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Fake Gamer Girls and the damage they do

This has been a topic that has actually just scratched me by. Somehow around the parts where I live and on the sites I visit, this was never such a big deal. But then I found out: it quite is. The so called "fake gamer girls", that apprently ruin the fan scene. Girls that just pretend to be gamers, because it's cool and trendy. The next evolution of the hipster, so to say. But do they really do any damage?

Let's face it: gaming has become cool

This doesn't actually hurt you, okay?

If you are a girl and get questions like if you're playing your CoD on your boyfriends account, you most likely already know you are dealing with an asshole. So if someone crosses you like that, mute/ignore that person, but also think about the cynic that might sit on the other side of the line. Think about the person that was once an idealist and was turned into what he is now by society over many years. And if you want to start asking questions to test the knowledge of the girl that just headshotted you, to defame her for all to see, remember one thing: the girl you are talking to might not be the former cheerleader queen/quaterback jock that laughed at you for playing video games, so don't project your anger on your fellow gamers.

But to those old school gamers, that think they are so core and pro: get over it. Deal with the fact that gaming gets more popular, because it WILL keep growing. So you can lock yourself in your basement with an old SNES and weep, or be an adult. No one will take away your enjoyment of games and the scene itself won't look any worse. In the very worst case someone will try to get closer to you by pretending the person is someone who she isn't - and that is nothing exclusive to gamers. If you want to be a proud gamer, BE a proud gamer. But don't think you have the right to rate a person, don't think you have any right to hate that girl that just walked past you with a Super Mario shirt and for fucK's sake, don't think there is some kind of test someone has to master to be accepted as a "real gamer". Because there will always be someone who does this stuff longer than you and if you start to "test" that person, because you think it's just another fake gamer, they might hand your ass to you. And you deserve getting your ass handed to you then.
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About OpiumHerzone of us since 3:54 AM on 04.10.2013

German Blogger, writing the series "The worst thing about censorship is ███████ " (go check it out!) since I like to write about that topic and am invested in it a whole lot. Also writes some other stuff sometimes. Likes to listen to very strange bands and has the ultimate goal in life to taste every soft drink there is at least once.
Pure Gonzo - and while I thank god for Jim Sterling sometimes, I thank god for Hunter S. Thompson every day.

I'm a bastard. Don't trust me. Always keep asking, don let yourself get fed bullshit - not even by me.

I like good games. Yes, that's quite general, but I don't really like confining myself to certain genres. I like interesting approaches, invention and creativity. But I can enjoy a straight-up shooter as much as a "Bastion". It just has to be done well and appeal to me on some level.

Want to know anything else? Just leave a comment under a blog or write a message. Same goes for corrections (please), as English isn't my native language and thus isn't nearly perfect.

Censorship Blogs so far:
001: The System (Part 1)
002: The System (Part 2)
003: The stupid publishers
004: How Germans get uncensored games
005: Bioshock Infinite
006: Call Of Duty
007: Grand Theft Auto
008: Dead Space
009: Manhunt
010: Sniper Elite V2 (again)
011: Fallout
012: Various Games #1
013: Nazis
014: Mortal Kombat 9 on Steam
015: Contra
016: Halo
017: Saints Row
018: All the other stuff
019: Command & Conquer
020: The Lanzarote Convention
021: Various Games #2
022: Half-Life
023: The Legend Of Zelda
024: Various Games #3
025: Various Games #4

026: What system would you prefer
027: South Park - The Stick Of Truth
028: South Park - The Stick Of Truth (Part 2)
029: Various Games #5
030: Wolfenstein
031: Resident Evil (main series)
032: Resident Evil (spin offs)
033: Various Games #6
034: Turning Point: Fall Of Liberty
035: Blacks and women
036: Pokemon
037: Left 4 Dead
038: Left 4 Dead 2

039: 2015 Predictions
040: Dying Light
041: Coca-Cola
042: Pillars of Eternity
043: The Order: 1886
044: Mortal Kombat X

Stuff I also wrote and you should read:

~ Punish the individuals - not the scene they move in
~ My consoles don't fight each other - what's your excuse?
~ But what about the men?
~ Fake gamer girls and the damage they do
~ The Raid On Castle DToid
~ My little guide to german music (NVGR)
~ You should buy Goat Simulator - no, seriously...
~ Gravelord Nito, I love you more than Vanilla Coke
~ Let's clear up the console wars, shall we?

... und Pan spielt die Fl�te.