Who likes Videogames?

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    Dec 13, 2007 12:08 AM GMT
    So I'm a big gamer, I've got my xbox 360, playstation 2, and most of the others. What I'm wondering is if it's true that video games are just for straight dudes or something? It seems like all my friends who are into video games are straight and I've yet to find a gay guy who likes them really.

    By the way, by saying you're a gamer, I dont mean you played Wii sports at a friends house one time and you kinda liked it. I mean you've purchased a console system and buy games and play at least a few hours a week.

    So am I the only gamer who also likes the game hide the sausage? icon_razz.gif
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Dec 13, 2007 12:15 AM GMT
    Those things will fu** up your head. I never go near them.
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    Dec 13, 2007 12:22 AM GMT
    Ooo! Ooo! Me me me!! icon_biggrin.gif

    I used to be a lot worse than I am now, but I'm still def. in the "Gamer" catagory. Of course, I don't have the body of all you guys, either...yet. But I'm working on it! *sigh* icon_redface.gif

    I'm more of a PC gamer, though. My recent poison is Team Fortress 2 and EVE Online. ^_^ I'm waiting on Warhammer Online to come out, and for Christmas I'm hoping for a copy of Assassin's Creed, and/or Guitar Hero III, and/or Mass Effect (all for 360).

    Honestly, sometimes I wish all the time I've spent "in-game" over the years I'd spent lifting weights, or running, or whatever. I'm really fighting an uphill battle at this point, trying to go back and undo a lot of idle damage. icon_sad.gif

  • MikePhilPerez

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    Dec 13, 2007 12:26 AM GMT
    What did I tell yaicon_rolleyes.gif
  • irishboxers

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    Dec 13, 2007 1:36 AM GMT
    I wouldn't go so far as to call myself a gamer. I play games occasionally, but I don't jones for a game months in advance. Except Tiger Woods 08, which was disappointing.

    I know where MikePhil is coming from and agree without an equal balance of outdoor/physical activity, the munchie factor while playing can add up fast.

    However, there are many cases of playing video games being a great source of stress relief and teaching teamwork (Halo was specifically mentioned; you don't pull your weight, you and your team gets fragged). Not as well as on an actual field, but it's a start. I know that personally, it sometimes helps to unwind after a long day with a game of Madden or a few songs on Guitar Hero. Hell, I just found out that a senior VP at my company is a big-time gamer with a massive HD TV and sound setup. He's also a great guy to work for/with and the least stressed of all the regional VPs. Coincidence? Maybe not.

    Another point: many "fun" games are educational in disguise. Schools across the country are cutting music programs, but Guitar Hero is one of the most popular games out there now. No, you're not going to tear it up on a real guitar after playing the game, but it has increased the dialogue about music education/appreciation and guitar retailers have reported increased sales in beginner models and lessons.

    People should not stay indoors and play video games all day, but it's wrong to think they are the root of all evil and are a one-way ticket to slobbery.
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    Dec 13, 2007 1:51 AM GMT
    Everything in moderation, including moderation.

    I loves me some video games, always have since the good 'ol days of the NES, Turbo Grafix, Atari 2600 and such. I wish I still had my Intellivision from years back, and that I had my Colecovision with the adapter that let you play the Atari 2600 games. Oh, that was the bestest...

    Even those obscure systems, like the Vectrex. So weird and clunky but still it was awesome. But what will always have a special place in my heart is pinball.

    I started playing pinball when I was 5 and my dad owned a bar. I wasn't tall enough to see the table so I had to stand on a chair to play, but it was so much fun. I still play pinball, but the video game versions are always a little off with the physics. Nothing beats the real thing.
  • rusty_dk

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    Dec 13, 2007 1:52 AM GMT
    MikePhil that is totally nuts, haha. Its just a form of entertainment and time management. If you're gonna sit in front of the TV all day and play it then yeah you got yourself a problem. Is it possible that you have an addictive personality? I agree with you isrishboxers, to say videogames are the devil is a pretty extreme view to take.

    But to go back on track yeah I'm a gamer, love videogames...Only a Sony player though and getting the PS3 for Christmas which should be good. Mainly a horror game fan myself, silent hill series, resident evil series, forbidden siren etc. Also like final fantasy and tomb raider too...
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    Dec 13, 2007 1:54 AM GMT
    Silent Hill was the first game that truly made me jump. There's nothing like playing the first one, in the dark, with some surround sound or good quality headphones on. I got goosebumps just thinking about it.
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    Dec 13, 2007 1:56 AM GMT
    I have the 360 and the Wii and I've been playing video games since the ATARI days!!!! Had all the Nintendos' and a Sega Dreamcast. Also have a Nintendo DS for when I travel. (No cracks on the age!!). For me it's a stress relieving diversion at times. I don't play as much as I would like because life gets in the way, but I try to play on weekends in the evenings and on my days off. Just for a couple of hours. And no my mind is not fu@#$d up either!!!! I'm pretty intelligent, If I do say so myself! And I do!!!!

    peace and love to ya boys!!!!
  • EricLA

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    Dec 13, 2007 1:57 AM GMT
    Funny, I've been thinking about starting this thread recently, so thanks!

