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#4408967 - 03/05/18 02:56 PM You know you're a hardcore gamer when...  
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You walk into someone's office and hear "Ain't that a kick to the head" by Dean Martin playing on their iPhone and all you can think of is Fall Out 3: New Vegas.

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#4409001 - 03/05/18 06:12 PM Re: You know you're a hardcore gamer when... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I thought "when you buy the latest and greatest GPU despite the stupid price hike" but then again, such a person probably bought that GPU before the price hike smile


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#4409014 - 03/05/18 07:18 PM Re: You know you're a hardcore gamer when... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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"when you have a dedicated cockpit for flight simulations"


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#4409025 - 03/05/18 07:49 PM Re: You know you're a hardcore gamer when... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4409027 - 03/05/18 08:02 PM Re: You know you're a hardcore gamer when... [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
"when you have a dedicated cockpit for flight simulations"


Or race simulations lol


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#4409029 - 03/05/18 08:12 PM Re: You know you're a hardcore gamer when... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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When you're walking through the woods, thinking, "This looks like the scene from Witcher," paddling down a river or stream, thinking, "This looks like that scene from Far Cry," looking up at the sky and thinking, "That looks like the sky in FSX".......etc.....


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#4409033 - 03/05/18 08:38 PM Re: You know you're a hardcore gamer when... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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When you are watching a good, engrossing movie and thinking to yourself at the same time "what game do I have in my library that I can play afterwards that is sort of like this."

When you are watching a good, engrossing movie and wishing so bad that there was a game based on it.

#4409035 - 03/05/18 08:46 PM Re: You know you're a hardcore gamer when... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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when you look at the sky and compare the clouds texture quality with the one you are using in your flight sim - in my case, REX Skyforce in P3D biggrin

#4409036 - 03/05/18 08:51 PM Re: You know you're a hardcore gamer when... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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When you look through the hood emblem on your car like crosshairs

#4409044 - 03/05/18 09:21 PM Re: You know you're a hardcore gamer when... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4409047 - 03/05/18 09:29 PM Re: You know you're a hardcore gamer when... [Re: WharfRat]  
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Originally Posted by WharfRat
When you look through the hood emblem on your car like crosshairs


I'm pretty sure I was doing that years before PC games were a thing smile

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#4409091 - 03/06/18 12:03 AM Re: You know you're a hardcore gamer when... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4409254 - 03/06/18 08:28 PM Re: You know you're a hardcore gamer when... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4409270 - 03/06/18 09:32 PM Re: You know you're a hardcore gamer when... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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When you are about to approach a flat bed tow truck when the bed is on the ramp position and you start to press the accelerator until you realize that this isn't GTA V (happened to me twice when I played many hours of GTA).


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#4409274 - 03/06/18 09:47 PM Re: You know you're a hardcore gamer when... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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.... you play WoW till 4am, or years later when u no longer game but you invest in GAMR both because you think it will do well and to celebrate what you once did - a hardcore gamer always a harcore gamer


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#4409306 - 03/06/18 11:36 PM Re: You know you're a hardcore gamer when... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4409310 - 03/06/18 11:54 PM Re: You know you're a hardcore gamer when... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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...when you answer the doorbell still wearing your TrackIr clip?


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#4409358 - 03/07/18 05:06 AM Re: You know you're a hardcore gamer when... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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In 2014 I was deployed to Afghanistan, and even as an A-10 Crew Chief we had to always carry our M-16 when we weren't actually working on the flight line. I remember going to chow or something one night with about six other guys and we were walking through big gravel between tow giant tents...it was foggy...the portable lights were raised up and cutting through the fog...all I could think about was Call of Duty...lol.

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#4409390 - 03/07/18 10:40 AM Re: You know you're a hardcore gamer when... [Re: Clydewinder]  
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Originally Posted by Clydewinder
...when you answer the doorbell still wearing your TrackIr clip?

Didn't old TIRs use a tracking dot? And people would anser the door with that dot on their foreheads? smile


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#4409402 - 03/07/18 11:47 AM Re: You know you're a hardcore gamer when... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Yup, I've been there done that with the "answering the door with the TrackIR hat and clip on" deal.


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