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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, '14, 3:34 am 
For those of you that don't know what a Dudebro Gamer is, here is a definition from Urban Dictionary:

"Similar to the casual gamer, the dudebro gamer has a very limited game library. A dudebro's game library will likely consist of nothing but First Person Shooters and sports games. Dudebro gamers can often be seen raging online while playing Call of Duty, or playing against their friends in Madden NFL or NBA 2K.

Not everyone who plays First Person Shooters and sports games are dudebro gamers, but if you play nothing but shooters and sports games, then you are probably a dudebro gamer.

Simply put, a dudebro gamer is a dudebro that plays video games."

So yeah, do you know any? I recently added my brother in law to my PSN friend list and when I was comparing our Trophies, I got a good look at his game collection.............Almost all Call of Duty games and sports games. I had a good laugh. I also added one of my ex-coworkers to my Xbox Live account a while ago, and it was the same thing: Call of Duty games and sports games, nothing more.

I don't usually judge people on the kind of games they play, but it's funny that this mindset has become so common that they have actually coined a term for it: The Dudebro Gamer, LOL. So do you know any?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, '14, 5:08 am 
I sadly have some experience with the tragedy that is the dudebro gamer. A good friend of mine once played classic NES games and loved Mega Man, Mario Kart, and other beloved hallmarks of gaming. He once actually told me and another friend that he would never succumb to the whole first person craze of having the highest resolution and blistering graphics but no substance, that he would always hail to the classics. Then he apparently got Gears of War or something on the recommendation of a nefarious coworker, and he's never looked back. He pretty much literally won't play anything now unless it's a first-person shooter or, well, a third-person shooter. Well, that and the occasional MMO. Those are getting pretty mainstream, too.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, '14, 9:26 pm 
Different people, different tastes. I don't really agree with the "raging online" bit as generalizes a bit too much. Sure some guys won't play anything else than the latest NHL or CoD games but it doesn't mean they are bad gamers or that they soil the reputation of gamers in general.

My cousin just gave me his old PS2 and all his games: two NHL games and a load of Medal of Honor games. I'll keep the PS2 as a backup for mine and try to pawn his old games for one or two old classics. So yeah, my cousin is a "dudebro", by this definition. I can assure you however that he is the most polite and friendly of gamers.

I can also assure you that I have seen more than my fair share of whiners, ranters, drama-queens and generally unpleasant people in my long fantasy MMOs gaming life. (Anyone who ever joined a World of Warcraft guild can stand by this statement). There are all sorts of cliched gamer stereotypes: dudebros, nerds, hipsters... All of them have fantastic people and raving twits.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, '14, 12:25 am 
Most online games have elitists, it's just the way it is. That's why I tend to stay away from most online games. MMOs are different though, since you can usually avoid elitists if you want to. When I play MMOs I mostly ignore people and stay out of guilds. I usually just solo quest or solo grind and have fun exploring the worlds. I will sometimes join PUGs in grind based MMOs, but I don't care for commitment when it comes to MMOs.

On topic: The Dudebro gamer definition on urban dictionary is not meant to be taken seriously. Most of their content has a comedic tone that tries to make you laugh.

As I said, I don't really care what games people play, I mostly find it funny that the term "Dudebro gamer" even exists. Someone has too much free time on their hands.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, '14, 2:12 am 
Ohh, Urban Dictionary. Always good for a laugh. It is funny that "dudebro" has become enough of a thing to warrant an entry. So has hipster, for that matter. But anyway, it's hard to precisely define such terms, but you have some idea of when you see it.

But I agree with Aero. There's different types of gamers, and really, I think most gamers have a bit of all three types in them. If you go by the UD definition of "dudebro", well, I'm a bit of dudebro, even though I'm not a dude nor a bro…I love some shooters, particularly third-person. But if you use such a broad definition, then Borderlands (which I've been loving, and is a shooter-RPG hybrid), Bioshock (also loved - shooter and something else entirely) and the Rockstar games (and I LOOOOOOOOVED Red Dead Redemption - third person shooter with incredible story, characters and writing) are "dudebro" games. But I'm not into the big online shooters like Call of Duty, Battlefield, etc., though my boyfriend loves Battlefield, and I find sports games boring. Under such a broad definition, even The Last of Us is a "dudebro" game to an extent, even if it has a very emotional story and examines the best and worst of human nature.

I also love the old classics plenty…I'd say if I didn't, I wouldn't be here. So there's nerd in me.

But I have hipster gamer in me too, with my love of some indie games, artsy games and really obscure games.

But, S4 (I have to get used to your new name!) I'm with you too. I don't play online games with random people, precisely because I just don't want to deal with the jerks among them. All three groups, of course, have jerks and elitists, but I'd say most are average and lovely people. And I'd say most gamers fall into all three categories at least a bit. And maybe there's other categories there too not even mentioned.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, '14, 9:38 am 
I know what you mean Wolf Bird. I'm so used to putting my old name in the login field, and now I have to get used to putting my new name in. I figured I would just check out the feature to see how it worked. I don't plan on changing my name often.

On topic: I like playing FPS games too, but I play a lot of other game genres too, so by this definition I'm not a Dudebro gamer, and neither are you.

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