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A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers

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Told you you shouldn't have done that. My go
[Originally published in 2007, one of my favorites from Destructoid's Golden Archives! -Niero] It used to be a lot easier to stereotype a gamer. It used to be that all that was needed was some greasy hair, thick glasses, and ... read feature

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A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers: Chapter 10


Aug 16
This my friends, will be the last chapter of the Guide for now. I've loved writing it, and I've loved even more the feedback you guys have given me and the discussions we've had as a result of this series. It's been the most ... read
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A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers: Chapter 9


Aug 02
One of the best things about this generation of videogames is the sheer diversity of what's around. Tried and tested genres are evolving and mutating under the influence of next gen technology. Indie developers are making a c... read
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A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers: Chapter 8


Jul 26
Videogames are great, right? We all know that. To the average player they bring fun, stimulation and cameraderie, demanding only the occasional sleepless night and mild case of carpal tunnel syndrome in payment for the big fa... read
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A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers: Chapter 7


Jul 05
Roll up, roll up one and all, and come bear witness to the greatest cavalcade of videogaming curiosities known to modern man. We've got freaks, we've got geeks, we've got things the mere sight of which will make your eyes ble... read
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A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers: Chapter 6


Jun 28
Once again, it's Thursday, meaning the time has come to roll out this week's chapter of the Guide. Follow me through the jump, where you'll find another gamer archetype analyzed, scrutinized, dissected*, and moderately lampoo... read
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A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers: Chapter 5


Jun 21
Welcome friends, to the fifth chapter of A Guide To Reconizing Your Gamers, your invaluable helper in spotting the many varied gamer sub-genera prevalent in today's videogaming experience. As gaming has spread as an activity ... read
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A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers - Chapter 4


Jun 14
So here we are again, at the beginning of the newest chapter of our gaming field guide. I'm sure you all know the drill by now. Each week we take two archetypes of the 21st century gaming world and analyse their traits, play ... read
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A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers - Chapter 3


Jun 07
Welcome once again to our continuing anthropological guide to the ways of the modern gamer. You may recall that last week, a full dissection of the common or garden British gaming chav took over the whole chapter. Things retu... read
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When did I turn into a Halo person?


Jun 06
Look I drink ... and so does our friend Kevin Kelly over at Joystiq. It seems that he has also been in search of the Halo's just as your (not "you're) loveable and cuddly Greybush has. This video and its greatnes... read
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A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers - Chapter 2


May 31
Welcome, my friends, to the second part of Destructoid's ongoing field guide to the anthropology of the various modern gamer sub-species.  Before we go on with this week's study, I must confess that only one of the two b... read






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