Oh please, hardcore gaming is stupid. It's the source of WAAAAAAY too much hate for other games, as well as one of the major reasons for hating Nintendo. Personally, i believe that hardcore gamers ARE NOT true gamers, as a true gamer plays games in ALL the genre's instead of limiting themselves to FPS'es/ Fighting games. Plus, hardcore gamers play games to win, while true gamers play games for the real purpose of playing games, to have fun. I could care less if i lose, so long as i'm having fun.