Aren't we all hipsters?

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    Re: Aren't we all hipsters?

    Post by User on Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:24 am

    You think Dark Souls is popular, compared to other things?
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    Re: Aren't we all hipsters?

    Post by BeeSeaEss on Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:29 am

    Acidic_Cook wrote:You think Dark Souls is popular, compared to other things?


    This guy gets it! ^.^


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    Re: Aren't we all hipsters?

    Post by BIG TIME MASTER on Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:00 am

    "Hipster refers to a subculture of young, recently settled urban middle class adults and older teenagers that appeared in the 1990s. The subculture is associated with independent music, a varied non-mainstream fashion sensibility, liberal or independent political views, alternative spirituality or atheism/agnosticism, and alternative lifestyles."
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    So, according to Wikipedia, hipsters are people who don't know how to define themselves so they disagree with everything established. How does this have anything to do with DKS players?

    If you are defining a hipster as "somebody who likes something and then that something becomes popular", well then, so what?
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    Re: Aren't we all hipsters?

    Post by Onion Knight on Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:38 pm

    BIG TIME MASTER wrote:"Hipster refers to a subculture of young, recently settled urban middle class adults and older teenagers that appeared in the 1990s. The subculture is associated with independent music, a varied non-mainstream fashion sensibility, liberal or independent political views, alternative spirituality or atheism/agnosticism, and alternative lifestyles."
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    So, according to Wikipedia, hipsters are people who don't know how to define themselves so they disagree with everything established. How does this have anything to do with DKS players?

    If you are defining a hipster as "somebody who likes something and then that something becomes popular", well then, so what?
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    Exactly, the term now had no meaning whatsoever. People throw it around as labels to things they don't like when they fail to bring up any constructive criticism.
    I think the question should be : Are we gamers?
    And I guess 2 million sales is small nowadays? Heh.


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    Re: Aren't we all hipsters?

    Post by BLA1NE on Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:44 pm

    Words change, their meanings evolve over time. A word that was created in the 90s, especially such a vague one to designate a culture in such flux, will obviously not be interpreted the same 2 decades later.

    Do I even know what the proper definition of a hipster would be nowadays? Actually, not really, no. But in the context, and interpreting the intended question of the OP, one can easily understand what he meant by using it.

    You're getting bogged down in semantics rather than consider the question.


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    Re: Aren't we all hipsters?

    Post by Skarectum on Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:54 pm

    BLA1NE wrote:You're getting bogged down in semantics rather than consider the question.

    This. It's an interesting enough question, and 'hipster' is, IMO, acceptable as a metaphor. I think it basically comes down to one question; do you recommend that people try the game, or do you tell them that it's too obscu-- sorry, hard, and that they probably wouldn't like it?


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    Re: Aren't we all hipsters?

    Post by GkMrBane on Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:55 pm

    I think hipster really only applied to the people who played Demon souls from early on and were the same ones who jumped on the dark souls band waggon from day one.


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    Re: Aren't we all hipsters?

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:01 pm



    don't care, these are the best games i've ever played.


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    Re: Aren't we all hipsters?

    Post by BLA1NE on Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:22 pm

    Skarectum wrote:
    BLA1NE wrote:You're getting bogged down in semantics rather than consider the question.

    This. It's an interesting enough question, and 'hipster' is, IMO, acceptable as a metaphor. I think it basically comes down to one question; do you recommend that people try the game, or do you tell them that it's too obscu-- sorry, hard, and that they probably wouldn't like it?
    Of course I recommend it to everyone! Why wouldn't I recommend the best game I've ever played?

    I tell everyone it's easy, though. silly Because it is...


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    Re: Aren't we all hipsters?

    Post by Skarectum on Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:55 pm

    BLA1NE wrote:I tell everyone it's easy, though. silly Because it is...

    Heh, I work in a games shop. There's a lot of "Yeah, I played it, but it was too hard."
    Stick with it friends, stick with it...


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    Re: Aren't we all hipsters?

