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Wednesday, April 18, 2001
MacGamer's 10 Types of Gamers
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MacGamer took a break fromtheir usual gaming coverage to post a "humor" piece titled The Ten Types of Gamers, a look into the deep, dark underworld of gaming geekdom. It breaks down stereotypical gamer's archetypes into 10 distinct categories, with vivid descriptions of each that should make any seasoned gamer laugh, at least until they realize that one of the archetypes hits just a little to close to home.

Here's a sample from "The Sulker" type:

Will never, under any circumstances, take responsibility for a gaming loss. Common scapegoats are high ping times, bad latency, amateurishly designed multiplayer map, dirt in the mouse, poor monitor quality, room temperature, rabbits chewing the cables, Saturn not aligning properly with Jupiter, the devalued Yen, that Europeans came to North America and introduced diseases into the native civilization that killed scores of thousands, poor arch support as a child, that it's against the rules for two men to dance together at Disneyworld, that Jim Carrey is Canadian, or anything having to do with famine, pestilence, bestiality, poor spelling, organized religion or migrating geese. As his name suggests, losing will cause him to sulk without interruption and, in fact, he is likely to begin silently disassembling his computer and show himself out the door.

If the Sulker beats you at a game, however, he will dance freely for several minutes and force you to listen to him singing "Fear my skillz! Fear my skillz! I owned you! I owned you!"

While the wild caricatures contained in the article may inspire a few laughs, we're sure they won't cause any of you to give yourself guilty looks in the mirror. No, of course not.

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