, not gambling. Two different subject, not clearly defined, but most people refer to gambling games as gambling.

The OP was either unwilling or unable to define the terms of his request. That kinda makes it hard to respond.

That being said, if video games are the topic, I know adults who spend far to much time on them, spend too much money acquiring all the major gaming platforms and ignoring other, more important real world activities.

However, that's just another (expensive) form of addiction. Add it to the list.
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