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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by hal2814, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. hal2814

    hal2814 WiiChat Member

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    I got this idea from reading a post on what games qualify as "hardcore" that reminded me of an old George Carlin routine. I'm going to post games that aren't "hardcore" with reasons listed. Feel free to add your own. This is all in good fun. Don't take it seriously. I'm not confining it to Wii games specifically but will focus mostly on them:

    -Wii Sports isn't hardcore because anyone can do it. My grandma can play Wii Sports. You don't see her on the cover of EGM.

    -Some people think SF IV is hardcore but it's not because there's no chance of death, unless you hustle someone in an arcade in a rough neighborhood.

    -Zelda isn't hardcore because you don't start out with a weapon and that goes against all hardcore logic.

    -RE: Umbrella Chronicles isn't hardcore because you can't move around on your own. Anything that won't let you move on your own can't be hardcore.

    -Bomberman Land isn't hardcore because it's a variation of Mario Party. All party games are a variation of Mario Party. Bomberman Land is subpar Mario Party played with too many unlockables and lack of fun games while wearing silly costumes.

    -Wii Fit isn't hardcore because you can't use your arms. Any game where you can't use your arms isn't hardcore.

    -Mario Galaxy isn't hardcore because Romanians are good at it.

    Go ahead and come up with a few of your own...
     
  2. DBloke

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    sigh

    More hardcore nonsense
    Just
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    and enjoy the games.
     
  3. Caliko

    Caliko I am Casual

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    Good thing I'm not "hardcore"!!
     
  4. hal2814

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    Wow, tough crowd. I'm not "hardcore" either. In fact, I was poking fun at the concept. In the hardcore sales post, someone mentioned that Zelda wasn't hardcore because their wife liked the game. What?! There's no definitive definition because the concept is downright absurd. I just thought it'd be fun to poke a stick at the absurdity by introducing equally insane reasons a game may not be "hardcore." For what it's worth, I do enjoy every game I listed (though Bomberman Land is a bit disappointing at times and doesn't hold a candle to Mario Party).
     
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    Im not a hardcore fan.

    I like rock me.
     
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    Whoosh!

    And there we have the winner of both the "didn't read the original post" and the "sense of humour bypass" awards...
     
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    I don't blame him. Most threads with the word hardcore in the title and is a bit long winded is 99% of the time some rant about hardcore/casual bullshit.
     
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    True, but that's what hal2814 was poking fun at...

    Some people get so caught up on the casual/hardcore crap, I think the better way of seeing it is "does this game appeal to me" and "is it fun".
     
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    If you were going for funny, you missed.
     
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    And here we have a failed attempt at humor post

    A bit like the op

    But you could get a job as a writer for US sit coms
     
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    You knew it would because it was George Carlin
     
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    ba-dum-tish!!!

    :lol:
     
  13. Caliko

    Caliko I am Casual

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    Whoops I "whooshed" too! I just read the game titles and figured the post was serious!! Whoops!!

    On Topic:

    Super Mario isnt hardcore cause the word didnt exist until Xbox Vs. PS2.

    Wii Sports isnt hardcore because a girl might enjoy it with me.

    Gears of War is hardcore cause t3H Gr@p#ixX!111111

    Nintendogs isnt hardcore cause I cant poke the annoying announcers eyes out with the stylus and have his blood spill all over the touch screen

    Imagine Farm Life: My Life as a Pony isn't hardcore cause my little sister plays it.

    Zelda isnt hardcore cause my wife likes it

    Wii isnt hardcore caus its kidz counsol.
     
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    Guitar hero/Rockband arnt hardcore cause THERE ROCK
     
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    Seems I touched a nerve. :ee5k:

    If you didn't like his post then why reply to belittle the OP?

    This forum has a small clique of users who's only source of entertainment seems to be putting down the others who dare post on 'their' forum... nice.
     
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    Yeah you touched the nerve that was on my nerves.

    Because I think proper gamers (IE the ones that play the games without worrying if there hardcore)are all getting sick of all this hardcore nonsense.

    YES there are lots of people on this forum that are like rapid dogs
    They need to be put down.
     
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    Oh dear... so now he's not a 'proper gamer'? :D

    Anyway, yes I agree, games are meant to be fun, whatever the content. You wouldn't see people saying they don't want to see a movie because it's 'casual friendly' or not 'hardcore' (not in that sense, lol)

    The OP was poking fun though at the whole concept, I still think you need to bear that in mind.

    I'll also add to the list:

    Super Mario was Ultra Hardcore - depicting strong animal cruelty (stomping on small creature's heads, putting turtles on their back and then kicking them - the list goes on)...
     
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    did anyone other than me notice this?
    you can use your arms.
    like pushups and crap.

    but whatever
    i agree.

    the argument of hardcore vs uh not hardcore is really stupid and pointless.
    its a freaking video game.
    just play.
    enjoy it for crying out loud
    :D
     
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    Ok it seems that most people are missing the point of this obvious JOKE!!!! I think the OP should have made it more clear that this is a game and an obvious joke. As someonelse stated, we are all getting a little tired of all these Hardcore vs. Casual threads and they just annoy the living hell out of us. But in the spirit of your game (which I think is quite clever and would be fun if everyone participated) I will play along.

    Metal Gear Solid 4 isn't Hardcore because you spend more time watching it than playing it.

    Manhunt 2 isn't harcore because the main character is mentally insane...how can you be insane AND hardcore. I mean C'mon!!!

    Brain Age isn't hardcore cause it's basically school on the go

    Rhythm Heaven isn't hardcore because it had a commercial with Beyonce.

    Super Smash Bros. Brawl isn't hardcore because it has Yoshi in it...Yoshi and Hardcore shall never be mentioned in the same sentence unless its in the one I just used to tell you never to do it. (oh the hypocrisy)
     

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