from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who plays a game, especially a role-playing or computer game.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. comparative form of game: more game
- n. A person who plays video games.
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Part of this is a taxonomy problem-the term gamer connotes a certain type of adolescent, a definition that doesn't come close to capturing reality.
All in all the term gamer is going to need a lot of work before it will be societally accepted as terms such as athlete and student.
If you're a video game fan out there, this is the time of year when you're getting what we call gamer's thumb.
Paizo Publishing is holding their second RPG Superstar contest to find some new talent out there in gamer-land.
Â Of course you better check and make sure you know which side your WoW gamer is aligned with, or that could lead to a really bad holiday moment.
Gaming slowly but surely stepped away from the multiplayer experience, but not necessarily because of a shift in gamer preference. 8-bit and 16-bit game consoles like the NES and Sega Genesis just were not capable of such power.
Jackie yea i think that if he is happy with this option, i am too. i am definitly a huge fan of his. i lived him in gamer and hoot. and i am going to see my one and only too. he has some serious talent so i think that he can pull it off. i would like to see him play peter parker. i think it would be pretty cool.
Later, when the gamer is pitched against another gamer, there is further opportunity to try out these skills, learn more and compare oneself to others, and all this from the comfort of your home.
The success of mini-game collections and sports games point to the audience loving games that promote playing together with friends in the same room, rather than the CoD or Halo experience, where the gamer is in a dark room, palms sweaty and fingers ready to twitch analog sticks at the slightest provocation.
Now I suppose you could argue that the gamer is not forced to use this feature and that it's simply a matter of choice, but as a developer and a designer it feels like a very patch-work solution to a much larger problem.
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