    Post by Reaperfan on Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:26 pm

    I do consider myself a Dark Souls hipster, but only because I got the game on release day and can tell people things about what it was like before the first patch, and so can say things like this:



    *insert smug and condescending accent here*

    How many of you know what the Crystal Ring Shield is? And who all remembers how overpowered it used to be?

    Pssh, I had to FARM for my Twinkling titanite.

    You know that lava room at Lost Izalith with all the giant leaping Dino-leg Demons? No, you don't.

    *end smug and condescending accent here*



    I don't consider myself hipster just because I play Dark Souls.


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    Re: Aren't we all hipsters?

    Post by BeeSeaEss on Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:34 pm

    Reaperfan wrote:I do consider myself a Dark Souls hipster, but only because I got the game on release day and can tell people things about what it was like before the first patch. For example:



    *insert smug and condescending accent here*

    How many of you know what the Crystal Ring Shield is? And who all remembers how overpowered it used to be?

    Pssh, I had to FARM for my Twinkling titanite.

    You know that lava room at Lost Izalith with all the giant leaping Dino-leg Demons? No, you don't.

    *end smug and condescending accent here*



    I don't consider myself hipster just because I play Dark Souls.


    Yes! i am asking people if they are DARK SOULS hipsters, not hipsters in general.


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    Re: Aren't we all hipsters?

    Post by Skarectum on Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:35 pm

    Reaperfan wrote:I do consider myself a Dark Souls hipster, but only because I got the game on release day.

    Release day? I got it the day before release day!

    Funnily enough, I got it for free too. I was working in Gamestation, and my last day just happened to fall on the 4th of October. Dark Souls came in the delivery, and my co-workers clubbed together to buy it for me, knowing that I'd been waiting for it to come in all week. Best leaving gift ever.


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    Re: Aren't we all hipsters?

    Post by BLA1NE on Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:41 pm

    I don't think I'd be able to work in a games shop. I just don't have much connection with the average gamer, let alone the casuals. It would be hard for me to make recommendations because of that. I'd just tell everyone to get Dark Souls!

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    Re: Aren't we all hipsters?

    Post by Skarectum on Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:53 pm

    BLA1NE wrote:I don't think I'd be able to work in a games shop. I just don't have much connection with the average gamer, let alone the casuals. It would be hard for me to make recommendations because of that. I'd just tell everyone to get Dark Souls!

    Heh. Yeah, I can't help but look down on a lot of gamers. I'm not sure if that's down to Dark Souls, or the job!


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    Re: Aren't we all hipsters?

    Post by User on Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:58 pm

    You have no idea how much English changes... seriously, it is a language that likes to take things and change what exists into something new.

    It is also known to steal from other languages, and the English language has evolved and changed... a lot.
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    Re: Aren't we all hipsters?

    Post by Emergence on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:25 pm

    Are Fex and I Dark Souls hipsters by definition then? Oh good lawd...





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    Re: Aren't we all hipsters?

    Post by BeeSeaEss on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:44 pm

    Emergence wrote:Are Fex and I Dark Souls hipsters by definition then? Oh good lawd...





    yup, pretty much. xD


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    Re: Aren't we all hipsters?

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    Emergence wrote:Are Fex and I Dark Souls hipsters by definition then? Oh good lawd...




    Mods have enough upreps...must...resist...


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    Re: Aren't we all hipsters?

    Post by BeeSeaEss on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:49 pm

    Reaperfan wrote:
    Emergence wrote:Are Fex and I Dark Souls hipsters by definition then? Oh good lawd...




    Mods have enough upreps...must...resist...

    correct me if I'm wrong but, Emergence isn't a mod, he's one of the admins... right?


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    Re: Aren't we all hipsters?

    Post by Emergence on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:52 pm

    Yup I'm an admin. And rep is welcome, I've been getting murdered over the last two days silly


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    Re: Aren't we all hipsters?

    Post by BeeSeaEss on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:54 pm

    Emergence wrote:Yup I'm an admin. And rep is welcome, I've been getting murdered over the last two days silly


    used my vote for today, if that is what u mean by rep.


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