Let's face it, if your on this site chances are you weren't one of the popular kids in high school, but perhaps now you have the luck of falling into the popular gamer clique. These are the gamers who most other gamers wouldn't consider actual gamers. If all you own is a Wii, or you have every version of Guitar hero, Rock Band, or even Singstar, then chances are you're a popular gamer. Even at social gatherings (I think they're called "parties") these games are welcome, and even gamers of the "harder" core variety find them fun at times. Sure we talk about how much we don't like the popular kids, but we'd sure as hell be willing to murder each other to be part of their clique. And that's all there is to say really; they casually enjoy what we obsessively do. Also, in the off chance they are reading this, I'd really like to make sure they know how cool I think there lackadaisical gaming habits are, so I'll leave it at that.
A list of games a poser may own would include Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, Rock Band, Final Fantasy, Super Mario Galaxy
.see this is the problem with these fuckin' posers, the only games they play are the ones that they figure will classify them as a gamer, so they steal a little bit from everyone. These are the people who try to nuzzle in close to the jocks while simultaneously trying to rub shoulders with the popular kids. "Hey bros, wanna hang out, I've got Halo 3," "Party at my house I've got two sets of Rock band 2" And of course he has rock Band 2 and Halo 3, and when you ask which GTA he has he responds "the first one, San Andreas." Buying an original when it is released is too risky because he doesn't yet know if everyone else knows whether they like it or not. And God forbid he chart his own course and pick up a game that hasn't been plastered all over MTV for the past few months.
Ask yourself this. Do you enjoy adventure and wonder? Do you have a strong affinity for math and statistics? Do the majority of games you own feature swords and spells? Are you a virgin? If you answered yes to any of those questions then chances are you are a Nerd gamer. This is the group of gamers that even gamers poke fun at. Nerd gamers tend to stick with the Fantasy and RPG types of games. Chances are they are involved in active guilds and clans online in MMOs and may have even LARPed around a bit. We aren't saying that these games are bad, it's just that the people who play them do so with such a lust and addiction that they become the lone alcoholic that makes everyone else with a drink in their hand embarrassed and ashamed. In the end, it almost makes us feel guilty for wanting to beat the shit out of our fellow nerds, but of course, we're all nerds anyway, so the only shit-beating we could dole out would be online.