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FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437 Update: I was unfortunately not aware of Shamus Young's severe criticism of Fallout 3 available here to link in the original piece and I regret that.  It dovetails rather nicely with what I've written and it's much better executed than my piece.  I strongly recommend anyone...

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Vox Pop September 2013

Posted on Friday, September 13 @ 14:03:38 Eastern by

shandog137 illuminates an important subject on our identities as gamers. Classifications tend to divide people into groups while at the same time grouping similar people together for distinction. It's an embedded part of human psychology to separate other people into categories, and then to evaluate how much someone is characteristic of that group.

Gamers do this all the time, particularly when the rules of games tend to bring out from players their more competitive side and rank each other by their prowess with games. I believe that Yossarian29's definition of a "gamer" as someone who wants to have conversations about video games is an apt one.  I consider myself a "gamer" because I play many different types of game genres, own a wide variety of consoles, spend a good portion of my disposable income on games, and well, it's my damn job!

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Winner: shandog137
TitleDamn... Damn... Damn... I think I might be a "Gamer"

Excerpt: "From the posts in the Identity Crisis article it seemed that quite a few people had a negative perception of “Gamer” as a moniker. I couldn’t help but think…really…?"

Professional: Tyrannis
Title: EMSS: Excessive Munitions Stockpiling Scenario


Excerpt: "We've all experienced it at some point. That feeling you get when playing a game where you've got one of the most destructive weapons the game can give you, and you're not using it."

Runner-Up: Starling
Title: PC's Trump Card


Excerpt: "I am a PC gamer and I'm here to tell you why."

Runner-Up: shandog137
Title: X-Com: I know my enemy


Excerpt: " I received my $14 used copy of X-Com: Enemy Unknown (“EU”) in the mail. It truly wooed me over the next several days."
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