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Old 02-11-2011, 11:31 AM   #21
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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
Video Gaming really never crossed my mind.

I immediately thought of LARPs and those folks that play. I think it depends on your experience what comes to mind. Then there's D&D and so on.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:31 AM   #22
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Actually Andy, the OP did define the terms of his request when he said
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:35 AM   #23
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I spend far too much time cooking to become a hardcore gamer.
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Actually Andy, the OP did define the terms of his request when he said

I see that now. I guess my post passed his edit in cyberspace. My apologies to the OP.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:37 AM   #25
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Thanks GrillingFool, thats a fair point.

Bigjim68, yeah I did mean video games, although luckily my course is about communication so i can explain a simple mix up

Andy, I'm not the best at explaining my self, as you can see however, thanks for telling me so I could fix the opening post.

GB, thanks thats very useful opinion, and I did edit my post to include those terms after i realised what Andy meant
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:37 AM   #26
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I spend far too much time cooking to become a hardcore gamer.
Hardcore Cooker?
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:41 AM   #27
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Hardcore Cooker?
And eater, too.
I don't want to get EVOO and bits of food on my dualshock controller
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Thanks GrillingFool, thats a fair point.

Bigjim68, yeah I did mean video games, although luckily my course is about communication so i can explain a simple mix up

Andy, I'm not the best at explaining my self, as you can see however, thanks for telling me so I could fix the opening post.

GB, thanks thats very useful opinion, and I did edit my post to include those terms after i realised what Andy meant

Gaming, the same as any hobby or pastime, that encompasses a person's entire being is bad. It's an addiction.

I feel the same way about a gamer who only plays games the same way I feel about someone who just reads books all the time. They need balance in their lives.
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At first I thought this wasn't a good topic for Discuss Cooking, but under the heading, "Discuss Life" I guess it is valid. After all, look at it. 27 posts to a question posted an hour ago sounds like people do have opinions the OP may find useful.

Personally, I don't think it does the kid any good except for learning to use war-like killing machines, and keeping the kid off the streets while playing the video games.
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Personally, I don't think it does the kid any good except for learning to use war-like killing machines, and keeping the kid off the streets while playing the video games.
There have actually been many studies done that shop that video games are good for people (in moderation). They improve hand-eye coordination, concentration, problem solving, and many other things.
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