    I'm not the biggest gamer, but I have an Xbox 360. I don't have many different games because I keep coming back to Halo 3 or Halo 2. My gamertag is EW2005, so feel free to send me a friend request -- I'd love to play with/against my RealJock friends.

    By the way, have you seen this:

    It's sad, but predictable.

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    Dec 13, 2007 2:08 AM GMT
    I'm a gamer! Big surprise huh?icon_rolleyes.gif

    I like Final Fantasy, Dynasty Warriors, Samurai Warriors, Resident Evil, and all the Marvel Comics games.

    Don't really care for PC games, but Id like to WoW a try.

    God, I'm a loser.
  • OptimusMatt

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    Dec 13, 2007 2:11 AM GMT
    I used to be a really big WoW geek - not a 'big' console gamer per-say, however my buddy got his 360 modded so we've got a plethora of games to play. I finished Bioshock in less than a week, and I've started Assassin's Creed (but I'm not really feeling it, lol) and will be playing Mass Effect (which has WAYYYY better graphics than Bioshock) as soon as I've beaten AC.

    I love video games, lol. But nothing, I mean NOTHING, beats Pacman.

    hehe. I kick ass at pacman, lol
  • Alan95823

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    Dec 13, 2007 2:16 AM GMT
    I have a PS2, but since I started playing City of Heroes and World of Warcraft, my poor PS2 got dusty. It just can't beat being interactive with other people.
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    Dec 13, 2007 2:19 AM GMT
    Definetly a big gamer here myself. Ahh... I remember the first time I performed my first fatality in Mortal Kombat with Scorpion, And when those dogs jumped through the window in the original Resident Evil and I nearly Shit all over my pants, good times,good times
  • SPD_Blue

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    Dec 13, 2007 2:23 AM GMT
    I only play a few hours a week, but I work in the video game industry and am around games all the time.

    There is actually a website devoted to gay gamers ;)


    There are more of us than you think!
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    Dec 13, 2007 2:28 AM GMT
    Awesome site!

    "Boys who like boys who like joysticks! And girls who like girls who like rumble packs!" But that's what I call that down there, joysticks. They bring me joy, you know, and I'll always shoot for the high score.

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    Dec 13, 2007 2:36 AM GMT
    I love video games, from my times playing Everquest, to all Guitar Heroes (beat all on expert finally), Hitman, Scarface, countless others as well, have xbox 360, ps2, Wii, and planning on getting PS3 on christmas
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    Dec 13, 2007 3:32 AM GMT
    Video games are great! A game with a great story and awesome game play can't be beat. I own a 360 and a Wii. Mass Effect and COD4 are games I'm currently playing and they are both fantastic games.

    Gamers make great friends. When they make sexual innuendo jokes they usually reference nerdy things like video games. A great example is the first post:

    So am I the only gamer who also likes the game hide the sausage?

    Only a "cool" nerd can come up with such madness.
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    Dec 13, 2007 3:41 AM GMT
    Man I've played video games since I was about 10..... Huge RPG and RTS fan, especially Final Fantasy and Warcraft. I've been playing WoW for about 3 years now, too icon_smile.gif

    It's highly addictive, but nonetheless lots of fun.
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    Dec 13, 2007 3:44 AM GMT
    I don't play anymore, but were any of you WoW folks in the Spreading Taint guild? They were such a nice group of chaps.
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    Dec 13, 2007 3:51 AM GMT
    Spreading Taint? Sounds... vulgar.

    But I'm a big time WoW player... well, not big time, but it's the only video game I play regularly (guitar hero and rock band are pretty fun every so often)
  • Artesin

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    Dec 13, 2007 4:00 AM GMT
    Theyre like an addiction ! Right now I only own a sega genesis and PS2 but ive always been in love with sonic, final fantasy line, mortal kombat, kingdom hearts, bloodrayne, kain, resident evil and most anything that involves a lot of gore or some obscure story line. Only game I really play on the PC is Everquest which has lasted about 7 years -.-

    Though it seems like games from the era of sega genesis, despite the bad graphics, were really complex not to mention in-depth, like land stalker and sword of vermillion.
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    Dec 13, 2007 4:05 AM GMT
    Thinking that videos games are only for straight people is, is like saying that gurls can't play them cause they're only for men. It's true you can't find many gay gamers, somethimes it's that social pressure thing that kinda keep most away.

    I don't considermyself a hard core gamer, but I try to keep up with all that's out there (who am I kiding i'm still playing FFXII). So long story short, be loud and be a proud gay gamer!icon_biggrin.gif Cause I am. LOL!!!

    BTW: Hide the sausage?!?!? -_-?
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    Dec 13, 2007 4:34 AM GMT
    I grew up playing NES (legend of Zelda anyone?), and that has carried on into my adult life. Although I don't have too much time to play anymore with grad school, I have (finally) started DOOM3... and man is it awesome!!!

    I have an XBOX and a Gamecube, and of course play PC games.
  • Nef_Pop

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    Dec 13, 2007 4:39 AM GMT
    haha of course there are gay gamers... "gaymers". I'm not a total gamer but I'm addicted to Halo 3 although I've been playing Call of Duty 4 ALOT lately. And if I'm not playing either of those I'm playing gun games on Counterstrike Source! And of course I'm still waiting for Starcraft II to come out icon_razz.gif