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December 24, 2010

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The Gamer, a resplendent mythos, one of the last living legends on our earth, a multi-faced, so to say a more dimensional hero in different worlds. He hunts dragons and aliens, knows about unrevealed future technologies and necromancy, strolls in here and now and hereafter and before, rides on unicorns and navigates starships, has more lives than a cat and more teeth than a shark, he builds civilizations and leads his armies in an unbroken success from one battlefield to another, he is a hero, he is a mythos. Does he exist or is he just a piece of imaginary code in our matrix? 

“If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then ‘real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.” (Morpheus, MATRIX)

Is there a real GAMER ? Someone who is clearly to identify, someone who has the original spirit of the GAMER. If we are talking about gaming and its culture then we often presume there must be something like a GAMER.  But by doing that, we quickly turn into believers.

I am questioning “Do we seek a ghost?”

We are talking like there was an immanent spirit that illuminates the GAMER, giving him the “features” and the virtues for being so called. We assume that the Gamer must have some intrinsic characteristics (so to say features) that allow us to identify that creature.  But what are those features? What turns someone into a real GAMER? Is it style, talk, skills or his friends? Tell me if you are a believer and who do you think is that modern samurai, that crusader of coded worlds?

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