From reading some of the comments posted on this site, and others similar to this site, I think I have FINALLY figured what a TRUE "hardcore" gamer is.A "Hardcore" gamer is NOT someone who plays any game and finds fun in it, OH NOOO.I've SEEN THE LIGHT!!!!!!! Here are the defining characteristics of a TRUE "Hardcore" gamer, from what I have gathered:
1.A "Hardcore" gamer will bash a game that hasn't been released yet if it doesn't meet his standards, despite not ever playing the game, or how incomplete it is.
2.A "Hardcore" gamer will bitch about not having a japanese language track in an anime based game,despite not speaking one word of japanese.
3.A "Hardcore" gamer needs his graphics to be as plasticine, brown and HD as humanly possible.He'll even go as far as count the muthafucking pixels to make sure his shit isn't some lowly upscaled shit.
4.A "Hardcore" gamer's video game console needs to be able to program games, play 20 seasons of Dragonball Z on one disk, split muthafucking atoms to cure cancer,display video resolutions from the year 2012,sound like a lawn mower, and weigh the amount of a healthy toddler.Playing video games is a nice extra too.
5.A "Hardcore" gamer needs extra copious amounts of First Person in his games.
6.A "Hardcore" gamer regularly goes into a blog about systems he doesn't own or has never even played, and shits on them, cause it's HARDCORE!!!Similarly, A "Hardcore" gamer writes 3,789,546,789,123,234,456 blogs about how bad Nintendo's press conference at E3 sucked, despite not even owning a Wii OR DS.
7.A "Hardcore" gamer will drink your milkshake if your TV doesn't take up at least 45% of your wall.
8.A "Hardcore" gamer lists every system he owns, what peripherals he has on the system, every game he owns, and what his systems are hooked up to in his profile.Like I REALLY give a fuck.
9.A "Hardcore" gamer will probably take all this shit personally, and flame me in the comments section.
So, in closing, I'd like to thank The Destructoid Community for saving my soul, and showing me what it means to be a TRUE "Hardcore" gamer.THANK YOU!!!!! read