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Us gamers

by Erik_Twice Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:08 am

There's something about gaming that brings people close. Too close. It's hard to explain this but I think you'll soon get the drift.

"Us gamers should be more accepting of..."
"If we want gaming to be..."
"We should stop being lazy gamers"
"One of us, one of us"
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What's the deal with this? Since when is gaming a way of living and since when others speak for because they share the same hobby? Doesn't this annoy you? Do you have any better examples?

Or are you confused by this thread?
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by dsheinem Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:27 am

Us gamers, Eu gamers, Wii gamers
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by jinx Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:30 am

dsheinem wrote:Us gamers, Eu gamers, Wii gamers

I see what youEu did there... :P
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by Gunstar Green Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:13 am

All kinds of groups and fandoms speak in terms like that. It's not unique to gaming.

People like to label themselves and lump themselves in with others who have similar interests. I'm sure there are sociology studies that can give you some reasons why we do this.
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by Gamerforlife Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:40 am

It's human nature. Most people want to be like everyone else or believe that everyone else is like them. Some of us value our individuality though and value our own opinions, but we're the minority

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by MrPopo Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:55 am

Gunstar Green wrote:All kinds of groups and fandoms speak in terms like that. It's not unique to gaming.

People like to label themselves and lump themselves in with others who have similar interests. I'm sure there are sociology studies that can give you some reasons why we do this.

Categorization is pretty basic human psychology. They've done lots of studies that show that people will find some way to split themselves up into smaller groups, no matter how homogenous you try to make the initial group.
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by Forlorn Drifter Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:27 pm

You think its bad in gaming? Get into certain music genres. Hop into metal, or punk, or country. There are stereotypes, you must fit them and hold to them, and all the jokes and stupidity that entails. Including Cake jokes.
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by AppleQueso Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:29 pm

Yeah what Gunstar Green said.

Forlorn Drifter wrote:You think its bad in gaming? Get into certain music genres. Hop into metal, or punk, or country. There are stereotypes, you must fit them and hold to them, and all the jokes and stupidity that entails. Including Cake jokes.


You are really fixated on this sort of thing.

tbqh I don't find that "you must fit the stereotypes" thing to be true at all

You can learn about as much about a person from their interests as you can by knowing what their favorite color is.
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by Forlorn Drifter Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:59 am

AppleQueso wrote:Yeah what Gunstar Green said.

Forlorn Drifter wrote:You think its bad in gaming? Get into certain music genres. Hop into metal, or punk, or country. There are stereotypes, you must fit them and hold to them, and all the jokes and stupidity that entails. Including Cake jokes.


You are really fixated on this sort of thing.

tbqh I don't find that "you must fit the stereotypes" thing to be true at all

You can learn about as much about a person from their interests as you can by knowing what their favorite color is.

I dunno, I can get a pretty good idea by what kind of music people listen too.
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by flex wood Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:20 pm

Forlorn Drifter wrote:
AppleQueso wrote:You are really fixated on this sort of thing.

tbqh I don't find that "you must fit the stereotypes" thing to be true at all

You can learn about as much about a person from their interests as you can by knowing what their favorite color is.

I dunno, I can get a pretty good idea by what kind of music people listen too.

No you can't. Well alright maybe you can with high school kids because well they are young, have no life experience and are just trying to do what they can to fit in with whatever friend group they want to identify with. As people get older most of the time they expand what they listen to and get into more then just one genre of music, kind of like how most of us probably started out playing platformers (Mario) and now play all different types of games. You think you would be able to tell anything about me by my favorite game?
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