The various types of gamers out there.
Gamers are an interesting breed. Ranging from the geeky teen to the mother of three, never before has there been such a wide variety. As a result, several types of gamers have emerged, each tackling the wonderful world of video games in their own unique way. There are, however, a few broad types we can examine. Let’s take a look.
Type One: Casual Kevin
We all know a couple of people who call themselves gamers, but their collection never surpasses the newest C.o.D or Battlefield and a couple of sports games. They like gaming, but just don’t quite ‘get’ all the fuss. They may say things like the cake is a lie without having a clue where it comes from. Worst of all, they think Zelda is a dude.
Type Two: Hooked Harry
Usually young or retired, this gamer is absolutely hooked on video games, to the point where little else matters. They’ll play anything on any device, although they tend to favour handhelds. Perhaps the best form of gaming addiction, these people relish every jump and gunshot.
Type Three: Single minded Steven
This type of gamer is usually in their late teens to early twenties, and does one of two things. Either they focus on one game (and RPG or MMORPG) completely, to the exclusion of all other games, or they’re completionists who can’t leave a game until they’ve gathered every egg or Borgia page. It’s an interesting type of gamer; they definitely get the most value out of games, although they may get the least enjoyment too.
Type Four: Retro Rachel
Determinedly enjoying games of old, or looking for the nostalgia fix, this type of gamer focuses on older games, ignoring the present and previous generations of consoles. These are the gamers who scorn those who haven’t played a Link to the Past, or Castlevannia. They dislike games with graphics better than Occarina of Time (N64 version).
Type Five: Well rounded William
The gamer who plays RPGs, indie titles, action adventures and nes games. He who’s conquered Hyrule, The Mojave and Mushroom kingdom. He who shoots portals and stabs Templars – even nukes maps. And all this on three hours of sleep a night.
There you have it folks! Some types of gamers out there. What sort of gamer are you?