dark        
 
 

#A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers

FRONT PAGE


Recognizing Gamers photo

A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers

[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 a few faintly v...

 
 
 photo

A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers: Chapter 10

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 fun I've had wr...

 
 
 photo

A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers: Chapter 9

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 comeback and bri...

 
 
 photo

A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers: Chapter 8

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 fat greasy dollop...

 
 
 photo

A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers: Chapter 7

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 bleed, and they're...

 
 
 photo

A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers: Chapter 6

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 lampooned for your pe...

 
 
 photo

A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers: Chapter 5

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 over the years,...

 
 
 photo

A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers - Chapter 4

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 habits and pecu...

 
 
 photo

A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers - Chapter 3

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 return to normal th...

 
 
 photo

When did I turn into a Halo person?

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 greatness was created b...

 
 
 photo

A Guide To Recognizing Your Gamers - Chapter 2

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 breeds I had pla...

 
 




Reviews   filter by...

Detroit: Become Human"What if you already are?"

 

Dark Souls Remastered"Yeah, I'm prepared to die again"

 

Fahrenheit 451"Flame on!"

 

Runner3"Lets-a go"

 

Solo: A Star Wars Story"Han 'MacGuffin' Solo"

 

I Hate Running Backwards"Why always running backwards?"

 

Flynn & Freckles"Yo Ho, Yo No!"

 

Deadpool 2"Doubles down on everything, for the better"

 

State of Decay 2"It's hard out here for a survivor"

 
 
 

Community Blogs | expand

 

Quickposts expand | +quickpost

homeoftheblues

A friend in need is a friend Especially one with

 
PhilKenSebben

Did you help out ZombieCorps? Did you want to buy forgot? Did you not even know? Well check out his qpost and store, and buy some stuff from the

 
Seymour

Today, those Persona 3/5 dancing games release in Japan and also wherever those who live that including me! Though, it still may be a day or Cant wait to put everything aside for a rhythm game I cant understand!

 
JcDent

If you can count an Austrian officer as a friend

 
Greenhornet214

Its nice to see businesses reach out to graduates

 
triggerpigking

God the music in Nier Automata is so goddamn beautiful, havent found a single track Im not addicted to

 
Chris Hovermale

I still havent finished the story mode of Dissidia That says a lot about how poorly it was made, but Id like to make that my next game to kick off my

 
homeoftheblues

Early this morning Wilfoftheblues is in surgery, and last night I order my Solaire of Astoria Seems fair too

 
Dangus Taargus

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology - done! Great story, decent A little too long (took me 60 hours to get the real ending) but the characters and narrative made it all Next 3DS game: Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, as I begin this

 
homeoftheblues

We are here, waiting for the Thirsty and hungry as fucking :(

 
 

Upcoming

More Previews
 

Destructoid Originals

More Originals