Wednesday, 9 November 2011

The Personalities of Gamers

People games reflect peoples personalities

I guess this one is directed at those girls who's man is staring at the TV right now, online, playing games, all day...

Basically the games people buy can be used to reflect their personalities, not entirely, but if you were to dig deeper and look at save files and general stats, you can tell a lot about a person.

A lot of gamers already know this, they just never thought it was worth mentioning...or they didn't have the time...y'know....with the raids and all.

First off I'll try to do it from a bigger angle.

These days you can't tell if someone is quite conformist by their appearance, which once was a sign of a persons direct attitude towards society, tattoo's are more common than watches these days.

With gaming it is like this more than ever, possibly since the inception of the Nintendo Entertainment System.
The Nintendo Entertainment System;
arguably was the start of casual gaming.  

Games such as any of the recent "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" series, the "Halo" series, "Street Fighter IV", the entire "Tekken" series and of course any "Grand Theft Auto" games are looked upon as 'Must haves' by most general gamers, some hardcore and some casual.

When you find certain games appearing in collections which are all advertised heavily advertised and get a certain amount of media hype it's usually a sign of a few things;-

- Either the owner is easily lead into buying things by the advertisements around them
- They are highly conformist and buy these games to win the approval of their peers
- They really like achievement points & will buy anything to get more. (Of course this last note usually applies to a gamer with a huge library of almost random games)

All the above usually fall under the umbrella of highly conformist people who usually attempt to buy approval from those around them.

Typical "Fanboy" setup, Nintendo variation. Shine like setup,
surrounded in retro electronics and other stuff [old junk] 

Some gamers tend to only focus on certain genres of game OR genres of style [I myself tend to sway away from 'Sports' & 'Simulation' in game genres and 'historical' or 'modern' war(fare) in regards to styles/settings of games].
These sorts of characteristics tend to also show in peoples movie collections too.

This Blu-Ray collection & Game collection can tell you a lot
about the owners personality.

Most of the time, the styling of games a gamer would choose would usually reflect their own style, outside of dress sense, but more the eccentricity of their characters.

- Sports gaming fans tend to look like Sports fans, I personally look at most pure Sports gamers who usually only focus on one or two games [e.g Pro Evolution Soccor & FIFA] as long term casual gamers (But then again, my perspective of what a casual gamer is may be skewed...)

The Modern Warfare series is currently the most popular FPS franchise
today, but it's also a must have among casual fans too. More serious FPS fans
will argue it's better than/worse than Battlefield
- FPS [First Person Shooter] fans may vary, first person shooters tend to mostly involving killing 
over and over and over and over, but this doesn't define the gamer as a homicidal, at least not literally. From experience, FPS fans tend to be quite greedy, heavily focused & quite ruthless. As a genre shooters haven't evolved much, this is mostly due to the fans not seeing any need or not having any creative input themselves. Basically shooter fans tend to lack imagination and personality, but only in some cases. If their library is diverse and the games alternate in style [imagery, settings, etc] they may have more to their personality. FPS players are usually sharp & may have a grip on how to control people, but only at a small scale, since like themselves in games they will die over and over and don't focus on long term use/manipulation of people in the real world.

Ultima I - One of my earliest memories of a
western RPG, didn't play it until SNES versions though.
- Western RPG fans [or RPG fans or even original RPG fans], evolved from board gamers & early gamers from the early days of home/computer gaming. Western RPG's focus more on vintage fantasy similar to the likes of Dungeons and Dragons. 

Final Fantasy IV (or III) an early hit JRPG, the mix up with the
numbering is typical with JRPG's since they always have issues
regarding western releases.

- Japanese gaming fans tend to (depending on levels of delusions) adopt eastern Asian culture heavily into their [life]style, this gets complicated, but once their interest gets to the point of occult worship you'll find they are what some call 'Weeaboo'.
The best way to spot this is by an overwhelming selection of Japanese styled games varying in quality but still treated as gaming gold by the owner.

Gwen Stefani is looked upon as classic Weeaboo,
keeping four Japanese girls at her sides at all times for extra reinforcement.

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