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Gamer Terms Include Gaymer

Again, from Joystiq, comes more gaming news. The “VG Resource Center” has compliled a list of gamer terms that it seems to have a problem with, including gaymer. The list, via Joystiq, after the jump.

As you will observe, gaymer is on there:

Twink: ”...used to describe somebody who outfits a new character with top-level items, whether it be through buying items, or transferring them from an old top-level character.”

-Twink means something entirely different in gay-terms. ;-p

Celda: used to describe Zelda: Wind Waker with its cell-shaded graphics.

Wii-mote: The combination of the console formerly known as Revolution and remote. Wii + remote = Wii-mote.

Kiddie Games: “Back in the old days, kiddie games would mean things like Fisher Price Perfect Fit on the NES. Nowadays, kiddie games describe anything that doesn’t have excessive amounts of blood and gore, sexual elements or urban slums, regardless of how complex (let alone, fun) the gameplay may be.”

Wi-Fi: “Nintendo has wholeheartedly endorsed this travesty of a ‘word’ by naming their online service the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.”

BOOM, HEADSHOT!: frequently yelled into a mic after a headshot during online play.

Gaymer: used to describe a homosexual gamer.

Ninty: Nickname used to describe Nintendo.

Have any of you used these words? One more thing, what, exactly, do you think of ther term, “gaymer?”

You can find the original post, here. [Joystiq]

Click this to go to the VG Resource Center site.

6 Comments

maeror said:

celda is the only one i’ve never seen, heard, or used before. and yeah, that’s not my defintion of twink either.

i think the word gaymer is great. it’s catchy and clever and it should be on shirts (well actually it already is).

zanxial said:

I have used the words twink, wii-mote and wi-fi in everyday conversation with my roommates. Constantly reminding them of the gay meaning of twink. Persoannly i kinda like the term “gaymer” when I see it in writing since it idientifies us as a subset of gamers. Now in speech, is it merely a homonym so it does not draw attention, as if trying to blend in the the rest of gamers. It has it’s good points and bad. Personally I just like to have a label that I fit under for once.

maeror said:

i should add that i have seen the word gaymer used negatively, to refer to a person as “someone that sucks at video games”. but i’ve only seen it used that way once so far.

Gamhuin said:

Twink is very commonly used in the mmorpg community. I’ve never heard ninty or celda, but the others I’ve heard/seen used.

Eric said:

Gaymer.org is the first gay gamer website i visited before this one came around~

maeror said:

gamers.experimentations.org is another good gaymer site, both sites have excellent forums.

the first place i saw the word gaymer was on myspace.

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