Seems to me like a bit of a weak story, and a little narrow minded to even label gamers in any way.
Whether you play Call of Duty or Candy Crush, you are a gamer.
I can see where IW is coming from. Call Of Duty is kinda of like the dog of video games comparing pets to video games... "Mans best friend" Most people have a dog. That doesn't mean they're animal or dog fanatics. It's just kind of the norm.
With this generation most people will tell you they own some sort of a console or a way of playing a game(Especially guys) whether it's to pass time when bored or to come home to play for 30 minutes after a long day. Most people don't go on youtube to watch gameplays, post on forums about the game they're playing or even keep up with launch dates for specific things.
1. i agree with him for the most part, cod is a casual game to me.
my list of gamer types.
1.nolife- gamer that plays 1-2 games as if they are the only that exist, still plays alot.
2. casual- gamer that plays occasinaly, often for fun, more of a pass time.
3. hardcore, requires multiple consuls that are actively played(PC counts), also plays a large variety of games, plays games regurly, if youo want to know if they are hardcore they should be able to play/talk about any game.
4. gamer, anyone who plays videogames as a pass time.
thats how i group it.
Rubin just needs to not speak and focus on putting out his first good game in his career. Then, instead of speaking, he can get to work supporting it. No talking, just listening.
I have to agree with Mark on this one though. Playing one game doesn't make you a gamer, even if you play 40+ hours a week of that game. If all you play is CoD, then you're a CoD Player or a Hardcore CoD Player. You have to play several games to be considered a gamer. It doesn't matter if you play one game for an hour or two one day, another the next day and so on and only get 10-15 hours of gaming a week, or if you get 40+ hours of gaming in a week; what matters is that you are a fan of video games in general, not just one franchise.
Says who? You can play whatever you want, as long as you play, you are a gamer. Period. Mark Rubin doesn't get to define who is or isn't a gamer. Mark Rubin needs to make a good game, thats all he should focus on.
I am sorry, but even by definition, a gamer is some one who plays games; plural, as in more than one. While Mark Ruben may not get to define what a gamer is, it seems that the dictionary can and has. Call yourself a gamer all you want, but if all you play is Call of Duty, you're no gamer.
Welp, since BO2 and MW3 are different games, I guess that makes the people that only play those two games, gamers. Not that I believe for a second that there are people out there who only own COD games.
Trust me, there are loads of people who only play Call of Duty games and that is who Mark Ruben is saying aren't gamers. I know tons of people who are Call of Duty this, Call of Duty that, but you ask them what they think of Assassin's Creed, they'll go, why would I play that shitty as game? It's not Call of Duty, I am not playing it. Most players I know can't even tell you how to beat the original Super Mario Bros. in a matter of minutes. Why? Cause they're not real gamers. Hell, most "gamers" can't even tell you what the first game was, and most of those who guess or think they know, are wrong. I mean, I've had people tell me Makarov was the best villian in all of gaming, and I just look go huh. Have you never heard of Sephiroth, Bowser, Ocelot? And they respond, Sephiroth who? Come on man, calling yourself a gamer and you don't know who Sephiroth is, is like calling yourself a movie buff and not knowing the significance of rosebud.
Here is all I am going to saying, a gamer can play Call of Duty, but playing Call of Duty doesn't make you a gamer. I think that is what Mark Ruben was trying to say and you're taking it as a slap in the face when I see it as the truth. If you saw this as Mark Ruben insulting the Call of Duty community and the gamers within, then you obviously don't feel comfortable with your own claim of being a gamer. This doesn't insult me because I know Mark Ruben isn't addressing me. I know myself to be a gamer who was a gamer back before it was cool to be a gamer. I was a gamer when you were considered a dork if you could beat certain games without the assistance of a Game Shark. All Mark Ruben was saying is that there are people that don't even play games, but they'll pick up Call of Duty and play it for hours on end, and that is very true.
I can't believe there are people out there who solely play CoD and nothing else.
Yes, there are those people out there who eat, sleep and live Call of Duty.
But I struggle to believe they never, ever play anything else on their console, phone or whatever.
I just feel it is unjust to pigeonhole people so easily, because they game in a certain way.
Snobbish and elitist even.
Its like people who call out others for camping, or QSing.
Love it or hate it. It's just playing the game how you want. Within the confines of the game.
Nobody has the right to tell them what they are or what they do is wrong.
(In my humble opinion that is)
But you do make some very valid points otherwise TributeGuy.